Ozeri WeightMaster II

You probably know how much I rate Ozeri products.

It’s a brand that has never failed to impress me.

Applying the word ‘best’ to the title of a product, is something which I wouldn’t do lightly, however, their WeightMaster II scales, are without question, the best weighing scales, I have ever used.

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The scales come in a sleek design of either black or white. I have been using them for a while now and it’s definitely the fact that the LCD screen lights up green or red depending on whether you have lost or gained weight, that sets these apart from any others that I have used.

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*Your weight flashes twice on the screen. It then locks in and remains on screen.

* The WeightMaster II allows you to programme your height and weight to give reliable BMI measurements.

*Your Body Mass Index is displayed under your weight.

* I love the clear, blue LCD full display screen; excuse my boney feet and flip flop tanlines!

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* The Colour Alert technology highlights your net weight change in green to show weight loss and red if you have gained weight. This was my favourite feature. It was instant, visual, clear and shocking if red!

There’s no way I’m putting a photo of my weight on here, so here is an example from the manual to show you how it would look:

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*The scales have a Memory Access Mode. This features allows you to recall the previous recorded weights. The L1 indicates the net weight change from your last recorded weight. The L3, L7, L30 indicates the net weight change from the average of your last 3,7 and 30 recorded weights.

* The scales have auto-recognition technology for up to 8 people.

* The scales can instantly recognise and recall the correct person’s memory profile when they stand on the scales (unless there has been a change in weight of over 6.6 lbs)

*You simply step on to the scales to turn them on; no fiddly button to look for. The scales automatically calibrates with StepOn technology and powers off to preserve the battery life.

* The scales have a slip resistant exterior and look very sleek in my bathroom.

* The scales come with a handy booklet with clear instructions as to how to programme the scales. The booklet also comes with some useful information with regards to Body Mass Index with it’s weight classification and BMI value.

* It’s easy to change the unit of measurement from Kg to Lbs by using a little switch underneath. My only niggle is that the measurement is completely in lbs and not in stone. You therefore have to convert the total amount of lbs into stones and lbs, yourself.

*Profiles can be reset, if needed.

*It is treated with an antimicrobial product to protect against bacteria, keeping it clean and hygienic.

Now, that’s clearly a lot of things to like about a set of bathroom scales!

Never have I listed or reviewed a product with so many features to like.

 It’s state of the art design, leads the way for bathroom scales technology. The Ozeri WeightMaster II, is currently available here for £29.99.

Disclaimer: I was kindly sent an Ozeri WeightMaster II for the purpose of review however all words and opinions are very much my own.

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Weekly Weigh In ~ Wk 7

Ok, here we go… a hands up moment…

I went out for a mahoosive meal on Thursday as I said ‘goodbye’ to some very dear colleagues at work. It was my leaving do, so I think I’m allowed!

What I did notice was that I couldn’t finish the whole meal, like I usually can. So my stomach must have shrunk.

It’s getting used to the portion sizes as with Diet Chef, the portions are much noticeably smaller (obviously) than I would usually give myself.

It was nice to feel like I could treat myself but I didn’t have a dessert, like I usually would so bonus points there, I reckon!

Here’s my favourites from the Diet Chef menu this week:

Breakfast

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Porridge with strawberries, with added fresh strawberries.

I love how sweet and filling this porridge is. It doesn’t need the added fresh strawberries as it’s lovely on it’s own but I do love fresh fruit in the mornings.

Lunch

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Tomato, Red Pepper and Cheese Pasta Pot

Snack

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Fruit and Spice Oat Biscuits. So scrummy dunked in a cup of tea!

Dinner

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Coq au Vin.

I’m sharing this one because it was a delightful surprise. A tender breast of chicken braised with mushrooms and pearl onions in a rich, red wine and stock based sauce and strips of smoked bacon. I added the mashed swede.

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lbs lost this week: 0.5

Total lbs lost in 7 weeks: 17

Inches lost this week (taken over 4 measurements): 0

Total inches lost: 17.5

Here’s to another great week, everyone and thank you to Diet Chef.

Disclaimer: The meal plan I am on would cost £61.25 a week/ £245 a month. I am kindly being sent a free monthly hamper from Diet Chef for the purpose of review however all words and opinions are very much my own.

