PP's WeightWatchers Journey

Discussion in 'Weight Watchers - Food Diaries' started by pattipen, 23 August 2014.

  1. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    Now on my second week at WW and have moved from simple start onto filling and healthy with 49 weekly points. Started putting foods into the online tracker and have made a mess of it, I will have to go back and restart it :sigh:

    Yesterday I made the stuffed peppers that were online, but I did alter the recipe a little.
    To start with I don't like beef mince, so that was replaced with Turkey.

    i used microwave rice, and put two teaspoons of that into the mix, and the same amount of sweet corn. I used less of the turkey and more mushroom and onion. The mix filled two peppers, which will be two meals (with accompaniments)

    the rest of the turkey, mushroom and onion had passata. added and was split into two containers to freeze ready for pasta topping.

    i have been having salads this week, I am looking around for something to add to the salads for variety. I don't like cold pasta or potato salad.

    todays lunch was homemade potato and leek soup I don't know if that will be using up some of my points or not.
    i have gone from semi skimmed or 1% milk to skimmed! I have also been using almond milk for breakfast.
  2. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    A half pound loss at the end of my second week of WW.
    I had one portion of the turkey/passata mix with a jacket potato. Chicken and rice, homemade veg soup and my version of a pasta bake ( less pasta and more courgettes and mushrooms in this one) some salads.
    I have had salads for lunch every day. I really need some different salad ingredients to give a bit of variety.
    For my third week it can either keep o with the filling and healthy or go onto counting....have to decide, but so far don't think I will actually change much of what I am eating as the salads and vegetables will be the most on either plan.
  3. nickynoo36

    nickynoo36 Well-Known Member

    Here to subscribe. Good luck with you ww journey, ww is fantastic and it works!

    Nic x
  4. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    Next weigh in tonight. I don't think I will have lost any, hoping not to have put any on.
    salads still at lunch, had some warburtons thins with cheese spread a couple of days. Yesterday I had a toasted crumpet with cottage cheese.
    had salads at tea a couple of nights too, jacket potato, bacon and new potatoes and pasta bake (again less pasta and courgettes, mushrooms and peppers instead). Some WW yogurts and fruit.
    warburtons thins with pork loin slices and mustard plus fruit today ( no salad left !)
    i have been doing a bit of exercising this week, 5 mile walk at weekend, half hour spinning class on Monday, boxercise class and another 2 mile walk. But the meeting leader said not to use any activity points.
  5. Laurenm10

    Laurenm10 Well-Known Member

    hey :) here to sub and follow your journey! :) good luck for weigh in!
  6. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    Another half pound loss this week.
    It feels good to be making some progress after not losing any weight since Christmas.
    i have to set myself a target for September, haven't decided what that will be.
  7. nickynoo36

    nickynoo36 Well-Known Member

    Well done on your loss hun. It's going in the right direction x
  8. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    Fingers crossed for tonight's weigh-in, I have gone down according to my scales this morning, but I am always more on their scales than at home.
    I still haven't decided what to attempt for my September target.

    i did a few walks last week when there was a local Walking Festival, then I was at the gym on Monday and yesterday evening. (Spinning for half an hour then Group Kick). This weekend we are going on a sponsored walk to raise money for a local Cancer Treatment Unit, so plenty of exercise to look forward to. A couple of the others at Group Kick also do Bums and Tums on a Monday, they say that I will enjoy that as well.

    Still eating salads for lunches at the moment, I will get the freezer stocked with homemade soups ready for the colder weather.
    Last edited: 11 September 2014
  9. seadie

    seadie Well-Known Member

    How did you get on with weight in?
  10. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    Two pounds lost last week, I'm hoping that this week will continue the downwards progress, though I doubt that I will lose as much as two pounds again. I'm hoping for another pound by the end of the month for the September challenge.

    we walked seven miles on Sunday for our sponsored walk, then yesterday I was at the gym and also tried the Bums and Tums exercise class. Nothing today but Group Kick tomorrow.

    I've just had a huge plate of salad with some grilled turkey rashers and some feta cheese. I feel full now, so I won't have anything else except a drink of hot chocolate later.

    i will probably go to the market tomorrow and get some cooked pork to have on the warburtons bread thins for lunch. I also have some low fat cheese spread.

    i need to look through my slow cooker recipes to find some that I can make and freeze.
  11. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    And another half this week.
  12. nickynoo36

    nickynoo36 Well-Known Member

    Well done on your loss :) xx
  13. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    Second attempt at this post - the first attempt disappeared. :(

    September's target of 3lb to aim for at tonight's weigh-in. I have lost 2 1/2 lbs of that so far this month. I don't know if we will have to decide on October's challenge this week or next.

    it has been cooler so no salad for tea. At weekend I baked four jacket potatoes and scooped out the middles and mashed it together with chopped tomatoes, onions, turkey rashers and a little butter and cheese. Some to eat and some to freeze. Last night was pasta bake with turkey bacon, courgettes, mushrooms, peppers, peas and sweetcorn and half the quantity of pasta, plus some cheese topping. Again some for the freezer.

    only a three mile walk at weekend, but I was at the gym on Monday - half hour walking on the treadmill, 10 minutes rowing. Then an exercise class. Last night was Group Kick.
  14. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    I missed my September target, no loss this week so remain at 2 1/2lbs lost for September and 6lbs lost since starting at WW.
    The meeting leader suggested 2 1/2lbs target for October.

