The Weightwatchers app for android has arrived..Finally!!

I am so happy even though I don’t have an android phone.. I have a blackberry lol, anyway the reason I am so excited is the weightwatchers app for android phones has finally landed and downloaded it to my sisters samsung galaxy note today to see what it was like and have a play around with it! The verdict I love it and when my phone upgrade is due in Jan I will be getting a galaxy note, not an I phone which I was going to get purely for the weightwatchers app, the only downside I have is that it doesn’t have the recipe builder on it… But then I guess if your cooking or baking you are more than likely going to be at home or somewhere near a connection to the internet so it’s not that much of a downside for me. I have heard some of my friends on a facebook group for ww support that I am in, cannot download the app.. I struggled to find it in the google play market also.. So I just searched google and found the link to download it! Also today for dinner I had the weight watchers alfredo bolognaise.. And I have to say I wasn’t that keen it really didn’t have much flavour at all, I was quite disappointed as bolognaise is one of my favourite meals! I’m still not feeling 100% but I did manage to get up to my sister’s and bake a cake for my nephew’s 4th Birthday tomorrow and walk Cia.. We are having a party for him on Sat so be prepared to be bombarded with pictures of all my niece’s and nephew’s 😀 So my menu today was:

Breakfast: 35g hot oats 3pp, 120ml Skimmed milk 1pp, 10g Dark chocolate drops 1pp and 15g Whole earth natural peanut butter 2pp.

Lunch: weightwatchers tortilla wrap 3pp, 3 slices garlic sausage 1pp, 1 Mushroom sliced, 75g Nume chicken tikka sandwich filler 2pp and 1 tomato 1pp.

Dinner: Weightwatchers alfredo bolognaise 9pp.

Snacks: 1 pack whisps 3pp, 2 maria biscuits 1pp. 

Total used 26/26 and scales looking mighty fine this morning! 

So that’s me for today am off to a child minding information day tomorrow and then my 3rd mile swim for my Aspire swim the channel challenge.. Please please consider sponsoring me for this, Click this link to find out more and sponsor me http://www.aspirechannelswim.co.uk/GemsAllSwimNoSinkChallenge

Much Love Gems 😀 

No weekly pro points=More control + A little beauty!

I have come to the realisation to day that having no weekly pro points left to use, means I have more control over my food.. As on the weekend I pretty much usually just use them all. However this week I didn’t and it has made me feel like my hunger is out of my own control more than once this week, which I don’t like one bit! 
Last night after my walk I was ravenous and ended up having two wraps instead of one plus 3.. Yes that says 3 packets of crisps and 2 Maria biscuits!! End result.. All of my weeklies gone bar 2, I was feeling depressed and guilty that I had let my self control slip but today when I woke up I felt more in control knowing I only had my dailies to use and therefore have felt happier and more in control today.. Funny what little tricks your mind can play isn’t it?! 
Today has been a fantastic day in the sunshine.. 😀 While Chris was in the gym I went into town to pick up a couple of bits for Letitia’s first day back at school tomorrow and something for dinner tonight, I also picked up a really great card for Chris’ Birthday in a couple of weeks, He’s going  to love it! After meeting Chris from the gym we grabbed a subway for lunch and sat down in the sunshine to eat it, I am definitely a sunshine girl.. Could easily emigrate to somewhere like Arizona in a heartbeat!!! After our lunch we went to Costa and had a coffee (Well Chris did, I had green tea with cranberry) out in the sun again, watched the world go by and saw this little beauty 

VW Stunner!

They guy apparently hires it out for people to use as their wedding transport, how fabulous is that! 😀 
After that we went to the beach for a bit.. Has been one of the best, relaxing days in the sun for a while. 
 
My menu today was:
 
Breakfast: 2 Weetabix baked with golden syrup 4pp, 120ml Skimmed milk 1pp.
 
Lunch: Low fat Turkey and Ham subway with green peppers and onions with sweet onion sauce 8pp.
 
Dinner: Nume Cajun spiced chicken fettucine 11pp. 
 
Snacks: 2 Maria biscuits 1pp (These are a bit like rich tea biscuits, they are a substitute for Graham crackers that you see used in American recipes for cheesecake etc.. I plan on making a strawberry cheesecake on Saturday so will show you a pic of them then.) I bought them in the 99p shop you get 3 packs for that 99p so very worth it I think! 
 
Total used 25/26pp 🙂 
 
Tomorrow I am taking Cia for another long walk so plan on having a good breakfast and taking some filling and healthy foods to munch on to keep me full up so I am not starving when I get back this time! Much Love Gems 😀 
 

Is it odd I’m addicted to mushrooms.. And a recipe! :)

Helloooooo.. I have decided that I cannot go a day without mushrooms at all I love them they are yummy and filling and I recommend everyone to go out and get a punnet right now! 😉 Hehe well only if you like them that is.. Anyhow am in quite a happy mood today even if it is the dreaded totm.. Strange what stepping on the scales can do for your mood, I am almost 100% certain now that it is breakfast that is key for me with this weight loss malarchy as today I have been light again! I have also just spent a small fortune for O/H birthday in Sept.. We are going to our friends in London for the weekend following his birthday, So I have booked a surprise karaoke session at the Lucky voice venue in Soho for the four of us and we get a free round of shots as it’s a birthday.. Also just about to book a table at our Favourite little Italian restaurant Pulcinella, it was the our first restaurant we went to on our first weekend in London when we first started seeing one another just over 3 years ago.. Oh He is going to love it! Anyway…

Menu today was:

Breakfast: 35g hot oat cereal 3pp, 150ml Skimmed milk 1pp.

