Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Weight Watcher's Wednesday...

It is week 3 of WWW and I am still losing. I lost 3 more pounds this week. That means I am at 13 lbs. in 3 weeks. YEAH WEIGHT WATCHERS! I am very excited about this because I have not started adding any exercise into the mix yet, so was afraid I may not have a loss. Remember the Mandi Method, exercise will come in another week or so. Still trying to focus on my eating and make my new habits a lifestyle.

It was a pretty good week, I spent all my flex points on Sunday for the Super Bowl party, but other than that I stayed within my limits pretty easily. This next week will be my toughest one yet. We are gonna be travelling for 5 days, and that always makes it a little harder to control exactly what you eat. No worries though, I can do it! I had planned to start posting a photo of myself every week so I could monitor my progress that way as well, but I completely forgot and I will spare you a picture of me in my jammies this morning. I will WRITE IT DOWN (the only way I remember anything)and get a picture either later today or this weekend and add it to the post.
For this weeks recipe, I have several I want to share, but I am gonna post a couple sweet treats that we like to enjoy around here. I have a SERIOUS sweet tooth, so if you are in the same boat you will love these two.
2 Point Milkshake:

1 cup of fat-free milk - 100 calories - 2 points
6 ice cubes - 0 calories - 0 points
2 Tbsp of sugar-free fat-free pudding mix - approx. 15 calories - 0 points
1 packet of splenda
Total: 115 calories - 2 points
Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. The pudding gives the milk flavor and a little bit of creaminess. This recipe is a fast, 2 point dessert that REALLY fools me into thinking I’m getting a treat. I’ve tried the chocolate, vanilla, and cheesecake flavors. On the vanilla and cheesecake flavors I added a dash of vanilla extract and the cheesecake tastes just like yellow cake batter. That is Lon's favorite! There are so many pudding flavors to choose from, you could have a different milk shake every day of the week!

Grape Salad Recipe:
If you are a church-goer, you have probably had this recipe at a covered dish supper. It is very popular in the South. I actually got this recipe from Lon's cousin Billie Kay a year or so ago and have just modified to make it low fat.
1 lb. of red seedless grapes (a little more is fine. I usually have about 5 -6 cups when measured out later)
1/4 c fat free sour cream
1 8oz block of fat free cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of splenda

Rinse your grapes. In a separate bowl, mix all other ingredients until they are creamy. Stir in grapes until well coated. I put it into 6 little gladware containers and eat one at a time. It is about a cup at 2 points each. It is REALLY sweet, but hits the spot for me. In its original form it is topped with crushed pecans, but that makes it significantly more points, so I just leave them off. It is still DELISH!!

I hope all of my gal pals on weight watchers are doing great! Let me know about your progress!


Jennifer Hamilton said...

Way to go Mandi! I'm so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

that's awesome!
keep it up....patti b

Shannon said...

Congrats on the 13 lbs! That is awesome! Those recipes look delicious!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Thanks for volunteering recepies! I like stuff with mainly chickin and veggies. Not too spicey because I grind it up into babyfood too.

Thank you!
www dot dalenandmegan at hotmail dot com

Staci Griffey said...

Congrats Mandi!!!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I'm so excited that you are loosing girl! I feel like I'm not anymore. So frustrated by it. I think I need to suck back more water and make exercise more intentional. Sometimes I wish I had a scale to track my progress but then I think if I had one and wasn't loosing I would throw in the towel. Sometimes this journey is HARD. I so appreciate the recipes!!!

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