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Day Nine – Mii Getting A Wii Bit Fitter On My Wii Fit +

Whew! Got through a wine drinking evening, with no binging. I had 4 ryvita’s with olive oil margarine & ham {I need to get some butter, it is healthier} I drank a sugar free calypso strawberry spring water & water, then I went to bed; snored my head off & would not relinquish the cover…

Me & my friend had a good natter about the usual things we natter about…We talked about diets & how diets don’t work & how she watched her mum diet all her life & she was always fat, which is why my friend refuses to diet, my friend is not fat ‘I rest my case’. My Mum was the same. When she started exercising she found she changed shape & lost inches. She also followed the principles of slimming world, but she still had cancer from about the age of 50, which was diagnosed by chance when she went to have her belly button, so called abscess looked at by a specialist. Her doctor gave her 4 lots of antibiotics…WTF!

Anyway…I digress…

Exercise – Healthy eating, definitely the key to my achieving all my fat reducing goals. It is day 9. So 9 days with out drinking sugary drinks, or picking at sweets, cakes, biscuits, chocolate, you name it, if it was sweet I was eating it. I have been eating milk chocolate Mikado biscuits, which are 11 calories per milk chocolate dipped stick, 0.5 syn’s {I am no longer counting syn’s} I want to get some pocky’s {Whatever they are called} They come in all flavours from banana to strawberry, blueberry & back again to the usual milk chocolate…

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I make sure that I only get one box at a time, so there is no temptation, now my cupboard of ‘sugar’ coated impending doom has gone. I am gradually getting out of the habit of opening the cupboard every time I go out in the kitchen. I’m working on the fridge, but that has just got low fat yogurts for smoothies & sugar free calypso cups…

Shopping daily begins on Saturday morning. I have noticed how much fitter I am just by doing 30 minutes Wii fit + each day for a week. My hips are less stiff & painful when I do the calculator game. At the beginning of the week I could hardly move to add up the what ever they’re called…

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I am up to island view Wii fit cycling, which is my main exercise on Wii fit. I just need to learn my way around the Wii island. I get 20 flags, then I can’t find my way off the darn mountain. I done 47 minutes, because I got lost, it did not feel like 47 minutes brisk marching on the spot, though the sweat was pouring off me ‘Eeewww!’… I was so distracted by my Mii cycling around the island. It is a great way to exercise if you find exercise boring…Though I do like walking too…

I want to get the Wii U fit…but its been discontinued, because of the Nintendo switch. So I am looking to buy a second hand Wii U fit…It has got extra Wii fit exercises. I wish they could bring out more Wii fit like games…

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AlMoSt ThE eNd Of A sUcCeSsFuL wEeK oNe On My WeIgHt LoSs JoUrNeY…

Almost the end of week one…What an amazing first week on my weight loss journey it has been. I decided to stop following a diet & start eating how I have been eating all week. No syn’s. Though I am not going to start eating lots of synful foods…

I started a new private blog, because I do want to blog a lot to keep myself motivated. I want to increase my exercise, doing 30 minutes + Wii fit & going shopping daily instead of weekly, but walking not driving…

That way I can plan my meals easier. I want to use the recipes in my slimming world recipe books. I want to following the principles of the slimming world diet, but the syn’s just become like following another diet. I roughly know the values of syn’s 20-calories per 1 syn…

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Intermittent fasting is the main weight loss tool I am using ‘Forever!’…Eating from 13pm to 23pm I eat less. Also there are the health benefits. Cutting out the snacking during the day has reduced the high calorie, high fat, high sugar, therefore high carbs, in my diet. Stopping at 23pm I no longer pick all night when I can’t sleep…

Tomorrow is a whole new week. I am slightly dreading week one weigh in, but I am not about to give up. I am changing my diet to improve my health, weight loss will be an added bonus to improve my health & reduce any obesity health issues…

Good bye Week one of my weight loss journey. I have been enjoying the virtual scenery…but I want to start enjoying the real scenery. I just need to get fit & start walking again…

 

 

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Slimming World Syn’s VS Weightwatchers smartpoints {Filling & Healthy No Count}

I’m now on the expert course of Wii fit cycling, 20 flag’s but more spread out. I really enjoy doing the Wii fit cycling, I’m looking forward to reaching the free cycling, where I can just cycle where I want to over the Wii fit island, it goes by distance, so the faster I get the further I will cycle…

