Monday, 31 March 2008

Why am I so ditzy?

I was all pumped up to go to the gym this morning and what did I do? Forgot my bloody t-shirt, so had to come straight back and do the food shopping, oh joy!

I am forever doing things like this. I am completely obsessive and controlled in my weight watchers and dieting but I can't even manage to put a flipping t-shirt in my workout bag. I even sat there and mentally went over the stuff in my bag and it's not the first time I've done it, lol. Yesterday, I went to the gym and I forgot my gym card.

So now I'm going to have to go to the gym tonight when hubby gets home from work and I really don't enjoy the gym, I would much rather have done step and Fab Abs Killer Butt this morning, lol. I have to go as well as I can't go tomorrow because I'm having a haircut in the morning and so can't go to the gym and it's weigh in on Wednesday.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

This week!

Well, this week is my back to basics week and how's it going? Pretty good actually, I half fell off the wagon yesterday and went over my points by about 4 or 5 but I can live with that, I did 13 points of exercise, so it more than covered it.

But my big discovery, my God was I eating a lot that I never even bothered to point. I confess, I am a serial pincher, I am forever eating something out of the fridge, or leftovers off someone's plate, or nicking my son's sweets and I never ever bother to point it. I must have been going hugely over my points every day and I think it's only my exercise that stopped huge gains. I fell into that yesterday and stole a piece of pizza and some chips off L's plate, but NO MORE. I'll eat some fruit if I'm hungry. In fact, I'm just off to get a couple of clementines or satsumas or whatever they are, lol.

Tonight, Saturday, is always our treat night, food-wise, so tonight we are having chicken rhogan josh with naan bread and rice and even better it's only 7 points.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Told you!

Well, I told you, I gained 1/2lb this week and if it wasnt' for my exercise, I would have gained much more.

So that's it, no more. I have been mucking about since Christmas, I've only lost a stone since then and that's pretty pathetic for me.

Back to basics for me this week. I am going to get all my booklets out, track properly, no snacking out of the fridge and I'm only going to eat if I'm HUNGRY. I'm also going to weigh my food and not just guesstimate.

I'm actually feeling pretty good about it. I haven't truly stuck to my points in so long, I have been eating so much off my little one's plate or just stealing one of his sweets or eating something out of the fridge. But no more!

So let's see if I can lose by sticking to it!

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Oh dear!

I've got weigh in tomorrow and I'm really not looking forward to it. After my sts last week (my first one in 10 months), I vowed to have a better week this week and what happened? I've had a terrible week. Usually having the family home makes no difference, but this time we were out and about and I hadn't planned for being out, so I made really poor food choices. I've had Mexican, Chinese and 2 McDonalds this week, whoops. I've also eaten a lot of my son's Easter sweets, thank God he doesn't like chocolate.

So I'm completely dreading wi. So now I've written my weekly menus for this week and I'm going to stick to them, I'm going to prepare the food earlier in the day, rather than getting to 7pm and deciding I'm tired.

I'm also a clerk at my class and I weigh people. This week the leader asked me to make a tea loaf for the class tomorrow morning. Well I only remembered at 1pm today and the fruit needs to soak in tea overnight, so I'm just going to have to soak it until about 9pm tonight, I hope it's alright. I had to rush out to buy all the ingredients and now I've forgotten baking parchment, so I've got to go back to Sainsburys for the 3rd time today, lol. Or more likely, I'll use foil, lol.

Here's a totally gorgeous recipe using pork chops, I wasn't expecting it to be as nice as it was, but we're definitely having this again, it had so much flavour.

