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Pow-Cow!

Just because it's winter doesn't mean the ice cream cravings end! This is a fab Irish product called POW-COW! I spotted these in my local SuperValu but if you google their website there's a list of stockists and they also deliver!!! I KNOW!!! There's 3 flavours in this range of high protein greek style frozen yoghurt, gluten free too for the less tolerant amongst us! I can recommend the passionfruit & mango one to put you back in the holiday mood! Anyone else tried them out?

x


POW-COW - Heavenly Chocolate
per 100ml - 2SP
per 125ml serving suggestion - 2SP
(up to 130ml is 2SP! What? Get your moneys worth people!)
per 500ml tub - 9SP


POW-COW - Cool Coconut
per 100ml - 2SP
per 125ml serving suggestion - 3SP
per 500ml tub - 10SP


POW-COW - Passionfruit & Mango
per 100ml - 2SP
per 125ml serving suggestion - 2SP
(up to 130ml is 2SP!)
per 500ml tub - 9SP

Kinsale Bay Soups!

Back to school and into the autumn routine means soup time... Now not everyone likes making soup, no matter how easy you say it is, it's just not for them... These ready made soups from Kinsale Bay Food company are 400g pots of fresh ingredients. All the more reason to stay away from the packet soups! Half a tub with a wrap is lunchtime sorted, so I've worked out the SmartPoints for both a full and half tubs! There's nothing like proper soup when you get home, when its wet and miserable outside. There are very handy to have in the fridge. I've frozen two of them and they were perfect when defrosted! Definitely worth a try! x


Kinsale Bay Food Co. - Vegetable soup
per 200g half tub - 2SP
per 400g tub - 5SP



Kinsale Bay Food Co. - Potato & Leek soup
per 200g half tub - 3SP
per 400g tub - 6SP



Kinsale Bay Food Co. - Tomato & Basil soup
per 200g half tub - 3SP
per 400g tub - 5SP
This one is SO good!



Kinsale Bay Food Co. - Carrot & Coriander soup
per 200g half tub - 6SP
per 400g tub - 12SP
Higher because it's made with fresh coconut milk.



Kinsale Bay Food Co. - Seafood chowder
per 200g half tub - 5SP
per 400g tub - 10SP
Proper fishy bits in this too! Very filling! 



Kinsale Bay Food Co. - Mushroom soup
per 200g half tub - 3SP
per 400g tub - 5SP

Take their breath away...





So here's my theory... the world is split in two, stick with me on this... This divide isn't men against women, it's not old versus young ... nor brains versus brawn... It's positive people fighting the force of negative people... and believe me team negative is out there in force... 

Now I know it's hard to be happy every day, this time of year is especially difficult for some people... SAD is settling in comfortably in my house right now and the signs of tinsel in the stores just makes me miserable for all kinds of reasons... So I choose to be positive, if I don't work at that, then I fall into the dark hole for 3 months and do more damage than good to myself, both physically and mentally... I bought myself a 'sunrise' alarm clock this year to help me produce more cortisol and give two fingers to the dark mornings... I'm booking a couple more sessions with my counsellor, just in case I do let things get on top of me, I have someone to vent to... I'm looking at cheapy breaks away in November to break up the month, anyone needs a bag carrier somewhere hot?!? Once the 26th of December comes it's like a switch is flicked in my head and I can see the daffodils waving at me in the garden and I'm on the way back up again but between now and then it's up to me to plan and organise enough  positive things to keep me on the up... 

It's the same with your weight loss journey, you have to prepare for those people who are negative all the time... 


If they're on social media, say hello to the block button, honestly it's one of the best inventions ever... Once they're not on your timeline life is much brighter... These are normally people you don't even know and certainly wouldn't be friends with in real life, so don't give them your time when you're online doing good things for yourself... no one has enough time for that nonsense! 


Giving negativity attention just fuels the fire in it's belly... Trolls seek attention, if you react to it, no matter how hurtful they've been they've won... they've got the reaction they wanted and they know they've hurt you... Delete their comments... Without a reaction they will just go away... I've learned this lesson the hard way, I interacted with them... I thought I could teach them that what they were saying was just cruel, mean and they didn't know anything about me so why would they do that?! But these are people who just don't have anything else to do with their time, so don't waste yours on them! 