The same as Wii jogging, though the observing stuff & answering questions, is slightly aggravating, I just want to jog & look at the scenery. I might only be jogging on the spot, but having something to look at makes it less boring, the scenery distracts you, especially on a 50″ tele. I need a 70″ tv next…& Wii U…

“Persistence!” Is key…

One thing I don’t like. Weighing myself every day I go on the Wii fit, if I want to do the fitness test. Apparently I have gained 2 lbs…WTF! Though I am trying to ignore it; think persistence; think long term, there is that slight disheartening feeling. I know it is only water weight, I know my body can be stubborn & cling to fat, just in case another famine is coming…Soooo! I am going to stop weighing myself daily…Or do I persist & stay focused on the fact I am doing the right thing…

I am going to look at the weight watchers ‘Healthy & filling’ diet. I’ll look at the smart points as well…

Hate weighing and measuring food and looking for an easy, fuss-free diet? Then our Filling & Healthy plan is what you need

I want to change my lifestyle, so I maintain my health, ideal weight, ideal size through healthy eating. I need a way of eating which suits me, suits my lifestyle, otherwise, lets face it, it won’t last…

Hello SmartPoints

With SmartPoints, foods that are higher in sugar and/or saturated fat are higher in SmartPoints values.  Foods that are higher in lean protein are lower in SmartPoints values. You’re steered towards healthier choices.

Hmmm! Which means potatoe, pasta, rice, bread will be higher in smartpoints? I want to eat a balanced diet, not a low carb diet. Low carb dieting is great, but it is restrictive & it is temporary. You lose lots of water, then as soon as you start eating carbs again ‘REGAIN!’…I want to avoid having to stick to a restrictive diet for life, because eating other food groups cause you to undo all your hard work…

I will look more at smartpoints…

Sugar and saturated fat increase the Smartpoints values.

Which is fine…but what about potatoes, pasta, rice, couscous, bread? I think fruit is zero smartpoints…

If you count SmartPoints, you eat anything you like – nothing is off the menu. Using a daily and weekly allowance gives you the freedom and flexibility to eat what you like and lose weight.

If I can eat anything I like. Plus I have freedom & flexibility. I can eat like that for life. It has to be a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix…

With No Count, you get freedom from counting and tracking everything. You focus your eating on a list of healthy foods, and as long as you stick to these foods you don’t have to count or track them. And you get a weekly allowance for anything that isn’t on the list.

I am looking towards that way of dieting…

For me to follow the smart points diet, I have 24 smartpoints daily allowance, 35 smartpoints weekly allowance. Then I can earn activity fit points…15 minutes brisk activity = 1 point…

Hmmmm! I think I might stick to the way I’m eating…but first I’ll look at the filling & healthy no count plan…

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Oo! Crumpets are free. Though I like lots of butter on crumpets, but maybe mashed banana might taste ok, I’ll give it a try…

Sandwich thins {brown} are on the list. So are bacon medallions…

The cheese is not so good. I like my 30g red leister cheese…

I suppose the test is the red wine…Slimming world 27 syn’s VS Weightwatchers 19 smartpoints…

Hmmm! 4 hours 45 minutes to earn 19 smartpoints…

Ohhh! 1 hour 48 minutes to earn 27 syn’s…

I need to do some serious tweaking…20-calories per 1 syn…15 minutes walking is about 105-calories. Which I would count as around 5 syn’s. So maybe I should count my {own version activity syn’s} in time rather then calories. When I do my 30 minutes Wii fit +…instead of counting 5-calories per minute = 150-calories = 7.5 syn’s……………………………..UGH! So confused…

I need to work something else out with the syn’s & the exercise…Forget smart points. Carry on as I am. I’m sure I will work out some way of doing it where it’s fairly syn accurate…

Dinner time…I will work it out later…I might stop following any diet & work out my own diet…

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Day Six Syn’s Update – Looking At Weight Watchers Healthy & Filling…

I went for a 12 minute walk {7-calories per minute…1 syn per 20 calories} I just started to feel breathless, achy & weak…I used to go for long hilly 2 hour walks, I want to get to that level of fitness again…

