Slimming: Put your mind into weight loss
By Caroline Waterston
I'm happy to announce I've managed to polish off the holiday pounds. Today I weigh five pounds less than I did a fortnight ago - half a pound less than the week before I went to Greece. Result.
Laura, my Weight Watchers leader, is delighted and I'm relieved, given the amount of Wharf working lunches I've had this week.
I did have to work extra hard in the gym and cut back on the carbs. But it goes to show if you put your mind to something, it can be done.
■ Start: 14st 4½lbs
■ Now: 12st 11½lbs
■ Goal: 10st 7lbs (or as near as)
■ If, like me, you love a sweet treat in the afternoon, fear not. Weight Watchers produces its own chocolate bars. My favourite is the Chocolate Dream Fudge (Two ProPoints, £1.95 at WW classes). Other WW snacks are available at Waitrose.
■ Weight Watchers' Eating Out Guide is my bible. It gives the ProPoints values of a wide range of food from most mainstream restaurants and sandwich shops like Pizza Express (Pollo ad Astra Leggera Pizza, 14PP, pictured), Cafe Rouge (Soupe a l'Oignon, 9PP) and Pret a Manger (Simple Tuna Salad, 4PP). Next time I hope to give you PP values from Canary Wharf restaurants not included in the book.
■ Caroline attends Weight Watchers at Reebok Sports Club, Canary Wharf. Classes run on Weds and Thurs from 7.30am-1pm. For information about meetings and ProPoints go to weightwatchers.co.uk or click here.