I blame my scales, the battery is probably on the way out plus it doesn’t show ounces so by declaring 10st 7lbs for a fortnight – meaning no loss – but there could have been almost a lb difference had I been able to see the ounces!
However after the extra 5lbs added over Christmas (I know, I know, terrible) I am now back on track but in order to fit in The Dress I need to lose a couple/few more pounds.
I’ve signed up online and track my weight and propoints I use every day with the incredibly easy-to-use app that pops up. You can input all sorts of food including your own recipes too which is handy. I must admit it took me a week to realise my portion control was way OVER and my ‘that should be about 100g’ was actually closer to 200 g.
It took me another week to realise that eating a special ‘good girl’ treat after lunch like a chunky Kit Kat or Mars bar wasn’t the best choice so when Weight Watchers sent me lots of their bakery products to try I swapped and boy am I doing well now.
I mentioned them on Facebook and a lot of comments were from people who said they couldn’t stop at one Belgian chocolate slice but would eat the entire box! So it does go to show you have to be strong willed and determined to reach your goal.
Here’s what I’ve been eating #WWfooddiary
WeightWatcher Pitta breads
Egg and bacon pitta bread
Chop a slice of bacon up into bite size pieces and cut off the rind/fat. Dry fry and remove from the pan with a slotted spoon. Scramble an egg with 1 tsp margarine until almost set, add the bacon pieces, some chopped tomato and chives if you have them – ready to eat 9 Propoints I thought it looked quite ‘empty’ and was worried I’d be hungry but I was fine it kept me filled all afternoon.
Roast beef, mustard and salad pitta bread
I had leftover beef from Sunday’s roast so I chopped 100g into small slices, mixed with a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard and added some lettuce sliced thinly. 8 Propoints I also had a portion of my slow roasted vegetable soup which has no points as it’s all vegetables but I allow for 2 just in case
WeightWatchers Wraps – 3 points
Prawn, salmon and garlic & herb Philadelphia bite
Take 100g of tiger prawns add 60g chopped smoked salmon, a handful of shredded lettuce, a few chopped baby plum tomatoes and a spring onion add a tablespon of Philadelphia Garlic and herbs low fat soft cheese. Place in the middle of the wrap and roll – a real winner, this one was delicious 8 Propoints
Salmon and Prawn Bake – 6 Propoints
Serves 4 – recipe taken from the Fresh and Easy Everyday WeightWatchers book500g salmon, skin on 2 tbsps flat leaf parsely chopped 50g low fat soft cheese with garlic and herbs 15g red peppers from a jar, drained and chopped finely 50g tiger prawns pinch of chilli flakes calorie controlled cooking spray salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat the oven to Gas 6/200C or 180C fan oven. Cut a pocket into the thick side of the salmon on an angle about 2.5cms deep
Mix together the peppers, half of the parsley with the soft cheese and seasoning, carefully spread inside the pockets. Arrange the prawns on top of the cheese inside the pocket. sprinkle over the chilli flakes and remaining parsley.
Place salmon on a non stick baking tray and spray with cooking spray. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until cooked
My verdict – excellent recipe, very easy to follow and delicious, a winner with Other Half as well. Served with some new potatoes and fresh baby spinach. I used smaller pieces of salmon rather than one large bit and it worked just as well. I also didn’t have any parsley but sprinkled over some dried mixed herbs.