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Let’s Get Ready for Summer – 21 day Plan – Day 8

Got home from work yesterday, fixed dinner and then went out for a 30 minute walk, when I got back my husband and I needed to work on a little business at home.  (We own our own business and try to no bring work home with us but sometimes ………………………..By the time we had finished it was too late to blog, so here it is in the morning now.

Anyway my daughter, daughter-in-law and I all weighed at the end of Week 1 of our commitment and between us we lost 10.1 pounds!!!!!  My portion of that being 2.4 pounds.  As I have said before the older I get I have found the weight does not come off as easily.  Normally on a weekly weight watchers weigh-in I am looking at less than a pound per week.

Wednesday (yesterday) was all planned out for me, I knew what I was going to have to eat for the day and then a friend called into the store and invited me for lunch!!!!!!!

So, let’s start at the very beginning ….

Wednesday morning is weigh day – please let me know your loss (no matter how big or small) I want to share our cumulative loss on my blog!!

Breakfast

A pretty ordinary breakfast I had 1oz Branflakes with Fat Free milk together with an orange.

Mid Morning

Banana  

Lunch

So as I said my friend Deanna stopped by the store and asked me out to lunch.  She eats gluten free and had noticed that one of the local burger (!) places had gluten free buns.

Anyway I noticed that they did Veggie Burgers.  I always find a Veggie Burger is very hit and miss, sometimes they are good and sometimes they are awful!!!!!  This one was very good.  It was very moist and you could actually see REAL chunks of vegetable in it.  I am trying very hard now to make this choice sound healthy!!!!!!!  Obviously by the time you add all the “fixings” that does change somewhat!  All their burgers come with lettuce, tomato, mustard, onion, relish and pickles.  I had a California Veggie Burger, that also has guacamole, fried egg and swiss cheese.  Is your mouth watering??  It was really good.  I was actually a very good girl though because I had no fries!!!!!!!!

I went “on-line” and their Veggieburger is 510 calories!!!

Dinner

Day 7 Dinner

For dinner I made up Indonesian Turkey with Rice, mine was made with chicken.  This is 100% Simply Filling.  I really enjoyed this.

Exercise

After dinner I headed out the door for a 30 minute walk – I knew if I sat down to relax for a little I would not get up and go!!

FitBit – 8864 steps – 10 floors

5000 Steps10 Floors

Let’s Get Ready for Summer – 21 Day Plan – Day 7

Another one of those busy, busy days.  Didn’t get in from work until just after 6.  My Zumba class starts at 7pm so there was just enough time to change and pick up my daughter who attends the same class.  After chatting (!) for a bit after it was gone 8:30pm by the time I got home.  When I walked in the door I really didn’t feel like cooking at all.   Should have got one of those ready meals that I make out of the freezer!!

Breakfast
For breakfast this morning I had an orange ( 0 PP )  and 1oz Fibre One Cereal ( 2 PP ) and Skimmed Milk (1 PP) – 100% Simply Filling

Mid Morning
Mid morning I grabbed a Banana ( 0 PP )

Lunch
For lunch today I made myself a Tuna Sandwich (2 slices of wholegrain bread, small amount of low fat spread, 3 ½ oz tuna, sliced tomato, sliced onion, green salad, small amount of dressing) (5 PP ) plus Oikos 0% Greek Yoghurt (2 PP ) – 100% Simply Filling

Mid Afternoon
Ryvita with 1 tsp honey ( 2PP) – (Ryvita Simply Filling – honey 1 WPA)

Dinner
I had a portion of the Cheesy Topped Fish from Sunday in the fridge, so I had that with a nice salad.

Exercise
60 minute Zumba class

Tomorrow morning is weigh day.  I will share with you how the three of us (daughter, daughter-in-law and myself) have done this week.

Let’s Get Ready for Summer – 21 Day Plan – Day 4

The thing that I really like about the Weightwatchers Simply Filling technique is that it stops from eating for the sake of it.  When I have a 26 Points Plus allowance every day, I strive to eat the whole 26 points.  This often leads me to choosing those 100 calorie snack things, no nutrition in them whatsoever and usually very sweet.  I don’t find this helps with changing my style of eating.  On the Simply Filling plan sometimes I find that I eat less than the 26 Daily Points Plus.  For this blog I usually still put the Points Plus value of what I eat, just for those who are following me.

For example yesterday totaled 23 Points,  I was completely happy with what I ate, but I know if I was following the tracking program, I would have eaten another 3 PP to reach my daily total, which is what you are encouraged to do.  On the Simply Filling all I had to record were the noodles in the Thai Chicken that I made, and these came from my Weekly Points Plus Allowance.  Saturday is the start of a new week for me.  So I am back to having 49 Weekly Points Allowance to use.

Breakfast

Day 4 Breakfast
For breakfast this morning I had an apple ( 0 PP ) that I chopped up into a bowl, topped with 2 large Tbsp Oikos 0% Greek Yoghurt ( 2 PP ) and sprinkled with 15g Fibre One Cereal ( 1 PP ).  The cereal gave a nice little crunch to every bite, although the apple was a nice crisp one and was pretty crunchy too.  This all was a 100% Simply Filling breakfast!

