Thursday, September 1, 2016

And Another One Bites The Dust....

Actually, 11.4 to be exact!

I apparently didn't save my last post right and so I needed to rewrite it. Well time got away from me and I just didn't rewrite it lol.

I normally attend the noon meetings on Monday but one of my favorite people, Natasha, decided to join me at meetings so I went to a Tuesday 6 PM meeting so she could attend. I was so glad she decided to go! She had been doing it online only so I hope she enjoyed the meeting. I love attending meetings because I like hearing what other people have to say or ideas they have. I also love the accountability  it gives me and the recognition I receive at the meetings.   I lost 3 lbs this week and I earned my 2nd 5 lb sticker! The week of Labor Day I gained .4. I was ok with it. I paid attention to what I ate but at the same time I didn't make great decisions. I was definitely lucky that it wasn't more. I didn't make it to a meeting that week either. I had made plans to go on the Wednesday following Labor Day but I ended up going to Andrews to take care of the Andrews office for Sumer. After that it just seemed to close to Monday when I would be going to weigh in for the next week.  

I'm taking my journey day to day but look forward to weigh in day every week. I already can't wait to go weigh in next Tuesday!  Like in AA, you have to take it day to day. Some people have to take it meal to meal. I am glad that I don't have to think "Wooooo! I made it through that meal. Now to focus on the next." I do plan out when I'm making for dinner for the week, I just don't designate what night I'm going to eat it. 

I have made 2 new items that are definitely going into the rotation! One of them I made tonight and I was pretty shocked how well it turned out! I will post the recipes and info on them tomorrow :)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Two New Recipe's I Tried

I wish I was better at taking pictures during the process of the whole thing but I'm not.   I either forget until I'm halfway through or they look like crap. 

The first recipe I tried was a bubble up breakfast bake.  It calls for a 7.5 oz can of biscuits and I thought I wasn't going to find them.  Well they are available, but in a 4 pack.  Now I have 3 cans of biscuits I'm not sure what I'm going to do with.  It was extremely easy (which is nice for when I get off work and I don't feel like cooking dinner).  I did change the recipe with one small little thing.  I'm not much of a ham person with breakfast foods so I did make Wright's bacon instead.  I went and put the recipe in on My Fitness Pal to get all of the nutritional facts for it and then went to my Weight Watcher ap and entered it in to find the point value.  This recipe is a serving of 6.  It's made in a 9 X 13 pan.  The portions are hefty to say the least. For the original version of this is 6 points per serving and the version I made was 9.  I would totally suggest making this.  And if you did in fact make it for breakfast, again it's a quick make so your family won't have to wait long.


The 2nd recipe I kinda made on my own.  I took a spaghetti squash and I sliced it in half then removed the seeds.  I brushed some extra virgin olive oil from Trader Joe's on it then put garlic salt, pepper, and McCormick's Italian Seasoning on top.  Then I put them face down on a cookie sheet.  I cooked it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  While the squash cooked I browned 1 lb of ground elk and diced up onion.  When the meat was finished I measured out 3 oz.  I then measured out 1 cup of sauce.  A serving is half a cup but it just didn't look right so I did 1 cup.  I mixed those together.  About the time I was done with that the squash was done as well.  I took a fork and shredded the squash into the bowl with the elk and sauce.  After I did that I mixed them together then poured it back into the spaghetti squash shell.  I sprinkled it with 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella on top.  Put it back in the oven for 4-5 minutes to get the cheese melted.  After that it was complete I just let it cool for a few minutes and then had an awesome dinner!  With the left over elk and more sauce I made Travis' with the other half of the squash.  He really enjoyed it.  He ate his bowl clean!  I kinda worried about him not liking it but he did.  Yea!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

God blessed me & punished me....

He blessed me by losing 2.8 lbs! But then he punished me because I didn't stay for the meeting :)

I had every intention of staying for the meeting when I got there. I went to the noon meeting today and if I had thoughts of changing my day, it has now changed. I got there and waited for a minute or so to weigh in. When it was my turn I got on the scale and found out I had a loss. I was so excited. I'll be honest I was scared that I didn't lose anything or gained a pound. I did what I was supposed to over the weekend in Denver but there was something still in the back of my mind that made me nervous. After I weighed in I got me a name tag & then I sat down and waited. When it hit 5 after and she hadn't started the meeting I knew she was going to start late. Usually they are very prompt. Then I turned around. That's when I saw the long line of people needing to still weigh in. I then knew for sure it was going to be a late start. I decided to go ahead and leave because I was on my lunch break and I still needed to go to Walgreen's and get a few things. While at Walgreens I went and got some things I needed and then went to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. I told the woman working the counter that I'd pay for the other items at the front because I needed to get a few other things and change out a few things. So I walked around the store again for about another 10 minutes before I finally made it to the front check out. When I got to the register that's when I realized something. I still had my name tag on from the meeting!! Underneath where you write your name it says Weight Watchers on it....

