Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Weight Watchers Wednesday, Week 9

It is Weight Watchers Wednesday, Week 9 and I had a whopping loss of 0 lbs., for a total of 19.4 to date. Yes you read that right 0 lbs., and I am thrilled! WHY? Because if you saw the way I ate this weekend it is amazing I did not gain 5lbs. Let's just say baby shower food, incredible cheesecake, Chocolate gravy (Robin's specialty), and my Mama's home cookin' do not usually lead to weight loss. I had way too much fun to worry about it though, and now that I am back home and back to my regular eating habits I expect a whopping loss this week.

As I said before, I have company this week. Another girlfriend from my college days is here, with her Mom and 2 little girls. FINALLY, the females are outnumbering the males in my house. Christy and Brenda are also on WW so it has been fun exchanging recipes and exercising together. Last night we did Leslie Sansone's 5 mile Fat Burner, and it was GREAT! Lon ordered me 2 new Leslie dvd's off Amazon, so they should be here by Friday when Christy leaves and takes hers home.
This week's recipe is a new one that I have not tried yet, but will be trying this week. I got this recipe HERE. We are big pizza fans in this house, and this recipe sounded great to me. If you give it a try let me know, and I will keep you posted if I tweek it at all.

Deep-Dish Pizza Casserole
Recipe By : Cooking Light
6 Points per serving

1 pound ground round
1 15-oz can chunky Italian-style tomato sauce
cooking spray
1 10-oz can refrigerated pizza crust dough
6 1-oz slices part-skim mozzarella cheese -- divided

Cook meat in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring until it crumbles. Drain, if necessary and return to skillet. Add tomato sauce, and cook until heated. While meat cooks, coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll pizza crust dough, and press into bottom and halfway up sides of baking dish. Line bottom of pizza crust with 3 slices mozzarella cheese. Top with meat mixture. Bake, uncovered at 425º for 12 minutes. Top with remaining 3 cheese slices, and bake 5 additional minutes or until crust is browned and cheese melts. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Servings: 6

NOTES: I add spinach, red peppers, and mushrooms to this reciepe and everyone loves it. The more veggies the better in my book.
Nutritional analysis per serving, per recipe: 277 calories; 7.7 g. fat; 1.6 g. fiber; 49 mg. cholesterol; 667 mg. sodium

I also discovered a couple good new things. Have you ever tried Flat out Bread? Man, this stuff is incredible for sandwiches and it is only 1 point. Go here to their website and check out their recipes. They are SO GOOD!

Another find this week is this Kashi cereal. I am huge Captain Crunch fan, but this cereal is a much healthier version with lots of fiber. At 1 point a serving (not including the milk)it is super.

Can't wait to see how all my WWW buddies did this week! I hope it was a good one for you.


Stacie said...

I have totally been there--a loss is great, but no gain when you are peeking out of one eye looking at the scale and expecting one is AWESOME! Keep it up!

Bryce's momma said...

I am laughing soooo hard! That is my new favorite cereal! I love it too! We are so sisters. I didn't know that you did Kashi! I like their bars for a filler when I am hungry. The fiber helps you feel full. It keeps me from eating something bad like chips. They are pretty dry, but I like healthy stuff. That cereal rocks. I hope that everyone doesn't learn about it, we won't be able to find it! I gotta start trying your recipes. Enjoy your company!

The Smith Family said...

Seeing a 0 is ten times better than seeing a +?. Good job. You have been doing great. The kashi ceral looks yummy, thanks for the tip!!

btw...glad your back. I love your posts and sweet comments on my blog :)

Jennifer Hamilton said...

Way to gain is a great week in my book too!!:) It's hard not to enjoy all that good stuff when it's in front of you, but you obviously did NOT do too much or you would've added something...or I would have!! I can look at an oreo cookie and then see it on my hips!
Glad you guys are working out together fun. Wouldn't it be so fun if we all lived closer together again?!? I miss our Friday night game nights! :(

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