Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday April 29

Weighed in at my meeting. I lost 1.8 pounds this week for a total of 8.8 pounds so far.

Here's something I'm rather proud of. Earlier this week a customer walked in the door of my shop carrying these as an appreciation gift. I graciously thanked her...and when she left I told Vern to take what he wanted from the box and then I IMMEDIATELY took the rest and gave them to the neighbors. I cannot even tell you how absolutely empowered it made me feel to give the cupcakes away! My mouth was watering. I WANTED them...but I knew if I even tasted them it would be all over!
I won!!!

Trying to be better at journaling my menus...I always track because it's so easy to do with the WW App on my phone...but I have fallen behind on posting my menus here. So anyway...

Coffee with Coffeemate 1 pt
Microwave omelet made with
Egg substitute
1/3 cup frozen potato shreds (like you sue for hash browns)
Leftover, cooked broccoli
Reduced fat Mexican Cheese blend
Topped with Pico de Gallo
3.5 pt
Strawberries and Mandarin Orange segments .5 pt
Total 5 points

Lunch was a quick Veggie Burger on a Sandwich Thin
with Reduced Fat Provolone
and a hanful of Grape tomatoes
Total 5 points

Dinner was my version of a "Mexican Pizza"
This was so good. I'll be making this often!
2 oz pre-cooked shredded beef (from Costco)3.5 pt
1/2 cup fat free refried beans 1 pt
1 slice "Flat Out" flatbread 1 pt
1tsp olive oil 1 pt (brush on flat bread and toast under the broiler)
1/4 cup reduced fat cheese blend 2 pt
Pico de Gallo 0 pt
Total 8.5 Points

After Dinner Snack
1 apple, shredded, cooked in the microwave, and mixed with cinnamin 2 pt
1/2 cup Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt 2 pt
Total 4 points

Total daily points 22.5
Target 26 points (That is changing to 25 now)
Activity points earned 3

Oh Yeah...I almost forgot about this! I walked 12013 steps too!

The last thing I want to share is this...
I had these eggplant "meatballs" the other day. I got them at Vons, in the freezer by the vegetarian foods. Oh my goodness! These are so good. 90 calories for 5 "meatballs." I am most definitely a big fan of these little goodies!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'm a little behind...

Yep, I've fallen a little behind in my posting. But I am eating on plan, trying to get my daily exercise in, and looking forward to my meeting tomorrow night. I'm hoping to have some time later to catch up a bit.

I made a yummy, point friendly, Italian type casserole on Monday.
Here's what it looked like!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday April 25....

Sunday April 25...

I had a busy day in store so I wanted to start with a hearty breakfast.

I had an omelet (egg substitute) with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and reduced fat cheese. This started out bigger but it looked so big that I ended up cutting it in half. 2.5 pts
Hash Browns (1 cup frozen, shredded potaotes) .5 pt
Strawberries and Mandarin orange segments 1 pt
Coffee with Coffeemate 1 pt
Total 5 points

Lunch was a quick "grab, eat and run" as I had a class at church in the afternoon.
Leftover Turkey Pot Pie 5 pts
Apple slices and Cinnamin Yogurt 3 pt
Total 8 points

Dinner was late and at the end of a very long day.
I made bean soup. This is almost ridiculously simple but oh-so-yummy!

1 can fat free chicken broth
1 can fat free refried beans
1 can black beans
That's it! The whole pan is 13 points
I ate half, over shredded lettuce for 6.5 pts

Quesdilla made with 100 LaTortilla Factory 100 cal tortilla
1/3 cup reduced fat Mexican blend cheese. 3 pts
Total 9.5 points

After Dinner
2 scoops Golden Spoon Fat Free Frozen yogurt 3 pt

Total daily points 25.5
Target 26
Activity Points Earned (I didn't wear my pedometer so I have no idea)
Weekly Points Remaining 35
Activity points Remaining 2

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday April 24....

Saturday was my birthday. I had a fun day visiting family and "shopping" for the improvements we want to make to our condo. We didn't actually buy anything. We just shopped for the things we want to do and figured out how much $$$ it's going to take. I was happily surprised to find out that I really have almost enough to do the flooring! So the plan is to start with a fresh coat of paint next weekend and go from there. I am excited!

