Watching Weight and Counting Points

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 🙂

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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5 Responses to Watching Weight and Counting Points

  1. laura1952 says:

    Welcome back to Accountability. Your number one tool to success. Again, I loved the rainbow of colours you ate today. I know that lemon is supposed to stop avocado from going brown, but never thought about using it for apples. What a great idea. I’m glad Harvey and the dogs enjoyed the warmth of the fires. I could close my eyes and smell it!

  2. Lucy Murphy says:

    I gave you the Mintea, glad it was nice. I’ve been drinking Yerba Mate with a stick of cinnamon in it – delicious. Glad you are back on track.
    Lucy x

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