Dec 22, 2014

The A - Z of Christmas!

Another little helpful note from my leader...

A is for Alcohol, always use a measure and never over do it

B is for Butter... the real stuff... it adds up!

C is for chocolate, the stuff you can't control in other peoples houses!

D is for Desserts, one a day... just one!

E is for Everything in moderation

F is for Fruit... and forgetting it!

G is for Goal... don't lose sight of it over the holidays

H is for How long is Christmas in your house... it's only 1 day

I is for In the driving seat... designated drivers save lives and ProPoints! 

J is for the Jeans test... lay on the bed... exhale and try to get em on ya... if you can't, change the plan!

K is for Keep reminding yourself why you are doing it

L is for LBD ... no, not the dress... a Little Bowl of Dessert... keep it small!

M is for Move More

N is for 'No thanks' and mean it!

O is for One will do... One mince pie, One chocolate, One drink

P is for Portion size... have some roast potatoes not ALL the roasties... 

Q is for Question yourself.. do you really want it? Do you need it?

R is for Rest your mouth between mouthfuls... we're not hoovers!

S is for Select healthy alternatives

T is for Turkey, low in PP and high in protein

U is for Use your calculator

V is for Veggies.. all free and tasty!

W is for Water, drink more than you think you need... because sometimes you're thirsty not hungry!

Y is for YOU... you're doing it for yourself!

Z is for Zoom back to class in 2015 ready to take the next step in your journey!

He sees you when you're drinking...

Yes... yes he does... the fecker... as my leader says... willpower dissolves in alcohol... and I'm VERY guilty of this... I LOVE my cocktails... so here's a little list to keep us all in check ... *hiccup* x

On the tiles...
Bacardi Breezer - Lemon 275mls = 5 PP
Bacardi Breezer - Orange, Watermelon, Pineapple and Mango, 275mls = 3 PP
Bacardi Breezer - Half sugar Raspberry Bacardi Breezer = 3 PP
Baileys per 50ml = 6pp 
Bulmers Light per 330ml bottle = 4pp 
Champagne 750ml = 20 pp
Coors light per bottle = 4pp 
Cider sweet per pint = 8pp 
Cider dry per pint = 7pp 
Guinness per pint = 6 pp 
Heineken per 330ml bottle = 5 pp 
Kopperburg cider per bottle = 8 pp 
Lager per pint = 6 pp 
Lager per bottle (330ml) = 3 pp 
Lager Low alcohol per bottle = 1pp 
Lambrini Light:
   100ml = 2 ProPoints values
   275ml = 6 ProPoints values
   750ml bottle = 15 ProPoints values 

Magners/Bulmers Light Cider 330ml bottle = 4 pp
Magners/Bulmers Light Cider 500ml can = 6 pp
Miller per 330ml bottle = 5pp 
Port per 50ml = 3pp 
Smirnoff Ice 275ml - 5pp
Smirnoff Ice 330ml - 6pp
Smirnoff Ice 700ml - 13pp
Smirnoff & Cranberry, 250ml - 6pp
Smithwicks, ½ pint = 3pp Smithwicks, 500ml = 6pp Smithwicks, 1 pint = 7pp Spirits (Vodka, brandy, gin, rum whiskey) per 35ml (Irish pub measure) = 3pp 
Spirits (Vodka, brandy, gin, rum whiskey) per 25ml (UK pub measure) = 2pp 
Sherry per 50ml = 2pp
Schnappes per 35ml = 4pp 
WeightWatchers wine per 125ml = 3 pp
West Coast Cooler 250ml = 5 pp
West Coast Cooler 750ml = 14 pp

WINE - per 750ml
Red wine = 19 pp
White wine dry = 18 pp
Rose = 19 pp
White medium = 20 pp
White sparkling = 19 pp
White sweet = 25 pp

Bloody Mary = 4 pp
Sex on the Beach = 8 pp
Strawberry Daiquiri = 4 pp
Pina Colada = 6 pp
Cosmo = 6 pp
Vodka Tonic = 3 pp
Manhattan = 8 pp 
Screwdriver = 5 pp
Frozen Mudslide = 11 pp
G&T = 4 pp
Jack & coke = 4 pp
Mai Tai = 10 pp
Rum & coke = 4 pp
Mojito = 6 pp
Martini = 6 pp
White Russian = 7 pp
Bloody Mary = 4 pp
Margarita = 6 pp
Frozen Daiquiri = 4 pp
Long Island Ice Tea = 7 pp
Parrot Bay Frozen Berry Daiquiri = 4 pp
Parrot Bay Frozen Pina Colada = 7 pp

Dec 20, 2014

Cookie monsters....

Last of the Christmas goodies from my M&S trek... 

Strawberry and Cream wafer cubes x 4 - 2PP
These are like mini pink & whites!

