my dishwasher does the dishes - I did try telling it to clench but it didn't seem to make any difference
The simply filling plan is interesting - you can have WW bread on it without having to count which is awesome because its the only bread I can actually eat without getting hideous joint pain and heartburn. I don't eat a lot of bread anyway although that does make it slightly harder for me as I have to point rice cakes or crispbreads this week. The great thing with it is that you do still get your 49 weeklies so if you want something that isn't filling and healthy then its ok its just that you have to point it.
Its taking a little bit more planning than I did before but I kind of like it. Only started it yesterday so its a bit too early to see how I'll get on but I do feel more like I'm actually dieting as opposed to before where I was constantly adding in stuff I didn't really want just to have enough points. My menu yesterday and today has gone like this...
Breakfast = Boiled egg, slice of toast with WW bread, bowl of honeydew melon
Snack = melon
Lunch = salad, beetroot, celery, smoked salmon (3 points - didn't realise that its only salmon that's healthy & filling and not smoked salmon - doh!)
Snack = Curly wurly (3 points)
Dinner = Steamed cod, new potatoes and a large corn on the cob drizzled with olive oil. 2 x meringue nests (3 points) and drained mandarins
Breakfast = melon & mint smoothie made with low fat probiotic natural yogurt and a teaspoon of flaxseed oil added
Snack = went fruit picking and a number of the cherries either didn't make it as far as the pay station or failed to make it home with me
Lunch = celery and apple salad, 10 cashew nuts (2 points) and homemade yogurt, lime, olive oil & bazil dressing (should be parsley but didn't have any), melon
Dinner tonight will be stir fried chicken with stir fried veggies and possibly 100g new potato. Considering making rhubarb crumble for pudding - I'll basically stew the rhubarb in a little bit of water and then top it with gluten free rolled oats and maybe a sprinkle of sugar on top. Everything is free on this version of the diet except I'm guessing the sugar but haven't checked that yet.
Today is a classic day where because I went fruit picking I was munching away on the cherries while I was there and on the way back and then didn't really want a lot for lunch. The apple and celery salad was really delicious and made a nice change from lettuce and I certainly don't feel like I'm missing out on anything and when I do dinner tonight I'd rather have a big plate of stir fried veggies and I'm not too worried about potato or pasta etc so by the end of today I'd be really struggling to have enough points today on the traditional plan. So what I've been doing up until now is having less of the fruit and veg because otherwise I don't have enough room to fit in the pointed foods and it just doesn't make sense. I have no idea how its going to work from a weight loss point of view but it certainly fits better with the kind of foods I tend to steer towards when I'm "dieting".
JB it'll be interesting to see what effect the holiday has had on your weight - to be honest I think that if it was me I would have just gone ahead and eaten whatever I wanted and then worried about it when I got back so good on you for being even slightly restrained! As long as you get back on track now you are home and it doesn't make you fall off the wagon altogether then its not a problem - after all we all have to have diets that fit in with the reality of life or it doesn't work. Really glad you had a good trip