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Current Weight----- 287 lbs

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

Goal Weight-----145 lbs

Friday, April 23, 2010

Weigh in Day 22

I am so disappointed this week, I keep telling myself I am not going to get discouraged. Things in life get tossed your way and you just have to deal with them. Since moving is coming up I have not done so well between exercising and eating right. I am telling myself come Monday I am working my tail off to make a big difference, I will be moved so then I can concentrate on working out and eating right. Here is the weigh in for me

Weight in last week 304.5 today.......304, I only lost .5 of a pound again the disappointment sets in.


Breakfast: 1/2 cup cottage cheese with lite fruit cocktail

Lunch: leftover tortilla casserole

Dinner: bbq boca burgers with red potatos cooked in the oven

Exercise tip of the day: start small, even if it is only 5 mins. at a time. shoot for a total of 30 minutes of exercise per day for 3 days, but you don't have to do it all at once.

Recipe of the day

**Mixed Grill Vegetables**

What you need:
2 piece(s) corn on the cob, shucked and split in half
1/4 pound(s) uncooked string beans, trimmed
1/2 pound(s) baby carrots
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Preheat grill to medium.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well coated. Place a large piece of aluminum foil (about 24 X 18-inches) on a flat surface. Spoon vegetables onto foil; wrap foil around vegetables to form a seal. (Or spoon vegetables into a pan, cover and cook on grill.)
Grill 4 to 6 inches from heat until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 21

Tomorrow is weigh in day so don't forget. How many of you decided to have a dance party yesterday? It felt so good to be able to let loose, not only did I get exercise, but I also let off alot of steam. I already know thiss weekend is going to be a very hard one for me. It is moving week and whenever you have moving, there is no time for cooking dinners so I am going to be eating out, but I will try very hard to pick places that are going to be easy for me to eat healthy.


Breakfast: honey bunches of oats cereal with of course the coffee( I put two splendas and a little fat free half and half in my coffee)

Lunch: Pita pit veggie pita on wheat ( this was my farewell lunch with my husband, where we are moving I wont be able to meet him anymore for lunch)

Snack: Orange

Dinner: Tuna casserole and salad

Here is a great idea for weekend lunches

Serves 1

Large baked potato
1/2 cup cooked broccoli florets
1 oz low-fat shredded cheddar
1 cup vegetable soup
~thanks to for this lunch idea

WW Points--5 pts

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 20

I can't wait until I am done moving. I packed away all my workout videos, so I have not been working out. I have been getting some exercise by packing up the house, but nothing compared to working out with my videos. I am itching to work out too. I guess thats good. So I decided I am going to have a dance party today ( I love dance Parties) maybe that will temporarily cure my itch.


Breakfast: peach flavored oatmeal and of course coffee

Lunch: cottage cheese with lite fruit cocktail and some reduced fat triscuits I also was dying for another coffee so I splurged and got a medium nonfat sugarfree coconut iced latte

Dinner: the revised version of the tortilla bake with some rice

snack: sugar free fat free individual pudding pie

Peanut butter cookies are my favorite so here is a healthier version and they taste great

Makes 24 cookies

What you need:
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together until well-blended.
3. Roll the peanut butter mixture into tablespoon-sized balls.
4. Bake for 12 minutes (if you want chewy cookies) or 15 minutes (if you want crisp cookies).

WW points-- 2 pts for one serving
Calories: 101
Calories from fat: 52
Total fat: 5.8g
Cholesterol: 17mg
Total carbs: 10.5g
Fiber: 0.7g
Protein: 3.2g

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 19

I am so very sorry this post is coming out so late today, I am right in the middle of packing up my house and ran out of boxes. Then the hunt was on, I never found any so I actually had to go buy boxes. I say better late than never though right?


Breakfast: Cheerios with some good coffee

Lunch: met the hubby for lunch at chipolte I got the chicken salad

Dinner: 1 cup spaghetti noodles with sauce, salad and 2 pieces of baguette bread.

