Kitchen Mash-up WW style

So the other day we went to a Mexican Restaurant, I got the beef soup, it reminds me of a Hispanic version of beef stew.   It had broth, beef, squash, carrots, potatoes. Of course there was to much so I took some of it home.

So the next day, I dumped the leftover soup in a pot, added more water corn, beans, tomatoes and some spices, very good, (only 3 pts for beef) and made a lot, so my mom has some beef stew soup coming her way also!

 

 

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Happy WW Dance

so went back to WW and with my clothes on…..  135.2, Happy Happy Joy Joy, so I am on maintenance now, so gotta go 6 weeks without going up more then 2lbs, then I will be WW for life!

Now remember, I am 5….I used to by 5 3/4, I need that freaking 3/4 in back darn it!  My husband says by the time I am 90 I will be to small to see, he also says my next eyeglass prescription is a Seeing Eye Dog, soooo, yea, this is my life 🙂

So every 5 to 7 lbs is a size different, good to lose weight, bad to buy clothes that won’t fit in a few weeks, good thing I kept a bunch of “skinny” clothes, however, some of them are way out of style….been a long time since I was this low in weight, but a good problem to have!

HA, off the plateu…

finally!  started losing weight again!  But then I find out not only do I need to hit my goal weight, I have to stay there or less for 6 weeks before I get lifetime in WW.   Auuuggghhh!

On a side note, I am down to 5 of those darn Orange Theory Workouts!  F>>>I>>>V>>>E!

I will be so happy when those are done, I have been doing my yoga, trying for 2 times a week and OT 1 time a week.  This will extend my 20 sessions of yoga I got 40% off on !

So I guess once I hit my goal weight I will go back to WW meetings so they can track my 6 weeks for my lifetime WW 😉

 

Kitchen mash-up WW style

so, I have been fighting those last 7lbs, it has been hard, luckily I haven’t gained, just stayed the same.

But, I am back at it, let’s see how it goes.  It has been harder since my senior dog is like a baby and i have to get up a few times a night to take him out and I find myself snacking in the wee hours…sigh…..

So I have been adding points to my day and making sure to eat low point meals to make up for it.

So, I bought some frozen butternut squash and had my husband cook it on the grill, didn’t work to good, so I had left overs from that.  Then we had bbq’d and we had left over corn, beans and canned tomatoes.  So I made butternut soup and gave it a southwest kick by adding the beans, corn and tomotoes.  All at ZERO points but full of flavor and good for you!

7 freaking pounds…… that is what is left

to lose to reach my goal weight and get FREE weight watchers for life.  I have needed to lose those pounds for 2 months now.

The good thing?  Even going thru the Food Triangle (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) of parties I have stayed the same weight, surprised?? I sure was, when I went in Xmas Eve and weighed in, same weight, no gain, now I will take this, the habits learned in WW are working.  But I gotta get rid of this last 7!!!!!!

Why or why is it so hard….hmmm….could be all the sweets, but I just tossed out all the goodies in the fridge and freezer, (I have no will power, so if it isn’t here, I can’t eat it :), and I am almost over my bronchitis so it will be back to exercising.

Speaking of exercising, as you all know I am “doing” Orange Theory, and in theory it should work, that being said, I am NOT super competitive and I don’t like to sweat, so when I went to my last workout and she said “just want to let you know you have 6 sessions left, but we are having a 20% xmas sale so you can get more”…..my INNER voice said “THANK FREAKING GOODNESS , only 6 more torture sessions left, if she thinks I am buying anymore she is CRAZY!”…..my outer voice said “Ok thanks for the info”.

I have worked my way through 19 out of 25 sessions, I could stop now, but you know me and money, no can do, I will get through this, even though 5 of those sessions where “free” so if I only did one more I would technically be done….but I just can’t, I can’t help myself….only thing I hate more then exercising and sweating is wasting money!!!!

Healthy Kitchen MashUp!

So on one of my last posts I mentioned eating healthy while not going broke,  … so here we are

I was making a soup for my mom, using here “prepper” food, when I thought, hmmmm, cornbread muffins would be good with this!

I looked up a couple of low carb recipes and they call for all sorts of expensive flours, which I don’t have.

Soooo, I went to my pantry, pulled out my oats, and blended 1 cup of them.  Then I pulled up a standard recipes for Corn Muffins….

  • 1 Cup flour = 3/4 of my standard flour mix (right now consists of mostly white and wheat with a little soy) and 1/4 cup of my just blended oat flour
  • 1 Cup Corn Meal = 3/4 corn meal 1/4 just blended oat flour
  • 2 tblsp Flax meal = need those fibers to lower the carb count
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt = couple grinds (to much salt is not good for you)
  • 1/4 cup oil = 1 blended apple (peel and all)
  • 1 egg –
  • 1 cup milk = had non-fat in fridge that is what I used
  • I had some corn on the cob left over from a BBQ so I cut off the kernels and added them 🙂
  • Pour in muffin pan
  • Cook 400 11-17 minutes

Well, Yummy, they aren’t to sweet (next time I may add some honey) but they are good with a nice texture and you can eat 2 for 6 WW points…because really, who eats just 1???

So a nice healthy muffin without spending a fortune!

WW tips – potato

so I love potatoes, some I got a bag of the small fingerling ones,   for breakfast I cut one up and fried it, plus an egg.

Only 2 pts, it is still big enough for my potato craving, but small enough not to use up a bunch of points!

You can also add to soup or make up small batch of potato salad without using lots of points!

Egg and Banana Pancake, I swear!

So I heard this recipe for Egg and Banana Pancake, and is true, it is good and seems like a regular pancake!

2 eggs, 1 banana, season with Cinnamon, and what else you would like, I blended it up and cooked it on a heated skillet, I did one big pancake, and it was good, plus NO points, eggs and fruit are free for WW!  I spiced mine up and it tasted like gingerbread.

Try it, you will like it!

 

WW + kitchen toys = Delish!

HA…..I love the WW app, the bar code scanner is a life saver!

The other day I spiralized some butternut squash, and yam, zero pts, then I put them on the T-Fal grill and made hash browns out of them.  Boo freaking YAH!

Grilled up some tofu (3 oz) 2 pts and goat cheese (3oz) 3pts, in skillet, warmed up some flatbread 1pt, and nice breakfast for 6pts.

In case you are wondering, on points system I have 30 daily points and 28 weekly (oops) points.  The daily reset every day to 30, the 28 don’t, they reset weekly.

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WW good for Veggietarians

When I go shopping I am always looking for deals and lots of times the low calorie dinners are on sale and make good lunch fodder (good and cheap) what I found however, is there are few non-meat choices.

Weight Watchers however has a lot of pasta without meat dinners. I picked up 5 different meatless meals for 9 dollars at Target (one of my all time fav stores!)

These aren’t “special” veggie meals, just their standard ones. Some pasta and veggie and some pasta and cheese.

Very easy to do!