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Weekly Weigh In ~ Wk 6

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I have moved this weekly feature to a Tuesday as I already have my Mindful Monday posts on a Monday.

As regular readers will know, I have been lucky enough to be sent a monthly hamper from Diet Chef. The food really is delicious and I have learnt a lot about portion control, as a result.

What’s really surprised me is how the need to fill my plate with rice if I was having a curry or chilli, was always just because it seemed to be the right companion for the dish. However I have been adding vegetables (usually sweetcorn, it’s my favourite) to these kind of dishes and I haven’t missed the heavy carbs at all.

Diet Chef provide you with a breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner for each day and I like to share with you my favourites for the week. So here are my favourites this week:

Breakfast

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Soft Chocolate Cookie with added apple (this took me a while to get used to for a breakfast but it’s a great option if you’re running late in the mornings and time is tight. It’s filling and tastes really good!)

Lunch

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Tomato and Herb Bulgar Wheat and Couscous with added tomato

Snack

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Sour Cream and Chive Pretzels

Dinner

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Chicken Tikka Masala with added sweetcorn

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lbs lost this week: 0.5

Total lbs lost in 6 weeks: 17

Inches lost this week (taken over 4 measurements): 0

Total inches lost: 17.5

A slow weightloss this week but to be honest, I was expecting to plateau long before now so I’m not too disheartened.

If you are quick, Diet Chef are running a Summer Challenge during March.

Diet Chef say, ‘have you had enough of being unfit, unhealthy or unhappy? Then join our life revolution – the Diet Chef Summer Challenge. It takes 16 weeks to form a new habit and ultimately become a new person so by the start of August you could become the best version of you. Over the 16 weeks you will lose weight, get fit, and change your habits. We will teach you portion control, nutrition and how to feel good about yourself.’

Customers are able to sign up for the plan for as little as £150 per hamper. Details can be found here.

Here’s to another positive week of weightloss.

Disclaimer: The meal plan I am on would cost £61.25 a week/ £245 a month. I am kindly being sent a free monthly hamper from Diet Chef for the purpose of review however all words and opinions are very much my own.

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Weekly Weigh In ~ Wk 4

 

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For my 4th week, I have still been following the Diet Chef plan of a calorie controlled breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack each day and enjoying the chef prepared dishes that they have sent me.

This week I enjoyed my Banana and Vanilla porridge for breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day:

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This is what I have eaten this week:

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Day 28 was Mother’s Day and it has been the only time in a month that I have not had one of the Diet Chef meals for dinner, hence I have included a photo of my beautiful flowers!

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lbs lost this week: 3

Total lbs lost: 13

Inches lost this week (taken over 4 measurements): 3.5

Total inches lost: 16.5

I have also been continuing the Couch to 5K run but I only managed 2 out of the 3 runs this week due to the very sad passing of my grandma. My heavy legs could not lift my heavy heart. But I’ll aim to do an extra session next week, Gran will push me through the pain.

Let’s do this! Here’s to a good week of strength, self-belief and determination.

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Disclaimer: The meal plan I am on would cost £61.25 a week/ £245 a month. I am being sent a free monthly hamper from Diet Chef for the purpose of review however all words and opinions are very much my own.

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Weekly Weigh In ~ Wk 3

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Wow, 3 weeks in. And I’m still loving it. I’ve stuck to the meal options from Diet Chef and am delighted to say that I do not feel hungry. I am topping up the meal plans with my own fruit, veg and salad. My favourite meal of the week was the chilli con carne to which I added spring onion and avocado. It was delicious, very filling and I didn’t want the plate of food to end!

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For the first time this week, I had a chocolate milkshake as a meal replacement. I was a little apprehensive as 1) I don’t like chocolate milkshake 2) I didn’t think that it would keep the hunger at bay.

I loved it. It was delicious and did in fact keep me going until dinner time.

This is what I ate this week:

 

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lbs lost this week: 2.5

Total lbs lost: 10

Inches lost this week (taken over 4 measurements): 3

Total inches lost: 13

 I also just wanted to share with you, that I completed all 3 training sessions for the Couch to 5K run, that I started this week.  I hated every minute but felt brilliant once I had done it. Now I have to step it up a gear in Week 2! Wish me luck!

