Sunday, October 9, 2011
weight watchers update
Sorry I've been so absent from the blog. I've just felt so uninspired, lately! Hopefully it will come back soon. I will say I am still having fun doing Weight Watchers. It's especially fun doing it with a friend. It feels like a challenging project rather than drudgery (which weight loss often can be). Last week we both got our five-pound stars and we were so happy!
Here's a selection of what I've been eating. The above lunch is some lentil soup I pulled from the freezer (handy having that in there) and a rice cake with a quarter of an avocado--plus the usual fruit and veggie sides.
On Tuesday I made this salad to go along with our usual pizza. It has leftover cooked veggies on it--brussles sprouts and broccoli. I also found a vinaigrette recipe I like--here.
I tried a couple more Weight Watchers recipes--a coconut brown rice and some honey-ginger chicken skewers. It was ok, but not a repeater. Still, it was fun to try.
Wednesday is usually soup night. I made my quick black bean soup and set out a "rice cake bar"--rice cakes and various toppings--almond butter, honey, ricotta, tomatoes, avocados, etc.
Also last week? We made these definitely non-diet cookies (we took a big plate of them to our new neighbors). I plugged the recipe into the "recipe builder" on Weight Watchers and came up with 3 points per cookie (it was almost 4 points per, but the recipe eeked out a half dozen more than I had estimated at first, so it brought down the points to 3.) So high! That's the thing about doing Weight Watchers--it makes you realize how high calorie most food is and that we really should be eating one or two, not six! These were totally delicious and worth every point. Recipe found here.