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Current Weight----- 287 lbs

5% Goal-----273 lbs
10% Goal----258 lbs

Goal Weight-----145 lbs

Friday, March 10, 2017

How about a little dessert

I have to find ways to fight those dessert cravings.  Oh wait, no I don't have to fight them, I need to embrace them and find a way to have my cake and eat it too (maybe not literally, or maybe it is literal) I am not really a sweets kind of person, but you know there are just some days where you need a little sweet, a little chocolate, a little something to satisfy your cravings.  Isn't it funny that when you are trying to lose weight it seems like all you want to do is eat the foods that are unhealthy.

I have the hardest time saying no to chips, crackers, carbs, carbs, and did I mention CARBS!!!  I have to find ways to eat my carbs, but keep on plan.  I will say that with Weight Watchers it is easier for me because I am also not a meat eater.  I can't stand the taste of meat, which in turn makes it very hard to find meals that will work with my tastebuds.  For now I will keep this post focused on a dessert that is good tasting, will satisfy the craving for sweets and chocolate without crazy calories.

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Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 cups (470 g) chopped bananas, frozen*
  • 1 tsp (2.5 g) instant espresso or coffee powder
  • 2 Tbsp (15 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup (50 g) chocolate chips (or vegan substitute)
  1. In a  blender or food processor, blend frozen bananas until smooth and creamy. If necessary, allow bananas to thaw for 5 minutes before blending.
  2. Add coffee and cocoa powder and blend until evenly mixed.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer.
*Remove peel and roughly chop bananas prior to freezing. Freeze in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer-safe container until you need them for this recipe.

Nutrition Information
 Serving size: ¼ recipe Calories: 196 Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 42g Sodium: 10mg Fiber: 5.2g Protein: 3g

WW PTS = 3pts for 1/4 of the recipe 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

I'm Baaaaacckkk!!!!

I know I know this has become a thing for me.....I post then I stop, then I post, then I stop and it just keeps going. Well this time I have to take this serious, I actually decided to start weight watchers again. I have had success in the past, while I am big on money saving, I realized that I just don't have the right motivation to succeed without some sort of accountability, which is what Weight Watchers has done for me. I decided to only do the online version though, for a few reasons. First, it is cheaper and I just don't want to spend a ton of money on some program, Second, it fits into my life better. I don't have to go to the meetings, which I don't have much time for anyways. Lastly, I get all the benefits of Weight Watchers and the convenience of doing it from my phone and my computer. So here I am to update you.

I started weight Watchers at 300lbs, my weigh ins are sundays, I am currently sitting at 287lbs. Yes, I am down 13lbs, and honestly it has not been very difficult. I have been doing a lot of thinking and realize that this is it for me.....I can do this, I will do this, I have to do this. I have two kids and a husband who want me to be around for a long time, This is my chance to start a new chapter.

So just a quick share on what I had for Breakfast today:
1 egg
 2 slices of Eureka Bread
1 slice of Velveeta Cheese
Just a little breakfast Sandwich = 8 points

For Dinner tonight:  
Taco Salad
1LB ground turkey
refried beans
Taco Seasoning
Mrs. Cubbinsons Tortilla Strips 
green onions
sour cream

Simple, easy, and really budget friendly!!
Have a great day!!!