Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Weigh In 34

No delays on posting this week! I did it, got my third stone and my 6th silver seven. Not only that but I lost a whopping 3lbs this week which brings me 2lbs over my stone - 44lbs in total. I knew I had done well this week, was going for the pound and hoping for maybe 2.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Weigh in 33

Slightly delayed post - I would love to say it was because I was so super busy with my hectic schedule, but the reality is I was avoiding writing this and then all of a sudden it was monday! (In my defence I was quite busy but I could easily have made time for a quick post)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tarragon Chicken

Having used Quark in  a dessert I wanted to try use it to make a savoury dish. I love chicken and tarragon together so decided to try a creamy chicken and tarragon dish with mushrooms and green beans. Quark is tricky when adding heat, because it curdles more easily than I was expecting. I made this twice a week apart, the first time was a curdled disaster but I made it again tonight and it worked much better. Philidelphia and WW cream both deal with the heat better than quark - but the quark is lower in propoints for the amount you get and is not as strong tasting as the philidelphia.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Weigh In 32

There is one thing I absolutely hate, and thats when I am disappointed with a loss. I know I should be happy to see anything down on the scales and I really am happy that I got a loss - but I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed it was more. I know this is not the right attitude to have, the weight did not go on overnight (though sometimes it feels like it did), so it won't come off overnight.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Peanut Butter Crunchers

This week WW magazine has a great little section on cookies, which all look delicious. So I'm going to try as many recipes as I can over the next few weeks and my first attempt were the peanut butter crunchers.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Romantic Meal In

It can be tough to be following any weight loss program and keeping the people around you happy/not bored of hearing about it all the time. Support is so important but you don't want to be shoving it down peoples throats either. I've always been into cooking, and it was something I like doing for my boyfriend. He is so supportive of  my weight watchers but I still want to be able to cook him a dinner that doesn't feel like its a 'diet' meal.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Weigh In 31

After last weeks disaster of a weigh in, I was determined this week to get those 2lbs back down. So I decided despite the bank holiday weekend it would be a booze free week for me. I like to do this for a boost. So I stuck to my dailies, still used weeklies for treats - had a bit more chocolate than usual this week which I was a bit nervous about, but still optimistic as I had 20 weeklies left over when I got to weigh in. Trust me all day today to feel bloated and like I weighed 20 stone so I was my usual bag of nerves heading up to the scales. Got a few nice compliments from some of the members of my class when I got in so that gave me a bit of a boost. And what do you know, I was down a whopping 3.5lbs. Delighted is an understatement. It brings my total lose to 41lbs, just one pound off my third stone and have now lost over 20% of my original weight.

Am starting my new job on Thursday and have so much more confidence now than if I was starting 8 months ago. And I really think that confidence helped me get the job - you carry yourself better when you feel good about yourself. And if you can present a positive image of yourself then it is easier for people to see the positives in you.

Here is a chart of my progress over the past 7 months. Only 2 blips on it which I am pretty proud of and seeing it in chart form really just spurs me on to get the last 18.5lbs down.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Weigh In 30

Well I knew it wasn't going to be a good result on the scales this week, and I was not wrong - 2lbs up. I was away at knockenstockan for the weekend and from friday morning all tracking went out the window. So the 2lbs is well deserved. I'm determined now to get at the very least that 2lbs down this week.

Have had an exciting couple of days. Firstly I got a new job!! I'm due to start next week, not sure what date but it is very exciting. In my current job my contract was due to run out in 2 months and not knowing what was happening was a major source of stress.