Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weight Watchers Saturday

Welcome back to Weight Watchers Saturday :-) (Ok, so I wrote this Friday night thinking I could just throw in my loss/gain and publish but I didn't have time before my husband and I took off for the day oops!)   This is where the rubber meets the road - I share with you my success and failure on this lovely game of weight loss and getting healthy. 

You might wonder (or maybe not) why I chose Weight Watchers as my weight loss tool.  Very simply, I think it works.  So many other diet programs limit what you can eat or provide pre-packaged foods.  Weight Watchers teaches that you really can eat anything as long as you plan for it but, you also need to eat those good foods - fruits, veggies, drink water, etc - in order to be full and not eat all day long.  It really is a lifestyle change - which is always a good thing!  I love food.  Good Food.  So learning how to be able to enjoy that food is a must for me!

Looking back at last weeks goals - I did ok on tracking.  I tracked everything on Sun, Mon and Tues but kinda fell apart on Wed, Thurs and Fri.  I planned my lunches for next week based on some Weight Watchers recipes from a blog I follow.  Sadly, I did not walk on the treadmill - but I did mow the lawn and I sweated alot from the heat, does that count? LOL

Weekly Goals:
Tracking: My goal this week is to track Sun-Friday (I leave Saturday as my free day)  I want to stay within my points for each day. 

Excercise: I'm going to downgrade my expectations this week ;-)  My goal is to walk on the tread mill one day and to do a DVD that I have one day a week.  I have had the video for several years so I guess it is time to see if I like it :-)

Mental: Read one chapter in Reshaping it All

Weekly Weigh-In
Weekly weight loss: +1.2 - seriously  I was a little discouraged because I felt that I did better than that but thinking back through the week, the heat really did me in a few days and, on those days I didn't track, I probably went over points.  I've also learned that trying to track how many points a taco is, is really hard LOL
Total weight loss:  about a pound right now.  Looking for a better movement in this number next week.

Finally, I wanted to share a recipe!  If you love spinach dip, this recipe is for you!  It comes from Gina's Skinny Recipes. Here is one little thing about this recipe - I highly suggest that you measure out the serving and NOT eat it out of the dish . . .just saying :-)  Also, find chips or crackers that you love and have the point value you need or have the dip as a snack with veggies! 

Hot Spinach DipGina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 10 • Serving Size: 1/4 cup Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts

Calories: 92.2 • Fat: 6.8 g Carb: 3.0 g Fiber: 0.7 g Protein: 5.3 g

  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and excess liquid squeezed out
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 5 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/4 cup scallion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • fresh pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Place in an oven-proof dish and bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes, until hot and cheese is melted. Serve right away.

Can be made one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator before baking. Makes about 2 1/2 cups

1 comment:

Carolina Carters said...

Mmmm that sounds good! I need to try that! Good luck with your goals this week. I know you can do it! And after the super successful week that you're going to have this week, be sure to post about it and maybe it'll motivate me! I've got to do something to get rid of all this baby weight!

Good luck!