Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28, 2010

I met my goal soon after February...but now it is now October and am sad to say...I HAVE GAINED 15 pounds! Here are the top 10 reasons why I have gained weight.

1. I stopped writing down my points.
2. Going to weigh in became unimportant.
3. Choosing wrong foods at meals.
4. Eating high calorie snacks.
5. Eating out almost every meal.
6. Telling myself I'll start on Monday.
7. Sugar...sugar...sugar.
8. Not planning my meals.
9. I thought I could eat what I wanted.
10. And the number 10....I stopped being smart! it is! I am going to:

1. Write down my points.
2. Stop with the Sugar.
3. Plan...Plan...Plan
4. Go back to Weight Watchers to weigh in.
5. Be smart...and healthy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Weight Watcher Weigh In

I went to my Weight Watcher meeting today...another pound GONE!!! I am ONE POUND FROM GOAL!!! I am so excited! It has been such a wonderful year! Success is a wonderful thing. Now...I have to work to keep it off. To continue eating healthy and not let my mind fool me into believing I can eat whatever and how much of it I want!! ;-)

Find of the Week! Went to visit my sister in law and brother this past week-end. They served me "flat tire" buns. WOW are they good. Take a look! One bun is ONE POINT! they are delicious!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Last January 5th I made the life changing decision to join Weight Watchers. Well...a year later (as of yesterday) I am 70 pounds lighter!!! WOW!!! Just to say, "I have lost 70 pounds." seems like a dream.

The Top Ten Things I Recognize Now That I AM 70 Pounds Lighter:

10. Clothes are easier to find.
9. My shoes are too big. (who knew your feet would lose weight)
8. I don't mind that I have more wrinkles (since they aren't stretched out)
7. I don't snore (as bad! ;-0)
6. An apple tastes like a piece of candy.
5. It is a bit uncomfortable to sit in the bathtub...not as much padding!
4. I enjoy walking.
3. Charles is so proud of (and for) me.
2. I can pass up junk food I used to LIVE for.
1. AND THE NUMBER ONE...I don't want to go back!

At yesterday's weight watchers meeting, a recipe was shared. I haven't fixed it yet...but I plan to this week-end.

Peach (Fruit) Cobbler

2 bags of frozen peaches (or other fruit) NO SUGAR ADDED
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 liter Diet Sprite

Spray 9 X 12 pan with PAM
Place frozen fruit in pan
Pour dry cake mix over fruit
Pour Diet Sprite until mixed well (not too dry...not too wet)

Oven 350
Cover first 20 minutes
Uncover and cook 45 minutes

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving has Passed...Christmas Ahead!

It has been over a month since I have posted an update. Had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Even lost 1 1/2 pounds over the couple of weeks I was absent from WW Meetings. Here is a recipe I cooked for Thanksgiving.

4 regular size sweet potatoes
1/2 Cup Fatfree Vanilla Yogurt
Low Fat Granola
Splenda Brown Sugar

Bake sweet potatoes until soft.
Mash and add yogurt.
Put in baking dish.
Add 1/2 cup Splenda Brown Sugar to 1 C low fat granola
Spread granola mixture on top
Bake 350 for 45 minutes

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

WW and Canada

I am in WW trouble!!! I am attending a conference in Vancouver, BC. Each time I leave a session there is food and beverages calling out to me. I have done well passing them up...but I have now determined I have messed up because of............

Tokyo Joe's Sushi!!!! Below you will find a picture of where I am staying. In the front at the corner I have found Tokyo Joe's! I have never looked up points...just assumed they weren't much due to the size...WRONG! that I know...Sushi is off of my list unless I am with someone I can share a roll with!!!

I enjoyed a California Roll and a Cucumber Roll AGHHHHH 7 points!!!! WHEW!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Before and After


63 Pounds later 86 pounds later

October is Chili Month!

There is a nip in the CHILI is on the menu! Here are a few Weight Watcher chili recipes I found online!

Weight Watchers One-Point Hearty Chili
10 ounces extra-lean ground turkey breast
1 medium onion, diced
2 (28-oz) cans diced tomatoes
2 medium zucchini, diced
2 medium yellow squash diced
1 (15 oz) can black beans
2 (15-oz) cans fat-free, reduced-sodiumbeef broth
4 celery stalks, diced
2 green bell peppers, diced
1 (1 1/4-oz) package dry chili seasonings.

Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and onion and saute' until browned, about 10 minutes.
Transfer the browned turkey and onion mixture to a large soup pot and add the tomatoes, zucchini, squash, beans, broth, celery, bell peppers, and chili seasoning. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Continue to simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes
Serves 20.

Awesome Taco Chili Recipe (Weight Watchers)
1 lb. lean ground beef 1 large onion, chopped
1 package taco seasoning
1 package hidden valley ranch mix
1 15 oz. can pinto beans*
1 15 oz. can hot chili beans*
1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn*
1 15 oz. can stewed tomatoes*
1 15 oz. can tomatoes with hot chilies (like Rotel)*
Brown meat and onion, drain. Mix ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning mix into meat. Then, without draining, add all the other ingredients. Simmer 1 hour.

Each Cup of chili is equal to 2 points.
Add a dollop of lite sour cream and a sprinkle of 2% cheese.

Weight Watcher Classic Crockpot Beef Chili
Estimated POINTS value per serving 2 Serves 6
1 lb. lean ground beef (10% or less)
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1 can (15 oz.) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 sweet onion, chopped
1/4 cup canned diced chilies
2 tbsp. tomato paste
Oregano sprigs for garnish
1. In a large nonstick skillet brown beef and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally to break up meat. Drain excess fat. Add chili powder and cumin and stir to combine.
2. Combine tomatoes, beans, onion, chilies, and tomato paste in crockpot. Stir in beef mixture. Cover and cook on High until flavors are blended, 4 - 5 hours. Serve garnished with oregano.
Best Ever Weight Watcher Skillet Cornbread
Estimated POINTS value per serving 2
Serves 12 Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup white cornmeal
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup egg whites
2 tbs. fat free egg substitute
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add cornmeal and stir until blended.
Add remaining ingredients and stir until just mixed.
Pour into 9 inch cast iron skillet prepared with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Quick Tips
Spray crockpot with cooking spray for easier cleanup.
This meal is very filling but if you aren't quite satisfied you can add a garden salad.

I can't wait to have CHILI this week-end!!!