How about a yummy lunch recipe

Makes 6 servings

What you need:
1-1/2 c. cubed cooked chicken
1 medium carrot, julienned
1/2 c. julienned cucumber
1/4 c. sliced radishes
1/4 c. sliced ripe olives
1/4 c. part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/3 c. fat-free Italian salad dressing
5 pits breads (6-in.), halved
Lettuce leaves

In a bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Add dressing and toss to coat. Line pita breads with lettuce leaves. Stiff about 1/3 cup of chicken mixture into each half
~thanks to

WW points - 5 pts per serving

One serving (2 halves) equals: 276 calories…4 gm fat (1 gm saturated)…39 mg cholesterol…674 mg sodium…38 gm carbohydrate…2 gm fiber…20 gm protein

Monday, April 19, 2010

Day 18

Sorry to everyone for not doing a blogpost yesterday, I was out of town all day, which is never good when you are trying to lose weight. I ran into some very big difficulties while out, but I made the best of my situation. So my food diary will consist of only food I ate out, because we were literally in the car for 12 hours :( very long day.


Breakfast: coffee and one breakfast burrito from mcdonalds (the coffee was home brewed)

Lunch: they hit up Jack in the box, so I had the southwest pita small size with fries and diet coke,(it is so helpful to have the fat calories listed next to the items, makes my choice easier)

Dinner: blackforest ham foot long sandwich from subway, loaded with veggies and lite mayo and mustard.

That was my food for my 12 hour trip. needless to say I am going to be working my tush off this week to try and lose some of the jack in the box I had.

Here is a great dinner recipe:


What you need:
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
2 cloves garlic
, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup nonfat chicken broth
1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
12 ounces fettuccine, cooked and drained


Cook peppers and garlic in margarine or butter over medium heat until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes; remove from skillet. Blend chicken broth and mustard in same skillet. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in peppers until heated through. Serve over hot fettuccine
~thanks to for this recipe

WW pts~ 4 pts per serving( I am not sure how many this serves, but my guess would be about 4
Per serving: 213 Calories (kcal); 5g Total Fat; (19% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 8mg Cholesterol; 300mg Sodium Food

Friday, April 16, 2010

Day 15 and Weigh in Day

Here it is Friday, weigh in day. I am finally back on track I think, Easter threw me for a loop, but now the easter candy is gone and my healthy eating habits are slowly kicking back in.

WEIGH IN: Last week 306 This week.......304.5 that means I lost 1.5 lbs this week. YES!!! I hope all of your weigh ins go as well, and just remember, don't get to discouraged. What we are doing is very hard and there will always be set backs, but as long as we get back on track everytime we will all be OK.


Breakfast: Oatmeal, and coffee ;) Of course

Lunch: 6 inch sub from subway,(veggie sub) with baked lays chips,and a drink for only $5

Dinner: Tuna Casserole and salad

Yesterday was a very busy day for me, so I didn't eat as much plus the lunch and dinner filled me up

I don't know about you but I love banana bread, it makes a great dessert, snack or breakfast( this may not be the most frugal recipe, but sometimes you have to splurge a little)

Makes about 16 slices

What you need:
2 eggs
¾ cup sugar
4 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon table salt

Preheat the oven to 325F.

Mix the eggs and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer for 5 minutes, then mix in the bananas, buttermilk, oil and vanilla.

(Caution: Incoming unorthodox shortcut.) Dump the dry ingredients onto the batter without mixing in. With a spoon, lightly combine them right on top but still without incorporating into the wet batter. Now use the mixer to combine the dry ingredients and wet batter but just until barely combined. (Too much mixing will create small holes in the bread when it bakes.)

Turn the batter into a well-greased bread pan and bake for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes, then turn onto a rack to finish cooling. Slice and serve!
~ Thanks to for this delish recipe

WW points ~ 3 pts for one slice
NUTRITION ESTIMATE Per Slice: 162 Cal (11% from Fat); 2g Tot Fat; 0g Sat Fat; 33g Carb; 2g Fiber; 191mg Sodium; 31mg Cholesterol

Thursday, April 15, 2010

DAY 14

Tomorrow is weigh in day and I had a great day yesterday. Yay!!! I posted on the fanpage about the smoothie I had last night for a snack and wowie it was great. The best part was I made it and shared it with the husband, and even he (who does not like healthy food) loved it. I guess this might turn into a once a week thing if not more. You should really try there is so much you can do with it.


