Upgraded my iPhone

It was time…. To upgrade my iPhone. Everyone tells me I am going to be glad I did, and I am!

Last night after I upgraded it, I was playing around and saw myfitnesspal app.

I have had this app a long time, but never took the time to set it up and use it.

As a life long weight watcher I need to watch my calorie intake. Changing things up always gives me a boost and geeky apps too.

The weight watchers app is great, but I am no longer paying a subscription and not attending meetings and thought this one might help.

Well, I was impressed to say the least.

It asks you your weight, height, activity levels, and your goal weight or if you want to maintain your current weight. It asks how much weight you want to lose per week and calculates how many calories you should eat a day.

So I decided to add the foods I had eaten that day. You can search for them in the directory they have and it keeps track for you.

As I am adding I see a little icon that I instantly think is a barcode function. Surely not? Surely yes!

I started scanning the contents if my fridge and it tells you how many calories per serving, asks you how many you ate and your done.

My calorie counting could not get any easier!

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As you can see its pretty easy!

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So u am hoping to get a little boost using this new app, I may loose a few pounds I may not!

Let’s hope though I do not add any.

If you are an iPhone or iPad user and struggle with recording your foods, try it with me.

I am starting today 🙂

Chocolate Cravings

At breakfast it started… You know that need for something sweet. In true Weight Watcher style I searched for fruit when it got to it’s worst.

A nice soft plump Apricot!

I busied myself with the usual housework stuff and at 12:30 looked for a snack… Lunch was scoops and salsa. As a weight watcher the scoops are a potato chip substitute the salsa a vegetable and it was hot and took the desire for sweet treats away!

About 2:30 I needed to go to the store… Really crap idea for a chocolate craving PMS’ing Weight Watcher!

I did good and avoided the Ice-cream store by not going where I had planned. You see I had planned to go to Shop-rite. Not my usual supermarket and not the closest either, it was however right next to Rita’s and I love their Gelato’s.

Before I got halfway there I had a word in my shell like and told myself that really I needed to go to Stop and Shop… There was no need to waste gas, it’s pricey enough these days!

Now I avoided everything and I mean everything!

The only sweet treat in the trolley was Marshmallows and Chocolate to make Smores later when the teens hangout.

I hate Hershey Chocolate so I would not be tempted to eat that!

It turned 4:00pm and I have to eat a sweet treat… I am going crazy!

This is all I have…

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Now my options are…

1. Eat the Marshmallows; this would upset teens planning on toasting them tonight!

2. Eat all the crackers with a cup of tea; also annoy teens!

3. Make Brownies and eat them all; too many points plus!

I decided on none of them and instead decided to make something using all of the ingredients I had… A bit like my own version of the British TV show Ready Steady Cook!

I am calling these… All you could want Brownies!

I took the Brownie Mix and made it as per the instructions on the box.

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Took a package of Graham Crackers, comparable to a UK Digestive!

I crushed all 8 into the Brownie Mix.

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After mixing poured it into a sprayed 9×13 baking pan and took 12 Marshmallows and placed them on top. I cooked to the instructions on the back of the box at 350 for 23 mins.

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I cannot tell you if they taste good, I did pop a marshmallow in my mouth during baking, and just drank a nice cup if tea whilst they baked and I blogged.

I love to bake, which is why I am a weight watcher!

It makes me happy, and those Teens will be pretty happy I baked too!

Feel free to make them yourself and tell me how they taste.

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Now I will be busy cleaning up!