I’m not impressed Weight watchers

I’m not a big television advert fan. I tend to watch most programme’s recorded and forward through them swiftly.  I find the whole advert time wasted time. Yet a day or so ago while resting in a hotel room I caught myself watching a Weight Watchers advert. It was the one with a mom talking about how her daughter feels and how they have got closer since she has lost weight.

Well for a second or two I felt so guilty.

Do my daughters feel this way?

Does my weight effect my relationship with my daughters?

Well the guilt trip only lasted for a little while before the anger set in. How dare weight watchers make out plus size parents aren’t good parents.

Ok ok maybe they didn’t actually state that but for the innuendo was surely there.

I have a very close relationship with my daughters. We enjoy life and have so much fun. My size does not effect the fun we have together.

My daughters have also learnt that people should be judged on personality and their hearts and not their size.

I’m sorry but this advert has seriously rubbed me up the wrong way.

Plus size people are no different than anyone.

Relationships are not or should not be based on size.

If my daughters and I argue it’s because of our personalities not our sizes.

The size of my waist doesn’t not define me as a mother.

I love my girls and they love me extra wobbles and all.


Weight watchers, Back to best

So I finally managed to get into boots today for my weigh in. After a horrific week of stomach flu and barely eating I was gutted to find that I hadn’t lost anything. Not one stinking pound.

To be perfectly honest I’m really struggling with the diet. It’s the weighing and measuring that I’m just not finding the time to do.

The app is still useful but I think I’m using it more as a guideline that an exact science.

But I’m not giving up, I’m still going to persevere and maybe a week of sleep and good health will make all the difference.

BritMums - Back2best Challenge

Weight Watchers back 2 best week 2

So its now the 2nd week of my Weight watchers challenge and to be honest I thought I was having a bad week. I’ve been busy with the traveling to London etc that I’ve been eating on the run. Not the best way to lose weight and monitor what I eat.


So I was rather nervous getting on the scales for my weekly weigh in, but some how I have managed to lose 3 lbs.


The weight watcher app has been really useful this week, having it on my phone has made me a little more accountable than if I had to go to my macbook every time to check points value of food items.


The app is rather fantastic it is so easy to monitor your daily points allowance and add food to the tracker.


The app is so easy to use I mean I have managed it easily and you know what i’m like. The search function allows you to find the actual food item for a lots of the meals you eat. If it doesn’t have the exact item it makes it very easy to work out the points value too.


The calculator allows you to add the protein, carbs, fat, fibre down to the precise measure, though to be honest i have yet to use this function yet.


My favorite part of the app is rightly named favorites it gives you the option of making foods you eat often a favorite and allows you to add it when required, for example I tend to eat the same breakfast at least three of four times a week so by having this as a favorite i don’t have to search each time to list it.


I am still not making the most of my weight watchers membership I need to find some time to look through the recipes and get some ideas for meals and especially for snacks.


I am getting so fed up of the food i’m eating and I am frightened that this will throw me off my target if I’m not careful as to be honest I don’t really need much help.


Though two weeks in and a weight loss of 7 lb. altogether is pretty awesome and keeping me motivated.

Want to trial the #wwback2best app for free? http://bit.ly/S3owga Make sure you switch over to the 1 month plan before your trial ends #sp

Try out the #wwback2best app for free for a week http://bit.ly/S3owga Switch over to the 1 month plan before your trial ends #sp

Weight Watchers Back 2 Best

One of my main issues when it comes to self confidence or should I say lack of self confidence Is down to me being overweight.


It feels like I’ve been large forever and I simply I hate it.


So now  Ive decided i am going to stop with the excuses. No more blaming the thyroid disease no more blaming the fibromyalgia and the medication I take. I have to take responsibility for the fact that I adore food and eat to much of it.


So as luck would have after making this deciton a few weeks ago I applied to be part of Brit Mums and Weight watchers Back to Best  Challenge and guess what I was chosen. Along with 20 other bloggers  I get to to trial Weight Watchers online membership for six months, using all the support Weight Watchers has to offer and also their new Weight Watchers app which you can find in your app store.


The plan allows you a certain amount of points daily and with the help of the app you monitor and guide your way towards weight loss.


I am really bad at dieting as soon as I hear the word ‘diet’ i’m hungry. Food is a real comfort to me so this isn’t going to be easy. But I am desperate to get myself somewhere near what I used to be. I want to be able to walk into a shop and find a size that fits.


So anyway thats my plan, I am going to follow the Pro points diet for the next six months and see how it goes.


If you fancy joining me in my quest to lose those excess pounds, Weight Watchers are offering you the change to try the online membership for a week at the trial price of £1 and the app for free. *Please note that the plan will renew after a week if you do not cancel it.



I’m not going to share with you my starting weight, in fact I’m still reeling from the horror of it. What I will share is that I have been following this plan for one week and on my weigh in yesterday I have found that I have lost 4,lb. I am so happy with this and it has really motivated me.


I confess the plan is really easy to follow but I am finding myself hungry, so I am in need of some healthy snacks that don’t include fruit (weird lady with texture issues). Any suggestions.


So there I go, my start of the journey to a new me, ok maybe a slightly used new me. But hopefully one I will be more happy with.


If you use twitter follow mine and the other bloggers journey at #WWBack2Best


*Yes weight watchers have gifted me an online membership for 6 months and also a hamper full of weight watchers goodies but all opinions are my own.