Breakfast was a quick grab and eat on the way out the door.
1 Apple 2 pt
1 Fiber One Bar 2 pt
Coffee with Coffeemate 3 pt (these were throughout the day)
Total 5 points

Lunch was in the Ikea Cafeteria. Swedish Meatballs were $1.00!!! I knew that I would be sooo tempted to eat all 10 meatballs and the entire serving of mashed potatoes, so I opted instead for a:

Buffalo Chicken Wrap 5 pt
Fruit Bowl 1.5 pt
Diet Pepsi (I really should have just had water. I'm not a big fan of Diet Pepsi so I just had a few sips)

Dinner was late and I was really hungry! So I made this quick "pizza." It was really good. I'll be making this again!

The crust was a LaTortilla Factory 100 calorie burrito size tortilla
I stuck it under the broiler and kept turning it, until it was hard and crisp.
Then I topped it with
marinara sauce from a jar
Sauteed mushrooms and spinach
Canadian Bacon
Reduced fat mozzarella
and a sprinkling of parmesean from a can.
Total 6 points


I had a serving of these little goodies.
These are a really good snack when you want something sweet and crunchy!
1.5 pt

In honor of my birthday, my sister brought these home.
This is the picture of the beautiful sundae, on the box.

This is the reality...HaHaHa!
But, ugly as it was, it was really, really rich and creamy and the perfect way to end a lovely day!
3 points

Total Daily Points 24
Target 26
Activity points earned 2

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday April 23.....

Banana 2pt
Strawberries .5 pt
1 small mandarin orange 0 pt
1/2 cup Fage Total 0 Yogurt 1 pt
1/4 cup Fiber One Cereal 0 pt
Coffee with coffeemate 1pt
Total 4.5 Points

Broccoli Slaw 0 pt
1Tsp Mayonnaise 1 pt
1/2 can Albacore Tuna 2.5pt
1 wedge Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss 1pt
1 Sandwich Thin 1 pt
Total 5.5 points

I made this yummy Turkey Pot Pie!
2 servings 9.5 pts

Here's How I made it...
20 oz extra lean ground turkey
1/2 cup diced onion
1 tsp diced garlic (I use the stuff in the jar)
1 16 oz bag frozen mixed Vegetables
2 packets store brand turkey gravy mix
1 can store brand biscuits (I chose a can that had 50 calories per biscuit)

Saute onion and garlic in a skillet sprayed with no stick cooking spray until a little bit carmelized.
Add ground turkey. Then add salt, pepper, cumin, and parsley flakes to taste.

Meanwhile cook vegetables in the microwave until tender.
Make gravy according to package directions.

Spray a 9x13 pan with no stick spray and add the turkey and vegetables. Mix it all together until it's evenly mixed and then pour the gravy over it.

Roll the biscuits, one at a time, between plastic wrap until quite thin and place them on top of the turkey/vegetable mixture. I used 9 biscuits because that's what fit well in the pan.

Bake it in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or so until the biscuits are golden brown.

I had two servings like the one pictured here for 9.5 points.

After Dinner Snack:
2 Mandarin oranges 1 pt
1/2 cup Fage Total 0 Yogurt 1 pt
Total 2 points

I had a cup of coffee with coffeemate at my mom's house in the afternoon for 1 pt.

Daily Total 22.5 points
Target 26 points.
Activity points earned 2

This weekend I am going to try my hand at meal planning. I am going to try and plan my meals so that I hit my target point range better.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday April 22...

I can't believe it's taken me until 3pm on Friday to do my Thursday post!

So anyway..

Last night was my weigh in. I lost .6 of a pound. I was tempted to be disappointed but then I really thought about it. I had lunch at a cheap Mexican place on Saturday and I spent Sunday and Monday at Disneyland....and I LOST WEIGHT! So what if it's only a fraction of a pound...I LOST WEIGHT! Spending two days at Disneyland did not become an all out food fest. I didn't come home 3-5 pounds heavier. I came home .6 of a pound lighter. I am choosing to call that a huge victory.

So Here's my menu for Thursday April 22..

Once again, I let the morning get away from me and I missed breakfast. I have a plan in place to improve on this. I will be walking to work. I walked this morning as it's finally not raining here. (I know it never rains in Southern California...but it did.) So anyway, I'll be walking and the plan is to get here early enough to eat breakfast before we open and the customers start coming in.

