Sunday, December 5, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Is it wrong to drink whipping cream straight from the bottle?
See ya. Beth
Friday, October 1, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Anyway, my weight has not changed and today is a new day. I will continue to walk, but will start my food journal or journey, again. I am really sucking at this folks. Wish me luck.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I have been walking pretty regularly this week, two miles a day! It doesn't do much good if you have been eating CRAP. I am going to keep up the walking, but get back to counting the points. It really makes a difference and I just need to accept the fact I gotta do it. Next week, maybe I will be down a whole pound! Dieting and birth, the only time you count the ounces!
PS-Lordy, have you tried the Pumpkin Spice Latte's at StarBucks? HEAVEN!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
On a side note, SMM please send me your mailing address. You won the ideal sweetener coupon. I have tried to contact you, but nothing. If I do not here from ya soon I will have to give it someone else. Boohoo.
Have a great day folks. Beth
Monday, September 6, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Julie and I have a little promise going, when we loose ten pounds we are off to get a pedicure. Well, at this rate I might see one for the new year....of 2012!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wish me luck, both in the diet and the "sleeping on the ground" bit.
Monday, August 23, 2010
You can read all about ideal brand sweetener here.
Friday, August 20, 2010
- lemon cake mix w/ diet 7-up
- chocolate cake w/ diet coke
- cherry chip cake w/ A& W diet Cream
- chocolate cake w/ diet cherry coke
- devils food w/ diet vanilla coke
to name a few...........
I am not going back. I am going to do it both Julie and April's way, on my own. I was hoping paying money and weighing in front of a stranger would motivate me, but I guess not. I just bought a new pair of walking shoes will I was out. I have got to get my butt up and moving, no excuses dang it. Wish me luck.
BTW, the Fiber One Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Pop Tarts, not good. I am on the hunt for the fudge.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Now, on to these pop tarts! Have you tried them? You should! There are 5 grams of fiber in 1 pop tart, and they are 3 points a piece. Chocolate Fudge is my favorite pop tart flavor and these are good. They are a little different than a Kellogg's brand pop tart, but I can't really tell a huge difference. Go ahead try them...you might like them! :)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Now, to make some more changes.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Now, what do I think? I think it tastes just like a Slimfast, a ice cold Slimfast. I think it is super chocolaty. I think is is filling. I think for three Weight Watchers points I am buying some. I am just wondering if they have vanilla? Thinks, I mean thanks Julie!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Oh my gosh, these are sooooo good! I kid you not, rich, fudgey and oh so chocolaty. I had read about these on the Weight Watchers message boards, so you just know i had to give them a go. They are ridiculously easy to make, three ingredients, well four, if you count the splash of vanilla i added. The recipes floating around the net use water, but any good cook knows that to enhance and enrich the flavor of chocolate, you use coffee, hot or cold. I did and ohhhhh mama. This is such a keeper of a recipe. I dare you to make some for your friends and family then you dare them to guess the secret ingredient. My kids and hubby have gobbled them all day and have no clue there are beans in there. I'm not telling.
Also, those same recipes specify the brownies to be baked in a 9x13 pan and cut into 20 pieces at two Weight Watchers points each. I baked mine in a 9x9 pan cut them into 16 pieces and called them three pointers. Okay enough already 'cause I just know you are jonesing for the recipe. Here ya go, my version of the black bean brownie.
BBBB or Beth's Black Bean Brownies
One can of black beans, rinsed, drained and pureed with the coffee or water listed below
1/2 cup of coffee or water
One box of your favorite brownie mix, Walmart's house brand is our family favorite
splash of vanilla extract
Mix and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35 minutes. Ahhhhhh, yum.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I, of course, started off with a diet Coke. I know I should have drunk water, but I caved. I actually do not like the bread sticks, so that was easy, but I do love that ice cold salad. Sadly, the salad comes in high on the points scale with the fat laden, but yummy, salad dressing. Did you know that OG offers other choices of salad dressings including low fat? I didn't not until I came home and started cruising the net. This time I just ate a bowl of salad BEFORE tossing, since the dressing lies on the bottom of the bowl. Next time, I will order sans dressing and pick one of the other choices. Okay, now on to the entree, I ordered the chicken spiedini with double grilled veggies. Oh my gosh, this is really good. Basically, it is a skewer of herb marinated chicken breast served with potatoes and mixed veggies, all grilled. I opted out of the potatoes and they happily doubled the vegetables, which was a combination of yellow and zucchini squash. I was content and sufficiently stuffed. I want to include a link to a page on Hungry Girl's site regarding Olive Garden. It is very interesting and quite the eye opener. Happy counting!!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Apologies on the post title if any fellow children of the 70's now have visions of the "Poseidon Adventure".
