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Weight Watchers WLW Linky – Healthy Eating On The Go, Counting ProPoints

by S1m
Weight Watchers

Weight Loss WednesdayThe 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!

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Cheryl @ Madhouse Family Reviews March 14, 2013 - 5:39 am

I can’t believe someone said that to you ! Well done on another great week xx

Jane T March 14, 2013 - 5:07 pm

I agree with the dieting being 80% what you eat. I think that’s where I keep going wrong, I do lots of exercise but at the end of the day, I’m eating far too much still. I’m glad that you’re not taking any notice of what that idiot said to you, well done on losing another 1lb. xx

Kate Brown March 14, 2013 - 9:48 pm

Something to share with you – I am 43 and have been up and down with my weight for the last 20 years. My weight has ranged from 9 stone to nearly 12 stone. 8 years ago when I got up to my heaviest I decided to try Weight Watchers which really worked for me and I reached my goal of 9 stone 10 lbs iin less than 12 weeks. Over the last 7 years on and off I have gone back to doing Weight Watchers but mainly by doing it myself using the online facility or app rather than attending meetings. I have not done Weight Watchers for the past 18 months, although I’m sure I will go back to it sooner or later. I honestly don’t work for Weight Watchers, I just really rate it.

What Weight Watchers has taught me is that I do not need to diet but to change my lifestyle and eating habits forever. That by planning meals and doing some form of exercise in my life I can stay at a healthy weight and feel so much better. I gave up smoking 6 years ago which has also made me feel so much better. I am currently at 10 stone 7 lbs and could do with losing 7 or 8lbs but at the moment in the cold weather I think the extra pounds keep me a little warmer, ha. I gave up my job a year ago which was office based so meant I was sitting down a lot of the time. I now run an online handbags and jewellery business and work from home so on sunny days I power walk with my parcels to the post office which there and back is only 20 minutes when I walk fast but I sure work up a sweat. I also try a do a few DVD excercise sessions when I remember. I thought when I gave up my job I would put weight on but if anything I have lost a few pounds which I think is because I am more active doing lots of cleaning around the house all the time. I think the best thing is to have plenty of PMA (positive mental attitude) and you can achieve the best results and also to think to yourself that this is for life. I am constantly thinking about my weight and what I eat. It can be a real battle sometimes but I think as long as I keep being bothered about it and thinking about it I should be ok.

I hope I haven’t gone on too much :/. If you need any hints or Weight Watcher tips I’ve got loads.

Katie B x

Sim March 14, 2013 - 10:00 pm

Katie, thank you so much for the time you spent commenting!! Awesome! I fully agree… Weight Watchers is a diet based on you changing your eating and living habits on a DAILY basis. I have previously mentioned my time on Lipotrim and albeit a fantastic diet, in the fact it works and very quickly. You do not actually change your habits at all and as soon as you come off it you go back to eating all the wrong foods. From day 1 WW has helped me change my taste for food and I am actually a lot more motivated than I have been previously. At the end of the day it is a case of common sense… you are what you eat and if you do not do something about it then the weight will creep on. I have never been happier and my only regret is that I did not try this diet before!

Please feel free to link up any posts etc that you have written. Always excited to read people’s weight loss journeys, it keeps us all motivated 🙂 xx

Cathy March 17, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Sim, I think it is awful that someone said that about your Mother’s Day breakfast. I had McDonald’s for lunch on Mother’s Day as we went to B&Q, it was just across the carpark and it meant I didn’t have to cook. You have made fabulous progress, and I guess there is hope for me to reach my target weight as well. I do usually fall off the wagon once a week, but that is just life. I find your diet/ exercise percentage really interesting. Thanks for this post 🙂

Sim March 24, 2013 - 5:58 pm

LOL Cathy!! I am there with you! I think falling off the wagon once a week is allowed… that’s why Weight Watchers give you the extra 49 points a week. It was an interesting fact, can’t recall where I saw it now. However sitting back and thinking about it, especially as my eating habits have changed and I do actually believe in it. Hope all is well x


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