Disclaimer: The meal plan I am on would cost £61.25 a week/ £245 a month. I am being sent a free monthly hamper from Diet Chef for the purpose of review however all words and opinions are very much my own.

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Weekly Weigh In ~ Wk 2

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I have been using Diet Chef now for two whole weeks. Is it too early to say, I love it?!

What surprises me beyond measure, is how tasty the food is. I said it last week but I’m really surprised. Very often, Luke looks over at my plate and says he would rather have what I’m having.

As I said last week, I’ve been getting into soups (it’s never been my favourite option for lunch) but I’m growing to enjoy them. The soup portion is on the generous side so I can’t always finish the bowl.

The breakfasts have all been delicious this week and I have been adding a lovely fresh salad to most of my dinners. This was my favourite meal of the week, Macaroni Cheese:

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This is what I have eaten this week:

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lbs lost this week: 2

Total lbs lost: 7.5

Inches lost this week (taken over 4 measurements): 2

Total inches lost: 10

Tomorrow sees me start the Couch to 5K run. I’ll be doing it with a lovely friend for a bit of encouragement. But I’m going to embrace it. So watch this space!

Have a great week, everyone.

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Disclaimer: The meal plan I am on would cost £61.25 a week / £245 a month. I am being sent a free monthly hamper from Diet Chef for the purpose of review however all words and opinions are very much my own.

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Weekly Weigh In ~ wk 1

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Readers of a recent post of mine, The Start of a Long Haul will know that last week, I teamed up with Diet Chef to see if I could reach my weight goals. I had heard great things about Diet Chef and was so pleased when they offered to send me a monthly hamper of chef prepared meals, straight to my door.

So now that I have completed my first full week of Diet Chef, this is the first of my Weekly Weigh In posts.

I’ll be really honest – I didn’t have high hopes for how tasty the actual meals would be. In truth, I’m quite very fussy when it comes to food. I don’t like or eat microwave meals and the main dish on the lunchtime menu, is soup. I never eat soup. I think it’s the texture. Despite being able to select want I wanted from the wide range of meals, I did select a few soups, to add a bit of variety and to see if Diet Chef could actually change my opinion.

Each day, I have had breakfast, lunch, a snack and dinner. I have also teamed the breakfasts with fresh fruit and the dinners with salad or veg.

Here is what I have eaten this week:

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I can honestly say that the food is delicious. I was very surprised yet delighted that I was still able to look forward to mealtimes. The dinners can be microwaved but as I mentioned earlier, I still tended to cook them in the oven for 25mins, especially as the oven was on with everybody else’s dinner cooking.

My favourites this week were the chicken tikka. It was very mild and so yummy, perfect for me. And the Apple and Cinnamon Porridge was simply delicious.

I must admit, I had to get my head around eating a yummy chocolate cookie as a hearty breakfast, I wasn’t sure that I could stomach it first thing in the morning, or that it was going to fill me up. But teamed with some delicious fresh fruit, I was fighting the kids off it!

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And if you’re wondering, I had 3 soups this week: Sweet Potato and Coconut, Tomato and Mushroom. And I finished, very nearly, the whole bowl, each time. I’m looking forward to trying some of the other flavours. My stepson, Ethan had a few slurps of the Tomato soup and said it was the best soup he had ever tasted; high praise indeed!

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lbs lost this week: 5.5

Total lbs lost: 5.5

Inches lost this week (taken over 4 measurements): 8

Total inches lost: 8

It’s was Half Term last week, I don’t know if this was an advantage or a hinderance for me starting Diet Chef. There were lots of temptations with the kids eating yummy things and going out on day trips made things tricky for lunch (but I actually made up a pasta pot and had it cold for lunch, which I love anyway.)

Back to work this week so I hope that having an earlier breakfast won’t hold me back at all.

I’m looking forward to it. Here’s to a great week.

Disclaimer: The meal plan I am on would cost £61.25 a week/ £245 a month. I am being sent a free monthly hamper from Diet Chef for the purpose of review however all words and opinions are very much my own.

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