23 May 2011

Weight watchers update

It's been a while since I mentioned how my diet's going, so time for a little update.  I'm up to week 11 and I've lost 10lbs in total.  Depending on what you're like yourself and how much you weigh, you might think that's anywhere between amazing and highly disappointing!  Seeing as I'd like to lose at least three stone, it's somewhere in the middle.

Some weeks I've lost two or three pounds and others I've put it back on because of nights out feasting and boozing, so all in all I'm happy to be 10lbs lighter than back where I was when I started (or possibly even heavier).  The main thing is that I haven't given up despite the cheating and weeks when I've put on and the sole reason for this is that I've been going to the group with my friend.  I'm sure I'd have stopped bothering weeks ago if I was going on my own!

Here's my latest round up of things I've been eating and low points foods I've discovered.

Prawn noodle chow mein - 10pp
Made with 1/2 pouch Blue Dragon chow mein stir fry sauce (4pp per pouch)


Tesco light choices bombay chicken - 9 points


It doesn't look as appetising as on the box!  It tasted quite nice for a microwave food


Home made Weight watchers blueberry muffins - 4 pp each
Like a doughnut I took a photo of the mixed ingredients but not the finished product!
You can find the recipe here


Tesco New York thin style burger (from the freezer) - 2pp each =)


M&S apple and cinnamon popcorn cakes - 2pp per bag


Ice cream bars
In my opinion much more satisfying than chocolate and less points =)

Skinny cow mint choc - 3pp
Bounty - 4pp
Wispa - 3pp


Chicken in creamy sauce with potatoes and veg 
15pp but a massive portion and proper yummy!


This jar from M&S (well half of it between two) made the sauce mixed with weight watchers cream


Grilled Sea bass with lemon, roasted butternut squash and peas - 6pp 
This has got to be the yummiest dinner I've ever had for so few points!


Mango frozen yogurt bars - 1pp each
(you heard right, 1pp!!)


I picked up two new cookbooks at weigh in today.  The one on the left isn't new out, but it's new to me.  I believe it came out at the end of last year when the propoints plan was new and I've been trying to get a copy for ages!


I'm a bit of an obsessive and have already built up quite a collection of weight watchers books (and I have a bookshelf full of slimming world ones too!).  I really need to make an effort to make more recipes from the books because they're really nice.


My top tip if you're doing the pro points plan - you can buy last year's books written for the old plan and update the points values - they're published on the weight watchers website here

If you're also dieting and blogging about it, please leave me your link so I can see what you're eating too! xx


9 comments:

  1. holy moly i need some of those mango yogurt things, they look NOM! xxxx

    great post & i'm now very hungry :) xxxx

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  2. Well done for losing 11lbs. I know how difficult it can be when you start out, but everything adds up. I occasionally blog about weight loss, but not that often - if you haven't seen my post, check this out :)
    http://www.forevermissvanity.com/2011/03/my-biggest-accomplishment.html

    (sorry for deleting the last comment, I typed something wrong)
    xx

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  3. Oooo the mango yogurt bars look delicious! x

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  4. Congrats on the 10lbs! I've been going to Slimming World since November last year, I got my stone award just before Christmas then put on a bit over Christmas, I was struggling a bit so went back last week 1 pound lighter! It's really tough losing weight, I love food so much. Keep us posted I love reading about other peoples tips and tricks. I need some of those frozen yoghurt things! x

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  5. All looks so yum! I am on my bikini diet right now- not going to plan! haha
    You have such a lovely blog!

    Would love you to come check out mine too!
    xxx
    Jess
    SparksandFireworks

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  6. Your dishes are making me hungry! I'm trying trying to add more fresh fruit and veg and cut out some sugar in my diet. Not really a diet, more an eating improvement. I'm failing!

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  7. Well done on your 10lbs. That's great so far and I tihnk it's better to lose it slowly as you are more likely to keep it off.
    I've been doing Slimming World for nearly 3 years now and have lost 5 1/2 stone. I blog about it (amongst other things) here: http://diariesofme-merlo84.blogspot.com/

    Love your blog! x

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  8. oooooh!! the mango bars and chow mein made me hungry. :) :)

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