Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog. I'm new to this so please bear with me. I have always been overweight and unhappy about myself for as long as I remember.

I have tried to lose weight so many times I've lost count. Then one day everything clicked and I realised that I didn't need to put a time limit and being a perfect weight and being perfect. If I worked at it a little bit everyday it would all come together. So I joined Weight Watchers for the third time and without putting pressure on myself and feeling like a failure decided I would just try baby steps everyday.

This decision led to a new way of thinking and a new me........

Friday, September 19, 2014

Filling and Healthy: Soup!

I decided that I was going to have some delicious filling and healthy lunch the weekend and what better option than soup!!

I had carrots, onions and potatoes in the fridge so decided to use them all up with the addition of some herbs and spices of course. 

Viola! Spicy carrot soup!  

Free on Filling and Healthy or 2 Pro Points per serving! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Update: Back on the Weight Loss Wagon!

Hi Everyone,

It has been a very long time since I have updated this blog or made a YouTube video update. The story of my weight loss journey has been a very long one as is the case with most. It has definitely not been a very straight forward one but it has been very worthwhile and I have learnt so much about myself along the journey.

The very first time I joined Weight Watchers was over ten years ago. I lost some weight and felt great but then unfortunately fell off the so called weight loss wagon. I rejoined some years later and I have regained all the weight I had lost plus some and I was now at my all time heaviest weight of 17st 1lb (239lb) I will never ever forget that moment or that number!

I was more determined than ever and managed to lost 69lb, which was 1lb off 5 stone. The Weight Watchers program changed from Points to Pro Points at this point. I was already struggling to get to the 5 stone loss and I have been up and down in the previous months. I did not see a reason for change and I essentially used this change in the program to give up. I gave it a half hearted attempt and I never really worked the program and therefore it didn't work for me.

I gave up and rejoined a few times but never managed to have the success I had when I lost 69lb. This year back in April I decided that enough was enough and I needed a fresh start. I was away for a week with my Boyfriend for a family event and when we came back I rejoined Weight Watchers on April 1st. I whole heartedly embraced the program this time and returned to the same meeting and leader where I had my original success.

I was introduced to Simple Start and Filling & Healthy and I haven't looked back, I am not obsessing ober Pro Points and constantly counted. I eat healthily and there is still room for treats! Below is the Simple Start food list:

To date I have lost 27.5lb and overall I am down 53lb. I still have 16lb to get back to my lowest weight but I will get there.  I will post my weigh in's below so you can see what my weeks are truly like.

Week 1: -4.5lb
Week 2: -2lb
Week 3: -2lb
Week 4: -2lb
Week 5: -1lb
Week 6: -1lb
Week 7: -1lb
Week 8: -1.5lb
Week 9: -2lb
Week 10: -0.5lb
Week 11: -1lb
Week 12: -3.5lb
Week 13: -0.5lb
Week 14: +0.5lb (First gain since rejoining)
Week 15: +3lb    (After a week in America)
Week 16: -2.5lb
Week 17: -2lb
Week 18: +1lb   (Boyfriends family staying weekend, Drinks and Dinner out)
Weeek 19: -2lb
Week 20:-1lb
Week 21: STS
Week 22: -2lb

The picture below shows me at my heaviest and the one on the right was taken yesterday morning after my weigh in.My leader commented this week on how relaxed I seem this time around and I think this is purely down to knowing it is a lifetime of healthy eating and exercise not just a means to an end.

- J xx

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Water, water, water!

I have always liked water but never managed to get a huge amount in every day. The reason for this is I dislike the taste of tap water and will only drink bottled. 

I notice when I do drink more water I tend to go the bathroom lots more in every way! It really seems to get things.. Em...moving! 

We normally buy 12litres of water every time we do a shop but yesterday 
I decided yesterday to head out and buy a bobble water bottle. I love the design and it has an inbuilt filter!

So far so good. I'm loving my bottle and already have 2litres consumed for the day and will bring a third litre to work. 
I purchased the litre bottle with pink filter and Chris got the green one. The filters need to be replaced every 150litres or 2months and there are multiple colour options. 

Here are our new shiny bottles! 

- J xx

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Food Haul!

Hi everyone, 

Thought I'd do a post of all my food bought during shopping for the week! Hope it's interesting and readable! 
We don't buy anything frozen. A few things are what I had in the press and decided to take photos of.



