Monday, October 17, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: October Week 3

Last week I got back to weight watchers in a big way. I filled out my journal every day and tracked every mouthful. I forgot about adding up in my head and tracking my calories/macros and went back to what I know works for me. Still its always much more nerve wracking getting weighed by somebody else, so I was pretty scared getting up on the scales. There was no need as I was down 2.5lbs which is a big loss considering I had only been 7lbs above goal. Out leader handed us all little Christmas Trees and told us there was 10 weigh ins until Xmas (including that one) and she wanted us to challenge ourselves to what we wanted to lose in those 10 weeks. Each week we would get little jewels to decorate our tree depending on what we lost! I love a good countdown challenge and I have set myself a goal of 7lbs so that I can be back at goal by Xmas. One great thing our leader did say was to be honest with what you think you can achieve. Think ahead to all the social events and things that will come up between now and Christmas and set yourself a realistic goal. So for me 7lbs is realistic, not a loss every week, but enough to have me happy and comfortable again. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Asian Salmon Salad

I know its probably the end of salad season, and therefore not the best time to be posting this recipe. But to be honest, the weather has been all over the place and you never know, we may get one last blast of warmish weather before winter really takes root. I have been sitting on this recipe for a good few weeks and if I don't share it know, it may well get lost in my recipe notebook never to be made again.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: October Week 2

I have a confession, I have been kidding not only myself, but all my readers for the past few months. I told myself I stopped going to my Tuesday weigh in because work was too busy and I couldn't spare the time, when that was not the truth. I told myself as long as I kept up the Saturday weigh in's and the results there were ok I would be fine. The reality was that I stopped going to my Tuesday weigh in's because it was too close to the weekend, and I really couldn't get away with going mental at the weekend and not have it show on a Tuesday. My saturday weigh in was ok because it was before the carnage usually started. I also was weighing myself before any real food and after my run, with no clothes on - so really it was the lowest weight I could possibly be and not realistically a reflection of where I was at when I reached goal 3.5 years ago. I'd also given up tracking SmartPoints properly, I was tracking calories and working out the SmartPoints in my meals but I have definitely been eating far too many treats as they were within my calorie allowance for the day. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: October Week 1

Last week I had a great week. Apart from the celebrations at my parents house (which my weeklies should have covered) I was 100% on plan. So I thought I would definitely be down on the scales on Saturday. I have to say I was pretty surprised to be up 1lb, but I refuse to let it get me down. I had my cheat pizza on Sat night and was all ready to be back on plan on Sunday, but with the weather being so gorgeous in Dublin I ended up heading out for an impromptu afternoon in the sun. Drinks, tapas and dessert followed. So not a good start to the week. Today's hangover hasn't helped matters but I have managed to somehow stay on track for the day. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cherry Tomato Risotto

My favourite dinner growing up was tomato risotto. It was so simple and one of the first dishes I learned how to cook. It was just a basic risotto with a tin of chopped tomatoes mixed in before the stock. So simple and so tasty, I do still love it to this day. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: September Week 4

Last week of September is upon, I know its early but I'm going to say it; Christmas is going to be here before we know it! I had a great week last week. I felt fully in control for the most part, and even when I got a pretty bad bout of anxiety at the end of the week I managed to stick to the plan and not eat all around me. So I was delighted to lose 2lbs of my recent gains this week. Only 2.5lbs more to go to get back to goal. I have my week planned out this week and was hoping to have a similar result, however last night we celebrated my parents 37th wedding anniversary (happy anniversary Mum & Dad) and so we had a bit of an indulgent dinner and dessert. I didn't even attempt to SmartPoint it all so I have decided to just write off my weeklies and stick to the 30 dailies for the rest of the week. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Caprese Chicken

I made this a few weeks ago when I was really in the mood for a comforting and indulgent meal. Low fat mozzarella is one of my favourite things to add to italian food as the lovely stringy texture makes it feel like it is really naughty full fat cheese but it is so low in smart points.