Breakfast: Mapled brown sugar oatmeal and coffee

Lunch: Pita Pit garden pita ( lunch with the hubby)

Snack: graham crackers

Dinner: bbq, I had boca burger though with baked red potatos and green beans

Snack: Strawberry/banana smoothie

Chimichangas anyone?

makes 8 (serving size is 2)

What you need:
8 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup chunky salsa
1 teaspoon Jo's chili seasoning
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
1/4 cup no-fat sour cream


1. Preheat oven to 475ยบ F. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with olive oil-flavored cooking spray. In a large skillet sprayed with olive oil-flavored cooking spray, brown meat and onion. Stir in garlic, 1/2 cup salsa (I used more salsa in the meat mixture), and Jo's chili seasoning. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Spoon 1/4 cup meat mixture into center of each tortilla. Lightly spray tops with butter-flavored cooking spray. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.

For each serving, place a chimichanga on a serving plate, spoon 2 tablespoons salsa and 1 tablespoon sour cream over top
~recipe is from

WW pts = 6pts per serving (serving size is 2 chimis)

Per serving: 276 Cal, 8g Fat, 2g Fiber

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 13

Two more days until weigh in, I am actually kind of excited for weigh in this week. We shall see how it goes. One thing I have noticed is when I eat dinner at about 530/6pm I do get hungry later, so I just make sure I have something for a snack like sf ff pudding, or fruit, or light popcorn. Now when I eat dinner later like around 7 or 8, I end up not feeling so great in the morning. I think that is partly because my food needs more time to digest before I go to bed. I try to eat earlier every night, plus it gives me an opportunity to work off some of my food


Breakfast: blueberry flavored oatmeal and coffee ( I can't live without my coffee)

Lunch: another left over piece of tortilla bake ( I had three pieces left, so that is my lunch for the next three days

Snack: 2 large graham crackers

Dinner: Taco soup with fat free sourcream and a little bit of pepperjack cheese on top

Here is a great healthy cheap pancake recipe
makes 12 pancakes

What you need:
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups water
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Combine dry ingredients, then add remaining ingredients and beat together.
2. Pour the batter onto a hot, lightly oiled griddle or skillet.
3. Cook until pancakes have a bubbly surface and slightly dry edges (2-3 minutes).
4. Turn pancakes. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes (until golden brown).
~ Thanks to for this recipe

WW points- 2 per pancake (without syrup)
Nutritional information for one pancake: 93 calories, 0.2g fat, 0.7g fiber

These would be great to make ahead of time and then freeze so you can have them on the mornings you are busy

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 12

Here starts another brand new day. Yesterday I did pretty well with watching what i am eating, but I am sad to say i did not have time to work out, I am packing up my house I have promised myself for sure today will be a workout day, and I am not going to do the dog walking kind, its gonna be the shake my butt off kind. I thought of another great way to lose weight on the cheap. make yourself a mix of 45 minutes of songs, play it and dance, run, shake move for the whole time, great calorie burning and it would be fun. Especially if you have kids,they would love to dance with you.


Breakfast: Cheerios and coffee

Lunch: a left over portion of the tortilla casserole and a banana

Snack: Carrots with some honey mustard to dip it in

Dinner: Spaghetti (measured out 1 cup of noodles) salad and bread

I love have spaghetti because it cheap. If you measure out the noodles and fill the sauce with yummy veggies, it is very filling. I always love to have salad with it that way if I am still really hungry I can have more of that. The other thing is I do play mind tricks on myself especially with spaghetti. One cup just looks so small on a big plate, I always put my spaghetti on a smaller plate, and it just seems so much more full.