Chocolate and Vanilla wafer cubes x 4 - 2PP

Christmas Pudding Cookies x 1 - 3PP

Mini Yeti Gingerbread men x 1 - 2PP

Mini Gingerbread men x 1 - 1PP

Pineapple, Coconut & White Chocolate Cookies x 1 - 3PP

All Butter Belgian Chocolate Chunk Cookies x 1 - 3PP

All Butter TRIPLE Belgian Chocolate Chunk Cookies x 1 - 3PP

Cranberry and Orange Cookies x 1 - 3PP

Milk Chocolate 'money' x 1 (65g bag) - 9PP

Bubbly Santa - 3PP
This fella is hiding at the check out calling your name! 

With the mince pies keep your eye out for the weight of each one... they vary a lot!

Mini All Butter Mince Pies, per 19g pie - 2PP

Lattice Butter Rich Mince Pies, per 50g pie - 6PP

Puff Pastry Mince Pies, per 45g pie - 5PP

Classic All Butter mince Pies, per 58g pie - 6PP

Mini Christmas Pudding cakes - 2PP each

Mini Christmas Carrot Cupcakes - 4PP each

Snowy Road Squares - 2PP each

Salted Caramel Hazelnut Diamonds - 3PP each

Extremely Chocolatey Yule Log per 1/6th serv - 5PP
Whole log - 32PP

Dec 19, 2014

Ta Da! #final-weigh-in

We made it!!! WOO HOOO!!!! Final week of the challenge... 

People sometimes ask 'why do you bother doing challenges?' and the answer is purely selfish... I need motivation... I need to see others losing weight so my competitive side will up its game! Yes there are times when I'm about to go to bed and I think 'feck I've got to do the chart' which is why my ability to lose count is bad! But if you look below, everyone who stuck it out, is down, be it half a pound or a stone, everyone is NOT UP and that was the goal in the run up to Christmas... people motivate each other, and seeing that, stops me face planting a bun! Simple as that... it's all about me dontchyaknow! 

I won't add up the grand total till early next week once everyones checked in but seriously look at the losses... you're all amazing and I KNOW no one wants to lose all that again when January strikes! 

AND, a HUGE thank you to all my guest posters.. if you ever need to check in with someone who's journey is real and they've been struggling too, people who have really been there... these people are the ones to follow... No one likes Miss Smug in fat camp... especially when you've been struggling all your life like me... so knowing that you've had a bad day/week/ month... it's nice to know that we've all been there and that you can start again without all the guilt and emotional head wreck and still continue your journey! 

If you need a boost over the next two weeks... have a scroll through their blogs and I guarantee you'll be back on track before you know it! 

I'll do a final post next week before Christmas to tot up how much the group have lost but be very proud of yourselves... imagine if you'd thrown in the towel a few weeks ago... I know for sure I'd have been up! So well done everyone! x

Dec 18, 2014

All together now in the style of Elvis!

I'll have a GLUUUUU-TEN free Christmas without wheat...
See what I did there?! *gets coat*

Any excuse to play a Christmas song to be honest... It'll be all karaoke next week!
Tangent... the girl with the pink bow in her hair... how brilliant is she swooning! 

Some M&S goodies for the gluten free lovers amongst us... Honestly, gluten free stuff just makes me feel less bloated... and there's some really good offerings out there now, LIDL, Supervalu and many other places have upped their game... for people in your family who can't eat stuffing and christmas cake there's some great choices out there now...  I passed these on my lunch break and thought I'd ProPoint them for you ...

Made Without Wheat Coffee and Walnut Cake per 1/6th - 9PP 

Made Without Wheat Mini Coconut Macaroons x 1 (25g) - 3PP 

Made Without Wheat Ginger Snaps x 1 (17g) - 2PP 

Made Without Wheat Spiced Cookies x 1 (18g) - 3PP 

Made Without Wheat Triple Chocolate Cookies x 1 (17g) - 2PP 

Made Without Wheat Mini Cheese Crackers x 1 pack - 3PP 

Made Without Wheat Cheese Puffs x 1/4 bag (25g) - 3PP 

Made Without Wheat Caramel Pecan Squares x 1 - 5PP 
And they're small!

Made Without Wheat Chocolate Loaf, whole thing, 250g  - 27PP 
If you like chocolate cake and don't eat puddings or christmas cake 
and hate baking this cake is for you!

Made Without Wheat Almond Frangipane Traybake, whole thing 287g  - 40PP 
yes FORTY!

Made Without Wheat Scotch Pancakes, per pancake - 3PP 

All Butter Gluten Free Top Iced Christmas Cake 600g  - 58PP 

Gluten Free Christmas Pudding Large, (454g) - 36PP
Below - Small individual 100g pudding - 8PP

Gluten Free Mince Pies, per pie - 5PP

Made Without Wheat - Rich Fruit Cake, 375 loaf - 34PP