Friday, October 26, 2007

diets....

Diets....well, they don't have the word "die" in them for nothin'!!!!


As you all know, I've been doing weight watchers. And I finally made my 10% goal, confirmed by my doctor at my check-up 2 weeks ago.

So, ya wanna know what's "killing" me? Well, quite frankly, it's the weighing and measuring (which I really don't mind......) but it's trying to do all that weighing and measuring and still cook somewhat normally for my family. kwim?

For instance, if I make spaghetti. First, I have to weigh "my" pasta portion. Then, after cooking the meat, I have to weigh out my 3oz. portion, before adding the sauce to the meat. (which of course, I have carefully already removed my 1/2cup portion of sauce.) Now, if I get distracted at all.....I have forgotten to remove my meat before adding the sauce and I'm screwed. See what I mean?

So.....it's "killing" me! The drama of it all. The extra steps. The remembering to do it before.... Pretty much all of it. I need to find ways to make my life easier, not harder. I found some crock pot recipes....I hope they help. I'll let you know.

Anybody have any suggestions for making this easier?!?!

As it stands right now, I suck at this diet these past 2 weeks. The only thing that saved me was food poisoning!!! (and that's sad!!!)

So, I'll be weighing in tomorrow. It will suck. I'm gonna pay w/ a weight gain, I'm sure. But, it might be enough to get me back on track. (or perhaps it was that unfortunate picture of my ass that I saw this week..........yikes! 30 lbs. lost helps, but seriously......)

Anybody have WW recipes they like??

Help me! Save me from myself!!!!


AND WHILE WE ARE AT IT.....

...if my WW leader heard me call this a diet, she'd probably die! After all, my leader says, "It's a LIFESTYLE CHANGE, not a DIET. And the other one she loves to say is, "you can't CHEAT on a LIFESTYLE CHANGE." Well, leader, I love you and all. Your 75+ pounds you lost last year really inspires me, but really, you can cheat....no matter what you call it!!!!!

Trust me, I know!!


9 comments:

Tam said...

I was reading something recently where the mom had the dad take the kids so she could prepare all her meals and freeze them...sort of like the supper studio thing on a diet. She froze it and was able to take hers out. She said it keep her on track while making dinner for her family..That seems a lot of trouble but hey if it works.

Tam said...

Its raining here and I am stalking YOU. smile girly

jamietg said...

Hey poopsie, ok...since this is only day five on WW for me, I'm still flying high with positivity, SO DON'T RUIN IT FOR ME SISTER!!

Now that I got that out of the way...I was on the WW website chatroom and ALL the women were saying that they weigh their pasta AFTER it's cooked....seriously, ALL of them said it. Everyone said the same thing that you said about it being so much trouble and all.

Ok, as far as an easy recipe...I've got a couple (not really recipes, seeing as how I don't really cook)

1.) Breakfast (from Lynn who's lost over 17 pounds btw) Two strips of center cut Oscar Mayer bacon (yum!) and a Thomas's Multigrain light english muffin...two points and it keeps me full from 9am until after 1pm.

2.) Lunch - Campbells soup at hand chicken with mini noodles...1 point...and a salad with red wine vinegar ZERO points!!

3.)Dinner - (So far my fave) Tuna patties - One pack Light chunk tuna in water, one egg white, 1/4 cup flour, chopped up onion. Mix, press into patty and fry without grease. YUM!

Squash casserol (slurp!) One can fat free cream of mushroom soup (I honestly can't tell it from regular) 4 cups of squash, one onion, some salt to taste and top it with 2 tbsp of shredded chedder. 2 points per serving. (I ate two servings for dinner tonight and I 'm STILL full!)

Okay, there ya go... love ya!

the real ~Roxann~ said...

J....Sorry, I don't mean to be negative. I am just frustrated, but I am also like almost 4 months in. I am just in a tiny slump (I don't mean a weight loss slump, I mean a frustration slump.....) BELIEVE ME...WEIGHT WATCHERS DOES WORK!!!!!!!

I haven't spent any time online. Do you like it??

Thanks for the recipes!!! I can't wait to try them.

And....LYNN LOST 17lbs. Dang! Where was she hiding that?!?! I would have thought she wanted to lose 5lbs. TOPS! Congrats to her!

How are you doing?

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Oh...and FYI....Progresso just came out with some 0pt. soups.

Kara said...

i had NO hands in helping...you were a cheater all the way with me!!!

FlipFlop Mom said...

Psstttt.. I'm going to let you in on a secret... one you will love.. one that made me VERY successful in my WW journey several years ago.. one I'm VOWING to get back on here.. I want to wear a pair of Jeans for the holidays.. I don't own a pair... I need to lose at least 30lbs... and I won't buy a pair of jeans.. I'm in Depression... and having a hard time pulling out right now.. so I Think I need to treat myself better....

BUTTTTTTTTTTTTt anyway.. you know I love you.. so here is my secret... YOU MUST BUY the book..
Cooking Healthy wiht a Man in Mind"... these are MAN size portions with a healthy benefit.. and the recipes.. ARE YUMMY on top of it.. it's written by Joanna M. Lund... if you want.. I will send you a few of the recipes so you can try before you buy... GREAT book for diabetics too.. ( I believe her husband ended up being one)... What do you think?? Even my hubby loved the recipes along with the kids.. and she even has one towards kids as well....
Let me know!!

bearhugs62 said...

Reading your blog and thought you might like a few good recipes from my pile of favorites. I tryed this one and its great.Hope you like it to.

Weight Watcher Recipe
southern style oven fried chicken recipe | weight

Southern Style Oven Fried Chicken
1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 ounces buttermilk
3/4 cups cornflake crumbs
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts,
cut into four 4-ounce pieces

Preheat oven to 365 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine flour, salt and cayenne pepper together in a medium-size bowl.

Place buttermilk and corn flakes crumbs in 2 separate shallow bowls.

Roll chicken breast halves in flour mixture and evenly coat each side. Next dip chicken into buttermilk and then cornflake crumbs.

Place coated chicken breasts in prepared baking dish. Bake until chicken is tender and no longer pink, about 20 minutes.

1 piece breast per serving

4 WW points per serving

pinktomato said...

ok die-t
i think you are inspiring me to go back on WW...so maybe we can be a team :-)

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