Here is a great Sweet and Sour recipe,

Makes 4 servings

What you need:
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 5.5 oz (about half of the 11.5 oz jar) Kikkoman Sweet & Sour Sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 8 oz pineapple chunks in juice, drained (reserve 1/4 cup juice)
- 1 tablespoons brown sugar
- 16 oz bag of frozen stir-fry vegetables

Cut the raw chicken breast into bite sized pieces. Spray your crock-pot with cooking spray. Add chicken, garlic powder and onion powder; stir. Stir in sweet and sour sauce, pineapple chunks, brown sugar and the 1/4 cup of pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Add frozen vegetables during the last 30 minutes of cooking and cook on high.
~thanks to for this recipe

WW Points- 6 pts per serving

Nutrition info:
Calories 329.1
Total Fat 2.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 65.7 mg
Sodium 289.4 mg
Potassium 724.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 48.4 g
Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
Sugars 13.1 g
Protein 31.8 g

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 11

I have to send a big shout out thank you to Jennifer, the one who made some revisions to the tortilla casserole. OMG I made it for dinner last night. LOVED IT!!! I don't think I will be making the original version for a while, it was very nummy. So today starts the hardcore workouts for me. No I dont have a gym membership because lets face it, they are ridiculously expensive, so instead I have bought some workout dvds. The one I really like it the dancing with the stars. My goal is to work out for 40 minutes today, doing two different types of videos, and I am going to do them at different times a day. Then tomorrow I am planning on walking the dog for 45 minutes. So there you have it starting today I will be working out 6 times a week, I am saying it here because you all are my accountability.


Breakfast/lunch: woke up late and then didnt eat until later was a quiznos sub, the honey bourbon chicken, this is their healthiest sub and it actually had really great flavor

Dinner: Revised Tortilla Casserole (can't explain how nummy this was and it was only cost about $10 to make, but I still have a ton of tortillas and cheese, so if you take out those next time it will only cost about $4.50 because I already have the cheese and tortillas)

Snack: Healthy pop kettle corn

Here is a great lunch Idea
makes 1 serving

What You need:
2 slices light bread/sandwich thins would be awesome to use for this too
2 slices turkey bacon
2 oz. (about 4 - 6 slices) 98% fat-free turkey breast
2 slices tomato
2 leaves romaine lettuce
2 tsp. fat-free mayonnaise/ I use light not fat free


Toast your bread. Cut bacon strips in half.

Over medium heat, cook bacon strips in a pan sprayed with nonstick spray until crispy, about 5 minutes.

Spread mayo onto one piece of bread, and then top with the turkey slices, tomato, lettuce, and bacon. Finish it all off with the other piece of bread.
~found this recipe on

WW pts: 4 per serving
Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Calories: 222
Fat: 6.75g
Sodium: 1,214mg
Carbs: 23.5g
Fiber: 5.5g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 21.5g

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Weekends are the hardest times for me, I spend the weekend with the family, but since I am the only one actively trying to lose weight, I almost feel as if a sabotage is taking over. I know they don't do it on purpose, but when you are the only fat person in a family of skinnies, it does make it hard. I will honestly say Fridays are a day I do not stress over what I am eating, I figure I deserve to have one night a week to be able to veg with the fam. It actually works out very well for me, I have an easier time watching what I eat throughout the week knowing on friday I can have that piece of pizza or have the candy with the movie. So I won't be posting my food intake for Fridays, but the rest of the weeks I will


Breakfast: Dutch bros. medium iced nonfat sugar free coconut latte

Lunch: small lemon poppyseed muffin ( I am at school from 9am to 1pm, so I was only able to grab a quick snack)

Dinner: There was a bday party at chuck e cheese,and I am very proud to say I did not eat the pizza, I bought myself a salad and had one trip to the salad bar with F.Free Catalina dressing.

My saturdays are very busy and shortlived because of school.

So I have been searching for some great desert ideas, and this one I have not tried, but sounds good. By looking at the ingredients the price will be very minimal to make

makes 16

What you need:

Cooking spray
1/4 cup butter or stick margarine
32 (about 3 ounces) creamy, small-size mints in pure chocolate (such as Junior Mints)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 large egg
1 large egg white


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat bottom of an 8 inch square baking pan
with cooking spray. Combine butter and mints in a 2 cup glass measure;
microwave at HIGH 30 seconds or until soft. Stir until smooth, and set aside.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife.
Combine flour, soda, and salt in a bowl. Combine sugar, cocoa, egg, and egg white
in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add mint
mixture; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until blended.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until
a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean; cool completely on a wire rack.
**Two large (1.5 ounce) mints or 6 miniature chocolate-covered
peppermint patties (such as York) may be substituted for 32 junior mints.
~Thanks to for this yummy recipe

WW PTS: 3 per serving
PER SERVING: 121 Calories, 2.1 g Protein, 0.2 g Total Fiber, 3.9 g Total Fat,
19.5 g Carbohydrate, 81 mg Sodium, 14 mg Cholesterol

Friday, April 9, 2010


So I know this weigh in day is going to suck, between the easter candy and the fact that I have been finding it very hard to work out on a daily basis....Grrrr. anyways here goes nothing....