Lunch: 200g nume baked beans 4pp, 50g wafer thin turkey 1pp, creamy mushrooms 1pp.

Dinner: Nume Cajun spiced chicken fettucine 11pp ( Yes I am slightly addicted)

Snacks: Banana, WW ginger crunch biscuits 2pp.

Recipe for Creamy Mushrooms:- per recipe 1pp.

Ingredients:

Sliced mushrooms around 80-100g. 

30g extra light philadelphia 1pp.

Pinch of black pepper and cayenne pepper.

Dried mixed herbs to taste.. Beware if you use more than around 15g the pp will go from 0pp to 1pp.

Method:

Put mushrooms in a microwaveable container, season with the peppers and blitz uncovered on high for 1 min. Once done add the philadelphia and mixed herbs and mix well, Serve immediately or allow to cool and serve cold.

Anywho that’s me for another day and hope everyone else is doing well too and my blog is helping with some inspiration for something.. anything lol! Much Love Gems 😀

Things are looking up!! :D

So after my dreadful day on Wednesday, My interview went very well yesterday I’m feeling very positive about it. I also had an email from another nursery offering me a day trial at there establishment too. Feeling so much more positive than I was on Wednesday!! 

Our good friends from London Jamie and Valeria are down for the day and night today to have a belated celebration for my 30th birthday with some other friends of ours, we haven’t seen them since Christmas so very excited about seeing them!! Instead of going out for a meal I am going to cook mushroom risotto which is a massive hit in this household everybody loves it, and it’s low on points and calories so double bonus!! Off out after our dinner for some drinks and lots of dancing so hopefully that will burn some lbs too!

I’ll post the recipe for the mushroom risotto later on today along with a picture, Also a pic of me in my outfit for tonight!! 😉 I’ll also post an update on my challenges and my weight loss chart from weight watchers so far! 

Whoop here we go!

Soooo walking around with the other half today and we thought we’d go check out how much the local gym was as we haven’t been members for about a year.. By the time we had left we had signed up for a 24 month contract each and we are going to go for a little session tomorrow morning before our friends daughter’s name thanksgiving day!

Also totally rocking both of my challenges I’m doing at the moment… 

North Downs 876ft South Downs 889ft Cotswolds 1083ft Bodmin Moor 1300ft North York Moors 1490ft Brown Clee Hill 1772ft High Willhays 2037ft  Kinder Scout 2087ft Pen y Fan 2907ft Scafell Pike 3209ft Snowdon 3560ft Ben Nevis 4409ft
87ftg 89ftg 108ftg 130ftg 149ftg 177ftg 203ftg 208ftg 290ftg 320ftg 356ftg 440ftg
11/6/12-32=55ftg 13/6/12-5=84ftg 16/6/12-15=93ftg
12/6/12-30=25ftg 14/6/12-30=54ftg
13/6/12-25=0ftg 15/6/12-35=19ftg
16/6/12-19=0ftg


This one I only started 5 days ago! The other one is a 7 summits of the world one and I am currently on Mount kosciuszko in Australia! This mountain is 7310 feet high which equates to 731 floors.. After 4 days.. Drum roll please……….. I am down to 572 floors to go! That’s a total of 159 floors in 4 days, Woohooo Go me! 

I feel positive that I am getting back on track and can’t wait to start swimming and hitting the gym again.. Have to say a huge thanks to my gorgeous boyfriend for paying my joining fee for me after spending over £200 on my Pandora bracelet for my birthday too!

 


Back on track!

Well after my lovely birthday meal out and my divine cupcake, I got back on track yesterday… I had beans on toast for lunch and a sandwich for tea Admitedly I did have some choc and a bag of crisps but I burnt 2503 calories and ate 1618 so not going to bad I hope! 

I finished the North downs on my challenge and am 5 floors into the South downs yayyyy.. Going to try and incorporate my calorie counting on fit bit into my ww plan. Will let you know how I get on this week! 

I am feeling fit and ready to walk the line on this journey 😀

Happy Birthday To Me….

Happy Birthday to me! 😀

So today is my 30th birthday.. I got a gorgeous Pandora Charm Bracelet from Chris my wonderful boyfriend and a few cards. 

I am a little gutted that it is chucking it down with rain here as would have been nice to get out, But will make do. I plan on tracking as much as possible today but if I get a chance I want to grab a cupcake from Angel Food Bakery in the lanes.. They have the most divine cupcakes I have ever tasted! If your ever in Brighton you should look them up!! 😀