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Potato & Ham Bake

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Wouldn’t this be wonderful with some asparagus, a salad or roasted vegetables?

  •   4 cup(s) uncooked potato(es)   
  • 1/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese   
  • 6 oz cooked lean ham   
  •   1 cup(s)  uncooked onion(s), grated   
  • 1 cup(s) light cream   
  • 8 oz Kraft Natural Cheese, Mild Cheddar, Made with 2% Milk   
  •   2 cup Egg Beaters Original liquid egg   

Peel Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×9 pan with Pam. Peel & quarter the potatoes. Boil until tender. Drain and allow to cool. Combine cheese. In the pan, put a layer of potatoes and salt & pepper to taste. Top with ham and onions. Use enough cheese mixture to cover. Beat egg beaters and cream and pour half over mixture. Layer again with ingredients. Cover pan with foil. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 15 more minutes. Allow to cool 15 minutes before serving.

Serves 8.

7 WW Pts. per serving

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 250 Calories; 11g Fat (39.4% calories from fat); 19g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 40mg Cholesterol; 602mg Sodium.

Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

April 20, 2015

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Tomorrow is weigh in day for me. I’m not really sure how it will go. I haven’t been eating like I should. Not like I’m eating unhealthy stuff. I just haven’t been eating all that I actually should. I am hoping my body doesn’t revolt and think I’m suddenly starving. There were a few days where I just had no appetite. Shocking, I know. And today I was hungry but I had a back tooth pulled and it hurt like crazy. I tried to eat a little but it hurt. Hopefully tomorrow I can actually eat. Anyway, just thought I would throw those thoughts out there.

April 14, 2015

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Today was a good day. I have officially lost 25 lbs. Yes, there is more to go, but today was a good day!

April 13, 2015

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It’s been a good eating week I think. I didn’t track everything like I should but I was happy with some choices. Like tonight…I really wanted Japanese take out. I fixed a whopping salad with a cheese quesadilla instead. BTW, La Banderita (I think that is how you spell it) has some really good low-carb tortillas that are awesome! Low points and calories. Great for wraps and quesadillas.

Tomorrow is weigh-in. I really hope I did well. I wasn’t 100% on target with exercise but better than week before. So I’m hoping!

April 2, 2015

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I weighed in the other day. I did well. So far I have lost 22.4 lbs. I’m using Weight Watchers but I am also watching how things add up easily. It is easy to gain weight! Too bad it isn’t as easy to lose. But that is what is pushing me to move forward and keep going. I don’t want to have to go through this again. It’s like going through detox for rehab. Except it is an extended time period. Yes, you get used to eating healthier and it does get easier, but it will probably always be an issue.

I have figured out that I like carbs too much. When I am sad, I want carbs. When I am happy, I want carbs. When I am depressed, I want carbs. They taste good. I’m not going to lie. And they give me a quick boost to my serotonin levels and I instantly feel better. Don’t believe me? Check WebMD and let them explain it.

But I am learning to make better choices. Today at 2:30 when I was suddenly hungry again, I didn’t go get the candy bar I thought about in passing. Instead I went upstairs at work and saw there were leftovers of a beautiful mixed green salad. I got some of that with a bit of Asian dressing and I was good to go. I ate a whopping salad, my mood lifted and so did my confidence. I made a good choice. I was going to eat no matter what. My choice was a good one, though. Yay, me!

I counted up my points so far for the day and I am not even going to feel guilty when I have dinner out tonight. It’s within my points range. I did, however, find out how I ended up in this mess. Many things were not in my points range and I ate them and ate some more, too! But tonight is a guilt-free night.

If you are struggling, don’t beat yourself up if there is a failure. When you’re hungry again, make a good choice. Is it easy? No. In fact, it can be confusing. But if you start slowly and really simplify, it will get easier. One day at a time…