Weight last week: 307 todays weight: 306

Woohoo I lost 1 lb, now I am also disappointed in this result, I was hoping for a bigger weight loss,but I will take what I can get. I attribute this to that damn easter candy, which btw I have finally stopped snacking on. If anyone else wants to share their weigh in today please feel free, either on the facebook page or comment this blog, lets keep eachother motivated.


Breakfast: Peach flavored oatmeal, coffee, and sandwich thins toaster

Lunch: Panera sanwich

Snack: Graham crackers

Dinner: gardenburger with sandwich thin as bun, sliced red potatos sauteed.

So one of my Fabulous blog readers/facebook fans took the TORTILLA CASSEROLE to a new level. I am going to share this recipe with you today

Yummy this sounds delish. I am going to be trying it out this week. let me know what you guys think

2 can fat free refried beans
2 can whole kernel corn
1 can sliced mushrooms
2 can diced tomatoes with chilis
12 6" corn tortillas ... See More
1 bag of Fat Free Cheddar Cheese
Fat Free Sour Cream
White Rice - we made extras to have later

Since we decided not to use any meat, we doubled up on the veggies that we used. This allowed the casserole to fill up more. Preheat the oven to 350. Begin cooking rice early as this will likely take the longest to cook. Mix beans, corn, mushrooms & tomatoes together in a large pot or skillet until warm; this will be the filling. Lay 6 Tortillas in a large baking dish, covering the bottom. Spread your filling over top of the tortillas and lay the remaining 6 tortillas, covering the top of the filling. Evenly spread cheese over the tortillas. Cook in oven on 350 for apx 30-40 minutes or until golden brown on top.

To serve:
Lay some rice in the bottom of your bowl or plate then dish out the casserole and place on top of rice. Add a dollop of sour cream over top of the meal with salsa to your liking

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Day 8

Day 8 is here, tomorrow is another Friday weigh in day. I have to say I am a little nervous. This is very good too, when I was in weight watchers I would get the butterflys in my stomach before every weigh in. The accountability was there, when I stopped going to the meeting something just happened, and i no longer cared about the days I would weigh in. Yay!!! I am glad to say you guys are giving me that accountability back. You are all more than welcome to share your weight loss/gain or any other issues, recipes, exercises. Maybe we can start having a group thing on Fridays for a weigh in day. Then maybe you guys can have the same accountability as I do.


Breakfast: Oatmeal and coffe lol the norm

Lunch: Leftover Potato casserole which was very good, almost as good as the original day I made it.

Snack: orange

Dinner: Tortilla Bake with rice

I did pretty good yesterday witht he easter candy staring me in the face. I have new thing I have decided. Fridays are the day I can cheat with candy and stuff, that has always worked well for me.

EXERCISE: walked for 3/4 mile ~ I didnt have much time for exercising yesterday, but I was able to carve out a little time for some activity.

TIP: TOo busy to workout? Why not go on a 10 min walk on your lunch break at work, everyone can carve out three 10 min periods in a day add them up and you worked out for 30 minutes total YAY!!!

Here is a great affordable snack/breakfast idea:

Healthy Shake
1 serving

What you need:
1 cup skim milk
2 tbl ff sugar free pudding mix any flavor
1 tbl coolwhip
1 tsp vanilla
8 ice cubes

Put all in blender and process till smooth and thick.

For the WW lovers this is a 2pts

~I have tried cheesecake, chocolate,and vanilla pudding mix. My next one to try is banana. If you try this post a comment and let us know what you thought of it, or you can post on the facebook page too

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Day 7

7 days into this and I already feel the love and support of so many people. This is good especially for someone like me. I always keep my word, but for some reason in weight loss it seems to be so much harder. I will keep my word to others, but not to myself. I think it stems from a lack of confidence. Weigh in is Friday, and I am really hoping I can have a weight loss. Although I am not going to lie that Easter candy is kickin me in the butt. I have made a promise to myself that today I am not eating any candy. It is all in the freezer now.