Bananas and Apples:

Chicken fillets 3pp for 1 fillet:

 Lean mince 3pp per 125g portion:

Bread 2slices for 4pp:

Flora spread 1pp per 10g:

Ham 2 slices for 1pp:

Cheese slices 1pp per slice:

Wraps 3pp per wrap:

Skinny Rolls 2ppt for 1:

Spray oil:

Eggs 2ppt per Egg:

Low fat sausages 3ppt for 2:

Rasher medallions 1pp for 3:

Low Fat Milk 1pp for 100ml:

Cheese 2pp for 30g:

Tuna 2pp per can:

Bolognese Sauce 2pp per Jar:

Light Mayo 1pp for 15g:

Salsa 0pp per tablespoon:

Nandos Marinade 1pp for 40g (enough to marinade two chicken fillets:

Lemon Slices 2pp each:

Timeout 2pp each:

2finger KitKat 3pp each:

Coco pops bar 2pp each:

Mini brownie bits 1pp for 1, 3pp for 2 and 5pp for 3:

Mullet Light 2pp each:

Chocolate Mousse 2pp each:

0% yogurts 1pp each:

15g popcorn 2pp
Rice Krispie Square 3pp:

Pepsi Max 0pp:

HunkyDorys 4pp each:

VelvetCrunch 2pp each:

Every week we use the mince to make four portions 4pp per portion. We freeze
It and have it with wraps, pasta, rice, actifry chips or mash! So versatile! 

Have a great week!!

- J xx

Friday, May 17, 2013

Week 5 Weigh In!

This week was week number five back on Weight Watchers. Really enjoying being on plan and eating good. I stick to my 31 pro points every day. After weigh in myself and Chris dip into our 49 weeklies and have a treat then. I find this helps me better than using them midweek or dipping in every day. This week despite being on track I was up a 1/2lb. I know I was on plan and overall I've lost 7lb in 5 weeks which is perfect as my aim is 1lb per week.

I have 4 exams down and 3 more to go! Cannot wait to have my summer with no college work. 

Every week we make a batch of chilli mince with veg. It's 4 portions so we both get two days of dinner. I had a portion yesterday with pasta and today I had the remaining on 2 WW wraps with lettuce & cheese. 

12 Pro Points, filling and delicious!
Mince - 3
Onions, red pepper & mushrooms - 0
WW chilli con carne sauce - 1
Cheese 25g - 2
2 WW wraps - 6
Lettuce - 0

Onwards and downwards!

- J xx

Monday, May 13, 2013

Weigh In Nerves!

Well I've had a good week, within points all week long and even under by one on a couple of days. I had a sneaky peak on the scales which I must admit I do most weeks. I know many people don't agree with this but I don't let it get to me too much whether its good or bad I'm just nosy. When I did look at the scales it showed a 3lb gain! I don't know how this could be possible.
I am very stressed at the moment and in the middle of exams. My exam today went hideously and the picture below describes my week perfectly! I haven't been getting exercise in but surely that should lead me to maintain and not have a gain. I guess we will see tomorrow at weigh in but to be honest I am not looking forward to it!
I know weigh loss comes with its highs and lows so no matter what the scales says I know that I am being better to my body by eating better and that gives me the motivation to carry on!
Fingers crossed! I am praying to the weight watchers gods! PLEASE!!!!!! Even a maintain!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Study Fuel!

Studying for my exam tomorrow and my wonderful Boyfriend Chris just made me this delicious berry smoothies for 3 Pro Points!

Berry Smoothie
200ml Orange Juice (2)
100ml Apple Juice (1)
Frozen Berries (0)
5 Frozen Strawberries (0)
2 Ice Cubes (0)

It was so tasty!!

Friday, May 10, 2013


Hi all,

Well another day and another one on track! On a roll!

Made nachos today! High enough pro points but had them left so why not use them on something yummy!!

Nachos: 14 Pro Points! Yummy!!!

Hope you are all having a good week! Happy Friday! 

- J xx

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Study, stress and food!!

Hi all,

Well very stressful day today! Psychology exam today so was stressed over that then everything just went wrong today. 
Dropped my student card down the toilet aswell! Grr! 

Just wanted chocolate and treats! Picked the boyfriend up from work and went and did our weekly shopping! Got loads of healthy stuff! Came home and made a batch of chilli mince. Had it tonight in a bowl topped with mash and grated cheese. It was delicious and quick!

Made a double batch of mince so will have the second batch tomorrow with nachos. Can't wait! An achievement to be on track today as I was in such bad mood because my day was going so badly. 

Cheese was yet to melt on the mash in the picture. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Return to Youtube!

Week 4 Weigh In and my Biggest support!

Well today was my fourth weigh since rejoining WeightWatchers. I lost another 2.5lb this week and am over the moon! That's 7.5lb in 4 weeks! Couldn't be happier as I've been aiming for 1lb per week!

My lovely boyfriend Chris lost 1lb this week also bringing his total loss to 7.5lb!

We are doing so well and I'm very proud of both of us! My exams started today and Chris has very kindly offered to help and cook meals on days I am too busy studying! Yes, I do have the best boyfriend ever! 

The topic in our meeting today was people who are your biggest support. Chris is definitely mine and so much so he was willing to join with me and do this along side me! I just want to say a HUGE thank you and I love you very much baby xx

Hope you all have an excellent week!!

Onwards and downwards xxx

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