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M&S rice portions

Microwave rice from M&S... Watch the portion sizes on these... some bags are single portions some are for two! The ProPoints for the full packs are listed too x

Long grain and Wild rice 130g serve - 6PP

Long grain rice 125g serv (half the packet) - 5PP
Full pack - 11PP

Basmati rice 125g serv (half the packet) - 6PP
Full pack - 11PP

Wholegrain rice 125g serve (half the packet) - 5PP
Full pack - 10PP

You matter... x

Don't ever think that it doesn't... when you realise how important this is it will be like a light bulb going off in your head! You matter... to you... and everyone who loves you.. and they deserve the best version of you that you can be... and to be happy, you need to be the best version of you for you! x

July #WWPhotoAday

Lots of FAB pics on Instagram at the moment using the #WWPhotoAday and now hello JULY! Now no slacking for the holidays... even if you don't use Instagram it's worth a look even just to have a good nosey at what everyone else is up to! Hopefully we'll get some sunny pics this month too! Can't wait! x

The Greenery - Brunch Club

The Greenery is right across the road from the Rugby Club in Donnybrook.... coinkydink that I landed there as couple of weeks ago with Brunch Club?! It is a lovely little spot... Firstly it opens earlier than anywhere else at the weekend with a 9.30am start which I LOVE... I hate waiting all morning after my swim to get fed at noon somewhere in town! There's another one in Portobello which is on the list to check out but here's how it went down in Donnybrook...

The menu is long with a great selection... 

and even on a dull day the place is flooded with light... 

The decor is simple and clean with some lovely artwork on the walls for pops of colour... 

The coffee was GOOOOOOOOOD! 

The tea drinkers got a big pot to share... 

and the lattes were made with lurve... 

There's plenty of comfy seats... 
See what I mean about the light... and it was a dull day when we were there... 
Now the food... 

The Irish breakfast arrived like so... with a choice of how you wanted your eggs cooked.. 

and being a creature of habit Eggs Benedict all the way for me...
and the hollandaise was one of the best I've had! 

Runny egg test passed with flying colours.. and yes that is batch bread... *drools* 

Clearly I tried my best... ahem.. 
Apparently it's rude to lick the plates! 

The other fab thing they do, this is for the hungover types
or the 'I've-just-come-from-the-pool-I'm-an-athlete' types... the smoothies! 
Order one from the board or the specials...

It's 9.30am stop looking at the beer! What's wrong with you people?! 

Or you can pick one up off the shelf on the way in or out! 

Supplies for the weekend! 

and just to tempt you at the till... DELICIOUS baked goodies... 

You can bring your fur babies too... they have lovely canopied tables outside! 

Definitely one to check out ... 

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'A' ... #XMAScountdown

OK you can unfollow and not read this blog anymore after reading this... but it is 26 weeks to Christmas Eve... 26!! TWENTY SIX! Yup... 26 weeks today we'll all be wrapping pressies, stuffing turkeys and hiding the tin of Roses... But anyone want to lose a stone and a half, can have it gone in time for Santa losing just 1lb a week.... I know, I know, people haven't even gone on summer holidays yet... me included but it will come whether we like it or not... and yes we can enjoy our hols and have a good summer... but why wait till September or Halloween to get on track when you could be losing a little all the way along... and only have to face the damage after holidays, rather than hopping on the scales in October and realising you have even more to lose than you thought... Start this week... one small change... and for the next 26 weeks I'm going to be doing my 'Weight Watchers Alphabet Countdown'... First up the letter 'A' (obviously...)

Honestly the best word to kick it all off is ATTITUDE! If you don't have the right attitude... it won't happen for you... and even if you can't muster it up.. FAKE IT! Everyone has bad weeks... but if you march into class, put your paws up and say I know I'm up but today I'm starting afresh... you'll have a much better chance at getting to goal sooner than waiting till 'Monday', or when the kids are back at school or after Halloween...  Attitude comes from within... and you might think you're being 'full of yourself' but the way you feel about yourself sets the tone throughout your life.. if you feel shite, and think you're worthless, then that's how you will treat yourself.. if people think they can take advantage of you then they will.. you have the power to stand up and fight for your little space.. and you are in charge of your body... filling it with rubbish will make you feel rubbish... caring for it will make you feel amazing... 

Stand strong and admit you're changing your lifestyle for the better.. let friends, colleague, family .. whoever know this is a long term thing... you're not a spoil sport in fact you're doing everyone a favour and by the time Santa gets here you'll be in that sexy little black number and not face planting the selection box waiting for the 'January resolutions' to start again... It's a healthy lifestyle... and you do that by making healthy choices the majority of the time...

Change your attitude by changing the way you talk to yourself... it's very easy to talk yourself into and out of things... it's not that your CAN'T have the fun things.... you're just choosing to have them less frequently and in moderation... change CAN'T into CAN! You CAN and you WILL get to goal... you CAN and you WILL feel better in your own skin... so work the attitude this week people! 


A great blog to follow for healthy recipes is A Better Me... All from the Weight Watchers Leader of the year so you know it's all good for you... Check out Verette  HERE 


Try this lovely Asian Fruit Salad for 1PP! The recipe is HERE ... Honestly it's SO easy to do and SO refreshing for the summer! Make it up the night before to let the flavours really absorb into the fruit! 

'A' list ZERO HEROS... 
Apricots (fresh)
All Spice
Artificial Sweetener

and remember, this week... WORK IT GIRLFRIEND! 


I'm not a big fan of falafel to be honest but it's something I'm always asked about.. I spotted these in Dunnes and some of the ranges are gluten and diary free and vegan friendly! 

'Braver with Flavour Great Food' Aromatic Moroccan Falafel 
100g - 8PP
200g - 15PP

'Braver with Flavour Great Food' Fragrant Spinach & Pine Nut Bites 
100g - 7PP
200g - 14PP

'Braver with Flavour Great Food' Authentic Mediterranean Falafel 
100g - 7PP
200g - 14PP

Flotentin Organic Tamruc Falafel Bio with raisins, dates and basil...
100g - 6PP
200g - 14PP

Florentin Organic Falafel Bio with fresh onion, chickpeas and parsley...
100g - 6PP
200g - 15PP

Florentin Organic Yummy Yams Bio with paprika, mint and rosemary
100g - 4PP
200g - 9PP

Don't be afraid...

because you're awesome! You are! Just be the best version of you that you can be... 

Sunshine spaghetti...

Easy-peasy pasta dish which is great cold for lunch as well as a main meal at dinner time! This dish is about adding all your fav veg... so grated carrot, red onion, mushrooms would all work too.. whatever free veggies you fancy, pile them in! This is also great as a base... you can add ham, chicken, grated laughing cow cheese to get it all melty... just remember to ProPoint the extras... it's SO handy!

What's in it...

40g of pasta - 4PP   I use 40g per portion
   Pasta works out at 1pp per 10g ... I've used tagliatelle for mine..

Spray oil
Tinned tomato

Total ProPoints per 40g serving - 4PP


Take all the colourful veg you like ... I used peppers.. 

Sweet peppers... 

baby tomatoes and onions.. and pop them into an oven with lots of seasoning 
and a good dash of balsamic vinegar... 

Roast them till they're soft.. 

Pop on your pasta...

Stir through the passata... and add the tinned tomatoes when it's done... 

Pile the pasta on your plate and top with your roasted veggies.. et voila! 

Sunshine spaghetti! 
A low PP filling summer dish in a bowl! 

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