Weigh In Days Tricks

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I stayed the same this week and after a surprise 3lb loss last week I was expecting a gain as I’ve had a few stress wine drinks!
I had a switch to No Count for Monday and Tuesday but had such a manic day at work that once I finally sat down at 8pm wine was just what I needed.
This also happened on Wednesday…and as you know wine and cheese go hand in hand. To try and have some semblance of control I sat and ate half a bag of Weight Watchers grated cheese out of the packet like it was a packet of crisps 😳 this however is still better than a big chunk of full fat cheddar
Add to that no time to exercise and the fact that I have to check my scales every day for work (even though I get on with boots and coat on it’s not hard to have an idea of where I am even though I try to pay no attention to it) I was expecting about 3lb gain.
Thursday I pulled it back with low pointed meals and absolutely no wine.
Today was weigh in and here come in ‘weigh in day tricks’. I never weigh in jeans-I don’t think many people do and to be honest I can’t wait until the day when I can weigh in jeans. I have a certain weight that I want to get to (I’m 7lbs away from it) and when that happens I’ll take the hit the following week and weigh in jeans.
I used to always in leggings and a tunic top but it’s rare I do that now as is not really ‘every day’ clothes for me. So I tend to weigh in a skirt and top.
Today however I was going to a trampoline park after weigh in so I had a switch back to leggings. To be fair they are about the same weight so wouldn’t make much difference on the scales.
Breakfast on weigh in day is 2 slices of small whole meal bread with a cheese triangle. I know some people don’t eat until they weigh in but there’s no way I can go until 10am before eating! But I won’t have anything else other than the toast because what if I had an egg and I put on half a pound? 😂
And no matter how many times I go to the toilet I always always need a wee the minute I walk in the meeting-you know you do it too!
My final weigh in day ‘trick’ is to wear a different bra. Stick with me on this…being quite busty my bras are pretty supportive and firm to give a nice cleavage. However I have a lacy bra that is pretty flimsy and I always wear that to get weighed in as it’s lighter. So my STS this week I’m convinced was due to my bra!
So that’s my weigh in ‘tricks’
Never drink alcohol the night before
Eat a very light small breakfast
Wear light clothes even in the freezing cold snow
Have as many wees as possible-and try and clear your system of all waste products
Wear a ‘light’ bra-hey if you can get away without wearing one then all the better!
Clearly without doing all of these I would never lose weight would I?

How Do You Break Your Fast?

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We looked at different breakfast ideas in our meeting last week and some people said they don’t eat breakfast.

For me personally I NEVER miss breakfast. It’s called breakfast as we are breaking the fast that we were doing whilst we slept-I don’t know about you but the time between supper (supper not tea because yes I do like a piece of toast mid evening) and breakfast can be about 10-12 hours. That’s a long time to go without eating!

Someone in the meeting said she eats breakfast because she doesn’t know when she will get to eat again. This is totally something I relate to and goes back to my FOBH (or fear of being hungry for those of you that haven’t heard this in my blogs before). What if I don’t get a chance to eat until lunch?? That might mean going without eating for about 16 hours and that isn’t something I want to think about! I would be so hungry that I would grab whatever I could and end up snacking on rubbish.
In our meeting today my leader said she had seen great losses over the week from those who usually skip breakfast but had it this week as it stopped them snacking.
I appreciate people want to snooze and skip breakfast but as much as I love a good sleep when it’s a choice between 10 minutes sleep or eating, food will win out every time!
Something that has been popular- not just in the meeting I attend but in a few Weight Watchers pages I follow- are overnight oats. My mum loves these and has been trying to get me on them for about a year but I thought they would be dry and uninspiring. However I thought I would give them ago this week and was pleasantly surprised.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about overnight oats is a quick way to deal with breakfast in the morning because it’s already done. Basically the night before you mix 30g oats with 100g yoghurt (I used Skyr honey but plain is fine too-and also a point less), 100ml milk (I use almond milk but if you use any other milk you will need to adapt the points for that) then mash a banana in and if you want add some sweetener. You then layer this mixture in a glass with fruit inbetween each layer. Pop it in the fridge then in the morning it’s ready to grab and go. I think my eyes were bigger than my belly when I prepped mine and I had a huge amount for just 5 smart points. So much so that I didn’t even finish it.
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I think they would be lovely and refreshing in the summer not just for breakfast but also a snack.
I have to say though that I break my fast by breaking eggs. I love an egg in the morning whether that’s scrambled with spinach and smoked salmon, fried with Quorn bacon, boiled on a piece of toast or made into an omelette.
How do you break your fast?