My syn’s update is…41 syn’s – 4 syn’s = 37 syn’s + 4 syn’s = 41 syn’s

I have got 41 syn’s + any earned fitness syn’s {My version of syn’s} to last today Monday, tomorrow Tuesday. Then Wednesday is a new week. That is a lot of syn’s. I won’t purposely binge on syn’s & I won’t carry the syn’s over to next week…

I am going to tweak my syn’s in week two…I am going to have my 105 syn’s 15×7 flexible syn’s. Then I am going to have a separate activity syn’s. My aim is to use the 105 flexible syn’s first, then the activity syn’s if need be. If weight watchers can have activity points, why can’t slimming world have activity syn’s…

I am going to do my 30 minutes Wii fit + in a mo…

I am also going to look into weight watchers smart points & the healthy filling version of weight watchers…

I am creating my eat lifestyle to maintain my ideal weight/size forever. So I will look at other healthy eating plans as well…

15 minutes brisk walk earns 1 fitness point…15 minutes brisk walking burns about 105 calories 5 syn’s give or take a quarter…

It makes more sense for me to follow the healthy & filling version of weight watchers, where fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, pasta {WM} rice {Brown} potatoes, light bread, eggs, herbs, spices, skimmed milk etc..is free…Other foods have a point value. You have 35 weekly points & can earn activity points…I don’t like brown rice, or wholemeal pasta, so I will stick to what I eat now…

I will do some more research to work out which is best for me…

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Day Five – Dinner Time – Syn’s Update…

I done my 30 minutes Wii fit + on an empty stomach ‘No pain!’…Hot & sweaty, yes…I done island view Wii cycling, which is 27 flags. The chicken flapping wossy, advanced, I warmed up with the calculator game, as usual. I also done jogging, over took my doggy guide, so had a new guide which took me off on a different route. I opened a new route as well…

I am just cooking dinner. Turkey mince, onion, peppers, mixed veg, Spanish chicken cooking sauce, with rice. All free except the sauce, which is 4 syn’s per quarter jar, I am having a third of the jar, so I’m counting it as 5.5 syn’s…

My syn update is…

83.5 syn’s + 7.5 = 91 syn’s… – 7 syn’s = 84 syn’s – 5.5 syn’s = 78.5 syn’s – 27 syn’s = 51.5 syn’s – 2.5 syn’s = 49 syn’s – 8 syn’s = 41 syn’s

…It is red wine evening this evening…

 

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Dinner time Day Four – 83.5 Syn’s…

I’m just cooking my dinner. Chili with home made wedges. I was just working out where I am with my syn’s…

86 syn’s starting today, day four…30 minutes Wii fit 150-calories = 7.5 syn’s…86 + 7.5 = 93.5…3 minutes jogging on my mini trampoline {My right hip was hurting to much to do more jogging, I don’t want to over do it, but I do want the health benefits on my lymphatic system} Anyway 21-calories = 1 syn…93.5 + 1 = 94.5 syn’s…

Minus the chili cooking sauce 5.5 syn’s = 89 syn’s…Minus the Mikado milk chocolate biscuits 10 syn’s = 79 syn’s…

I like this way of doing syn’s. Otherwise I felt deprived of any sweet food. Just 15 syn’s each day is enough, but not when you want to keep red wine in your life. Its like ‘I used 27 syn’s, now I’ve blown it, I might as well give up, because no I am not giving up the red wine, what’s the point of living longer if you’re deprived of all the good things in life, like wine, chocolate, cake, biscuits’…Yeah! I’m alive, I’m healthy, I’m there for my loved ones, but……’

Actually red wine has got health benefits. In moderation of course. Ideally I should have 1-2 glasses each night, but I have 4-6 glasses twice a week…One thing though. When I had full blood work done a few years ago, my blood work came back fine. No cholesterol issues, or diabetes issues, or iron deficiency issues. I put that down to the red wine & otherwise healthy diet…The sugar addiction is where I have issues…

Ohh! Hang on…I have been having 8 syn’s when eating my milk chocolate Mikado…So I can have 6 syn’s back…79 + 6 = 85 syn’s…I have take more syn’s from the chili cooking sauce, because I had a 3rd…I’m counting it as 7 syn’s…85 – 1.5 {extra syn’s} = 83.5 syn’s…I have got 3 days left before my syn count starts again…

Syn count 83.5…

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Day Four Of My Weight Loss Journey- 2 lbs Weight Loss – Setting BIG! Goals…

 

