The Weight Loss is still going and I have again had a loss, albeit 1lb. I have been a bit lax recently as I seemed to have developed a penchant for Jules Destrooper Butter Crisps (biscuits from Ocado) they are extremely moreish and so not in keeping with the diet. In fact I absolutely dread to know how many ProPoints they are each. That is not a reason for someone to comment below and tell me!
I missed last week’s Weigh In Wednesday and in doing so missed out on telling you how I use Filling and Healthy days… what are they you ask? In all honesty I haven’t got the foggiest!
When you get fed up of counting ProPoints or do not have the option to calculate points you can easily using Filling and Healthy days to keep you going. Every day in my house is one of those! I eat a lot of the Weight Watchers own brand food and tend to know the ProPoints in the foods I do eat anyway so can easily calculate. I am a creature of habit and tend to stick to the same foods. It can be boring sometimes (that’s where the Butter Biscuits come in!) however it does mean I can enjoy Curry Night, safe in the knowledge if I go over my daily points allowance, at least I have my 49 weekly points to back me up.
I am addicted to filled wraps for my lunch – I do tend to favour the Mission Deli Wheat and White wraps as they are a little larger and easy to fill with salad and fold over. Pitta breads and bagels are another great alternative and fit easily into the Filling and Healthy days.
What the great Weight Watchers say… “Weight Watchers bread, bagels and pitta breads are all Filling and Healthy foods and are great options for breakfasts and lunches. Choose a Filling and Healthy filling like poached eggs, bacon medallions, grilled chicken breast or lean ham, or just load up on veggies for a filling and delicious meal.”
Another important aspect of dieting is Workplace Weight Loss… not something I have to panic about as I work from home and therefore have a fridge full of healthy foods. However how do you cope if you have to venture into an office where the treats are on hand and cakes brought in for birthdays? I know from previous experience how hard it is, Friday mornings featured a weekly bacon and egg muffin (teacake/bap to anyone not located in the North!) and a liquid lunch courtesy of the FD. There were always treats on hand and the drinks machine made wonderful double hot chocolates… yes I did say double! Treacherous for the hips and butt but great for the tastebuds!
A handy tip I saw on the Weight Watchers Facebook page… if taking a cake into the office, make a healthy cake working on ProPoints – not only will you make everyone happy with a tasty treat but you will also gain brownie points for it being healthy.
Having healthy snacks on you, biscuits in the Weight Watchers are individually wrapped with ProPoints details on each pack, is handy in case of an attack of the munchies. Great to keep in your bag in case of a ‘snack attack’ during the day and eating on the go!
A diet only works if you work for the diet – in my eyes there is no such thing as a diet that doesn’t work. I recently read somewhere that dieting is 80% what you put in your mouth and 20% exercise and I could not agree more.
*So for the gimp who attempted in their own pathetic way to state I was fat for having a McDonald’s breakfast treat on Mother’s Day… I have lost almost 2 stone in just over 2 months through simply watching what I eat and exercising at home. You have been paying for a gym membership for over 12 months, it clearly hasn’t helped an inch! #Whoislaughingnowprick!