Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I'm Still Here!!

Yes, I know it's been a week or two....BUSY!!

Last week I weighed in at a 1.2 lb. loss; this week I stayed the same.  Both are great, but I know I could do so much better if I'd get my butt in gear!

Our Weight Watcher leader Joan always wants us to write down a very small doable goal each week and then come back next week and share.  I decided to make mine "snacks".  Now I know what you are thinking...snacks?  That's a goal? Isn't snacking how you gain weight?  Well yes, but you really can't deprive yourself or you'll go completely off plan.  I know all about fresh veggies and fruits as healthy snacks...what I needed was some true snacks.

I try to keep potato chips off limits at all costs.  I just overdue it every time.  So I was looking for something I did the first time I did WW and remembered this:

VEGGIE can do dozens of things with these baked scoops.  So at the store I hunted them down and bought a bag.  I then thought how great these would be with Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle Wedges; so I headed to that aisle and then thought, hey what about those real thin pretzels as they go well with the Laughing Cow wedges as well.  So I headed over to the cracker aisle and found Pretzel Crisps.  Now with my salt craving taken care of I needed something sweet and I found Low Fat Graham Crackers and then decided on that Laughing Cow again - they make cream cheeses too!  And tonight I had 2 graham crackers topped with Laughing Cow Cinnamon cream cheese wedge - DELICIOUS!!

So backing up, rethinking, recharging.....

Brooke Not On A Diet has reintroduced me to smoothies and frankly she has given more ideas than I thought were possible.  So in the mornings I've been making this smoothie:

1 pack Weight Watchers smoothie mix (chocolate or vanilla)
1 cup skim milk
1 cup water
1 banana
1 TB.  PB2
2 tsp canola oil
1 cup fresh spinach

This baby keeps me full for HOURS and I've taken care of some of the Good Health Guidelines!  Putting 2 oils in takes care of those for the day. Milk gives me one of my dairies (sometime I'll throw a vanilla yogurt in and take care of both dairies) and I got a fruit and vegetable in there!!  And in case you are wondering - no, you cannot taste the spinach AT ALL.  It is a little pointy, but remember I do consider it a meal.  As it is above, it comes to 7 points; if I add in the yogurt it comes to 9 points.  If you run it through the WW Recipe builder it will come out much more as the recipe builder counts points for the banana and spinach.  You choose how you want to do that.

Also Brooke has just become a WW Leader in her area!!  She's also been doing some "Weight Watchers Back To The Basics" postings at her blog.  I just discovered her and you should check her out too!!

CC and I are heading out shopping this Saturday which will involve eating...this can be good as we can help each other out; but at the same time we can be each others worst enemy in that department!!  Success, we've got to keep our eyes on the prize!!

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