15 Mar 2011

I've joined weight watchers!

I joined weight watchers two weeks ago with one of my best friends from work.  I'm not going to turn my blog into a diet blog, but it's quite a big thing for me at the moment, so I'll probably update on how I'm doling every few weeks.

I've never done weight watchers before, although I have done Slimming World and other diets.  The concept of counting points for everything I eat is new to me, but I'm getting used to it and I quite like it.  My favourite thing about weight watchers so far is that I can literally eat anything I want, even chocolate, as long as I keep within my points allowance.  I also like this diet because as I have to count points and weigh food it's teaching me about eating the right size portions and I can easily see where I was over-eating before, such as with massive plates of pasta!

I've been remembering to take photos of my dinner most nights, so here's what I've been eating.

Home-made butternut squash soup with chilli - 0 propoints

Chilli penne with ww roasted vegetable pasta sauce with veg and parmesan - 8 propoints 

Sausage and veg tray bake - 18 propoints for half this much (took the photo before it was out the oven!)

Beef goulash with roasted new potatoes - 11 propoints

Chilli and prawn spaghetti - 7 propoints

BBQ chicken in bacon with potato wedges - 11 propoints

Chicken korma and naan bread (using ww sauce and naans) - 12 points without the rice / 15 with

Roasted butternut squash with broccoli and cauliflower cheese - 6 propoints

So after two weeks I've eaten some really yummy food and have lost 6.5lbs which I'm really pleased with.  I hope I can lose at least 2lbs every week to keep me interested and on track.  Is anyone else doing weight watchers?


  1. Well done hun! All that food is making me really hungry now. Not done Weight Watchers before but I'm doing slimming world at the moment, have lost 15 lbs since the start of Feb, so it's going really well. x

  2. Great start!I follow weight weighers, I've been doing it for 18mths and so far I've lost 5st . I find it very easy to follow especially with ww iPhone app

  3. just recently found ya blog and i bloady love it! :D been goin thew older posts for ages now :)
    keep on bloggin girl!
    x x x

  4. Yowzas you've lost almost half a stone! I bet you feel great!

    Once baby glitter is born and i'm done feeding her, I definately want to give ww a go and get a good figure, so i'll be reading with interest xxxx

  5. Good job! I am in the process of losing weight too so these posts will help me. xo


  6. Ooh I loved being on WW! It really does help, I lost nearly a stone! These dishes look lush! Especially the Chilli & Prawn Spaghetti and the Rosted Butternut Squash with Broccoli & Cauliflower Cheese..are they on the WW website?! - maybe you could post a few of the recipes you cook for a bit more versatility. I'd definitely make them! (or you could just send them me *hint hint* haha..
    Well done, keep it up & you will be so pleased with yourself! xo

  7. good for you for joining =) i've never joined ww before but have always wanted to! congrats on the weight loss so far you must be so chuffed!!xxx

  8. Thanks for all your lovely encouraging comments =) It's great to know so many other are doing / have done this diet too and have done so well!

    @aliceandbeauty thanks! The hungarian goulash (it's just beef stew really) is a recipe from the ww website, the others I just sort of made up or adapted from non-ww recipes I'd made before. Maybe I'll think about including a recipe or two in the future if I make anything interesting!

    The cauliflower cheese was made with..
    - cauliflower
    - broccoli
    - 1 pack schwartz cheddar cheese sauce mix (4pp)
    - 300ml semi-skimmed milk (4pp)
    - 80g ww mature cheese (4pp)
    serves 2 so 6pp per serving

    And the prawn pasta...
    - 120g dried spaghetti (12pp)
    - fresh tomatoes chopped
    - spring onion chopped
    - half a red chilli chopped
    - garlic chopped
    - 1 tbsp tomato puree
    - juice of one lemon
    - 120g prawns (2pp)
    Serves 2, so 7pp each

    Boil the spaghetti. Fry (with a little fry light) the garlic, chilli, spring onion, tomatoes. Once they're really soft, crush the chopped tomatoes with a fork, add the lemon juice and tomato puree and mix together. Add the prawns and cook until they're done. Add a little of the pasta cooking water to get the sauce to the consistency you want then add the spaghetti and mix well. Prawn pasta, done! =)


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