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Hi guys my name is Crystal, I am 25 years old. & my height is 5'4

SW 157lb

CW 153

GW 135

I had a horrible break up 2 years ago and I let myself go but eating everything bad! I was always a fit girl, always worked out and ate right. Now I am getting back on track of things. Ive been eating super clean for the past 2 weeks and lost weight already. As far as me exercising, I work out using a fitness ball. I am beyond motivated. Summer is coming up and I want to wear shorts & skirts =[ I am bottom heavy. So my I gained a lot on my thighs. 29% of body fat I have & it needs to go!!

I love to cook & bake. All healthy stuff I will be posting picture & recipes of mine to share. I want to stay motivated, So I hope this community will do just that!

who said I cant have burgers & fries?

<3

The Lemon Pie in today's weekly

Hi everyone!
I wondered if any of you had tried making the lemon pie in this week's weekly flyer. I'm in the process of making it right now, but I'm not sure how well it is going to turn out. First of all, I think I added the wrong amount of fat free condensed milk (I bought a 14 oz can, the recipe called for 11 oz, but when I transferred the can to a measuring cup, it barely made it to 10 oz.) and I don't think 2 Tbsp's was enough melted butter to get the graham cracker crumbs moistened.

Has anyone else made this with any success? Did you alter the recipe at all?

I'll let you all know if it turns out OK. I was really excited to try it, but it's been kind of a stressful experiment!
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katie

Breakfast!!!

Hey guys! I have been having an amazing breakfast all week so I wanted to share a pic and the ingredients and such.

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Ingredients:

La Banderita 8-grain 95% fat-free tortilla - 2 PP
1/3 cup Publix brand Eggstirs (though Egg Beaters work the same) - 1 PP
Laughing Cow cheese wedge - 1 PP
2/3 oz. avocado - 1 PP
tomatoes and spinach - 0 PP

TOTAL: 5 PP

I make the egg mixture in the microwave - nuke the eggs for a minute and 15 seconds, then stir in the cheese and spinach and nuke it for another 15 seconds, or however long it takes to scramble/cook all the way. I love it because Laughing Cow makes a ton of different flavors of their cheese wedges, so it's always a little different for me every week. And SO filling. You can add in salsa, FF sour cream, etc. too. I have some fruit and coffee and my whole breakfast is 7 PP and keeps me full until lunchtime.

Just thought I'd share the wealth! Happy weekend! ♥

X-posted to ww_users.
jellyfish

budget friendly ideas and recipes

one of the hardest things for me is trying to stay on budget while eating healthy. i love to shop at whole foods and eat organic food, but i really cannot afford it. I have given myself a maximum of $50 to spend at the grocery store each week, for all of my meals and house/cat supplies. I hardly eat out.
Here is a list of things I typically get:

-quinoa
-canned beans
-canned tomatoes
-whole wheat pasta
-jarred tomato sauce
-baby carrots and grape tomatoes
-hummus ( i would love to get a food processor so I can make my own)
-frozen veggies (everything from corn to stir fry mix)
-instant light oatmeal for work
-light english muffins
-applesauce
-popcorn kernels for my popcorn popper( no oil needed)
-frozen pineapple
-yogurt (i do buy the individual ones only because there really isn't a huge price difference in the ones i like and sometimes if i put them in plastic containers they tend to leak during transport)
-chicken breasts (pre portioned) which i know costs more per serving but i dont need to cook for more than just myself and if i am cooking a meal which calls for a lot of chicken i would not use these


are there any other items you can suggest that will help me cut down my costs?
my one culprit is coffee! i buy k-cups because i find it an easier way to control my sugar/cream, rather than going to a coffee shop and spending more money, but i wish i could just stop with my coffee addition in general.

also, if you have any websites/books that have inexpensive/healthy meal ideas please share! i usually make a big meal on the weekend that will last me a few days at least, like soup or chili.

thanks!
smh

Newbie

Hey all

Having weighed myself post Christmas I was shocked to discovered I'm now up to 10 stone and 5lbs (145lbs I believe) and it's the heaviest I've ever been so I bit the bullet and joined WW online.

Height: 5'3"
SW: 145lbs

GW: 120lbs

I've been tracking for 2 days now and I'm starting to get the hang of things but I'm finding I'm not really using my points up. I'm a Vegetarian and a little stuck at what I should be eating that's low in points but fulling apart from soup which has always come up as 'zero points'. I'm also slightly sceptical at things coming up as 'zero points'...I think the whole system is a bit of a revelation for me lol

Any other Vegetarians on WW? What are your go to recipes? Any helpful sites?

TIA.

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crack

too hot to cook

i dont know about you, but I can't even think about cooking in my small tiny 2nd floor apartment- It gets so hot!! even with my AC blasting, it just doesn't seem to cool down enough. What are your favorite no cook recipes? Snacks or Meals! Tips, etc

I have been cutting up red peppers and dipping them in hummus for a nice, refreshing snack. I also bought some low fat fudge bars, some frozen fruit, and have wraps available to throw something quick together.

here is a link from the WW site:

http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_art.aspx?art_id=8291&tabnum=5&subnav=FOOD+&+RECIPES
jellyfish

WW cookbooks

i just got my hands on the WW take-out tonight book! I am really excited to try some the of the recipes. Anyone have any favorites from this book? I am excited for a lot of the asian recipes however many of them ask for broccoli (which i LOVE) but my body can't handle. Can you think of any substitutions for broccoli? I was thinking maybe sugar snap peas....mmm...


Also, are there any other WW books you love? I sort through them if I can while at the bookstore but some of them are wrapped in plastic.

Thanks!!

Baked Ziti

Ingredients:
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
8 oz. fresh mushrooms
1 small eggplant
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup 2% mozzarella shredded cheese
2 cups marinara sauce
3 cups cooked ziti

Directions:
Chop up the eggplants and mushrooms and cook them in olive oil in a large pan while the pasta is cooking, sprinkle some oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, or whatever seasonings you like for flavor
Mix together all of the ziti and half of the ricotta and use that to line the bottom of the pan
Layer with half of the marinara sauce
Spread the rest of the ricotta on top of that
Layer with the vegetables
Pour the rest of the sauce over the rest of that
Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over that
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

I just kind of whipped this up for dinner tonight and it was amazing! My family raved about it and I'll definitely be making it again. It's 5 points for 1/8th of the dish, I made a nice salad with lettuce, onions, tomato and Bolthouse farms dressing for a 7 point dinner.