If you're related to them and you can't escape, PLAN, plan a limited time with them... 'I can only stay for a couple of hours I'm meeting someone for a movie/coffee etc...' ... Plan answers to the questions they always ask that get to you... 

'are you STILL in Weight Watchers? STILL?' ... 
'yes I am and I love it, I love my friends in class, I love the groups online and I love trying out their recipes, you should try it sometime!' Then just change the subject... 

'WW isn't really working for you is it?' 'well yes it is, I was kind of stuck for a couple of weeks but I've had some great support and I'm back on track now, thanks for asking...' Then just change the subject...

'That dress looks like it's too tight on you, are you putting on all the weight again?' .. 
'No I'm still on plan, I love this dress & it fits fine thanks'... Then just change the subject... 



You are in charge of your mindset, you are in control of how you feel and who you allow to make you feel that way... Surround yourself with positive people, people who will understand that you have tough days, that you're doing your best and they will be cheerleading you all the way to goal... 

Have a great week dolls x





Jammin'

Now before you all shout 'but you can make the Weight Watchers jam for 0SP just hang on... some people don't want to make jam, so this little post is just for them! These are some of the sugar free jams & marmalades on the shelves in my local supermarket and I thought I'd see just how SP friendly they really are...  Interesting no? 



Free'ist No added Sugars - Orange Marmalade
per 15g - 1SP
per 30g - 3SP



Free'ist No added Sugars - Strawberry Jam
per 15g - 1SP
per 30g - 1SP



Folláin - No added Sugar Orange Marmalade
per 15g - 1SP
per 30g - 3SP



Fruitfield - Reduced Sugar Orange Marmalade
per 15g - 2SP
per 30g - 3SP


Fruitfield - No Added Sugar 'Diabetic' Orange Marmalade
per 15g - 1SP
per 30g - 2SP



Chivers - Reduced Sugar Orange Marmalade
per 15g - 1SP
per 30g - 3SP



September - #wwphotoaday!




It's Back To School time... back to the routines, back to the scarves, gloves and losing brollies on a weekly basis! Honestly I love routine, I do SO much better when I'm not gallivanting around and blaming holidays on me losing the plot! I'm not an autumn/winter fan.. I suffer from SAD so I'm already on the countdown to the 21st of Dec so the days can start getting brighter, I'm not a big fan of Santas' holiday, and the misery of the weather really gets me down... The only thing I do love about this time of year is Halloween! But for the month of September, I'm getting back into my groove and and have become a planning queen! I'm committing to doing every day this month of the #wwphotoaday tag over on instagram! No messing! Join in every day or just pick the days you fancy and don't forget to add the hashtag #wwphotoaday so we can all have good nosy at your tips and tricks! Can you believe we're already in September?!? Where did the year go? Lets make the last few months of 2017 AWESOME! x


Skinny Slaw from M&S

Anyone else hanging onto the summer with all of their might?! I hate autumn and winter... like full on proper hate so I'm wearing my flip flops in the house and keeping the summer going for as long as I can! 'Skinny Slaws' spotted in M&S the other day and I thought I'd share... I hope we get an indian summer!!! x


M&S Skinny Slaw - Coconut, butternut & broccoli with cranberries
per 70g portion - 3SP 
per 210g tub - 10SP



M&S Skinny Slaw - Beetroot, apple & pink cabbage with horseradish
per 70g portion - 3SP
per 210g tub - 8SP



M&S Skinny Slaw - Lightly pickled cucumber carrots & spring onion
with Korean chilli
per 70g portion - 3SP 
per 210g tub - 8SP




Posh Bits!

When I was at the Taste of Dublin this year I came across these new choccie 'Posh Bits' from Nakd! Dark flavoured choccie bits, so a little is a lot! A lot of people who are on here rave about their bars... A 35g portion is one of your five a day! Suitable for vegans... Anyone tried these out?! x



Nakd Posh Bits Cocoa Mandarin flavour 
per 35g portion - 6SP
per 130g bag - 21SP


Nakd Posh Bits Cocoa Raspberry flavour 
per 35g portion - 6SP
per 130g bag - 22SP



Nakd Posh Bits Cocoa Sea Salt flavour 
per 35g portion - 6SP
per 130g bag - 22SP





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