I know, I know!! I've TOTALLY slacked on the postin' lately, but I'm still here! I'm motivated as ever and can't wait to weigh in for HFH this Friday. I'm really hoping to put up good numbers. I can't believe I missed the last weigh in. What's even more horrible? I haven't posted here forever!! I need to get into the habit of writing here daily!! Even if it's ramblings full of scatter brained thoughts, at least I'm posting! Maybe I should start a food journal. Ya ,that'd be good. Can you all tell I'm tired!?!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Well, I have TONS to write and not enough time, so I'll just post my progress (if we can call it that, LOL!)
1 box Devil's Food Cake mix
10-oz Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi
1 egg white
6-oz fat-free caramel ice cream topping
7-oz fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1 cup Skor Bar or Heath Bar bits
1 (8-oz) container fat-free cool whip
Mix cake mix, egg white and diet soda. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out smooth in a greased 9x13 pan. During the last few minutes of baking, put caramel and condensed milk in a sauce pan and stir on medium low heat until smooth. Take cake out of oven, and poke holes all over the top. Pour caramel mixture over warm cake, filling in the holes. Sprinkle Heath bits over the top, reserving some for the top. Cool completely. Cover with container of fat-free cool whip and sprinkle with remaining heath bits. Put in fridge until ready to serve.
Yields: 24 servings(they are small servings)
Nutritional Info: (per serving) 193 Calories, 5.25 g. fat, 1 g. fiber (4 pts per serving) (If you want to make the cake 3.5 pts per serving, only use 1/2 of the Skor bits)
Friday, September 26, 2008
It's already Friday again? What the heck?!? I seriously have no idea where this week went. SERIOUSLY NO IDEA! Anyways, I'm half asleep writing this and had every intention of writing a super fantastic post filled with grandeur, but it's not to be. I have say, I was really looking forward to doing the photo question thinga ma jig for HFH, but my tiny brain and the few brain cells I have left can barely force out this post.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Can I tell you all how excited I was to get the Wii Fit? I've wanted it for sometime now. The funny thing is I've never seen one in action or even used one, but just the concept of it totally intrigued me! A new and fun way to exercise? I'm all in!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Key word here being FAT! Man, I feel so gross right now!! I feel FAT, I feel gross and I need to be held accountable. I didn't lose or gain, but nonetheless, I feel BLAH! I feel like I could've tried SO MUCH harder and done SO MUCH BETTER!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Alright, as if you all didn't already know how much I love Weight Watchers from my blinky and the fact I talk about it ALL THE TIME, I now need to tell you my love for it has grown!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
2. Give us a paragraph (as much or as little as you'd like) about your weight loss story, including at least your goal. (You don't have to give actual numbers if that's not your style. :) We'll try to read back through your blog as much as possible, but just get us started.
3. What kind of exercise do you do? What works best for you? What doesn't work for you?
4. What are your biggest struggles?
5. What are three of your hobbies that aren't weight loss-related? We probably have far more in common than just a desire to be "hot for the holidays." :)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Alright, I'm having to write this up real quick as I have 2 sick babies who are crying their eyes out right now. However, I wanted to be sure I posted this right now as I don't think I'll get to it tomorrow. It's my hubby's day off! YAY!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Is anyone as EXCITED as I am that the Biggest Loser is starting up again? YIPEE! I love the motivation this show gives me!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Chicken Stroganoff - Crockpot Method
Makes 6 servings
1 pound frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can fat free cream of mushroom soup
16 oz. carton fat free sour cream
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
Put frozen chicken in bottom of crockpot. Mix soup, sour cream,
onion soup mix and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 7 hours.
Makes 6 servings. (serve it over rice or noodles, but be sure to add those points)
Monday, September 1, 2008
Well, we had a wonderful vacation in Yellowstone. Now that we are home, I'm even more eager to lose more weight!! I feel really good right now, but know that my weight can get lower on the scale. I'm about 2 pounds from my WW goal, which makes me ecstatic! So, that is my focus right now. Once there, I have a goal to get 10 pounds below that. I originally set my WW goal at the higher end of the spectrum. I know I feel good at goal, but know I feel even better 10 pounds below that. It's funny because I don't feel as "skinny" as I did when I have been at goal before. I know it has a lot to do with having 2 kids. There are just some things that don't go back to where they were. I just have to come to terms with that. It's just hard to still see a roll when I sit or whatever. I want it GONE! I think another 10 pounds will help ease that frustration a bit.
