Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bye Bye 2.4 lbs!

yesterday it was the pants fitting that had me smiling at 6:20 am & today it was the scale!  im down another 2.4 lbs which leaves me with another 6 - 8 lbs to go.  i rediscovered my love for weight watchers at the end of december 2010 & i am now 13.5 lbs lighter as a result.  what an amazing sense of accomplishment!  feeling successful goes a long way.  i feel more confident, empowered, and happy.  tomorrow i am going to try on another pair of pants i grew out of about a year ago.  if they fit, it will be another great start!  if they dont, i will absolutely not let it put a damper on these past days!  ill take 2 successes in 2 days! :)

march 23, 2011

Coffee (1/4 cup fat free half & half, 2 tsp organic turbinado raw cane sugar, 6 cups black coffee)
7 Whole Grain Puffs (1 large banana, 1/2 cup trader joe's organic vanilla soy milk, 1/2 cup kashi 7 whole grain puffs cereal)
Subtotal 4
1/2 serving(s) Trader Joe's Organic Nonfat Yogurt French Vanilla
1  cup(s) fresh blueberries (in yogurt)
1  medium orange(s)
1  medium nectarine(s)
2  small pear(s)
1  cup(s) grapes
1  serving(s) Trader Joe's Organic Light String Cheese
1  medium baby carrots
Subtotal 3
1  serving(s) Trader Joe's Butcher Shop Ground Beef 96/4 (on pizza)
Asparagus Bake (see recipe below)
White Pizza (see recipe below)
Subtotal 9
1  bag(s) Healthy Pop® 100 cal butter mini bag
1  serving(s) Edy's Slow Churned Thin Mint Ice Cream
1  Chocolate Marshmallow Madness (see link to recipe in previous posts)
Subtotal 9
Food PointsPlus values total used 25

asparagus bake
asparagus spears
2 tbsp progresso bread crumbs italian style
1 tbsp trader joe's parmesan, romano & asiago cheese mix
italian seasoning
garlic & herb seasoning
  • preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • layer the bottom of a pyrex with the aparagus spears
  • sprinkle bread crumbs, cheese, and seasonings
  • bake covered for about 20-25 minutes

faux pizza
1 flatout light italian herb (flat bread)
4oz trader joes ground beef 96/4
2 tbsp chopped onions
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup & 2 tbsp trader joes fat free ricotta cheese
2 tbsp trader joes lite shredded mozzarella cheese
italian seasoning
garlic & herb seasoning
  • preheat ove to 375 degrees
  • spray a baking sheet with trader joe's italian olive oil spray.  place flatout on the sheet and bake for 5 minutes.  flip flatout and bake for another 5 minutes.
  • spray a frying pan with trader joe's italian olive oil spray (frying pan has been on medium-low heat for a few minutes).  cook the onions & garlic for a minute.  add ground beef & cook completely while chopping meat up into small pieces.
  • combine cheeses, seasonings, meat w/onion & garlic.  the heat from meat will melt the cheeses to a spreadable consistency.   spread on baked flatout.
  • put back in oven for another 5 minutes.

below is the link to the recipe that got me started on this faux pizza journey.  it has so much potential but i just cant seem to find the right combination of ingredients.  i thought using flatout flatbread instead of using a la tortilla factory low carb large tortilla would help but it only did a bit.  so, next time i think i am going to try adding 1/4 cup of trader joes alfredo sauce to the cheese mix.  i need to figure this out!  :)

hope everyone is having a fantastic no guilt day!!

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