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 😀 
 

Think I’ve cracked it! :D

Hey everyone, so after my post (Moan!) yesterday I had breakfast this morning and voila I am lighter today even after breakfast, lunch and dinner! 😀 I have however got back ache, tummy ache and moodiness to match the medusa scorned right now (I hate totm) I feel exhausted so haven’t made it to the gym and it’s been raining all day not a great combination to get you smiling.. I did however have a lovely lunch that was so simple and tasted so much like comfort food it did make me smile 🙂 

Menu today:

Breakfast: 35g hot oat cereal 3pp, 200ml skimmed milk 2pp.

Lunch: 2 Weight watchers tortilla wraps 5pp, 60g sliced mushrooms cooked with a pinch of black pepper in microwave for 1 min opp, 30g extra light philadelphia mixed into cooked mushrooms 1pp, 1tsp mixed dried herbs 0pp and pinch of cayenne pepper 0pp, 4 slices of garlic sausage 2pp.

Dinner:  200g mash potato 4pp, 150g Nume baked beans 3pp, 50g wafer thin turkey 2pp, sprinkled with 1 sachet butter buds 0pp and  a pinch of garlic powder 0pp

Total used 21/26 daily pro points.

And looking out the window it’s finally stopped raining.. Hurrah! Things are looking up already.. 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! 

Daily Fitbit stats

My fitbit #fitstats for 6/22/2012: 14,110 steps and 6.1 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/22VF8F

Daily Fitbit stats

My fitbit #fitstats for 6/20/2012: 16,673 steps and 7.4 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/22VF8F

Been a hell of a week.. Why is it only Weds??

So the week started off well.. We joined a gym and I got stuck into it on monday night going for a spin class I thought I could do… Big mistake I lasted all of 10 mins!! 😦 

Realised I’m not as fit as I once was lol. Then along comes some major bust ups in my family resulting in me telling my father he wont be seeing me or my daughter again.. Another sad day 😦 

Then today have ended up without a job… Can it get much worse I am wondering?? Well when I got home I rang round and managed to score a new job interview for Fri 10am! Then me and Chris hit the gym tonight and I also swam 60 laps this morning so feel I have burnt off a lot of the stress I have been carrying this week already and I have a body pump class booked for tomorrow go me! Raaaarrrrrrr! 😀 

These are my stats from fitbit today 

 

Activity

 16615 steps taken today
 
166% of goal of 10,000
 41 floors climbed today
 
137% of goal of 30
You have climbed: The Tallest Sequoia 
 7.38 miles traveled today
 
164% of goal of 4.50
 3135 calories burned
 
106% of goal of 2,969
 1644 active score 
 
164% of goal of 1,000

And this is how I am doing on my challenge to walk the hills and mountains of the uk:

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 20/6/12-13=117ftg
12/6/12-30=25ftg 14/6/12-30=54ftg 17/6/12-10=83ftg
13/6/12-25=0ftg! 15/6/12-35=19ftg 18/6/12-31=52ftg
16/6/12-19=0ftg! 19/6/12-24=28ftg
20/6/12-24=0ftg!

I’m sorry it’s been quite a depressing post apart from my excellent exercise news.. I promise to do a more upbeat one soon, with a recipe for the best mushroom risotto you will ever taste!! 😉

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!