Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I am on a HIGH!

A losing weight high. You can get a high that way and believe me it's such a good feeling! I went to Weight Watchers tonight and had a really good loss. (BTW we are working hard to figure out a way for me to stay in-it's my support line!) I'll save the amount for the 1st when our monthly weigh in is. My scale at Weight Watchers is about 1 pound different than my scales at home so I feel pretty good about my scale. I have been in a slump in regards for weight loss that I guess I forgot how good you feel when it does work! I started this blog when the first Biggest Loser contest started and it has always been such a great help to me and I never realised as I said before that I was helping others too. Well, amyways, just wanted to post that I have been so much happier this month. I had one week that was not good but then the next week was great and the only thing I can figure is that I uped the exercise and that had something to do with it. I don't know but I don't want to go back where I been. I am really working hard and getting closer everyday to having a 20% weight loss! Well I am off to watch the tv version of Biggest Loser! See ya soon!

Menu Plan Monday- Sept 28-Oct 4

This week I am living out of the pantry with my meals besides buying a few fruits and veggies. Highlight from last week Lentil Tacos, my family liked them too! Here's the plan for this week. Nothing really new right now. Weigh-in in two days!!!!

Monday- Spaghetti Casserole, Salad, Low-Fat Bread Machine Italian Bread
Tuesday- Soup and Sandwiches
Wednesday- We are having a picnic somewhere probably sandwiches
Thurdsay- Taco Junk, salad
Friday- Pizza, salad
Saturday- Sweet and Sour Chicken, rice, peas
Sunday- Soup Beans, Saurkraut and Fat Free Hot Dogs, cornbread

Go here to see more plans.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

So, here's what's going on with me!

Someone told me on here that I was I meant bussiness in this Biggest Loser contest. Want to know why? Well, someone else told me my blog really helps people because I am real and going through what other people are going through. I try to make this blog be a support to other people and I try not to complain etc. But today I'm going to complain and tell you how I am really feeling and what I am going through. So bear with me, okay?

Last year I lost 80 pounds doing Weight Watchers. I did really good and then the holidays came upon me. I was really scared to let myself eat anything. (Maybe, that's why I did so good?)People kept telling me, "You've done so well enjoy the holiday, you deserve it!" Well, I finally gave in to what people were telling me and I have been yoyoing since November of last year. I have gained back about 20 some pounds and while I still follow my plan, it feels easier for me to give in sometimes because I let myself go free for awhile. Now I have been trying to get myself back on track and I do mean bussiness this time! I have something I really want to spend the money on if I win it. We are going through a rough time financially, even though my dh finally got a new job things are still rough, and we have to cut back on some things. So, my dh said, "Lorie, Weight Watchers has to go." While I know I can do it on my own and he thinks I can too, that group is a huge support group to me and I really don't want to lose it. You know how some people have addictions and need support groups? Well, that's kind of like what Weight Watchers is to me. So, if I win some money through the Biggest Loser Contset, my money is going to pay my $39.95 monthly fee. And in the mean time, I will be using this Biggest Loser group and you all who read this blog as my support group. I started out doing this on my own and I know I can do it! I am going to have a good week! This is the last week before the weigh in for the contest and I want to win so bad. I have been walking a little over 2 miles everyday , tracking, eating right and taking care of myself. I just hope it is enough. If not what do I got to lose,but more WEIGHT! lol!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Menu Plan Monday September 21-27

We are going through a major budget change and we will have lots less grocery money so here is what I am doing this week while trying to also eat healthy:

Monday: Cheesy Ranch Burgers, baked potatoes, green beans
Tuesday: Crockpot Brown Sugar Chili,(make double batch and freeze some for Sun.) cornbread
Wednesday: Lentil Tacos on whole wheat tortillas, salad
Thursday: Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole, steamed Broccoli
Friday: Taco Junk, salad
Saturday: Weekday Lasagna, salad, garlic toast
Sunday: Crockpot Baked Potatoes, fat free sour cream, chili (left over from Tuesday)

Note: I got a great deal on potatoes so I'm using them this week and I am going to experiment with Lentils because they are so cheap and the recipes have brown rice which I get on WIC so I can use that up too!

Breakfast: Most days I have one of these: cereal with fruit or omelets with fruit
Lunch: Soup and sandwiches most days

Go here to see more plans.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cheesy Ranch Burgers

Last week I found this recipe online and decided to make it instead of the other burgers I like to make and it was really yummy!

Cheesy Ranch Burgers
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix
1 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese
6 (1 point) Hamburger Buns
Combine beef, dressing mix, and cheese and form into 6 patties. Cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until done.
Makes 6 servings at 6 points each

I thought I Posted This.....

This is my starting weight for my Biggest Loser compettion. See I told you I had a huge gain! Anyways, I weighed in at Weight Watchers last night and I weighed 260.6. I am happy with that weight loss, for right now. My starting weight was on September 1.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Menu Plan Monday September 7-13

Well this is a day late but I think planning, at least for me, is one of the biggest things that helped me lose weight, so I got to get back in the groove and start doing my menu plans on here. I always plan just don't put it on here and I think putting it on here makes me accountable for it!
Monday- Lean Cuisine Pizza, salad

Tuesday Weight Watchers Juicy Hamburgers, corn on the cob, salad

Thursday- Sweet and Sour Chicken, brown rice, peas

* Recipe coming soon

Friday- Crockpot Brown Sugar Chili(Make double batch to freeze for next week), cornbread

*No Picture yet.

Saturday-Monterey Chicken, green beans, rolls

Breakfast: Egg Beaters Omelet with Weight Watchers Cheese Single, mushrooms and onions, strawberries or grapes, and 1 pt English muffin (Most days that's what I have) unless I am pressed for time and I do Honey Nut Cheerios, banana, I think this week I will also have Low Fat Waffles with Sugar free syrup and fruit.

Lunch: My plan is Bacon Tomato Sandwiches (1 pt bread with Oscar Meyer precooked bacon that is 1 point for 4 slices, and 1 tbsp. fat free Miracle Whip, grapes, and milk. Other day's I'll have a chef salad and milk with grapes.

Go here to see more plans.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Monthly Grocery Shopping = A Workout!

Sometimes when it's hard to get your exercise in you have to look at unique ways to get it in. Here is one I like to use. At the beginning of the month, I go to the grocery. I like to go by myself and I usually leave early on a Saturday morning when dh is home to watch the kids. Most of the time they are not even up before I go. I buy pretty much all for the month on that day. I usually go back for milk, produce and bread but that's about it. Getting a month's worth of groceries for 6 is no easy thing! I also try to make it harder on myself be making it a race. I race around the store and get everything I need and then I go back in and get all of the cold stuff because it usually takes 1 1/2 carts to get everything. Sometimes I go to one more store because the other one does not carry everything I need. Then I come home and unload ever thing myself and then I organize and put it up. I like doing it this way and it really is a great workout! I think I might even start counting 1 activity point for it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nancy's Healthy Kitchen

I found this really neat website while I was searching on YouTube. This lady cuts the calories and fat and saves you money all in one. Here's her website and her recipes are listed uder the recipe tab and she also gives Weight Watchers points!