OK. The weight gain of recent weeks and weight stagnation of recent months has to end. It ends right here, right now. I set up the WW app on my phone today and have been counting points all day. It was so easy I don’t know why I didn’t do this ages ago. I confess I feel mildly euphoric to have ended the day 3 points below my allowance 🙂
Breakfast: 40 g oats (4 points), made up to porridge with water, with some butternut squash mashed in, pumpkin pie spice and a banana. Topped with 1 tbsp Barney Butter (3 points). Barney Butter is a brand of almond butter that some of the blogs I regularly read rave about. So I bought some in Florida to try. Wish I’d bought more than 1 jar!
Lunch was a fresh and tasty salad.
Mixed leaves, carrots, celery, tomatoes with 10 g raisins (1 point).
Served with 2 tbsp humous (5 points)
and an apple. To keep the apple white I dipped it in fresh lemon juice. I squeezed the lemon juice in to a bowl, dipped the apple in and then poured the juice over the salad as the “dressing”.
During the day I had cups of tea and a coffee which costs points for milk (4 points) so in the afternoon I had a herbal tea, which doesn’t need milk. Someone gave me this Mintea but I can’t remember who – thanks whoever you are – it was great.
Dinner was inspired, if I do say so myself. I had no fixed plans so I made brown rice (4 points for 100g), with broccoli and green beans and Toscana chicken.
Toscana Chicken (1/3 is 8 points)
Ingredients (serves 3)
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 large onion
- 2 handfuls button mushrooms
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 jar of Biona’s Toscana pasta sauce (other pasta sauces would work too)
- Heat oil in a frying pan
- Add onions, fry gently for about 5 minutes and then add mushrooms, fry gently for 5 more minutes
- Move vegetables to side and add chicken, fry until browned all over
- Pour over Toscana sauce and simmer for 10-15 minutes
We had the first fire of the Winter today.
3 happy boys who all love a fire.
Weight Watchers points totals:
Breakfast = 7
Lunch = 6
Dinner = 12
Other = 4
Total = 29. Ta daaaaaaa 🙂