I REALLY want to be a Weight Watcher leader - WW friends have said, "If you were a leader I would totally come to your meetings!" I will be a leader one day - but right now I'm going to focus on helping others (and myself) through this blog. So I'm hoping that it's a place where we can share ideas on recipes, foods, motivation, and whatever else.
Ok this goes in the "don't knock it 'til you try it" category. I good friend of mine at work gave me this great recipe (thanks Wendi!). It's filling, hardy, stays with you, and is only 3 points...can I get a "Hell yeah!"? Apparently we all know (I just found out) that steal cut oatmeal is really good for you - it's less processed and therefore is better for the bod. It also takes 20-30 minutes to cook. Do you have that kind of time in the morning? I don't! So I made the oatmeal the night before, let it cool, and cut it into slices (think pizza slices). See picture at right. When cut into 8 pieces, the oatmeail is 2 points a slice. Wrap each slice in foil or put it in a baggie and throw in the fridge. In the morning, take out the slice, put it in a bowl. Put a little water in it, mush it up, put in the microwave for a minute. Ok, here's where it gets adventourous: put a 1/4 cup fat free cottage cheese (1 point) into the oatmeal, a packet of splenda, and cinnamin to taste and stir. Then add whatever fresh fruit you would like. My favorite is banana or strawberries and blue berries. Stir the fruit in. Then microwave for 30 seconds. Then chow down! You have a great breakfast for 3 points Do you have any good breakfast recipes? Share 'em!
Last night I was at my meeting and my leader, Judy said something genious! She said, "If you work the program...it works. If you kinda work the program...it kinda works." Makes sense, right? So how can we/I work the program better? I can use the tools! You wouldn't build a house without a hammer, drill, and saw (truth be told, I'm guessing about the saw...but you get the point). What are you WW tools? Mine are:
WW calculator - have it on you ALL the time - at the grocery store, before going out to lunch or dinner with co-workers or friends, etc. - it's super helpful.
WW tracker - Judy said something great last night - "You bite it, you write it."
Scale - I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond (and used the 20% coupon!) they are inexpensive and take the guess work out of point calculation
Plastic wear and zip lock baggies (not pictured, sorry) - they are great for portion control. But the smaller ones so you're bags or bowls will look fuller - believe me, it helps.
Sneakers (also not pictured but I think you get it) - you gotta get moving - it doesn' matter how or where - get the shoes :)
What tools do you need? Do you have the tools to start? Do you have the tools to be successful? Get them and start! No excuses!
I'm off to Zumba tonight. We'll talk exercise later :)
Hi! My name is Beth and I'm a Weight Watcher. You know what that means...I'm the girl that would be "so pretty if you just lost the weight." Have you heard that before?
Here's a picture of me and one of my many fabulous, successful, beautiful, and thin friends - Amy. I am the "fat funny friend" although none of my girls would ever call me that....well they would say funny :) But it gives you an idea where I'm starting from.
So if you've been to a meeting, your leader will start with, "My name is Suzie and I've lost # pounds on WW and I've kept it off for # years." What I will say to you today is this, "My name is Beth and I have at least 50 pounds to lose on WW." (so far I'm down 14.6 - with 58 to go)
So let's take the ride together. Life's too short to not fit into the jeans hanging in the back of your closet (is that just me?) or to be able to climb the rock wall (I really don't like putting on those harnesses...embarrassing!) or putting yourself at health risk (heart attacks run in my family)
So what do you think? Can we do this?!?! Oh yeah!