Friday, June 19, 2009

Week 19

Gained 2.4. I knew last week was too good to be true! LOL That's okay though, I haven't been eating my correct dosage of points and I only got one day in of exercising last week plus a few push-ups and crunches here or there.....
Anyway here's to a new week!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Taco Ring...can't get enough... 1/8 = 7 points


Tonight's dish was a taco ring using the crescent rolls.... It's the new move (well actually it's a new/old move) ...so easy and delish!

I used 90/10 lean ground meat and drained it and rinsed it under hot water to remove the remaining grease and fat. I also used Sargento reduced 4 cheese mexican cheese.
I topped with some fat free sour cream and a little bit of salsa! Yum!
Enjoy!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Chicken and Broccolli Ring 1/8th ring 7 points



My friend found this awesome recipe and she made it and it looked so delish that I decided to make it too! I wanted to share it with all of you. She used light mayo, light cheese, reduced fat crescent rolls and skipped the almonds to cut down on calories and points. It turns out to make 16 pieces and 2 pieces is worth 7 points. Not bad at all!

I also added onions to the recipe as well. I sauteed the chicken, peppers, garlic and onion(due to a good suggestion from my friend) beforehand then chopped it all up. It added lots of flavor! It was satisfying and filling and def. delish! I skipped the almonds as well.

Here is the link!
http://recipesbykim.blogspot.com/2008/11/chicken-and-broccoli-ring-pamperedchef.html

Enjoy!! You can use crescent rolls to make alot of different dishes. You could make a taco ring with taco meat and cheese, or a cheesesteak ring using chipped steak and cheese or a chicken cheesesteak ring using ground chicken and cheese (even add some hot sauce to spice it up!) Anyway, the crescent are delicious and make for a good looking, fun dish!



Chunky Checking In...

K...so it's been a few days since I've said hello...so here I am :) I've been so busy with wrapping up the end of the school year that I haven't been able to check in...so I'm back... I haven't been doing a good job with writing down my food at all either! I feel like a hypocrite b/c I'm trying to help my Mom get into WW and my bf get back into it, but I've been a slacker! It's funny, once I hit the 140 mark I kind of let myself go a little bit. I def. eat better then I ever did though so I am content with that for the moment. It's funny to me when I crave yogurt... that just seems weird to me but I am happy with it...if that makes sense!
I am going to try to get to 135 during the summer and also focus on exercising at least 3 times a week. I think that seems like reasonable goals. It's tough to eat healthy when I'm down the shore or even at home during the day. I give many props to stay at home Mom's...b/c there is no way I could turn down chicken nuggets, fries, fruit snacks, donuts, goldfish, grilled cheese, pizza, lucky charms, ice cream and cheez-its on a daily basis! I would last about an hour if that! But anyway, I haven't been posting my daily food but I don't feel that I need to be so strict with it anymore. I have learned to read portion sizes and count calories, fat and fiber in things. I have also learned how to pick a healthy snack liked baked chips over doritoes and I am able to actually enjoy the baked chips. Never thought I would be able to choose anything over Doritoes...EVER! But I can now :) It's pretty empowering. So I am definetely proud of myself.
I have been feeling like a chunky monkey this week and especially as I type this b/c I just got finished housing a soft serve vanilla ice cream...every last lick of it! But tomorrow is a new day and my day over all wasn't too bad... so anyway here's to a great summer!

Chunky Monkey's Wednesday grub:
Donut DD 4
Kraft mac and cheese no butter 1 cup 5
cheez it's 1
Homemade pizza 12 (so good Pillsbury pizza thin crust pizza crust, ragu pizza sauce, reduced fat italian 4 cheese mix and turkey pepperoni 5 points for 1/8 pizza I def. ate tooo much but it was soooo good ! LOL)
salad 3
pizza goldfish 1
ice cream 8
Total: 34
Over: 14
Bonus left: NONE....I never seem to have any of these anymore!

Friday, June 12, 2009

No clue how...

I lost 5 pounds this week. I have no clue how. I almost fell over when the scale said 136.6. I actually re-weighed myself 3 times before I got in the shower and a 4th time when I got out of the shower and each time is said the same thing. So weird, I feel like I've been eating badly. Well not bad, but def. not strict. I think it has to do with being a girl and certain times of the month and all that jazz... but anyway here's to week 18 :)

Oh a good luck note... I wanted to wish my bf best of luck on her WW journey that starts today! I know she will do great :)

Yesterday:
Eng Muffin spray butter 1
cake 6
salad 4
chicken pasta 5
salad 2
cocktails 14
Total: 32

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yesterday's Food

English muffin spray butter 1
salad 2
m&m's 5
hoagie 12
chips 3
Total: 23
Over: 3

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

WW Works...