Funny story, my dog is my walking partner, and even though we just started walking she loves it. SO yesterday I had a ton of errands to run and didn't have time for a walk. She whined all day until someone brought her outside to play and run off some energy. Now I know that is normal for a dog, but mine is 10yrs old and lazy :)
She is now my driving stone to go out and exercise everyday Yay for the puppy.


Breakfast: Blueberry flavored oatmeal (if you can't tell I love the oatmeal)

Lunch: Went with hubby to lunch at Chipolte, so I know it was not the healthiest meal, but I had the chicken bowl

Dinner: Spaghetti, salad, bread

Snack: Easter Candy

Like I said not exactly the best day of eating, but dang sometimes I just need to indulge myself.

Here is another great recipe

This time I am going to put up a breakfast recipe

Makes 4 servings

What you need:
3 large eggs

3 egg whites

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

Non-stick cooking spray


In medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese and the salt. Preheat broiler with rack set 6" from heat. In large flameproof non stick skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray over low heat, add egg mixture and cook without stirring for 10-12 minutes, until bottom is set and top is slightly loose. Sprinkle top with remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Place pan under broiler until top is just set, about I minute. Invert onto a serving platter and cut into 4 wedges.
~Thanks to for this yummy recipe

WW 3pts
100 Calories, 8 g Protein, 7 g Fat, 1 g Carbohydrate, 408 mg Sodium, 161 mg Cholesterol, 0 g Dietary Fiber

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day 6

Here we are on tuesday and I have to be honest, it is a very big struggle to not want to go crazy on that easter candy, but I have it tucked away in the freezer and I know in a couple of days I will forget about it.


Breakfast: Banana Oatmeal
Coffee with Cream and sweet and low

Lunch: Salad with some cut up cheese, turkey, and hard boiled egg, raspberry vinagerette dressing

snack: orange

Dinner: potato casserole, and green beans

Snack: Light kettle corn (love popcorn)

Exercise: Walked for 1 1/2 miles

Here is another very yummy, but healthy and cheap recipe:

makes 8 servings

1 pkg shell macaroni (8 oz)
1 envelope Sloppy joe mix (French's 1 1/2 oz)
1/2 lb ground white meat skinless turkey, cooked and drained
1 (6oz) can tomato paste
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1 (16 oz) carton 1%low-fat cottage cheese
1 cup cheese (reduced fat is best)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook macaroni per package directions; drain.
Meanwhile, prepare seasoning mix with turkey, tomato paste and tomato sauce,
cottage cheese and one cup water. In a 2 1/2 qt casserole, that has been sprayed
with a non-fat cooking spray, layer half the macaroni and half the meat sauce; repeat.
Top with grated cheese.
Bake, uncovered, 40-50 minutes, or until bubbling

WW pts.= 6

PER SERVING: 290 Calories, 27 g Protein, 2.1 Fat, 40 g Carbohydrate,
723 mg Sodium, 26 mg Cholesterol

Monday, April 5, 2010

OOH NOOOO Easter Candy

Alright so Easter came and went, but now I am left with tons of Easter candy :( Now I am not a huge candy eater, but I do love to go on candy binges. I am also not a believer in buying the candy, just to turn around and throw it away. Here is one suggestion I can make for you. take all of the easter candy you have and put in a ziploc freezer bag, throw it in the freezer. I find this helps me alot because I don't want to sit and wait for the candy to thaw, so instead if I am dying for some chocolate or something sweet, I will try to find something quicker. If you know this will just not be possible then yes, you will need to throw out the candy. Todays I am not going to post a food diary because I am not going to lie, I had a great time yesterday and I indulged in whatever I wanted. We had ham, turkey, potatos, gravy, salad, and rolls. Now did I eat them all no. Truth be told I actually ate mostly salad, but that is just because i am not a huge meat eater anyways. The one thing I went overboard on was the candy for sure. I say its ok though, I don't want to say NO WAY when holidays come because then I am depriving myself which in turn I believe sets me up to fail. I enjoy all of my holidays, but I just make sure the next morning I get right back on track by eating my normal foods, like this morning I am going to have coffee and banana flavored oatmeal. My families Easter candy is put away and I am ready for a walk this afternoon with my dog. Life is good. Thanks for all the support I have gotten. This is a very hard journey for me, but I know I can do it. You all can do it too. So heres to a fabulous monday and a fabulous week, (I guess we will see how fabulous come friday huh?)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day 4 and Weigh in Day