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I need some coffee, too.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
P.S. I used the ideal sweetener and imitation vanilla. Oh, Travis wanted strawberry, so a squirt of Hershey's strawberry syrup did the trick. I was also thinking you could make this thicker and creamier with a tablespoon of sugar free pudding, your choice of flavor. I am feeling chocolate next time. Whadda ya think? Hmmmmmm......
Here is how you make the cream cheese, too easy. Bring one brick of low fat cream cheese to room temp and whip with your mixer. Add finely diced veggies of your choice. I used minced spring onion, carrot, celery and cucumber. Pinch of salt and pepper, whip briefly, again. I let it set for several hours or overnight, so the flavors really meld with the cream cheese. It is sooooo much better than anything you can buy in a tub and healthier.
Stay full my friends.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
1 1/2 lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Combine all the dry spices and coat shrimp with the mixture. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and add the shrimp to the skillet. Saute 4 minutes or until no longer pink. Enjoy!
Monday, July 26, 2010
Makes one large cookie. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix the following, mound and spread into cookie shape, bake on parchment or a silpat for about 15-20 minutes till brown and crispy around the edges.
1/3 cup of rolled oats
1/3 cup of non-fat powdered milk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce or in my case, 1/4 cup of low fat sour cream
1 T flour
1 T of raisins or in my case, orange scented cranberries
1/2 t of cinnamon
1 t of vanilla
1/4 t of baking powder
1T of your choice of sweetener, I used ideal. I guess if you add sugar that adds an extra point.
That's it, simple, easy and downright yummy.
I am so excited to be on this journey, if you will, with these two girls. We will keep each other accountable, motivate, share recipes...probably gripe and whine a whole lot, and that will be ok. Well, as long as we are making ourselves healthier, as well as my family. Hey, I cook it...they gotta eat it, might as well make it all healthy, right?
I will be doing my weigh ins on Monday's. I have made it to work this morning...weighed in (almost puked because of it) but I am feeling confident this morning that with meal planning we will do just fine. Now, I will share with you what I will be having for lunch. I am still having a little problem on breakfast ideas..so pass them along if you have any.
I love these deli thins. Have you tried them? You should. They are 100 calories for the whole bun, top and bottom and they are only 1 point!
I will be having cucumber spread on them. I love cucumber sandwiches in the summer. With the heat index being at least at 105 if not higher, it makes for a light lunch. And made with FF cream cheese, you can have 4 Tbsp of the spread for 1 point. That makes your sandwich, with a nice filling, for only 2 points!!
Not a great pic, but you can see what it looks like. :)
I will be having my 2 point sandwich with 9 multigrain Tortilla chips for 3 points and my homemade salsa, with is a freebie!! So there you have my 5 point lunch! My daily point range is 22-27, so I still have alot of points to play with for my breakfast, snack and dinner.
The one thing I keep telling myself is...it is all about CHOICES. Girls, we can do this!
Cucumber Sandwich Spread:
1 medium cucumber, peeled and finely chopped or grated
8 oz. FF cream cheese, softened
2 tsp mayo
Seasoned Salt, to taste
Mix all the ingredients together until completely combined and store in the refrigerator.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I would happily share WW's Raspberry Zinger Cake with my family and friends, afterall, I am now sharing it with you, my friend.
I've been thinking about old pictures and how all those years I thought I was huge. Looking back from where I am now, what I wouldn't give to be at any of those weights today! The sad thing is that it was a self-fulfilling prophecy - I am the size now that I imagined I was then. While simply thinking I'm slim and healthy today won't bring about an instant change, I know my thinking has to change and my actions have to change. Here goes...cluck cluck.
P.S.-Two down and two to go!
Friday, July 23, 2010
This is the second step towards my goal. The first was joining Weight Watchers for like the upteenth time last Thursday. We have all agreed to follow the WW diet plan. It works. I tried low carbing for two weeks, lost maybe five pounds and fourteen days. It is a crap diet. I can not do it and be happy.
We have big plans for this blog. We plan to share our successes, failures, gripes, etc.... We plan to share with you recipes, products and food finds. We plan to share it all with you. Well all except my starting weight. You will just have to trust me when I post my losses and gains. I hope you will share your support with us by visiting often leaving comments, tips, advice, and whatever floats your boat.
Weight Watchers, the only time in your life, other than birth, that ounces count.