Name: Tini. Hallo!
SW (starting weight): 184lbs
CW (current weight): 181.4 (yay!)
GW (goal weight): 165lbs
Anything else you wanna add: Okay, so. I realize I'm coming here from a different starting point of a lot of people. Here's my take on my health : I was always the skinny kid growing up - until I graduated high school I never gained a pound and ate whatever I wanted. Through a combination of aging and some icky meds, my metabolism isn't what it used to be. My goal with WW is to learn to stay full and be moderate with my eating, and get back down to a weight where I'm comfortable. I don't have a really impressive, fabulous goal like a lot of you here, i think my total desired weight loss is something like 19 pounds. It's a little goal, but I need all the support I can get with it! I don't want to be the skinny kid I used to be - with some weight came boobs and a butt, and hopefully I can keep those around. ;D
I hope my slightly different mindset is welcome here, and I'm happy to be around! I really love WW so far, I use the eTools and it works perfectly for me. This week was my first weigh-in, down almost 3 pounds already, I know a lot of that is water and stuff, but it is an AWESOME way to start, and I feel really motivated.
I thought I'd bring some of my favorite low-point meals and snacks, too! -
Breakfast that Tastes Like Awesome -
1/2 cup blueberries
Weight Watchers Amaretto cheesecake yogurt
1/2 cup Kashi golean Crunch!
2.5points. You have to put it in a bowl though, or it doesn't feel like eating an ice cream sundae for breakfast. Mmmm.
Decadent Sandwich -
1 slice salami
1 Laughing Cow light cheese wedge
2 slices Weight Watchers whole wheat bread
few slices of cucumber
4 points. Toast the bread first. Spread cheese on toast. To die for if you're a soft cheese lover like me!
1 Skinny Cow vanilla ice cream sandwich
2 points. EAT IT. HOLY GOD THESE ARE SO GOOD HOW ARE THESE 2 POINTS. I think they're full of a gypsy curse or something.
Clementines are also .5 of a point! Woo~hoo!
Do any of you have some absolute favorite can't live without snacks or treats?
I have a weakness for oyster crackers, mainly because I often crave salty crunchy things.
Since I recommitted to losing weight (I gained back 15 lbs this year of the 30 lbs I lost last year) and started WW last week, most of my snacks have consisted of popcorn, fruit (grapes, grapefruit, bananas), laughing cow cheese, jello, and yogurt.
I usually have some skinny cow ice cream at the end of the night, but I am trying to stay away from the oyster crackers because they are so damn addictive and just 30g (about 1/2 a cup) is 2.5 points!
Anyone have ideas for low point salty, crunchy snacks that are somewhat filling?
I was hoping someone here might be able to help me out. I have 6pts left for today and am trying to think of something yummy to make for dinner for those points or less. I still need 2 servings of veggies for today so I'm looking something that includes at least one and then I could make a salad on the side or something. Do you all have any recipe suggestions? I tried to get on to eTools since I get that for free now, but I can't figure out how to register. :\ Anyways, Thanks in advance!! :)
P.S.- I'm sure you all know this recipe, but for those who do not, my leader gave us a recipe for pumpkin muffins and they came out pretty tasty. 3pts a piece. You just take one box of cake mix (any flavor) and one can of pumpkin. Bake for 25-30 at 350 degrees and voila! I was skeptical, but they came out pretty good.
What did you have for lunch??
I made a little mexican fiesta!! It was so freaking tasty! Here's what I did:
1 low fat tortilla (2pts)
15g low fat cheese (1pt)
1 lettuce leaf (0pts)
1/2cup mexican rice (2pts)
55g ground soy (1pt)
1 mushroom, chopped (0pts)
1/2cup black beans (1pt)
a sprinkle of taco seasoning
I cooked the mushroom, beans, and soy in a frying pan and then sprinkled with the seasoning and added a bit of water and cooked until it was thickened. I sprinkled the cheese on the tortilla, then topped it with the bean and soy mixture and lettuce. The rice was just a side dish, but i packed some into the little tortilla too.
It was so yummy and so filling! Try it!
Tell me what you ate!