3 Fantastic WW accomplishments/stories:

1.) I just wanted to give a BIG shout out to my girlfriend who just started the WW plan last week and lost 5.2 pounds in her first week!! Way to go!! It's really so rewarding and motivating to see results so fast....I'm so proud of her!

2.) Another girlfriend of mine was under the 140 mark today!!! WOO HOO!! Great Job!!

3.) My Mom is starting today too and she began by measuring her cream for her coffee and already realized she was using more then a serving size :) I'm so proud of her for measuring!

Great Job to all of my girls for all of their hard work!!!

Yesterday's Food:
1/2 bagel 3.5
Cream cheese 2
Egg Casserole 2
Hash brown 3
Salad w/chicken 3
Lemon/Blueberry pound cake mini bite 3
Shrimp pasta 5
Salad 2
Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sand 2
Total: 25
Over: 5
Bonus left: no clue, probably none! LOL

Monday, June 8, 2009

2 Point Fudge :)

My fudge lovin friend sent this to me last night! YUMMMMMMMMMOOOO!!

Weight Watchers Fudge recipeMakes 48 servings

Ingredients:
16 squares (2 packages) Baker’s semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 1/2 cups pecans or walnuts, chopped
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 (300 ml) can sweetened condensed milk

Preparation
1. Spread the nuts on a cookie sheet and bake at 350° F (180° C) for about 10 minutes to toast. Let cool.
2. In a large microwaveable bowl, melt the chocolate with the milk on HIGH for about 2-3 minutes (or until the chocolate is melted).
3. Stir in the nuts and vanilla. Spread on a foil-lined 8 inch (20 cm) square pan.
4. Chill for about 2 hours (or until firm).
Cut into squares.

WW POINTS per serving: 2
Nutritional information per serving: 93 calories, 6g fat, 0.9g fiber

Here's to a new week :)

This weekend I went to the beach with my BF, her 2 daughters, her sister and her sister's friend...and we had a great time!! The weather was crappy for the first 2 days so we hung in, rented "He's just not that into you", which was really cute by the way, ate, snoozed,entertained the kiddos, facebooked, googled, emailed and then ate again....it was very relaxing but we were SO ready to see the sun!!

When the sun finally came out you kind of forget that it was just raining for the past 48 hours. So we decided to take a walk down to the beach and play at the park that is pretty much on the beach. It was fun! After that we came back home and decided to put the baby pool on the deck and hang out there. It's tough to sit on the beach or sit anywhere actually with a 2 yr. old and a 2 week old, but we did a pretty good job! We hung on the deck for a little bit and then made tacos for dinner. After dinner, we got ice cream, watched some tv and went to bed! Sunday morning we went to breakfast, cleaned and then were on the road by around 12:30. It was a really great weekend!

When I got home yesterday, my stepdad had my dog in a baby pool. It was too cute so I decided to take a pic and post it.... Awwww....
But anyway last night for dinner, my mom made stuffed porkchops, green beans and salad... my eating this weekend was def. not good and I couldn't weigh in on Friday b/c I was at the beach with no scale so I had to weigh in today.....EWGH....LOL it's wasnt' too bad... 141.6. gained, but are you kidding me...i've been eating soooo bad lately I was ready for a 10 pound gain! Gotta get back on track today!

Oh and last night I saw the Hangover with my stepbrother...OMG...HYSTERICAL!! Def. funniest movie that I have seen in a long time!!!! I needed it :)

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Not so bad :)

Okay so yesterday was def. a better day food wise! I still had some snacks and was over my 20 points but no where near the 30 points that I've been over lately :)




I also wanted to share the pasta that I use nowadays. I really cannot get into the whole wheat pastas, they just don't do it for me...BUT I did find this Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta, it comes in all different types of pasta and it is fabulous! Here is the description of it from the website :)


RONZONI® SMART TASTE™ is a new member of the New World Pasta family of brands. What's so special about RONZONI SMART TASTE? It's the first white pasta to be enriched with fiber and calcium -- and lots of it. Three times the fiber and calcium equal to an eight-ounce glass of milk. Studies show that many diets are lacking in these two important nutrients. Plus, RONZONI SMART TASTE is lower in calories and fat than traditional pasta. That means RONZONI SMART TASTE is the same great taste -- the smart taste --your family loves but with greater nutritional value.RONZONI SMART TASTE Taste comes in five delicious varieties:
Elbows, Rotini ,Spaghetti ,Thin Spaghetti and Penne Rigati

