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Free From in the Freezer!

Some new products out from the Tesco Free From range you'll find in the freezer... 

Anyone tried them? 
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Tesco Free From  - Strawberry Cheesecake
Per 77g slice (one sixth) - 11SP




Tesco Free From  - Chocolate Eclairs
Per 25g eclair - 4SP




Tesco Free From  - Fruit Splits
Strawberry split - 6SP
Blackcurrant split - 6SP
Pineapple split - 6SP




Tesco Free From  - Strawberry & Vanilla cones
Per 73g cone - 12SP





Just start...


So you've had a bad weekend... you fell into the chipper and you accidentally remembered that Dominos is on your speed dial! The key to being happy in your own skin is not giving up on you... Start right now... plan a healthy lunch, go for a walk at lunchtime, write a shopping list for the journey home, plan your meals for the week... just start... start to care about you... start to be happier... you won't regret it x




Get your sizzle on...


Now you all know how much I love my brunch at the weekend... I save up my weeklies and have even been known to give up a gin to have an extra sausage on a Sunday morning, that's what she said eh?!  Now as you can tell by the dates I've been collecting this info for a while now but it's all still accurate from the relevant websites... The SPs are for the sausages raw as they are in the packs, not cooked. Remember not all sausages are created equally so keep your eye on the weight per sausage *coughs* ...

Now that eggs are free at brunch time it's nice to enjoy a good old sausage!

What's your fav?
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Hodgins Low Fat Sausages
1 - 1SP
2 - 2SP
3 - 3SP
4 - 4SP

Great flavour from these ... 



Ballyfree Chicken Sausages
per 40g sausage - 3SP
2 sausages  - 6SP
3 sausages - 9SP 

I wasn't a fan and I was hoping the chicken ones would be better in SmartPoints... 



Ballyfree Turkey Sausages
per 40g sausage - 2SP
2 sausages  - 4SP
3 sausages - 6SP 



Ballyfree Chorizo Chicken Sausages
per 40g sausage - 2SP
2 sausages  - 5SP
3 sausages - 7SP 

I pop these in the freezer and use one of them on pizza wraps or in pasta for that chorizo taste!




Loughnane's Skinny Pork Sausages
per 67g sausage - 2SP
2 sausages  - 3SP
3 sausages - 5SP 

My fav! 



Loughnane's Chicken Sausages
per 35g sausage - 1SP
2 sausages  - 2SP
3 sausages - 4SP 



Loughnane's Guinness Sausages
per sausage - 8SP
2 sausages  - 16SP
3 sausages - 23SP 




Mallons Traditional Low Fat Sausages
per 40g sausage - 1SP
2 sausages  - 2SP
3 sausages - 2SP 




Mallons Turkey Low Fat Sausages
per 40g sausage - 1SP
2 sausages  - 2SP
3 sausages - 2SP 




Mallons Garlic & Herb Low Fat Sausages
per 40g sausage - 1SP
2 sausages  - 2SP
3 sausages - 3SP 

Great in pasta bakes and on pizza wraps!




M&S Reduced Fat Pork Sausages
per 67g sausage - 3SP
2 sausages  - 5SP
3 sausages - 8SP 



M&S Reduced Fat Skinny Pork Sausages
per 67g sausage - 2SP
2 sausages  - 3SP
3 sausages - 5SP 



Tesco Finest Reduced Fat Pork Sausages
per 67g sausage - 5SP
2 sausages  - 10SP
3 sausages - 14SP 




Tesco Healthy Living Low Fat Irish Pork Sausages
per 28g sausage - 1SP
2 sausages  - 1SP
3 sausages - 2SP 

wasn't a fan of these but to grill them, and add them to pizzas or pasta bakes they're nice. Not for brunch though! 




Whelan's Gourmet Foods - Slimmers Choice
per sausage - 1SP
2 sausages  - 1SP
3 sausages - 2SP 

Fab taste off these! Much nicer than the Tesco ones above.. 
Well worth having in the freezer if you get your paws on them! 
Google for a list of stockists! 