I was embarrassed and thought it was the most comical thing all at once.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tomorrow is the big day!  My 2nd weigh in!  I had to change weigh in day this week to Wednesday because of my trip and work was really crazy this past Monday.  After last week I decided that I shouldn't weigh in the Monday following a road trip.  No it's not because I ate stuff I'm not supposed to but that I retain water and need a day to get rid of it.  In Midland they don't hold meetings at lunch on Tuesday's so that's why Wednesday is the day. 

I'm really looking forward to my meeting.  I love being with the other members and learning and getting idea's off of them.  And I love sharing what knowledge I have.  I'm also anxious to see how I did.  If it's just one pound again I will be ok with that.  It still means I'm making process.  I'm still better than where I was. 

Tonight for dinner I'm making this bubble up breakfast casserole that I found from a woman I follow on Facebook and her blog Drizzle Me Skinny .  Instead of ham though I am going to use bacon.  It looks so good and I can't wait to try it!  I'll let you know how it is! 

Do you have any new recipe's you are going to try?  If so let me know which ones and how they are!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Answer to WWOD

Oprah would have weighed in and went with it (or that's what I'm telling myself). 

I am actually sitting in my meeting waiting on it to start. I weighed....I LOST 1.8! So it seems like not that much but they told me I am probably still retaining water from the road trip yesterday.  At least it's -1.8 and not +1.8! 

We are going on a big trip this weekend to Colorado. I'm going to stay on program and not let the devil influence any bad behavior in the eating department.

Now on to week 2.....

Wwod

Wwod.....What would Oprah do?

I know it's early for a blog but needed to let this out somewhere (other than my head and Travis has already left for work lol). 

Before we left I weighed myself to see where I was. Just to see what the difference would be over the weekend. While on my trip I counted points for EVERYTHING.  I drank a ton of water & walked a lot. I sweat a lot too lol. At the game I even made it a point to walk the slope on the 3 flights that went to level 2 just so I could get some extra steps in. 

When I weighed a few minutes ago it said I had GAINED a pound! A whole pound since Friday!?! Seriously? So here's my question. So I wait until Wednesday to do my weigh in? Maybe I'm retaining some fluid from the car ride? And if that's the case I need to make Wednesday's my weigh in day because we travel a lot. I don't want to go through this every Monday. 

I'm going to think it over this morning and I'll post what I decided to do. If you have any thoughts feel free to comment. Only positive comments though. Negative will be deleted 😬

Sunday, August 14, 2016

My First Date With Meatloaf....

The food.....not the musician 😂

I have never made meatloaf. You see, I am not a fan. My mom would make it when I was a kid and I just did not like it. I'm not sure if it was the taste or the texture but it was not my cup of tea.

I have found a few recipe's on Pintrest that look really tasty.  Travis likes meatloaf and he's watching his carbs so I figured this was a great time to try one of them.  I decided to do a Spinich Mozzarella Meatloaf.



And am I the only one that turns the oven light on anytime their is something in the oven? I just love to be able to see it go through the transitions of cooking


 It smelt amazing while I was cooking it and in the end I liked it but there was still something about the texture. I'm going to give it a try again and see if I can fix it to where I really like it.  Here's the recipe http://pin.it/_LpuXjV . I did however tweak the recipe when I was putting the recipe in my Weight Watcher recipe builder. I used Weight Watchers mozzarella, Pregresso Italian Bread Crumbs, and ground elk.  Those that don't know Travis is a hunter and goes on an elk hunt every year. We have a freezer full of it so if my recipe calls for red meat 99% of the time it will be elk. Unless I forget to thaw it out and then I run to the grocery store and get beef.  

Let me know if you try it, if you liked it, or made a new tweak you think I'd like! 

PS it was only 7 WW points and I put that it had 8 servings so you get a decent amount for a serving 😊