Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 2 Back on track.

Well, managed to get to class on Thursday morning. There was a special offer at the moment where if you had a smart card and the current books, the joining fee was only €10 as opposed to €20. Thankfully I had my smart card and books! It was nice to see the familiar face of my leader, and even nicer that she recognised me. I did weigh slightly heavier than when I did last year, but her reply to the number on the scales... "We won't say you're up or down, this is a fresh start so we'll start from here...". It reminds me of one of the posters on the wall - "It's not a sin to fall, but it is if you stay down". This time I'm NOT staying down.

The class itself was interesting, and it was nice not to be the only guy there. There were 2 others! I'm so used to going to meetings where I am the only guy. The leader also gave out free samples of Linwoods hemp, flaxseed, and others. I tried the hemp today on my cereal and on a salad and it was nice. I ran out and bought a full packet. This time I picked up the flax, sunflower, pumpkin & sesame seeds & goji berries mix. I'll be trying it once my samples are gone. The samples were 25g packs and were approx P2 per pack.

I've a few things organised for lunches next week. Now that I'm off shift-work it's a bit easier to plan meals and other activities. I'll actually have time for a life now! I must admit that the hours can be a bit long, and by the time my work day finished I'm shattered. So much so that I found myself dozing in front of the TV last week watching the 6pm news. I'm hoping that once the days get brighter that will sort itself. I'm hoping to invest in a halogen oven on Sunday. I think it'll be handy for the cooking for one and also doing my WW ready meals. I'm also going to use the freezer more and the slow cooker too!

I picked up a copy of the new Irresistible magazine from WW. I'm reading through it to get some recipe ideas. The plan is to get 10 good recipes that hopefully the whole family will love. Then rotate these and go to the shops armed with 5 of them to get the ingredients. It should hopefully cut out all the impulse buys, or going to get something and forgetting it.

Well, time to hit the sack. Aiming to get up early for some Wii Fit and making porridge for breakfast.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another day over

Yesterday seemed to fly. Got my VPN sorted so now I can work from home. Excellent stuff as that means I won't have to go into the office on Sunday now. Did a little extra work last night, but feeling a little shattered this morning.

Can't wait for the day to finish. Heading out to dinner with work colleagues tonight and then re-joining a class tomorrow to find out the bad news. I've read some very inspirational posts on the WW boards, so I'm going to give it a good shot and aim for goal.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Another new year

Wow, where did 2009 go to? It seemed to fly by, or maybe as I get older the years go quicker too.
2009 marked the 10th anniversary of my first going to Weight Watchers, and unfortunately I weigh heavier now than I did then! If only I could discipline myself to stick to plan. Well, come Thursday I'm going back to classes and hopefully I'll stick to it this time. Things have come a long way since 123 Success 2000.

A new year and new beginnings. I've started a new job in work so thankfully shift work is no more. I won't be sad to see the back of the nights. I'll be doing a 4 day week, so 3 days off is good :) This time last year I was off sick from work after the bike crash. 2008 saw the last of the bike - goodbye your Majesty. While it was cheap to run tax-wise and petrol-wise, there just was no protection. I'm pretty much fully recovered apart from an area on my arm that has a bit of nerve damage.

Recently we got a HUGE chest freezer so the plan is to bulk cook and freeze, which just wasn't possible before with the limited freezer room. Soups and sauces here I come! I'm also determined to make more use of the slow cooker. I read recently to make a list of 10 good recipes, and when you go shopping to bring 5 with you to shop for ingredients. I think it's something I'm going to try for the next few weeks to see how it goes.

Thursday is looming. Return to classes should be good though. I've also a work dinner to attend on Wednesday. I'm going to try and make wise food choices. My only problem is I'm a finicky eater. I'm not a great meat eater, don't like anything on the bone. Hopefully there will be a good choice :)