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1/4/17

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So yesterday was the first weigh in of the year at Weight Watchers at Work. I did well. I lost 4.8 lbs! A friend asked me how I did it. My answer was simply, “No more Bojangles.” That place allows me to eat my feelings and I have a lot of feelings when I eat there. So none of that! 🙂

I was pretty pleased with my results. I didn’t do a whole lot more exercise. I know I need to increase that but last week I hadn’t done it yet.

Anyway, accountability and progress!

9/18/16

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I’m excited to be back on the Weight Watchers wagon! I fell off pretty hard over the summer. We weren’t having the program at work. I tried doing it on my own, but I really needed my cheerleaders. I have them. 🙂 We had over 40 people sign up at work and am beyond happy that I have so many people working toward a common goal with me.

They’re such an eclectic group. I know we are going to do wonderfully. I am trying to keep us all motivated. I am the liaison between Weight Watchers and my workplace. I also send out emails to the group throughout the week just to keep them going. I am also running a facebook page for them.

I’m going to be busy but it is so positive! Wish us luck!

8/30/16

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What an incredible day! We didn’t do Weight Watchers at Work over the summer and boy can I tell! But the good news is we’re about to start back up! I am in charge of getting it going again. I was so thrilled today with all of the responses. Typically we maybe have 15 people sign up. Today we are up to 29 people ready for our Open House on 9/13/16. They’re so excited. It just made me feel so wonderful about this whole thing. It feels good to be part of something that is going to be beneficial to others.

Some people expressed concerns about whether they can afford to eat healthy. Yes! You can! So I am on a mission! I am back to blogging.I am back to finding HEALTHY and AFFORDABLE recipes that are Weight Watchers friendly and also TASTY! I feel revved up and ready to go!

7/16/15

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Last week I had a meltdown and then had a pancake frenzy. Pancakes? Why? I ate until I was almost comatose. They tasted good at first and then just blech. They weren’t the yummy, fluffy ones like at IHOP. Some were just kinda heavy and somewhat leaden. But they resembled what I wanted. According to the Weight Watchers calculator, it was only like 20 points worth of damage which I had enough points in my weeklies to cover. We’re not supposed to gain weight eating our weeklies. Guess what. Up 2 lbs. Damn pancakes. Maybe I didn’t calculate it all correctly. I don’t know. But I sure am pissed off at myself and the pancakes. They certainly weren’t worth it.

Since Tuesday I have been trying to work to get those 2 lbs off and i still have them. I am not real happy about it. It is frustrating that when you hit a milestone that you go and do something so stupid. And I know I have certain foods that are triggers. I know this! So why did I do that?! Well, I know I was pms-ing and just not having the best day. But I literally took the time to cook something bad. I couldn’t be talked out of it. That is ridiculous. I feel like I should know enough at this point than to make that mistake at this point.

Overall, though, I have done well. I just wish that food wasn’t such a big deal. So many people just eat and go on about their life. Not me. I think about it way too much. I analyze it, log it, re-think it and then get so overwhelmed that I say screw it and go nuts.Some foods don’t bother me at all. Peanut butter…not a problem. I can eat just a tablespoon and be done. Nutella? Not the same. I can bathe in it. Rice Krispies I can eat all day long. Rice cakes? Nope. Tastes mostly like cardboard.

I guess each day I am just going to have to review all I know and just take it step by step. It’s hard. I feel like a baby learning to walk. I want to run!

Balsamic Soy Pork Tenderloin

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balsamicporktenderloin

  • 3/4 cup(s) low sodium soy sauce   
  • 1/4 cup(s) balsamic vinegar   
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder   
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes   
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup   
  •   1 pound(s) uncooked lean pork tenderloin   
  • 1 item(s) chicken bouillon cube   

Place everything except the pork loin in a large zipper baggie. Close and mix indredients in bag by moving them around. Open and put pork loin in. Marinate for 1 hr. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking dish with foil. Put the pork loin in lined dish and add 1 cup of the marinade. Cover with foil. Place in oven for 25 minutes. Check for doneness. Allow to rest at least 10 minutes before serving to keep the juices in.

Serves 3.

7 WW PP+

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 288 Calories; 5g Fat (17.2% calories from fat); 36g Protein; 23g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 99mg Cholesterol; 2726mg Sodium.

Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

Low-Fat Cream Cheese Wontons

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I came up with this and haven’t tried it yet. But doesn’t it sound good? Let me know if you try it!

  • 8 oz Neufchâtel cheese   
  • 4 Tbsp sugar   
  • 4 Tbsp ground cinnamon   
  • 16 item(s) wonton wrapper(s)   

Fill 8 wonton wrappers with 1 oz neufchatel. Run your finger around the edges after you have moistenend them with water. Place another wonton wrapper on top and seal edges. Spray both sides of the wonton with butter spray. Bake in 350 degree oven until browned. In a bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. When the wontons come out of oven and are still hot, toss in cinnamon sugar mix. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Serves 8.

4 WW PP+

Chocolate Pudding Mousse

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Here is a WW friendly chocolate pudding mousse that is EASY and HEAVENLY!

chocolate-mousse-pudding

  • 1 package(s) fat-free sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix   
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) 2% reduced fat milk   
  • 8 oz Cool Whip Whipped Topping, Lite, divided   

Beat pudding mix and milk with whisk 2 min. Stir 1 cup COOL WHIP into remaining puddings. Top with remaining COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Serves 6.

4 WW Points+

99 calories. (Yes! Under 100 calories!)