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“Wooo!” A successful day three…I decided to weigh myself, because my weight was staying the same on my Wii fit + board. I weigh 15st1 3/4 lbs. I lost around 2 lbs, give or take the odd 1/4 of a lb…

Losing 2 lb’s in three days is pretty good. I would have been happy with staying the same. I know how stubborn to let go of fat my body can be. If I had stayed the same I would not have given up or tweaked my diet to eat less or exercise more. No, I would have just kept going as I am. I am eating how I can eat for life…

I have made changes. HUGE! changes. I no longer pick at sweet junk food. I no longer drink sugary fizzy drinks. No longer eat late at night past 23pm. I eat less sauces, I had salad cream the other day, but I counted the syn’s. I am doing 30 minutes Will fit + each day. I am eating more fruit & veg. I am using fry light. So I’ve made some pretty big changes which I can keep doing forever…’Life style changes’…Forming new habits…

It is important I don’t eat too little. Your body needs calories to burn fat. If I eat to little my leptin levels will drop, my ghrelin levels will rise. Cutting out the sugar {Extreme sugar overload} I am doing my body a HUGE! favour when it comes to cancerous cells. Cut out sugar you starve the cancer cells, but…I can’t. Actually I won’t! cut out sugar all together, that is unrealistic if I want to maintain all my weight loss for life…

Yesterday I had 10 syn’s worth of Mikado milk chocolate biscuits…Today I have got 96 syn’s – 10 syn’s = 86 syn’s…I am adding syn’s on when I exercise. It is a matter of make or break when it comes to my making this weight loss journey work for me. I don’t think a one diet plan fits all. Though healthy eating is a no brainer, our body needs nutrients to function. I am no longer willing to live in pain, with no energy & absolutely no motivation…

I have found eating 14:10 {Intermittent fasting, 14 hours fating, 10 hours eating window} is ultra easy for me. I eat a big, filling, healthy lunch around 13pm, then after 30 minutes Wii fit + exercise I have a smoothie, it is usually about 17pm then. So I go 4 hours with out feeling that I want to eat, but after exercise I want to eat, but its close to dinner time, which is around 19pm. My smoothie consists of a free low fat yogurt, skimmed milk {From my 350ml healthy A choice allowance} a handful of frozen fruit, all blended together. I share my smoothie with my daughter, we have a 250ml glass each…

It is sweet. It is healthy. It is filling, satisfying & ‘Tasty’…No more fizzy drinks & sugary snacks, especially after doing all that exercise…Three days in, I no longer hurt as much when I exercise on my Wii fit +, but my hips are still stiff & hurt if I do the hula hoop {Actually it HURTS!} but…as I said…It is already getting easier by day three. Which means the healthy eating is working & I’m getting fitter. I am aiming to be as active as I used to be, before I was in pain. I used to walk on average 2.5 hours – 3 hours each day. I loved walking…

Maybe I should set myself a long term goal…The walk for life…Hmmm? I am going to look into that. I could encourage my daughters to walk with me…Nope its race for life, but I won’t be running, I know you can walk it as well…Before I sign up & commit myself, I will look into it. After all if its next month I won’t be fit enough. If I have a few months I can get fit enough…Or I could go really big…Walk the London to Brighton wossy, or is that cycling? I will look…

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I need more coffee & had better eat my lunch…

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Day Three Lunch Time – Flexi Syn’s Update…

b7fffc613364a54f4563e9a4d17bff5cI just had a onion, garlic pepper, peppers, left over potatoes, 2 egg, 30g cheese frittata, with 3 ryvita’s…Yum! It was tasty, filling, nutrious & will keep me full until my post exercise smoothie…

I am doing a lot of blogging to keep me motivated. I want to keep reminding myself. Eventually my diet will come naturally so I won’t have to keep focusing quite so much!

…but I still want to stay focused. I want to be more relaxed around my food choices. Not that I’m anxious around a cream cake. I want to feel more in control, as in ‘This is how I eat, eating junk food does entre my mind’…

Syn’s so far…

93.5 syn’s – 10 syn’s = 83.5 syn’s…I just went for a walk; burned 105 calories {earned 5 syn’s} 83.5 + 5 = 88.5 syn’s…

I am using flexible syn’s 15×7 & earning activity syn’s {My version of my slimming world} Today so far I have not used any syn’s…