Weight Loss Wednesday Linky – January 2013

Sim's LifeAfter a week of living on Weight Watchers own foods, mixed in with my own healthy meals, I can certainly say that the Weight Watchers diet does work! I have already lost 7 pounds since I started last Wednesday! Awesome! The best thing is, I have still been able to eat chocolate and eat Chicken Curry’s (albeit Weight Watchers!) which are delicious and just the right portion size.

It has amazed me how much support there is in the online community with regards to weight loss and dieting. All the lovely ladies who joined in 7Hippopotamus Blog linky have been wonderful with their supportive comments. I am sure there are many more dieters out there who are blogging about their journey, so why not join in the weekly linky and share your success and struggles. We are all in the same boat and it is great to have real life support from people who are going through it. Unlike having celebrity role models that you see airbrushed at the end of their journey (see my Patsy Kensit Weight Watchers rant here.)

It has been easy to keep to the diet, literally just a case of cutting back on snacking and watching portion sizes. I was a major snacker but have found that if I do feel slight hunger pangs between meals then a banana will suffice – although with the Tesco offer still currently running on Weight Watchers products, I know have a cupboard full of Cheesy Puffs (2 Pro Points and 76 Calories) and Caramel Wafers (also 2 Pro Points).

I am finding my rhythm now and like to jump on the bike, which is currently in front of the tv, for 20 minutes each night. Already my legs are tightening up but I have a long way to go in order to keep up with Wiggo!

My motivation is still strong and I continue to have the support of my very best friend The Musing Housewife who is also completing the Weight Watchers diet. Fingers crossed for another good loss this week :O)

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8 thoughts on “Weight Loss Wednesday Linky – January 2013

  1. Well done! That’s amaze balls! 7 1bs in a week! Keep up the good work x

    • Thank you so much lovely!! I never thought it possible otherwise I would have done the Weight Watchers diet sooner! Slightly liking their Chicken Curry and Chocolate Brownie puds :) x

  2. Well done! I’m a Slimming World girl myself as never fancied WW but who cares if it works :)

    • Thanks Emma, I was considering SW but love my meat too much! :P Plus with the WW meals only being £1 at the moment I couldn’t resist until I get into the flow! Onwards and downwards :) x

  3. Well done!! I’d link up but I’m one of the Weight Watchers blogger ambassadors so I kind of feel like I’d be pushing something they want me to push, if that makes sense? I do need to lose weight though! (I’m now about half a stone from no longer being overweight, which I never thought would have been possible!) WW works really well for me too – there’s some really nice stuff!

    Do you have a Poundland near you? They stock a lot of the food too – bread rolls, pitta bread, wraps – which work out cheaper than the supermarkets. I ended up buying a Morphy Richards soup maker before Christmas and that’s helped me a massive amount as I can do 0 points soup and eat more bread :-)

    • Jo, honestly please feel free to link up!! It doesn’t matter that you are an ambassador! I am pushing them as that is the diet that I am on (alongside some strange calorie counting thing!) Your weight loss proves that it works and I am sure people would like to read about your journey :)

      This is the first time I have actually tried a food based diet, I was previously on shake only. I have to admit that losing 9lbs in the first week after only 3 shakes a day was great, though losing 7lbs in a week and still eating food and chocolate is fab. How did I never do this diet before?!

      I have heard about Poundland and will definitely go and have a look, Asda have the Pitta breads for 50p at the mo. My freezer is FULL at the moment, the Chicken Curry is my favourite… along with the Chocolate Brownies. I like your thinking on the 0 point soup – if you have any recipes please link up as I would like to deviate from curries soon before I turn into one!!x

      • Aw okay, I will do then! Thankyou! TBH, I’d never thought about diets until I found out I had potential high cholesterol and I had diabetes with H – the two things meant I need to be smaller and look after myself – we’d really fallen into the takeaway trap, and WW helped hugely – we can still eat what we did, just smaller portions!

        I’ll have a dig around – I keep putting little recipes and foods on Mum Friendly which are WW friendly (I’m going to do one for wraps – their wraps come in at 3 points each, but two only come to 5 – the joys of having a single number rounded up there but good to know!!) and try to do one a week, but will definitely link up – I’ve learnt a lot about myself doing WW!

        Ooh I’ve not tried the chocolate brownies – where do you get those? My biggest one I have to find this year is the pizza – apparently only 7 points… sighhh. Pizza and bread are my weakness.

        • The Chocolate Brownies are in the frozen section… 5 points per point and it is almost like a chocolate moose, with choc scappings on top and a chocolate sponge base. Absolutely delicious and perfect as a pudding. Nom nom!

          That is very good to know about the wraps, I will be trying them. I have some WW bread this week for my ham salad sandwiches. The cheesy puffs are almost like Wotsits. In fact I am impressed with the whole range, there is nothing that I haven’t liked to eat.

          You definitely learn a lot on this diet, enjoying re-training my eating habits on a daily basis. It’s going well and long may it continue for all! :) x

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