So I was very excited and nervous for today. I woke up and felt like crap, now to all the ladies out there think of the worst possible day of the month you can weigh yourself and yep that is today for me. I have found over the years of my ups and downs there is once a month when I weigh myself that usually the bloating cause anywhere from a 2 to 5lb weight gain. This sucks:( so here we are on this dreaded day, but I am still going to weigh in, These results are not my real results due to the massive bloatedness, but I am still going to do it.

Weigh in today.....last week I was 305. Today I am 307.... Now I am very upset about this gain, but like I said I am chalking alot of it up to the crappy mother nature, or body nature I guess you should say.

Here is my food diary for yesterday:

Breakfast: Oatmaeal

Lunch: Pita pit's veggie pita

Snack: graham crackers and an orange

Dinner: Tortilla casserole with rice

I actually got time to also work out yesterday......

I walked 1 1/2 I know that doesn't sound like much, but for me it was a perfect start

Here is the recipe for the Tortilla Casserole which is fabulous by the way

WW Pts~5.5pts servings ~8

1 lb lean beef
1 can dark kidney beans
1 28 oz can cut/diced tomatos
1 can green chilis
1 pkg. taco seasoning
12 6" corn tortillas
1 cup cheddar

Preheat oven to 350
Brown beef, mix in beans, tomatos, chilis and taco seasoning
simmer for 5 minutes
spray 9 by 13 dish
cut tortillas in half
place half of the tortillas on bottom of pan, then place half the beef mix
next place rest of tortillas, then rest of mixture, then cover with cheese
Cook for 25 min.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day 3

So here we are on day 3 and I am feeling pretty good, we are in the process of moving. Packing takes up alot of my time, then on top of that we found out our lease for the place we are in isn't up when we thought, so this means double the rent for May. Grrrr. Oh well what can I do. I made the tuna casserole yesterday for dinner and it was a hit for my family. I was shocked even my son ate it :) That means it is definately good.

Food Diary:

Breakfast: Cheerios - I measured it out with a measuring cup
Coffee with a little cream and sweet and low

Lunch: Salad with chipolte cheddar, turkey lunchmeat, Fat free catalina dressing
also had a side of left over red potatos

Snack: Orange

Dinner: Tuna Casserole (using the recipe from yesterday)
Green beans
three pieces of baguette bread

Snack: Strawberry shortcake ( homemade shortcakes, made with jiffy mix)

The shortcakes I made were actually smaller than recommended so they were the perfect snack.

Tomorrow is my first weigh in for this blog. To tell you the truth I am extremely nervous. We will see how I do tomorrow.

Here is another great healthy cheap recipe

Serving Size: 1 cup

This is a recipe I learned while on Weight Watchers. It is not only filling and low in points, but also pretty cheap to make.


1 small onion ($.30 - sometimes to save money I will buy a large onion and just cut it in half)
1 cup cheddar cheese ($4.00 for 2lb brick of cheese)
2 tbsp margarine ($.70 for a box of margarine)
1/2 tsp of pepper
1 (32 oz) pkg of southern-style hash browns (thawed)( $1.99 for one bag)
16 oz container of fat-free sour cream ($1.50)
1 10z can of cream of mushroom soup ($.50)
Pam cooking spray


Spray a baking dish with Pam. Combine all the ingredients and
place in baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

***prices will vary depending on where you live and shop, these prices are based off my shopping, but I always buy sale items and off brand unless name brand is on sale for cheaper)

I don't have the nutrition facts for this one, but I know the WW points are 3 for 1 cup serving, and this serves about 8.