Weight Watchers Wednesday

Week 46  Weight lost this week: -4 Weight loss in total 35.5 lbs

What the what!?!?!?!  I had a big loss this week and I couldn’t be happier!  4 lbs is a massive loss for me and I was doing a bit of a happy dance around the room afterwards. Then I got home and ate some of my birthday cake (at 10:30 in the morning) then I went grocery shopping and bought some peanut butter and Nutella and celebrated some more by eating a PB & Nutella. I then ate an Alpen raspberry and yogurt bar, then I had a McD’s cheeseburger and small fry, then I had a spoon of Nutella, a 1/2 bag of crisps, then I finished off Squidge’s supper, then I had a venison burger…  you get the picture, no?

So, my question is this, why do I always eat my weight in junk after having a fabulous result? It’s almost like I have to undo all my hard work. I will admit that I was hungry… at first but come on the nutella? the crisps? more nutella?  By 3pm I had used up daily propoints allowance but I STILL ate crisps, nutella, venison burger and the alpen bar. *thumps*self*on*head* I am an numpty and if anyone can help me change this behaviour I’ll be forever in your debt.  How do you stop yourself from sabotaging yourself? What is it about me that has this compulsion? HELP!!!

I’ve drawn a line (a grubby Nutella stained line) under yesterday. Today is a new day and there will be no (ok maybe a little) Nutella on my toast.

Now to some fun things! I’ve gotten another Weight Watchers care package and oooooh interwebers it’s was filled with some yummy things. I say was because I’ve worked my way through a lot of it (and still had a huge loss Yay!) My favorites so far have been the chocolate digestive biscuits- 1 propoint per biscuit and it really hits the spot with a cup of coffee.  The tortilla chips and good too- great when you want a salty crunchy treat.  Stay tuned for my “review” of the Weight Watchers wine- I’m a bit sceptical but am going to try it and you my honest opinion.

Before I fell off the Weight Watchers wagon I found a recipe online and because it was low propoints I thought I would give it a try. I did a bit of research and found that it is a popular Israeli dish, having never tried Israeli I thought I’d give it a go.

Shakshuka

8-9 tomatoes
2 peppers
2 cloves of garlic
4 eggs
water
drizzle of olive oil
cumin
salt
pepper
cayenne

Chop the tomatoes and saute for about 2 minutes, add the diced peppers and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the water, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne and cook for another 5 minutes. Crack 4 eggs and continue simmering in a medium heat until the eggs are done to your taste.

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I didn’t give a measure for the water because the recipe I used called for 1tbs and I found that to be too little. The dish was a little dry because I wanted my egg whites to be cooked. Use your judgement on this- remember that the sauce will dry out as you cook the eggs so best to have more water in the beginning as it will dry out by the time the eggs are done.  If you do a search for this recipe you’ll find it’s very popular and for good reason- it was delicious!  It was a 3 propoint meal (more if you eat bread with it) and it was very filling.