Monday, 13 August 2012

Cooking and Weight Loss

I am on the Weight Watchers diet its the only one which works for me because when I am on it, I eat allot of food but its healthy stuff, I educate myself about portion control and I tend to try new things.

I have lost weight with them before and I kept it off for years, it was only after my health blip I piled on the weight but now I am well on the road to recovery I want to get back to being the old me.

OK.... I know, I know......

I can never go back to being the "old me" but I can re-create myself and be the person I like and feel comfortable with.

I am a far cry from the 8 stone I used to be I can tell you!

I have been going to group for about 6 weeks now and so far I have lost half a stone. 

The weight isn't falling off, its dripping off very slowly but hey? I am in no race I can take as long as I like to get where I want to be.

Ah those were the years when it was all about the lycra and aerobics!

So today I am taking the opportunity to do some cooking.

I am trying a few vegetarian dishes and am using Quorn in one just to see what its like.

I like vegetarian dishes as long as they are tasty with lots of spice and I don't really miss the meat at all. So the dishes I am making will be for me because the kids don't like anything with "bits" in and my husband does like his meat.

I wonder what it will taste like!


  1. Oh the lycra and the aerobics!!! lol!! Those were the days!

    I could easily be vegetarian so let us know how this looks like it would be good!

    My house is the same as yours -- no "bits" in the food and my men like their meat. The youngest is a picky eater in that he eats what he likes and lots of it but he's not experimental and veg is a dirty word to him (always has been like this and he's 20 now!). My husband has never really been one to experiment but over the years his food tastes have grown but I still have to smuggle things past him (if I can!). I've got one son who is 24 who has always been a champion -- he'll eat whatever I make, he's willing to try new things AND he loves to cook...whoever ends up with this guy is getting a gem!!!

    1. The Butternut Squash was gorgeous but I think next time I will use turkey or beef mince as I wasn't hugely fond of the quorn mince. It was really filling and tasty. Highly recommend it!

  2. I don't know what a "stone" is, but congrats on the dedicated effort. Weight Watchers is the best. (I need to go soon.) We may never see spandex again, but we can look good and feel better.
    Keep Calm and Carry On...


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