Today marks 2 weeks on Weight Watchers, and I lost 1 pound this week. That makes me happy! I'm still walking 4 miles most
every day but not biking. I'll tell you that story next week. This week has been very hard, and I don't know why. Honestly, I've been hungry every day, all week long. I used all my extra points and extra activity points (which I don't usually do). I'm going
to try to eat fewer smoothies and more protein and veggies this next week and see if that helps.
Last week, someone responded that she just couldn't think of doing WW again because she would have to journal and count
every single point. She's right to a certain extent. Before I went on WW the last time, I said I didn't want to have to think about food all day long. But the truth was, I was thinking about food all the time anyway...I was on Allrecipes all day long, off
and on, looking for new recipes, looking at people's pictures, checking out what they said about food on The Buzz. Finally, I realized I could still think about food all day, just in a different way. I'm not saying it will work for you, but it works for me.
Another thing I want to make clear is that I don't get nitpicky about points. I know that most fruits and veggies are 0
PointsPlus. But I'm not going to figure out every single recipe's nutrition stats on this site. For the most part, I go by the guide that is written beneath each recipe. If I err, it's on the side of the recipe being too many points. This works for me. So
don't take my word for how many PointsPlus a certain recipe is.
Now, on to this week's recipes I tried. The first three are a complete meal. I had Crunchy
Oven Fried Tilapia (5 PointsPlus), Balsamic Roasted Carrots (2 PointsPlus), and Baked
Onion Rings (4 PointsPlus). All three recipes were 5 stars in my mind. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed that meal! Check out my reviews to see what I would do differently next time.
On last week's comments, Baker Bee suggested I try Red,
White, and Blue Fruit Smoothie. I am so glad I did. Not only is it a beautiful lavender color and tastes delicious, but it's also only 2 pointsplus. This will definitely be in my arsenal of things to make for when I don't have a lot of points to spare
but need something sweet and filling. I added some protein powder to give it more protein and to make it more filling.
Another drink I made was 3-Minute Mochaccino.
I tried making it twice, but both times came short of perfection. It's coffee AND chocolate, so I will definitely keep trying. You can read my review to see what all I did.
Strawberry Orange Juice Smoothie is a really good drink to fix on hot, sweaty days. It's more like a slushie, but who wants to quibble over semantics? It's 1.5 PointsPlus for 2 servings!
Do you remember the Microwave Popcorn I told you about last week? You just put however many popcorn kernels you want in
a paper lunch sack and pop away? Well, this week I put 1/4 cup kernels in a bag and popped them. Then I halved this spicy mixture...minus the butter. I sprayed the popcorn with butter flavored
Pam and sprinkled the spice mixture over it. It was delicious!
Another entire meal was a success: Roast
Sticky Chicken Rotisserie-Style, Sarah's Spinach Side Dish, and Kim's
Summer Corn Salad.
This is my favorite way to fix a whole chicken. I use all the spice rub on one chicken and cook it breast side down so the
breast meat will be moist and juicy. 3 oz. = 3 PointsPlus
Sarah's spinach was good. I usually eat spinach balls, but this is really easy, good, and good for you! Half the entire
recipe = 1 PointPlus
This corn salad was delicious and a perfect substitute for a lettuce salad. Check out my review to see the type corn I used.
My biggest change was that I used only 1/4 cup light mayo instead of 1 cup, which would have been way too much for my taste. 1/2 cup = 2 PointsPlus
How did you do this week? Are you eating healthier? Be sure to leave links of recipes you're using. We all want to try them