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WEETABIX additions!

Something for the weetabix fans! Two new flavours added to the range! 
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Weetabix Additions - Apple & raisin
per 2 biscuits - 5SP



Weetabix Additions - Coconut & raisin
per 2 biscuits - 6SP

Got a dirty past?



So you had a fabliss weekend.. you ate everything that wasn't stationary, you drank Mr. Hendricks dry (and you think Mr. Gordons too!) and the hangover fry up was the best plate of food every produced in history! Delighted for you! I hope the untagging of dodgy pics on Facebook doesn't take all morning! But so what... you had fun, you celebrated, commiserated, laughed and cried and made a few memories along the way... there's two ways of looking at this... you can stage dive off the wagon in spectacular fashion and plough head first into a Supermacs garlic & cheese fries and not darken the door of your class till September when you'll be right back where you started back in January weeping that the plan 'just doesn't work...' OR you can make a cup of tea, get out your meal planner, write a shopping light and get right back on track... there's no point in crying over what's happened... Did you put on a stone on holidays so what! Did you have a ball? Great, but don't let that stop your journey... Get back in the saddle and do it for you x



Let's get twisted!




I know the weather is unpredictable (well in Ireland it is anywya!) but we've got to grab any sunshine that appears whilst we can and bask in it (wearing sunscreen of course!) This weeks SmartPoint Swap is a fav ice cream of mine... Twisters! (Tangle twisters back in my day!)... My love of this ice cream even made it to mani Monday last year! I know... I know... still saving 2SPs for a sweet fix isn't to be sniffed at! Here's to the summer... *crosses finger & toes* x



HB/Walls Regular size Twisters (80ML) - 4SP

HB/Walls mini Twister (50ML) - 2SP




Whirlz from Aldi - 3SP 




Gianni's Ice Blitz ALDI - 4SP




Harvest Moon Hummus

It's 'dippy-salady-eat-outdoors-if-the-weather-behaves' weather and hummus is a popular choice for lots of picnics! This is an Irish range by Harvest Moon, you'll pick them up in Supervalu! Gluten, diary and additive free with no added sugar they're in handy 180g tubs too so you can't go too mad! Most importantly all freshly made! I've tried the Roasted Red Pepper one... LUSH!

 I've included 3 products from their soup range too! 
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Harvest Moon hummus - Natural 
per 30g - 3SP
per 180g pot - 15SP



Harvest Moon hummus - Roasted Red Pepper 
per 30g - 2SP
per 180g pot - 12SP



Harvest Moon hummus - Basil
per 30g - 2SP
per 180g pot - 11SP



Harvest Moon hummus - Sweet potato & coriander 
per 30g - 2SP
per 180g pot - 13SP



Harvest Moon - Fresh pesto
per 30g - 5SP
per 180g pot - 28SP



Harvest Moon - Vegan pesto
per 30g - 6SP
per 170g pot - 34SP
So high because of the nuts... 



Harvest Moon - Walnut & lentil pate
per 30g - 4SP
per 140g pot - 19SP




Harvest Moon - Red Pepper, roasted garlic & basil
per 100ml - 1SP
per 250ml serv (half pot) - 3SP
per 500ml tub - 5SP



Harvest Moon - Spicy kale & butter bean
per 100ml - 1SP
per 250ml serv (half pot) - 2SP
per 500ml tub - 4SP



Harvest Moon - Curried parsnip & lentil 
per 100ml - 1SP
per 250ml serv (half pot) - 4SP
per 500ml tub - 7SP




When are you starting?!




Starting tomorrow? Starting again next week? Next Monday? After the communion/wedding/40th birthday/any-event-you-can-use-as-an-excuse-insert-here?!? It's not about setting a start line, it's about just starting! Right now, make a good choice... decide what you're next meal is going to be... then make the next choice a good one... then move on to the next choice... all these decisions add up... and all of them have an effect on your weight loss! Don't wait for something that might never happen... do it now! x 


Strawberries and....



