Saturday 6th January 2018

Hi everyone!

Well, it certainly feels good to be back on track after the festive season.  It’s amazing how much better eating healthy foods can make you feel.

And January seems to be the easiest month to stay on track.  A New Year brings with it a new start, new goals and a renewed vigour for reaching a goal weight or maintaining a successful weight loss.

It’s so exciting to begin the brand new page of a journal or food planner.  Planning and tracking meals on a weekly basis really helps to keep you focused and choose where those daily and weekly points are going to be used.  Making sure that you have all the ingredients you need in the fridge, freezer and cupboards also helps to make it easier to stay on track.

You can find my planning for next week below – as it’s back to work on Monday, I will be cooking double the amount I need on a couple of days so we’ll have the same meal for two nights running.  Again, it’s so much easier if you have a busy day at work or at home to have a meal ready that just needs warming up.

I’ve stocked up on Weight Watchers sweets too as I allocate 2 points per week for a box of these.  It’s handy to have them in the cupboard for those days when I feel the need for something sweet, and I haven’t planned a dessert for that day.  One or two of these definitely does the trick!

As you can probably tell from the heading, I’ll be doing a monthly blog this year.  I will be sharing as many weekly No Count weekly plans as I can, which I will post on this page and also in the section: ‘What a No Count Week Looks Like’.

I’ll be sending out one or two new recipes a week, and I’ll also show you what I have been making from the SpiceNtice spices – on Connect, Facebook and Instagram.  The Chinese Chicken Curry has to be my favourite so far and I can’t wait to try it again next week! (If you would like to try some of the spices from www.spicentice.com you can get 20% off by using the code HH20 at checkout.)

A warm welcome to those of you who have subscribed over the last couple of weeks.  I hope you enjoy using the site and making some of the recipes on here.  Best wishes also to those of you who have joined me on my WW journey prior to that.  Thank you for your continued support as I aim for another year of successful maintaining.

And finally: let’s make 2018 a great year!  Let it be the year you reach goal.  Let it be a year of successful maintaining. Let it be a year full of joy, peace and love.  Let it be the year we have the strength to cope when life doesn’t go the way we want it to.  Let it be about supporting and encouraging others and drawing our own strength from that.  Let it be about welcoming new friends along the way.  Together we can do this!

Good luck everyone and I hope you all have a fantastic January!

Helen xxxxx