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.