21 January 2009

Weight Watchers Wednesday

Well, my first week was a little rough. I did much better then I thought I would and I stuck to the diet everyday. I had my second meeting (the first was the initial one) and weighed in after being on the diet for a week. Although I did lose (a little) weight, I was discouraged. After giving up the foods that I loved most, I lost....

.6 pounds

Yes, the decimal is before the 6. I wanted to run out of the meeting and go straight to the local Outback for a plate of cheese fries, I am not kidding. But I didn't. I stayed. This week I'm going to try harder. Kacy and Ryan have a bike and treadmill at their house. Because they live around the corner, Kacy and I are going to start working out 3 days a week. Day 1 was last night... I did the bike for 30 minutes and the treadmill for 30 minutes. My legs are a little sore today, but I feel good!

I wanted to share with you a few things that I ate this last week and loved! The number in parenthesis is the WW point value.

Breakfast: coffee w/ Splenda and french vanilla creamer (1), strawberry Special K bars (2), whole grain english muffins (1/muffin), Smart Balance spray butter (0!!!), Honey Nut Cheerios (2/cup).

Lunch: Lean Cuisine meals (5-7pts)... I'm lovin the veggie pizza (5), Chicken Pesto pita wrap (6), and Chicken Teriyaki w/ rice (5). There are a few others I want to try (they're in my freezer right now!) but they are so great to just grab and go. I also try to eat a salad w/ tomatoes and cucumbers (0) and Fat Free Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing (0!!!).

Snacks: 94% fat free mini-bags of popcorn (1/bag), WW Fudge bars (1/bar), suger-free jello w/ redi-whip (0!!!), suger-free chocolate pudding (1), whole grain tositos w/ salsa (2/20 chips).

Dinner: I had 2 great meals this week that I wanted to share with you. Bob made both... he's my personal chef :)

The first one was simple to make but I don't know the exact ingredient measurements (see... this is why I don't cook.) You saute sliced chicken in fat free broth, minced garlic, and poultry seasoning. Drain when cooked through. Add 1-2 cans of diced tomatoes (with juice) and steamed broccoli to the chicken. Season with garlic powder, basil, and oregano. Serve with whole wheat angel hair pasta. Total points: 11 filling food* points! {Chicken (5 filling food points), diced tomatoes (0), broccoli (0), whole wheat angel hair (6 filling food points).}

The second one Chef Bob made, I just loved! Cook sliced chicken in the same manner mentioned above. Once drained, add Asian Oyster Sauce (sounds gross, but trust me), steamed broccoli and carrots (pre-seasoned, frozen) and soy sauce to the chicken. Serve with Uncle Ben's Brown Rice. Total points: 10 filling food* points! {Chicken (5 filling food points), broccoli & carrots (0), UB's brown rice (5 filling food points).}


How did everyone else do this week?? Have any recipes that you want to share? Don't be afraid to put it in the comments section for everyone to see!

*Filling Food- the new WW Momentum program highlights all filling foods and gives a total value of what the food equates to in points if you eat them (in one sitting) until you are full. For example, chicken is 3 points for a 4oz piece, but for 5 filling food points, you can eat as much as you want for dinner until you are satisfied. The program encourages you to eat the healthy filling foods instead of snacking on something bad when you're still hungry. Make sense?


Kristen said...

Congrats on your weight loss! Hey .6 is better than nothing. I'm not doing WW, but counting calories, which is pretty similar, I'm down 33 since the birth of my dd in September!

Keep going you're doing great!

Chrystal said...

Congrats on your loss.

Here is one of my favs. I made them for the last Steelers game so I could snack healthy.

Creole-Style Stuffed Mushrooms

Points Value: 0
Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 20 min

1 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray
1 pound(s) button mushrooms, about 24 large mushrooms 1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup(s) onion(s), chopped
1/4 cup(s) sweet red pepper(s), chopped
10 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained 2 1/2 slice(s) whole-wheat bread, chopped into bread crumbs
1 tsp Creole seasoning, or Cajun seasoning 1/4 tsp ground turmeric

• Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
• Remove mushroom stems from caps and finely chop stems; reserve caps and set aside.
• Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Sauté mushroom stems, onion, pepper and spinach until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir in remaining ingredients until well-combined.
• Stuff each mushroom cap with 2 tablespoons of filling mixture. Place mushrooms, stuffed sides up, on jellyroll pan. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes; serve warm. Yields 2 mushrooms per serving. (Note: The mushrooms can be stuffed in advance, covered, refrigerated and then baked later in the day to save on last minute preparation time.)

Kristen said...

Some of my recent favorite recipes are: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/09/crockpot-applesauce-chicken-recipe.html (i used sugar free all natural applesauce, which made this very low cal)and http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/11/maple-dijon-chicken-crockpot-recipe.html (i used sugar free syrup which only has 15 cal for 1/4 cup, this was very yummy!)

In case you couldn't tell I love the crockpot! It makes trying to cook with a 4 month old so much easier!

Anonymous said...

.6? I'd be discouraged too. :( But maybe that just means that this week you'll have lost a whole bunch! :)

C Moorhouse said...

Thanks for explaining the filling food number - I totally didn't understand the point of the Momentum Plan (apparently). I lost the same amount - kind of depressing but just keep at it and it will melt off. If you like soup you should make the zero points slow cooker soup or the one you make on the stove - If you want the recipes just let me know I can scan them to you. PS love the Mohawk! too cute!

Allison said...

Keep it up! There is always next week! One of my favorite recipes, that I just absolutely LOVE is the WW Cheese Soup. It is so easy too:
1 can Rotel, 2 cans Chicken Broth, 1 small brick of the 2% Velveeta cheese, 1 bag of frozen veggies (brocc/carrot/cauli mix). Mix all together on stove top on simmer until cheese is melted. It is 1pt=1cup. Yummy!! I just made it last night actually.

jenni from the blog said...

Yum... thanks for the recipes girls! Now I'm hungry again!

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