Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve checkin

Ummmmm 114!?!?! I lost two pounds? I have no clue. My only guess is my body went into hyper shock from the few treats I had and then Sunday's no power bad food eating. Do you know how hard it is to eat healthy when you have no power?

Not sure what we'll do tonight for NYE. We may go to dinner or we may stay in. Course if we stay in, I have to go grocery shopping. We are out of everyday food.

I'm in love with clementines right now. The boxes of them are on sale and they make such a nice snack. mmmmmmm

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Check-in

First week on Simply Filling and I maintained, still at 116.

I plan on having a few treats tonight and tomorrow, but just treats not grazing on the stuff like I used to do.

Christmas Eve menu has always been lasagna. This year I'm making a small pasta-less one for me. Bonus recipe!!!

1 large can tomato sauce
italian seasonings
fresh mushrooms
chopped peppers

Mix this altogether for sauce layer.

fat free ricotta
fat free shredded mozzarella

zuchini or summer squash, sliced lengthwise

Layer sauce, cheese and sliced zuchini. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

12/17 Check-In

Starting this week I'm switching over to the new Simply Filling technique for tracking. It's basically the old "Core".

The Simply Filling technique rules

In addition to Filling Foods, there are some foods and beverages that you don't have to count POINTS values for (although they are not Filling Foods): beverages like coffee and tea without sugar, diet soda, club soda and seltzer (plain or flavored/unsweetened), and water; and fat-free condiments and seasonings like mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, fat-free dressing and fat-free salsa.
You don't have to count POINTS values for the 2 teaspoons of healthy oils (olive, canola, safflower, sunflower, and flaxseed oil) that you need for good nutrition each day (see the Good Health Guidelines).

Bread is not a Filling Food

Vegetables, beans & legumes cannot contain ingredients that are not Filling Foods. You also need to track POINTS values for vegetable juices.

Canned fruit must be packed in water or juice. Applesauce must be unsweetened. You must track POINTS values for dried fruits and fruit juices.

Cold cereals must be limited to one meal a day and eaten with fat-free milk or fat-free plain yogurt. Whole-grain cereals without added sugar, nuts or dried fruit are Filling Foods, as is any plain variety of cooked (hot) cereal that does not contain added sugar.

Choose and prepare visibly lean cuts of meat. Ground beef with no more than 7% fat, ground chicken and ground turkey cannot be part of more than one meal a day.

Whole-wheat pasta, potatoes and brown rice are limited to one meal a day

Processed meats such as deli items or hot dogs are not Filling Foods

Canned fish and shellfish must be packed in water, broth or tomato juice (not in oil).

Weight Watchers® Smoothies are limited to once a day.

With Simply Filling Maintenance you have 63 weekly points to use on the non Filling Foods. This technique is supposed to help you learn how to maintain without having to count everything.

Weigh in this morning, back down to 116.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

12/14 Football Food

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

--uncooked wheat lasagna noodles
--4 already cooked chicken breast halves
--jar of prepared pasta sauce
--1 cup buffalo wing sauce
--3 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, chopped
--tub of fat free ricotta cheese (15 oz)
--2 cups low fat or fat free shredded cheese (mozzarella and cheddar blend)
--1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles
--1/4 cup of water (add at very end)

Use at least a 5qt crockpot, or cut back on the amount of ingredients. In a large glass bowl, combine cooked and chopped chicken breast, the pasta sauce, and 1 cup of buffalo wing sauce.
Ladle a big spoonful of the sauce into the bottom of your crockpot. Cover with a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles. You'll have to break them to get a proper fit.Add a smear of ricotta cheese to the top of the noodles. Add a layer of chopped bell pepper. Sprinkle on a handful of shredded cheese.
Repeat layers until you run out of ingredients. Add the bleu cheese crumbles, if desired. Put the 1/4 cup of water into your empty pasta sauce jar and shake. Pour the liquid over the top of the entire lasagna.Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 4-5. When cooking time is complete, unplug and take off the lid of the crock. Let it sit for 20 minutes before cutting into. Or it will fall apart.

No bleu cheese on ours. *icky face*

ETA- owwww my tongue!!! I could only eat half a serving. Next time I'll only put 1/2 cup of hot sauce in it.

On the stovetop have a batch of zero point soup going and plan on making more Snickerdoodles.

Sorry for only one recipe today.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

12/10 Check-in

Up a pound this week, I didn't eat any extra last week. The new plan is out for WW and it's pretty much what I was already doing. I didn't just eat points, I paid attention to what I was eating and chose healthy non-processed foods.

My new heart rate monitor just came!!! Merry Christmas to me!!! I can't wait to try it out.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

12/7 Football Food

Got recipes today! Yay!

In the crock pot, Potato Soup. mmmmmmm is it yummy.

1 bag frozen shredded potatoes
3 cans fat free chicken broth
1 package country gravy

Mix all together and let simmer on low 4-5 hours. I add a package of diced lean ham to ours. mmmmmm Very good soup, and great on this extremely cold day.

1 cup= 1 point

No dip today.

The dessert I'm going to try baking today is a Betty Crocker recipe for Chai Latte cupcakes that I'm going to alter for WW.

1 box French Vanilla cake mix
12 oz Sprite Zero
3 TBS chai latte mix

Bake on 350 for 18-23 minutes. I'll let you know how these turn out after P gets back with my cupcake liners.

ETA- mmmmmm chai latte cupcakes, I love them. P thinks they need frosting. For 2 points a piece I like them fine just the way they are.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

12/3 After Thanksgiving Check-In

I ate for Thanksgiving, oh and a couple drinks too. mmmmm pomegrate martinis mmmmmmmmmm yummy

I had sweet potatoes, turkey, sausage stuffing and pumpkin roll for Thanksgiving. mmmmm pumpkin roll mmmmmmmmmmm Thank goodness for the lowfat recipe. I think I ate pumpkin roll once or twice a day since last Thursday. Seriously.

Oh and some rum and diet cokes last Wednesday night. Our local bar on the corner reopened, had to check it out.

So what's the verdict? 116, down three pounds. Seriously. *shrug* My body likes fuel. I need to remember that!