Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I'm in the zone

I am feeling good, I weighed in this morning and I am down another 5.4 lbs for a total of 18.6 lbs. I am really excited about my progress; although I do wish I was losing the weight quicker. When I think of how far I have to go, it can be pretty discouraging. So, I have to stay "in the zone" and continue to be focused and driven toward my ultimate goal; which is a lifetime of healthy living and passing down that way of life to my daughter.
Yes, I have a long road ahead of me, but I feel that I can achieve my goals on the Weight Watchers program. It is really working for me. I don't feel deprived, I feel like I am more in control then ever before. I can CHOOSE what I want to eat and what I don't want to eat. Its funny when people ask me "can you eat that"? Yes, I can eat whatever I want, but the real question is...DO I WANT TO EAT THAT? In the moment, I may want to eat that, but will it be something I am glad I ate a few hours down the road, or when I step on that scale at my next Weight Watchers meeting...those are the questions I ask myself now, and that is what makes me feel more in control then ever before.

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pancake bites with dark chocolate chips

These are so good, you feel like you're being bad, but at just 1 point plus per serving you can stay on track. I enjoy a nice cold glass of milk with these chocolate chip pancake bites; which helps toward getting my milk servings in for the day.

My daughter really enjoyed making these with me the other night. We made 3 batches because we just enjoy these so much. I keep them in the freezer and take out a handful and pop them in the microwave about 45 seconds and pancake breakfast is served!


Friday, April 26, 2013

Tried them and liked them - more WW friendly recipes to share

I mentioned in my blog post last night that some friends of mine told me about some great WW friendly recipe websites. I am so happy these websites exists, I think they will really be beneficial to me on my journey to losing weight and being healthy. I never knew I would enjoy cooking or baking, and not saying that it will last, but right now I am enjoying it (meaning last night and today, lol).

I thought I would share my recipes that I made last night. The dinner I made was inspired by a few recipes I found on and the breakfast I made was straight from a recipe on her website.

Last nights dinner: Turkey Sausage (I used the Jennie O brand) Red Peppers, Yellow Peppers, Orange Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms. I used 2 tbsp's of E.V.O.O. and a dash or minced garlic and oregano.  You can serve this over whole grain rice, but its very filling on its own (which is how I ate it). One 4 oz. serving of the Turkey Sausage = 4 WWPP (Weight Watcher Points Plus)

And for breakfast, I made these delightfully tasty lil' Banana Pancake Bites - I took a picture of the ones I made so you can see how they look when made by a beginner baker :) The picture on is way more professional looking then mine, but you get the point. They are only 1 point per muffin. I love how easy and quick these were to make (I even had my daughter join in on the baking fun). She wants to make these with mini chocolate chips, so of course we will try those next...YUM!

So, give these a try, and let me know how you liked them. Also, if any of my readers have any WW friendly recipes they would like to share, please comment below, I would love to try out your favorite recipes.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Back on track

I haven't updated in a week or two, so no better time then the present.

Well, I had my 3rd weigh in yesterday and knew I was going to have a bad weigh in...but, I went and faced it anyways. I was down 12.4 lbs previous to this weigh in and I ended up gaining 2 lbs. I was upset with myself for gaining weight, but even more upset with myself for knowingly doing things that set myself up for failure that week. I stopped tracking my points, I ate food that I knew was way out of my points range (not just one day, but a few days). I did it knowing there would be a consequence, but I guess at the time I felt it was worth it, or made excuses for myself (I'm really good at coming up with excuses for myself). All I can say is I felt HORRIBLE and like I let down a lot of people (I have so many people supporting me on this journey). So to those I disappointed (including myself) I apologize.

Today is a new day, and I am back on track. I am continuing to hold myself accountable and even posted my weight gain on my facebook page. I had so many people comment and tell me to move past it and remember this is a life change. People probably don't realize, but their encouragement really means a lot to me; as well as the accountability. It reminds me that I am not alone in this...and for anyone who has struggled with weight issues (or any type of struggle for that matter) knows just how isolating and lonely it can feel. So having support from family and friends, and of course my faith, really means the world to, thank you!

Speaking of support from family and friends, shout out to my friends who gave me a link to these two awesome sites with delicious and easy WW friendly recipes: and  These websites will be really beneficial for me on this journey. I have already started making some of the recipes, and I look forward to posting them on my blog to share with my readers (do I even have any?) ha,ha!

Alright ya'll, I am in it to win it, back on track, headed toward success....all that good stuff!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I'm a loser!!!

It never felt so good to be a loser! I had my first week weigh in tonight at Weight Watchers and I am happy to say that I lost 9.8 lbs. I don't feel like I have even done that much, so I was very surprised to see that kind of weight loss. It feels good, but I know I still have so far to go, but that's okay, I am really not in a rush this time around. I want to keep taking this in small steps and make it a life change and not an extreme change that isn't realistic to stick to. My new goals for this week are pretty much the same as last week, except I have added walking as a goal. My goal is to walk 3 days this week for at least 5 min's. It probably sounds really lame, but at this point its just about setting goals that are achievable. If I can do more, I will push myself to do more for sure. Well, thanks friends and family for all your encouragement this past week, it means a lot.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bubble Up Enchiladas

I found this Weight Watchers Points Plus Enchilada recipe on Bubble Up Enchiladas. Aside from looking delicious, it seems to be a quick and easy dinner; as well as something my daughter would enjoy. I am going to give this recipe a try this week. Let me know if you try it to and how you liked it.

"Weighing In"

As my weigh in day is approaching (tomorrow) I am getting pretty anxious. I don't feel any different, so I'm not very confident I'll be excited with what the scale says. I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens. No matter what, I know that I have started making changes little by little and that is progress.

This weeks successes:
Last week I set a goal to track my points every day, and get in all my water, and to stay within my point range. I am happy to say that I have made my goal each day.

Areas I need to improve on:
I need to be more consistent with my daily routines so that I can stay on track with my points. I also need to stop using words like "I can't". I had a friend push me this week to set a goal of stretching just to get me moving, and my family encouraging me to take even just a 5 minute walk. When I started Weight Watchers last week, I told myself to just worry about the food and not worry about exercising yet, giving myself a pass because "I can't". Well, I may not be at the point where I can put in a full on work out at the gym, but I certainly can take a brisk 5 minute walk and I certainly can do stretches. Thanks friend for pushing me to set that goal, you know who you are, and thanks to my family for encouraging me as well.

So, tomorrow is the big day...but its just one of many weigh ins to come. I will flip out with excitement if I lost weight, and if I didn't I am going to try to focus on my achievements this week and believe that eventually the weight will come off.