Sainsburys Be Good to Yourself 50% less fat 
Cumberland Sausages
per 57g sausage - 2SP
2 sausages  - 4SP
3 sausages - 6SP 



Asda Light & Lean Pork Sausages
per 67g sausage - 1SP
2 sausages  - 3SP
3 sausages - 4SP 




Cookstown Reduced fat Sausages
per 38g sausage - 2SP
2 sausages  - 4SP
3 sausages - 6SP 




Brannans Turkey Sausages - Aldi
per 40g sausage - 3SP
2 sausages  - 6SP
3 sausages - 9SP 










What does healthy look like?


Below is an image that I always like to share when people tell me they thought they'd be a size 'X' or 'Y' when they lost weight... Healthy isn't a number... it's a feeling... I know I'll get some slack for that but I'm not a believer in the BMI scale... We are all different and we all feel different in our skin so it's a very personal thing to feel healthy... Sure, coming off medications is amazing and not feeling aches pains is a huge NSV... but you feeling happy in your skin is a huge step to being healthy, both physically and mentally... 



All of the women in this picture weigh the exact same... 150lbs yet their dress size (which honestly is a myth and mystery for all of the brands) ranges from a 10 - 18 ... but the number on the scales for each of them is the exact same... but all these women are healthy! So, when you're in despair at the scales and it's not moving... take the scales out of the equation and look at the other ways to measure your health... Can you go upstairs now without stopping? can you play with your kids and not get breathless? Is your skin clearer? Are you sleeping better? This week measure how your feeling about you and your journey... Remember the scales is an inanimate mechanical object that shouldn't make you feel like your failing at becoming a better happier version of you x 










Cut yourself some slack...


Every looked at your steps on your fit bit thingy and thought 'F%$K it... I'm not even going to bother with this craic tomorrow... ' or you've missed a class at the gym because you had to work late or something else took too long? SO you throw the baby out with the bath water! I'm DONE!

Not every day is perfect, not every day will be 100% on plan, but as my leader once told me, you eat 21 meals a week, one bad meal won't mean you gain on the scales... So be a bit kinder to yourself... set up your breakfasts for the week, make sure you've got everything you need for lunch... if you don't have one perfect meal you're still OK... If you miss a walk, just do your walk tomorrow you'll still feel good and be away from your desk so win/win! Jumping the gun and quitting for the week means you lose out either way so roll with the change of plan and pick it up again tomorrow... x



Light Bites!

For the crisp lovers, these are from SuperDrug and I tried the Shallot & Cider Vinegar ones and loved them! Small packs but tasty perfect for that crunchy fix! Anyone else given them a go?

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Light Bites - Cheddar cheese and chutney
per 23g bag - 2SP



Light Bites - Sweet & smoky chipotle
per 23g bag - 2SP



Light Bites - Roasted shallot & cider vinegar
per 23g bag - 3SP




Light Bites - Pesto & sundries tomato
per 23g bag - 3SP






The Comeback!



You know when life throws a curve ball at you and all your good intentions go out the window? How many of us just throw the towel in and think 'that's it, I'm never going to be happy in my body! I'm never going to feel comfortable being me... what's the point?!' So we let the voices in our head win... we don't trust ourselves enough to believe we really can do it! Because we can, we really can! We just need to work out what we REALLY need to do it... Like minded friends? A meeting where everyone feels the same but can give you tips about getting stronger... Do you need an online buddy to check in with? My thinking has always been, if I was able to do this on my own I would have done it by now but I can't! If I was able to stop binging and purging on my own I wouldn't have needed counsellors or mentors or a sponsor for all those years, I still need them... I need support, I need motivation, I need accountability. However you get these things, at a meeting, a club, a gym, in a FaceBook group if they make you happy you're half way there! 


We CAN feel better about ourselves, we CAN feel positive and happy... it's not about numbers on scales... it's not about a label on a dress... it's about how you feel about you and that's hard work! We don't give ourselves time to be a priority, there's too much going on with family, friends, work, life and we always seem to put ourselves on the bottom of the list... I get so fed up with myself but I don't quit. Although I've been off the radar for a while because of 'life' I know what it feels like to be happier than I am now, so I've got to get my mindset back into gear and get back there... 

C'mon people lets make the comeback stronger than ever... *puts on 'Eye of the Tiger' LOUDLY* 

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