    Also she went through a list of points that might help and asked us to focus on one of them. I'm thinking that the one I should focus on is measuring and recording. I do use the online tracker to record what I have eaten, but I don't follow recipes - a lot of the time it is just a case of throw the ingredients in the dish and that is as far as it goes. For example my pasta bake I put in less pasta and more vegetables, but I don't weigh the pasta, I just fill the dish with the pasta plus vegetables plus sauce. The finished dish is then divided into three portions. I'm wondering whether I should reduce the pasta even more, increase the vegetables and possibly split it into four portions, and fill up (if needed) with some zero points fruit and so on.
    I have treated myself to Weight Watchers scales - they are going to be my birthday present, but I will get the empty box wrapped and be able to use the scales from now instead of waiting for a couple of months. I'm thinking perhaps to get my soup recipes out and take a look at them for filling the freezer, then they will make warm lunches to take into work in the cold weather. I need to check out more ideas for warm lunches that can be just re-heated in our office microwave. I don't have huge lunches - before dieting I often had a cupasoup and a couple of slices of toast. Or a shop bought sandwich. I would often snack though after those, filling up with crisps and biscuits and little cakes etc. which I don't do anymore. I would rather have a homemade soup than one of the slimming recipe cupasoups (I never liked those brands at all)
    Now i have porridge for breakfast, salad or a couple of warburtons thins with meat or low fat cheese spread, with fruit for lunch and then a cooked tea when I get home. With gym two evenings and a WW meeting I am usually eating quite late, so it is either something ready prepared from the freezer or something quick like a vegetable stir fry or a frittata.

    Off to do some meal planning, then shop tonight and soup making tomorrow. Must check if I have enough soup containers for the freezer. :beam:
  15. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    Just got the first batch of soup (minestrone) into the slow cooker, tried to work out the proppoints and I can't add the recipe on the WW app. :( So I will have to guess. I don't know how many portions it will divide into yet. I have four containers ready, but might need some more. Definitely will need more if I make another batch tonight. Then I'll get some potatoes and do a potato and leek variety and possibly a tomato variety later.

    I got some granola so that I can add a spoonful to my morning porridge as a change from adding a handful of fruit - just for variety. I'm finding that with activity points to use as well I'm not using all my weekly points. So a few extra points here and there won't hurt.
  16. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    Still need to make some of the soups, I did some tomato soup which is now in the freezer.
    Weigh in tonight and I have lost a pound and a half, so that is seven and a half pounds since I started WW. Even better is the fact that my jeans are too loose, so I need a belt to hold them up. ;)
  17. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    I made one more soup - curried parsnip. Also made aubergine bake from a WW recipe (but with tweaks). Instead of passata I used two cartons of chopped tomatoes - one with basil and oregano, added chopped onion, mushroom and courgette. I sliced aubergIne thinly and roasted it with a little olive oil. Then I layered aubergine -tomato sauce- aubergine-sauce-aubergine and finally topped it with grated cheese ( I used asda fiery cheese mix). Then put into the oven and baked. It was tasty, and I still have some in the freezer for another time. I think it was about four points for each portion. (Will check that )
    i meant to make more soups but I woke with a sore throat on Saturday, and have had a streaming cold since. Enjoyed eating the soups :) I was going to try out Group Power last night, but decided that since I was still carrying around a bunch of tissues it was better
    to watch than do exercises with weights.
    i bought a couple of pairs of new jeans - I'm down a size, I was going to wait to see if I could get down another size, but the ones I have been wearing at weekends were just too loose. In the new ones I was told that people can tell I have lost weight.
    I'm hopeful for tonight's weigh in, fingers crossed - I have two mini goals coming up, 15% since I started losing weight nearly eighteen months ago and 5% of my starting weight with WW. Plus I need another pound for my October challenge.
  18. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    Well I got my 5% at the weigh in tonight! I have lost a total of 8 1/2 pounds since starting WW.
  19. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    This week I have had a slight change in routine. The cold that I had last week has not quite fully gone, but I do feel loads better. The weather has turned cold though, and is damp and miserable. I work in a cold and drafty office, so the time has come to bundle up in many layers.
    the dog and I had a nice walk at weekend, managing to walk for an hour and a half and got home before the heavy rain started.
    on Monday I missed my gym class due to a migraine, but went to an extra class on Tuesday instead. I wasn't very hungry on Monday evening, so I just had a bowl of oat so simple with strawberries added. I baked some potatoes for jackets (just put them in the little oven on a timer so that it switched off when finished)
    on Tuesday I had a mushroom and vegetable stir fry, and made fillings for the jackets - scooped out the middles and mashed them with tomatoes, chopped onion and a little bit of grated cheese. I added chopped bacon to some and chilli flakes to tHe rest, all are now in the freezer.
    I had the rest of the stir fry vegetables last night after another gym class, and also started another batch of jackets. I will do the fillings for them tonight - some for the freezer and I will try the mushroom filling from WW for tonight's tea.

    i have been having the big brown wraps for lunch this week, Monday and Tuesday with egg filling, and yesterday and today with salad mix with bacon. Also fruit at lunch time.

    i need to have things ready for evening meals or something quick and easy to do as I am late home several nights because of gym classes and WW.

    fingers crossed for another weight loss tonight.
  20. pattipen

    pattipen Well-Known Member

    After a slight blip (my weight went up, but fortunately lost the same amount the following week) I'm hopefully back on track. Made a chicken and vegetable broth in the slow cooker last night, don't know what it will taste like as I followed a recipe but (as usual) tweaked it a little. I have the ingredients to make aubergine bake for the freezer, and need to pop some more jacket spuds in. I'm also looking at a chicken curry recipe and a celery soup, so the freezer will be nice and full.
    I haven't managed to get rid of the cold fully as yet - my nose keeps dripping at the most inopportune times.

    Exercise is a walk on Sunday, plus Group Kick twice a week. This week we are challenged to exercise more than we did last week, I don't know whether to try to get another walk in there somehow or just count one of the gym sessions as I missed last week due to forgetting to pick up my gym kit when I left the house in the morning.

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