Wednesday, October 29, 2008

October Picture

Here's my new monthly picture!

October 2008 249 pounds

January 2008 323.8 pounds

Weigh In

To see Watchin' What We Eat Wednesday go here!

Last night I lost 2 pounds. This was great after two bad weeks! :)

Watchin' What We Eat Wednesday Breakfast Edition

Welcome to Watchin' What We Eat Wednesday! This week is Breakfast Edition. Next week is any recipe goes. Here you can find the upcoming themes so you can plan ahead. If you can't find a theme related recipe just post something don't feel bad. Sharing is what this meme is all about! To enter your recipe, just sign your name onto the Mr. Linky provided at the bottom and put your recipe title in parentheses, like this Lorie (Cinnamon French Toast). Here's my recipe!
Cinnamon French Toast
1 cup Egg Beaters
1/3 cup fat free milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
non-stick spray
10 slices of bread ( I used the Sarah Lee 35 calorie bread)
Whisk together Egg Beaters, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla is shallow medium bowl; set aside. Spray non-stick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium. Dip bread in egg beaters mixture, coat both sides. Put in skillet and cook on both sides until golden brown.
Serving size is 2 slices
I served mine with sugar free syrup and a banana
Calories 191 Fat 2 Fiber 6

Monday, October 27, 2008

News from Weigh ins!

I did not post my weigh in results from last week. I had a gain of .6. So not going in the right direction. This week has been so hard with Halloween parties and my kids Halloween candy buckets in site. I bought some Weight Watchers candy to help beat the need to steal some candy from those buckets. So, I don't know how tommorrow's weigh in will go, but we shall see. :)

Helpful Tips for Stressful Days

I got this from my last meeting and really liked it! So I thought I would share.

E valuate Hunger
M ove More
O PT for Healthy Snacks
T oss Unhealthy Snacks
I ndulge in a balanced diet
O pen up to Positive Thinking
N otice Your Triggers
A dequate Rest
L ook Elsewhere for Comfort

Halloween Temptation!

My 4 kids went Trunk or Treating this weekend and those 4 pumpkins filled with candy are killing me!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Holiday Coupons and Recipes

Most people will be doing a lot of baking for the holidays over the next two months. Here are some great coupons to help you save money this season from Nestle.
$.75/2 chocolate chips
$1.50/2 refrigerated cookie dough
$1/2 Carnation evaporated milk
$1/2 Libby's pure pumpkin

Watching what you eat? Not to worry you can still use these coupons! Here are a few recipes to help you use these coupons.

Weight Watchers Chocolate Muffins
1 box devils food cake mix
1 can (15 oz) solid pack pumpkin
Mix together. Do not add anything else that is mentioned on the box. It only takes these 2 ingredients. That's all. Mixture will be very thick (and you will be tempted to add something, but don't.) Place in muffin tins, sprayed with non stick spray. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. This makes 12 muffins.
1 Muffin is 180 calories, 2.5 G fat, 37 carbs, 2.5 G fiber, 2.5 G protein = 3 WW points

Pumpkin Fluff
1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin
1 (1 1/2 ounce) box sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) container fat-free cool whip
pumpkin spice(to taste)
Combine all ingredients in order. Chill for 2 hours.
Serves 4 at 2 WW points per serving

Mini Chocolate-Chip Cookies
2 Tbsp butter, softened
2 tsp canola oil
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp table salt
1 large egg white(s)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, about 1/2 cup
1.Preheat oven to 375ºF.
2.In a medium bowl, cream butter, oil and brown sugar together. Add vanilla, salt and egg white, and mix together thoroughly.
3.Mix together flour and baking soda. Add chocolate chips and stir to distribute evenly.
4.Drop rounded half-teaspoons of dough onto a nonstick baking sheet. Bake cookies for 4 to 6 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
Yields 2 cookies per serving.
Makes 24 cookiesServing Size-2 cookies at 1 Weight Watchers POINTS®-1

Crustless Pumpkin Pie
15 oz canned pumpkin
12 oz fat-free evaporated milk
1/2 tsp table salt
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup Egg Beaters Frozen Egg Substitute
Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour into a 9" sprayed pie pan. Bank at 400 for 15 minutes and then at 325 for 45minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Makes 8 servings at 1 Weight Watchers point each.