Friday, August 15, 2008
I'm headed off to vacation! Life has been crazy and hectic, but it doesn't mean I'm not eating well and losing weight. I'm excited to come back from some time away and get back to posting again on this blog! I've missed all the motivation and inspiration I get from my weight loss blogging buddies! Sorry, I haven't been around, but I WILL BE BACK!!!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
So, this week's recipe is one of my favorites! Generally speaking, I'm NOT a bran muffin fan, but these muffins are DELICIOUS and only 2 pts each! My friend Kathleen came up with this recipe. She's an AMAZING cook and has lost 100lbs with WW! Anyways, I LOVE THESE MUFFINS! LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! I need to make me a batch now! Hope everyone's week is going fabulous! :) Kathleen’s Bran Muffins (2 points) ½ cup Hot Water ½ cup “All Bran” Cereal ¾ cup Unsweetened Applesauce 1 cup Splenda ½ cup Egg Substitute 1 cup Buttermilk 1 cup Bran Flakes 1 ¼ cup Flour 1 ½ cup Oats 1 tsp. Salt 2 tsp. Baking Soda 2 tsp. Baking Powder 4 tsp. Cinnamon 2 Tbl. Molasses 1 tsp. Vanilla Preheat the oven to 400° Mix the hot water and All Bran cereal and set aside. Mix in a bowl for 4 minutes the applesauce, Splenda, egg substitute, buttermilk, and bran flakes. Mix the molasses and vanilla into the applesauce mixture. In another bowl mix the flour, oats, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to this mixture just until combined. Spoon the mixture immediately into a 12-count muffin tin. The tins will be full. Bake for 13-15 minutes. recipe by: Kathleen Wilson
So, this week's recipe is one of my favorites! Generally speaking, I'm NOT a bran muffin fan, but these muffins are DELICIOUS and only 2 pts each! My friend Kathleen came up with this recipe. She's an AMAZING cook and has lost 100lbs with WW! Anyways, I LOVE THESE MUFFINS! LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! I need to make me a batch now! Hope everyone's week is going fabulous! :)
Kathleen’s Bran Muffins (2 points)
½ cup Hot Water
½ cup “All Bran” Cereal
¾ cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 cup Splenda
½ cup Egg Substitute
1 cup Buttermilk
1 cup Bran Flakes
1 ¼ cup Flour
1 ½ cup Oats
1 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Baking Powder
4 tsp. Cinnamon
2 Tbl. Molasses
1 tsp. Vanilla
Preheat the oven to 400°
Mix the hot water and All Bran cereal and set aside. Mix in a bowl for 4 minutes the applesauce, Splenda, egg substitute, buttermilk, and bran flakes. Mix the molasses and vanilla into the applesauce mixture. In another bowl mix the flour, oats, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to this mixture just until combined. Spoon the mixture immediately into a 12-count muffin tin. The tins will be full. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
recipe by: Kathleen Wilson
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Well, I woke up this morning to find that I was the recipient of a fine award! Boy, did this ever MAKE.MY.DAY!! I've been lacking when it comes to writing posts on this blog, probably because I have been lacking when it comes to doing well with my weight loss goals. It's not like I'm gaining left and right, but I'm not losing like I want to either. I'm been stuck around this same weight for some time now and need to get my rear into gear! I hate that I'm not seeing the scale go down as quickly as I like. However, I need to remind myself that when you get closer to your goal, getting the weight to come off becomes even more difficult. Those last few pounds prove to be really stubborn!!!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Well, I don't have anything really motivational to write this week. I haven't done exceptionally bad, but I haven't done anything fantastic either! It's all good. There's no gain, no loss, just stayed the same! Can't really complain about that I guess.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Today, I decided I wanted to make an award to thank all of you whose blogs I read that continue to motivate me to stay on track towards my weight loss goals! I truly appreciate all your motivating posts and really REALLY LOVE all your great comments I receive here on my blog. With that being said, I present you all with my first weight loss award give-away!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I decided I wanted to participate in this Meme that my friend Lorie told me about. It's called Tasty Thursday and it's hosted by Trista over at the Pumkin Patch. How fun! This week's theme is WW recipes! YAY!! I'm so glad she told me about it! I love finding new recipes, especially ones that people post about b/c that means at least they like them right? Anyways, I was gonna be creative and post a recipe that I haven't mentioned before (I have TONS), but it's 2:30 am and I'm totally tired! I've been up making Baby Shower Invites for one of my friends. Enough of that. . . The recipe I'm posting I LOVE!! It's a HIT with every member in my family, including my 10 month old. The best part is is that it's low in points and tastes delicious!!!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Well, last night I decided to make my Chicken Enchilada recipe, but do so with fewer calories/fat, thus having it be less points per serving. I've made TONS of different variations of this recipe trying to get one that tastes as close to the original as possible. Well, with the new Mission Carb Balance WHITE tortillas, I think I came pretty close. My hubby said they were delicious. (he's not too fond of the variation I make with fat free cream cheese/green onions instead of shredded cheese, but I LOVE IT). The best part is these seem to be even better re-heated! Yay for leftovers!! Now let me just say there is SO MUCH you can do to "doll" this recipe up, it's insane, but I'll just post the simple/basic one for you here. Do KNOW that you NEED to calculate your own points if you use different brands of ingredients, etc.