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Last Day of Week One Low Carb

After having a mid week weigh (just to see) I knew this low carb was going to give me good results on the scales!  I can honestly say that I haven’t been hungry this week.  This obviously wasn’t a 100% stick to it week, as Day 3 was Mother’s Day.

My daughter is getting married on June 6th and I am making two Flower Girl dresses.  I left work a little early to get working on them!!  The cutting out part is my least favorite thing!  I managed to get the main dresses which are in a crepe fabric done.  I still need to cut out the lining and the chiffon overlay for the skirts.

I didn’t spend the whole evening on it, as I had my Zumba class at 8pm, but at least I made a start.

So what did I eat …. one thing I have noticed this past few days is that my afternoon sugar craving has gone.  The first few days I also noticed that I had a headache in the afternoon.

Breakfast 2.0 Carbs

1/2 cup Egg Creations Southwest, 2 slices of bacon





Morning Snack 1.4 Carbs

Sausage, Spinach & Feta Bake

Lunch 4.1 Carbs

2 cups Romaine Lettuce, 1/2 cup diced cucumber, 2 slices of bacon, 2 Tbsp Ranch dressing

Afternoon Snack 2.8 Carbs

1/3 cup Easy Egg Salad, 3 Celery Stalks

Dinner 6.5 Carbs

4oz Salmon Fillet, 1 cup Broccoli Florets, Salad (2 cups Romaine Lettuce, 1/2 roma tomato diced, 1/2 cup diced cucumber), 2 Tbsp Ranch Dressing

Evening Snack 2 Carbs

Atkins Endulge Caramel Nut Chew Bar

Daily Total: 

18.8 Carbs / 1,216 Calories


9,356 Steps / 12 Stairs

Exercise: 60 minute Zumba class





Wow, I just realized that I didn’t blog at all last week.  I shared my menu plan and that was it!  I did make most of the things that I had planned, but forgot to share!

I will do better this week.  I need to after the meal I prepared and shared with friends yesterday evening.  It was definitely filling but not “simply filling”.

On Friday I figured out my menu and went shopping for all the fixings!  I have plenty of leftovers from yesterday for when my family comes over today, but I will just be keeping it light.  So ….

Monday – Lemon Parsley Chicken, Glazed Carrots

Tuesday – Chicken Chipotle Bake, Green Salad

Wednesday – Braised Pork Chops, Brown Rice, Green Salad

Thursday – Italian Style Cod, Glazed Carrots

Friday – Slow Cooked Apricot Chicken Thighs, Brown Rice


This is what I have planned for the coming week – hopefully it will go to plan!!!

Usually as I am preparing the recipe, I work out which ingredients are Simply Filling and which ones are not.

If I follow the traditional Weightwatchers method of tracking then I am allowed 26 Points Plus per day plus an additional Weekly Points Allowance of 49 (49 WPA).

When following the Weightwatchers Simply Filling program, there are no daily points to total.  All food that falls under the Simply Filling category is eaten freely and all other foods come from the 49 WPA.  So Saturday I start with a clean slate of 49 WPA.


Sunday – Chicken Stuffing Bake, Pecan Carrots (10 Points Plus)

Monday – Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce, Dijon Green Beans (7 Points Plus)

Tuesday – Swiss Steak, Leftover Dijon Green Beans (6 Points Plus)

Wednesday – Seasoned Chicken Strips, Broccoli Salad (9 Points Plus)

Thursday – Fruity Chicken Salad, Leftover Broccoli Salad (11 Points Plus)

Friday – Vegetable Frittata, Spinach Salad (7 Points Plus)

Weigh In #3 and Menu Plan

Some weeks you have it all planned and it just doesn’t happen!!! I think I actually made two of the dinners I had planned!!!!  So weight loss for this week is 0.6 pounds.  I would have liked for more.  Zumba was cancelled this week, so I think it may have been a little bit more.  But to be honest I really didn’t follow my plan for the week, although I did try and stick to Simply Filling choices.

GOAL – DECEMBER 31, 2013 – 25 Pounds
Weekly Loss Total Loss Pounds to Goal
July 6th 1 1.0 24.0
July 13th 0.8 1.8 23.2
July 20th 0.6 2.4 22.6


At the weekend I mixed up a batch of protein pancake mix for breakfast.  So everyday for breakfast this week I had pancakes.  I usually top them with a little fruit whatever I happen to have on hand.  It was either blueberries or bananas.  I use the ED Smith Sugar Free Syrup and result is yummy and filling.

Protein pancakes

They are made with fat free cottage cheese.  The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of each ingredient, I just multiply by 4 – 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats, 2 cups Fat Free Cottage Cheese, 2 Cups Egg Beaters, 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract, 2 tsp Baking Powder, 2 tsp Cinnamon, Dash of Salt.  I just keep it in the fridge and every morning they are so quick and easy to make.  The punch of protein in them fills me up.

On Sunday when the family came over I made Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce.  It might be quick but it is still tasty.  There were leftovers so that made for any easy dinner on Tuesday night too.

Quick Spaghetti Sauce

On Monday I made Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos, there was enough meat to have a couple of times for lunch too.

Korean Beef Tacos

With the tacos we had some Asian coleslaw too and there was enough for lunch also.  Just bought a bag of coleslaw mix, add some cilantro, chopped red onion, Tbsp of lime juice and a little hot sauce.

So I still have a few ingredients left in the fridge for last week’s menu.  One thing I really wanted to make was crustless corn and bacon pie.  I love quiche and thought this would be a healthy alternative.  A good option for lunch or breakfast.  So that one will carry over to this week.

It is really hot at the moment, so I think lots of grilling is on the menu …..

Saturday – Eating out!!

Sunday – Sweet & Spicy Salmon, Summer Pasta Salad

Monday – Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken / Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

Tuesday – Couscous with Grilled Vegetables (hubby might complain at this one – it isn’t a meal without meat!!!)

Wednesday – Jerk Pork Chops, Mango Salad

Thursday – Cajun Shrimp & Rice, Salad

Friday – Grilled Tandoori Chicken and grilled vegetables

My mouth is watering – I wonder which of these will actually get made!!

So I now need to get moving and go and do my grocery shopping for the week.  My hubby and I are off to the local Air Show today.



“Back on the road again”

I waved goodbye to my mum yesterday at Calgary Airport. Woke up this morning and figured the first thing I should do is weigh myself. I would like to say that I didn’t put on any weight!!! 6 pounds in 6 weeks. I can live with that.

I would LOVE LOVE to be back at my Weightwatchers Lifetime Weight by the end of the year. That means 25 pounds by December 31st. I know I can do it – I know I can.

So Simply Filling and I are going to begin that journey today. I will share my weight loss with you all each Friday – hopefully with good results every week. I looked at the calendar and there are 26 Fridays to the end of the year so that is a comfortable (!!) one pound per week. Now that doesn’t seem so bad does it. Why is the reality not as easy!!

Anyone care to join me and share their success every Friday, I would love to hear from you.

So today is a shopping day to stock up on lots of simple and filling foods ….

I have started a meal plan for the week, which I will tweak this evening and then shop tomorrow.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork
Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Sesame Chicken
Turkey Mushroom Burgers
Sesame Crusted Tuna
Oven Fried Chicken

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