Friday, April 1, 2011

Weigh in

I gained 6oz this week.  Starting to feel like its not in me to lose.  I know I deserve the gain because I did not do what I need to do.  Luckily today is a new day and I can do better.  I thought about not weighing at all because I knew I hadn't lost but I am so glad that I did because the motivation is right back where it should be and that is a good thing!! 
Here's to a better week!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wonton fruit cups!!

These little delicate sweethearts are delightful! AND only 1.5 pts+ a piece! Wonderful!

Wonton Fruit Cups

From Prevention Healthy Cooking.

makes:12 servings

24 wonton wrappers

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted (I used I can't believe its not butter)

1/3 cup strawberry all-fruit spread

1 cup (8 ounces) low-fat lemon yogurt

1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries

Whipped topping for garnish

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Using a 12-cup muffin pan or two 6-cup muffin pans, line each cup with a wonton wrapper. Brush wonton wrappers with a little butter. Place a second wrapper diagonally on top of each of the first ones, making sure that the points of the wrappers make sides to the cup. Brush second wrapper with a little butter. Bake 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool. Remove from pan.

3. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of all-fruit spread into each wonton shell.

4. Place yogurt in a medium bowl. Fold in 1 cup berries. Spoon yogurt mixture evenly into wonton shells. Top with remaining 1/4 cup berries and a dollop of whipped topping. (3 pts+ for 2 wontons)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Weigh in

SO I lost .4 pounds. Boo. Unfortunately I will have to do my best to watch what I eat and get some exercise through packing, painting, and moving.  We will be in active moving mode for the next month.  Wish me luck! I'm  determined to not let this derail by plans!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Weigh In

So this morning I weighed in....I didn't gain or loose.  Exactly the same as last week.  Considering that I had a bad week including a lovely "eating" holiday (St Patricks Day) yesterday I will take it.  Much better than a gain anyway.  I actually had a recipe give me a major hiccup.  I needed to calculate the points and kept putting it off and putting if off etc.  In the mean time, I was waiting to log all the rest of the food I was eating, thinking that I will get them all down as soon as I finish up that specific recipe. Needless to say I never did get that recipe figured and the logging was spotty at best.  BTW  I run into a problem when I figure recipes....I have a site that helps me find the nutritional facts (click here to get the the site) but I have difficulty deciding how many servings the recipe actually has.  Especially on a pot of soup.  Any suggestions? All in all, I will call this week a win because I was truly expecting a gain.  Here's to next week and more exercise and better journaling!!
Loves to all!!   

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shamrock Shake Thank you Hungry Girl!!

Thank you Hungry Girl for the recipe! You ROCK! Check out hungry girl here!

Shamrock 'n' Roll Shake

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 175 calories, 4g fat, 150mg sodium, 29g carbs, 2g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 7.5g protein -- PointsPlus™ value 5*

1 tbsp. sugar-free French vanilla powdered creamer (like the kind by Coffee-mate)
3/4 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream (like Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Fat Free)
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
2 drops green food coloring
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia)
1 1/2 cups crushed ice (8 - 12 ice cubes' worth)


Combine creamer with 1 tbsp. hot water and stir to dissolve. Transfer to a blender. Add all other ingredients to the blender, and blend at high speed until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


BTW, if you make this with light ice cream instead of fat-free, your shake will have 190 calories, 7g fat, and a PointsPlus™ value of 5*. Not bad. Happy St. Patrick's Day, people!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday 12th

Lunch-turkey hotdogs etc
Dinner-what ya got lazy susan dinner

Sunday 13th
Breakfast-cinnamon toast
Lunch-teriyaki chicken, white rice, vegetables
Dinner-soup and grilled cheese

Monday 14th
Lunch-turkey sandwich and baby carrots
Dinner-7 layer dip and chips and black and white chocolate chip clouds

Tuesday 15th
Breakfast-cinnamon toast
Lunch-leftover dip, celery sticks and grapes
Dinner- Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole and Brussels sprouts

Wednesday 16th
Breakfast-french toast
Lunch-egg sandwich with celery sticks
Dinner-clam chowder and oyster crackers

Thursday 17th
Lunch-lunch kabobs baby carrots and toast
Dinner-Corned beef with cabbage, potatoes and carrots, candy potatoes for the kids

Friday 18th
Breakfast-broiled cheese sandwiches and hot cocoa
Lunch-PB and J and apples
Dinner-dinner easy for the kids, mom and dad date night

Friday, March 11, 2011

Today the scale said.....

So today's weigh in was well....ehh. I lost .2 pounds.  Not good.  Not bad. A loss is a loss so I will take it but not impressive.  How can I be better? Well, I had at least 2 days where I didn't journal my food at all, (yes, I was a bad naughty baby) I only managed to exercise once, water intake was down. So this next week I can be better. More exercise, more water, and journaling no matter what!  loves to all!!