Strawberries are here and with them come tennis and cream, and a grating of chocolate! This weeks 'Smartpoint Swap' is just that... cream! Handy to know if you're in charge of dessert and especially if you're not! x


Avonmore Fresh cream
per 15g - 3SP
per 30g - 5SP
per 250ml bottle - 44SP



Avonmore Light cream
per 15g - 2SP
per 30g - 4SP
per 250ml bottle - 31SP



Avonmore Fresh Dessert cream
per 15g - 2SP
per 30g - 5SP
per 250ml bottle - 40SP 



Avonmore Double cream
per 15g - 3SP
per 30g - 7SP
per 250ml bottle - 55SP




Lidl Milbona Real Dairy Cream light
per 15g - 2SP
per 30g - 3SP
per 250ml bottle - 28SP

Remember with squirty cream you get more for your SmartPoints because its aerated, 
so 15g is more that just a tablespoon full! 



Anchor light real cream
For my lucky UK friends...
per 15g - 1SP
per 30g - 3SP




My milkshake brings all the boys...

Some people really miss their milkshakes... *raises hand* ... as a reformed 'strawberry-malt-a-holic' there's no great substitutes out there for a really good milkshake without adding ice-cream, apologies to all the 'shakes' fans but no... just no! 

This is the range of flavoured protein milk out from Avonmore that might satisfy the tastebuds! Lash in some fruit (don't forget to point it!), some ice and a fancy straw and you're away! Anyone tried it yet?

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Avonmore Protein Milk 
per 100ml - 2SP 
per 500ml carton - 9SP



Avonmore Protein Milk - Chocolate 
per 100ml - 2SP 
per 500ml carton - 10SP



Avonmore Protein Milk - Vanilla
per 100ml - 2SP 
per 500ml carton - 9SP


It's all in your head!






Mind games... if there was a degree in it, I'd have passed with flying colours! I talk myself in and out of things all day long, if anyone ever spots me in the crisp aisle in Tesco THAT's what I'm doing there... talking myself out of a 6 pack! My mind is my worst emery... I constantly think I'm imposing on people, I think I'm in everyones way, I feel like most restaurants don't want someone fat sitting in their place because it's just not cool... I feel people judge me 24/7... I think the lads stocking the shelves in my local Supervalu think I'm crazy! 'here's yer wan taking photos of the biscuits again...' You know what... none of these things are true... none of them... people are just getting on with what they're doing and I'm there making mountains out of molehills!

I have learned to tame some of the voices in my head, that was through therapy and group counselling... it was talking to good friends who understood that I wasn't mad, I was suffering in silence... It's hard, really hard... when you feel worthless and that no one really gets it, you feel isolated and wonder why you're even bothering... 

But what are we afraid of? Being healthy? Looking well in a summer dress? Feeling comfortable in our own skin? Why do we sabotage ourselves so much? The voices that whisper 'you're not worth it'.. 'it's only one cake' ... 'sure you're never going to get to goal anyway...' these are the voices that we need to silence... I've always said losing weight is not what we put in our mouths, it's what's going on between our ears... 

Surround yourself with people who get it, people who understand... people who just want you to feel comfy on the beach... people who celebrate with you when you stay the same because some weeks that's a victory, people who get it when you feel like you're going no where but tell you to stick with it... They're the voices we need to listen to... 




SmartPoint Swaps - Mayo!

This weeks SmartPoint Swaps... Sales creams & mayo! Salad season is in full swing and a lovely fresh salad is nothing without a dollop of mayo to add flavour and make it a bit creamy! Saving point or two can make all the difference! x 



Bramwells Salad Cream (ALDI)
15g - 2SP
30g - 3SP
520g tub - 56SP



Bramwells 30% less fat Salad Cream (ALDI)
15g - 1SP
30g - 2SP
520g tub - 39SP



Bramwells Real Mayonnaise (ALDI)
15g - 4SP
30g - 7SP
475g tub - 112SP



Bramwells Light Mayonnaise (ALDI)
15g - 1SP
30g - 2SP
504g tub - 41SP



Bramwells Light Mayonnaise New recipe! (ALDI)
15g - 0SP
30g - 1SP
513g tub - 12SP



Mary Berry Salad Dressing
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP



Mary Berry Salad Dressing
15g - 1SP
30g - 3SP



Heinz Original Salad Cream
15g - 2SP
30g - 3SP



Heinz 70% less fat Salad Cream
15g - 1SP
30g - 2SP



Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise
15g - 3SP
30g - 6SP



Heinz Seriously Good Light Mayonnaise
15g - 1SP
30g - 3SP




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