Mustardy pork with leeks
serves 1 4 points

low fat cooking spray
1 pork loin steak
1 leek, trimmed, rinsed and chopped
100ml pork or chicken stock
2tsp grain mustard
1tblsp low fat soft cheese
1tblsp very low fat fromage frais

Lightly coat a non stick frying pan with Frylight.
Season the pork, add to the hot pan, press down well. Fry for 4 mins, then turn over and scatter the leek into the pan around the pork. Cook for a further 4 mins, stirring the leek occasionally.
Pour in the stock and add the mustard, then bubble the sauce rapidly for 2 mins.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in first the soft cheese and then the fromage frais to enrich the sauce. Adjust the seasoning and serve.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008


Well I had an escape this week, I stayed the same. I really didn't deserve it and I've had a terrible day food wise today after weigh in, but tomorrow is another day, lol.

I can get this back if I exercise hard enough this week. It's Easter weekend but I'm still planning on doing my Friday, Sunday and Monday classes as normal.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

serves 4 1 point

2 red peppers

1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed

clove garlic, crushed or more to taste


lemon juice

Either put the peppers under the grill until skins are scorched or stick them in the oven to roast. Remove skin and stick in food processor with chickpeas and garlic. Whizz until smoothish. Add other ingredients to taste.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

WW is confusing me!

OK! I'm the first to admit I'm a type A personality, I'm anally retentive, I'm obsessive, you're getting the idea right, lol! But WW is confusing the heck out of me.

I wish there was a formula that went if you eat A and exercise B, then you'll lose C. But if you eat less and exercise more then you'll lose even more.

Why am I going on about this I hear you ask. Well I'm confused, really confused. I lost 1/2lb last week, I know I didn't do much exercise, only twice, because I hurt my leg, but I was good food-wise.

This week I exercised 5 times, including weights and a new class of Fab Abs, Killer Butt, so I thought I'd put on because of the increased weight work and I had a poor week food wise and I was prepared for that. I even gave myself a real talking to on Tuesday about my portions sizes and the amount of unhealthy snacks I was eating and........dun, dun, dunnnnnnnn, I lost 3lb.

Now this just freaks me out. I need to know what to do to keep losing 3lb, but I have no idea. I had Kentucky Fried Chicken, Chinese and a 1/2 pizza the size of a satellite dish last week and I hardly ever eat processed food, so huh?

We'll see how I get on next week. Fingers crossed, I've got 1.5lb to 6 stone so I'm really happy.

Here's a fab recipe for tomato soup that my hubby thinks tastes better than Heinz tomato soup.

Real Tomato Soup
serves 4 1/2 point

1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2tblsp tomato puree
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
handful basil leaves (or I use any dried herb if I don't have fresh)
pinch baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
600ml skimmed milk

Heat a few sprays of Frylight in a large pan, then tip in the onion and garlic. Cook until softeneed, about 5 mins. Stir in the tomato puree, then pour in the chopped tomatoes and basil and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 15 mins until thick. If you like a smooth soup, liquidise at this points.
To finish the soup, spoon the bicarbonate of soad into a small bowl and pour over 1tblsp milk. Tip this into the soup with the rest of the milk. Bring to the boil (don't worry about the frothing) and simmer for about 5 mins until ready to serve.

Sunday, 2 March 2008


I'm so sorry blog, I've neglected you. I've had a rough couple of weeks with WW. The week after my last post, I gained 2.5lb and I was really good, it was obviously either a false reading the week before or it just caught up with me the following week.

It made me so angry at WW, I know it's stupid, but I'm very logical and single-minded and I felt like it was an unfair gain, even though I should have gained the week before and so I actually lost 1lb over the 2 weeks, but you take weight gains so personally, or I do anyway.

After all that "drama", I lost 1.5lb the following week and 2lb this week, so I now weigh 15stone 9 which is the lowest I have weighed in I don't know how many years.

I took a sneaky peak on the scales at the gym and I weighed less than 100 kilos, that's about 15 8, I think, but it was one of my targets on my earlier post. I can't wait for official wi now to officially weigh 99.5 kilos (15 7) although it may teach me my lesson on weighing mid-week and I haven't lost, lol.

Next post I will give my recipe for real tomato soup, according to my hubby it tastes better than Heinz cream of tomato soup, but there's no cream in it.