Mid Morning
1 Ryvita crispbread ( 1 PP ) with a little low fat spread and marmite.  100% Simply Filling

Lunch

Day 4 Lunch
The actual meal plan stated Pita Bread but I changed this up to 2 slices of Light Bread ( 3 PP ), served this up with 4oz Low Fat Cottage Cheese ( 2 PP ), green salad and a little low calorie dressing.  I put the salad between the bread and made a salad sandwich!  Being British I enjoy a good old sandwich.  A sandwich here in Canada is usually a bun.  When we lived in England I loved the sandwich selection at Marks & Spencers!!!  Lunch was 100% Simply Filling.

Mid Afternoon
Banana ( 0 PP )

Evening

Day 4 Dinner
For dinner this evening I made up some Tuna & Sweetcorn Jacket Potatoes (10 PP ) or 100% Simply Filling.  I had it with a nice green salad and a little low calorie salad dressing.  That picture does not look very appetizing at all.  It was tasty though.

Exercise
The plan for exercise today was a 25 minute walk and some kind of workout.   I managed to get a walk in, it was REALLY windy here today and so I went on the treadmill.  I had a pretty active day around the house, got plenty of spring cleaning done.

Fit Bit:  10,286 Steps – 38 Stairs (I think that is the most flights of stairs I have done in one day!!)

10000 steps25 Stairs

Let’s Get Ready for Summer – 21 Day Plan – Day 2

Second day of cleansing, basically just fruit!  I had my Zumba class this evening, so that took my mind off food.  Tomorrow is on to a normal eating plan.  Both my daughter and daughter in law have had a good couple of days too!!

On Rising: 

3oz Orange Juice & 7oz Mineral Water – mixed these together and it made a nice refreshing drink

Breakfast:

1 oz Fibre One Cereal & 3oz Skimmed Milk

Mid Morning:

Banana & 7oz Mineral Water

Lunch:

Fruit Bowl

Fruit Bowl & 2 large Tbsp Yoghurt (Oikos 0% Greek Yoghurt).

Mid Afternoon: 

1 oz low fat cheddar & 7oz Mineral Water

Evening:  

Fruit Bowl

Fruit Bowl & 2 large Tbsp Yoghurt – same again just kept back a larger portion for the evening.

Exercise: 

The plan for today was a 20 minute walk.  I just about managed to squeeze it in!!

I also did my 60 minute Zumba class this evening

I want to start keeping track of my FitBit stats as well:

13 Stairs / 12,377 Steps – so that got me two badges!

10 Floors10000 steps

 FRUIT BOWL – Serves 2

  •  1 large juicy orange, cut into segments
  • 1 apple, core and chop
  • 4oz grapes (halved) or melon
  • Peach, nectarine or pear, chopped
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Combine all the above.  Eat some at lunchtime and some in the evening.

Let’s Get Ready For Summer – 21 Day Plan – Day 1

Oh my goodness, for the last handful of days I kept thinking I need to blog, you have missed a couple of days now!  So this morning I log on and notice my last post says Happy Birthday to my brother – April 12th.  It has been more than a handful of days.

My hubby and I had a quick unexpected trip to Cranbrook, then when we got back I am not sure what happened.  I have just been so busy.  I have tried several new recipes, as always some good and some not quite so good.

My daughter, daughter-in-law and I have set ourselves a small “let’s get ready for summer” exercise and eating plan – it is a 21 day program!  It is one of those menu plans that I turn to every now and then.  This ties in perfectly with my mum’s trip to Canada, she arrives in three weeks time.

We are beginning today.  Days 1 and 2 are somewhat of a cleanse!!!!!!!

In Weightwatchers terms – today is Simply Filling plus 1 WPA (that is for the orange juice)

On rising

3oz Orange Juice & 7oz Mineral Water, I mixed these together for a really nice refreshing drink

Breakfast

Day 1 Breakfast

Apple & Oikos 0% Greek Yoghurt (Peach & Mango)

Mid Morning

Banana & 7oz Mineral Water, I think the sparkling mineral water helps with the flushing out.  Spent a lot of time in the bathroom today!!

Lunch

Salad Bowl

Salad Bowl – I had this with a little Catalina Calorie Wise Dressing.  This combination of veggies, fruit, cheese and chicken is very nice.  Could I have eaten more, yes I am sure I could have!!

Mid Afternoon

Oikos 0% Greek Yoghurt (Peach & Mango) & 7oz Mineral Water

Evening

Salad Bowl

Finished off the rest of the “Salad Bowl” with some Calorie Wise Catalina Dressing & 7oz Mineral Water.  I reserved a bigger portion for this evening than I had at lunch time.

At lunch time the plan was to have 4oz Skimmed Milk, forgot to take some to work with me.  So I drank my milk after I had finished my Yoga!!!

Exercise: 

Yoga

SALAD BOWL – 2 SERVINGS

  •  4oz chopped lettuce
  • 2 Celery Sticks, chopped
  • 1 Small Red Pepper, sliced
  • 2oz Cucumber, chopped
  • 3oz Grapes, halves or 1 Apple, chopped (toss with a little lemon juice to stop browning)
  • 2oz Cooked Chicken, chopped
  • 1oz Reduced Fat Cheddar, small cubes

Combine everything together.  Eat some at lunchtime with Low Calorie dressing and the remainder in the evening.

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