Thanks to Common"cents"ical for the link to the coupons!

Going Better

Things have been going better. I did not exercise on Tuesday, but I did get 20 minutes of walking in yesterday. I would have walked longer but it started raining. My littlest and I went walking while the other kids were at school. It was really nice out! The weather is just perfect for walking and it really has not turned too cool yet, which makes it nice. I stayed on track with my points and the things I needed to be eating. Hopefully, this yo-yoing I have been doing the last couple of weeks will stop and I can stay in the 240's, for awhile anyways! LOL!

Note: I think that in my last post. I was just saying I gained 2 pounds, but really for a little over a month, I have been yo-yo ing! Lose 2 gain 2 etc. I know that I had not been doing everything right and was getting tired of the constant battle. Sorry if that did not come through on the post.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Rededicating Myself!

To see the Watchin' What We Eat Post go here.

I know I have abandoned this blog for awhile now. Please forgive me. I had sick kids for about two weeks and I have been feeling truly overwhelmed. I know that this has affected my weight loss too. I went to weigh in last night and I had gained 2 pounds. While that's not enough to make me worry, I know it is not getting me any closer to my goal! The great thing about Weight Watchers is when you get off track, you can get right back on and hopefully by doing that, I will see some better numbers at the scale next Tuesday. So, I am rededicating myself as I start this week today. Here is my plan:
1. 15-30 minutes of activity at least 6 days this week
2. Drink 6-8 cups of water
3. Journal (I did no journal last week and that was part of my problem!)
4. 5 Fruits and veggies
5. Get in my 2 dairy's!
6. Write at least one blog article a day (this is a huge encourager to me!)

I will return later today to tell you how my day went. If I have ever been an encouragement to you through this blog, please leave me a comment of encouragement because I really need it now. Thanks!

Watchin' What We Eat Halloween Edition

Welcome to Watchin' What We Eat Wednesday! This week is the Halloween Edition. Next week is any recipe goes. Here you can find the upcoming themes so you can plan ahead. If you can't find a theme related recipe just post something don't feel bad. Sharing is what this meme is all about!

I really hope people have not totally quit on me because I love getting to see new recipes and I love Halloween and would love to see what you all come up with on lightened treats for Halloween. Here is a great article about surviving Halloween too!

To enter your recipe, just sign your name onto the Mr. Linky provided at the bottom and put your recipe title in parentheses, like this Lorie (recipe name here).

First, here is a list of a lot of Halloween candy and the nutritional facts and Weight Watchers Points, this might help you decide what you want to eat on Halloween if you really want to eat something on Halloween.

Rolo Pretzel Turtles

Rolo chocolate candies

Mini pretzels

Halloween M&Ms

Preheat your oven to 350 . Upwrap your Rolos and set aside. Place pretzels on baking sheet. Top with a Rolo. Bake in oven for 3-5 minutes, until the chocolate just begins to melt. The Rolo should be soft but not completely melted. Remove from oven, place on cooling rack and immediately squish the chocolate with a Halloween colored M&M if you want. Watch the caramel oooze out.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Progresso Light Soups

I recently tried the New Progresso Light 1 Weight Watcher point per serving soups. I never really cared very much for the Progresso 0 Weight Watcher point soups, but these are so much better. I tried the Beef Pot Roast last night and it is so good!! You can get $.50 off and try one of these new soups here! You won't be sorry. They are so good! Oh and don't forget to keep your upc code for the incrEdible rewards program.
Friendly reminder- Check your points if you eat the whole can. 1 + 1 does not always equal 2 in WW world!

Ziplock Vaccum pack

I went to Kmart last night for the Double Coupon Days. See here what all I got! I got $180 dollars worth of stuff for $61!!! One of the things that I bought was the Ziplock Vacuum pump. It was $3.99 and I had a $2.00 off coupon which was doubled so I got it for FREE! Well, I did have to pay the tax. I have been wanting one of these for awhile now. I saw Jullian on The Biggest Loser teaching the contestants about using it and I knew I still wanted to try it! I also bought some gallon size bags that were $2.79 and I had a $1 coupon which was doubled, so I payed $.79 for those. I will have to let you know how I like it after I try it, but Free was Nice!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

September Picture

When I started in January I was 323.8 pounds.

Here I am 9 months later at 249 pounds and a new $5 dress from the Goodwill Store!