Coffee with coffeemate 1 pt

Boca burger on a Bagel Thin witha slice of reduced fat swiss cheese 3 pt
1 individual Size bag of BBQ Baked Lays 3 pt
1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Swiss 1pt
AND...a Diet Cherry Limeade...I've been having one of these almost every day!
Total 7 points

I made soup from leftovers..
Black Bean/Shredded Beef/Potato Soup 4.5 pt
1/4 cup Reduced Fat Mexican Blend Cheese 2 pt
Lettuce, Tomato, and Salsa 0 pt
Total 6.5 pt

After Dinner Snack:
1 Large Apple, sliced 2 pt
1 cup Fage Total 0 Yogurt with stevia and cinnamin 2 pt
Total 4 points

Daily Total 18.5 points
Target 26...oops

Here are a couple of progress pictures I took on Thursday morning...just because I want to be able to look back and see the progress. I am at 219 pounds here. Down 7 pounds from when I started.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wenesday April 21....

Omelet made with
1/2 cup Egg Substitute 1 pt
1/2 cup Frozen Hash Browns 1pt
1/4 cup Reduced Fat Mexican Cheese blend 2 pt
Asparagus, Tomatoes, Broccoli Slaw 0 pt
1.5 cups Fresh Strawberries 1 pt
1 Mandarin Orange 0 pt
Coffee with Coffeemate 1 pt
Total 6 points

Steamed Asparagus Spears 0 pt
1 Bagel Thin 1 pt
2 slices canadian bacon 1 pt
1 Slice Fat Free Cheese 1 pt
Total 3 points

Fiber One bar 2 pt
Coffee with coffeemate 1 pt

3 oz Grilled Chicken Thigh Meat 4.5 pt
Stir Fried veggies 3 pt
Cauliflower and Cheese 1 pt
Total 8.5 points

1 apple grated and coooked in the microwave 2 pt
2/3 cup Golden Spoon yogurt 3 pt

Tuesday April 20...

Today was back to reality and back to work. We had such fun at Disneyland and enjoyed the time away from the daily routine so much! But now it's time to return to our real life!

The time got away from me in the morning so I missed breakfast. I did have a cup of coffee with Coffeemate in it for 1 pt.

Lunch was a plate full of finger foods.
Canadian Bacon 4 slices 1 pt
Grape Tomatoes 0 pt
10 Spears Asparagus 0 pt
2 Slices Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese 2 pt
1 Mandarin Orange 1 pt
1 Cup Strawberries 1 pt
Total 5 points

Late Afternoon Snack:
1 Large Apple 2 pt
1/2 Cup Fage Total 0 Yogurt, 1 pt
sweetened with Stevia, and spiced with cinnamin.
Total 3 points

This is one of my favorite snacks!


4 oz Shredded Beef 4.5 pt
(This was the shredded beef from Costco, Sampco brand. It's on the shelf near the canned meats, unrefrigerated, in the large pouch pack...good stuff!)
1 cup refried beans 3.5 pt
1/4 cup Reduced fat Shredded, Mexican Blend Cheese 2 pts
3 Large Romaine leaves ("Taco Shells")0 pt
Tomato, onion, salsa 0 pt
Total 10 points

Snacks (unphotograhed)
1 cup Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt 4 pt
1 Cup Strawberries .5 pt
20 "Quakes" Caramel Mini Rice Cakes 3.5
Total 8 points

Total 27 points
Target 26 points
Weekly points used 1
Weeky points remaining 13
Activity points remaining 10

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Whew! What A Weekend!...

We had a whirlwind weekend! I don't have time to type out all the details because it's back to work this morning. So, I'll just say I met some old friends for lunch on Saturday and then on Sunday, after church, Vern and I drove up to Disneyland/California Adventure and spent Sunday Afternoon and all day Monday.

I am pretty pleased with myself that I did two days at theme parks and stayed totally on plan! Of course it helped that I earned a bazillion activity points with all the walking we did!

One more thing...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new Weight Watchers Pedometer!!!

Saturday Totals 20.5 Points

Sunday Total 24 Points

Sunday Activity Points Earned 8

Monday Total 47 Points

Sunday Activity Points earned 6
Weekly Points Allowance Used 21
Weekly Remaining Points 14
Remaining Activity Points 10