Since it is high in fiber, it is only 3 points for a whole cup of cooked pasta! I used the penne last night to make pasta salad....delish!

arnolds w/ spray butter 1
subway 6 in' turkey 5
baked Herr's BBQ chips 3
grilled chicken 3
pasta salad 4
green beans 0
cashews 4
crackers 2
cheese 2
total: 24
Over: 4
Activity: mini walk with my dog and my nephew
Not too bad :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Jami!

Happy Birthday to my bestest friend in the whole world! Who is and always will be 2 years 8 months and 8 days younger then me! BRAT
Love you xoxoxo

Off the beaten path....

Okay...so for the past 3 weeks or so I have NOT been doing a good job counting, weighing and watching my points and food intake nor have I been exercising! I am starting to feel the results of that.... So the only thing that I can do about it is...start over :) I am going to start fresh today and try to count and behave like I was in the past :) I am also going to encorporate some sort of daily exercise into my life, even if it's just walking the dog! I would still like to lose about 10 more pounds and then I will be done :) However, at the rate that I am eating...I will never lose those last 10!
I'm going to go back to week one of my blog and re-read to see how I did when I was doing so well!
So here's to a new start :)

Yesterday's Food
arnolds 1
laughing cow 1
arnolds, laughing cow and cucumber sandwich 2
popcorn 1
salad 2
munchkin 1
cheez-its 4
cheetos 4
m&m's 5
crab cake 3.5
noodles 4
salad 2
skinny cow ice cream 2
crackers 2
light port wine cheese 2
Total: 36.5
Over: 16.5
Bonus left: had 0 to start!! So I'm at about negative 100 LOL

Monday, June 1, 2009

HELP!!!


I have munchkins sitting on my desk!!!

2 point Margarita


HG's Magical Low-Calorie Margarita

(Entire recipe: 115 calories, 0g fat, 55mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, <0.5g protein =" 2">
Ingredients:
3/4 cup Sierra Mist Free (or Diet Sprite Zero, or your other fave no-cal lemon-lime soda)
*1.5 oz. tequila
1 packet (two 5-calorie servings) sugar-free powdered drink mix, lemonade (like the one by Crystal Light)
2 tbsp. lime juice
Optional: lime slice for garnish and salt or no-calorie sweetener for rim of glass
Directions: If desired, run some lime juice along the rim of the glass and dip into a dish of salt or sweetener. Mix all ingredients together. Pour over 1 cup of crushed ice.
Optional: Garnish with lime slice.
Serves 1!
*You can also make your margaritas alcohol-free. Each recipe, without tequila, contains around 20 calories!
I would rim the glass with splenda! I'm not a salt person...
Here is the link to this drink and a couple other good 2 point ones!!
Delish!

The weekend....

Gained .1
Weigh: 138.8

Friday
1/2 bagel 3
veggie cream cheese 3
potatoes 3
eng muff 1
laughing cow 1
arnolds 1
turk 2
cheese 2
cocktails 10
Total: 26
Over: 6
Bonus left: 29

Saturday:
All day pretty much ate veggies and fat free breakstones sour cream with ranch packet and wheat thin fiber crackers with turkey pepperoni and light sharp cheddar cheeese and some hummus! YUMMMM
So I'd say 12 points for all of that
Dinner (went out to the Sea Grille in Avalon- Delish!)
salad 3
salmon 6
creamed spinach 6
cocktails 18 (they kill me!)
couple bites of chocolate peanut butter pie!! 10 (??)
Total: 55 (OMG OOC)
Over: 35
Bonus Left: None

Sunday:
Scrapple egg whites cheese on a bagel 15
veggies, dip, cheese, crackers,pepp 6
roast beef 8
mayo 3
roll 2
mashed potatoes 4
cake 5
ice cream 2
Total: 45
Over: 25
Bonus left: NONE!

Okay....so I've noticed that recently I've been doing pretty good during the week, but def. going nuts on the weekend. No where near where I used to be at though, so I'm happy with that. I am maintaining for now! I do need to get back to walking/running again though.... That is for sure :)
Have a great week!!
The funny/cute pic of my dog up top was last night my stepdad put his glasses on her! LOL wanted to share!