I just rejoined WW. I think I have the meals covered (I made an amazing adobo lime chicken wrap last night if anyone wants the recipe). What I could really use help with is advice for some super delicious 1-2 point snacks. I make a mean plate of veggies and I like the WW Giant Latte bars. But that will get old! Last time I struggled because I was bored with the foods I was eating. This time I need to add in more variety.
Whenever possible, I prefer less processed foods, but I know on Weight Watchers I have to be open to everything.
For a while I was eating an english muffin (sometimes light sometimes regular, whichever was cheaper), with peanut butter and a banana for breakfast. Now I'm sick of it. Any suggestions for quick, filling breakfasts?
Age: I'll be 23 in a couple weeks.
GW: 123-140 depending on where I feel comfortable-- short term goal is just to get into onederland again, even if it's 199.9. lol
I started dieting around this time last year, and fell flat on my face after a couple months and a ~15 pound loss. I think I was just so happy to get below 200 that I stopped holding myself accountable, but I swear that won't happen this time! I'm not even at my highest ever weight, and I feel like I am. I'm getting stretch marks since the first time since I was a teenager and none of my clothes fit!
So yesterday I started Weight Watchers Online. I've got a one week free trial, and then I convinced my dad to give me three months of WW for my birthday. Hopefully I can get on track in three month's time, and if not, I'll just have to stick with WW!
Now, I already have a couple questions.
1. How many points do you shoot for at breakfast? What do you eat? This morning, I started with two eggs (one with yolk, one without) with sour cream and salsa, and orange juice with Benefiber, for a total of 5 points. Should I be eating more for breakfast?
2. Should I count the Benefiber? I'm sure it would be 0 points anyway, but I don't know if I should write it down or not.
EDIT: Should've mentioned, I get 32 points a day. :)
I've been having this for lunch a lot lately and it's pretty filling and only 4 points!
Arnolds Sandwich Thin - 1
1/2 small Avocado - 2 (be sure to weigh this if you can as size may vary)
2 oz turkey - 1
That's all you need and it's delicious! I love avocado so if you do you should def. try this! I also have a 2pt item along with my sandwich.
I just wanted to share a delicious and easy breakfast. For many of you its old news, I am sure...
I like to eat a big breakfast. I need to sustain myself through the teaching day. However, often I will divide up the following breakfast into two shifts - the sandwich in the early am and then the smoothie midmorning.
Super easy, tasty, feels more decadent than it is:
1 light english muffin - 1pt
1 hard boiled egg, organic, white only - 0-.5 pts
roasted red pepper slices - 0
herbamare or similar seasoning - 0
thin spread of ketchup - 0-.5
1.5-ish points, pretty filling
1 1/2 cups frozen organic strawberries/blueberries (or fresh - then add ice) - 1pt
1/2 cup plain organic raw yogurt (I use the real deal full fat variety) - 2pts
1/2 cup almond milk - 1pt or whey - 0pts i think (I get whey as a byproduct when I make fresh chevre, I am not sure where to buy it but it's a great protein source with little calories - or so I hear)
blend in blender until smooth, garnish with mint leaves or sliced fruit and indulge
So, it's nothing remarkable but I don't know why I didn't start having smoothies regularly a long time ago!! I personally would so much rather have whole, natural, unprocessed foods and it's a great way to make that easy and portable! Sometimes I add banana, almond butter, agave, ground flax, or some combination thereof for a delicious and super healthy snack. They can get point-y, but they are chock full of goodness and nutrition which for me equals less ridiculous cravings for tortilla chips.
Go! Blend! Enjoy!
Not too long ago I posted about breakfast options asking for some easy breakfasts to go.
I found that oatmeal at my desk at work is good and I can do something more on the weekends.
So I found a coupon for Carnation Instant Breakfast in the bottles (pre-mixed). I tried it and its pretty good - doesnt taste horrible and was just enough to take the edge off. 1 point for the sugar-free version, so its not bad at all.
The powder is much less expensive. I noticed on the box that the points were the same as the bottles...only the directions weren't on the box. I assumed I could mix it with water...the directions say to mix it with milk, which ups the points values.
So, my question is - Has anyone tried mixing the powder in water or coffee? Even if it isn't that good, i'd still like to know what to expect. :)
needless to say, I am not *that* experimental, so I am hoping someone else is. heh.