Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Weight Watchers Wednesday, Week 10

It is Weight Watchers Wednesday, Week 10 and I had a loss of .2 lbs. for a running total of 20.6lbs. I am not surprised with my little loss this week, in fact I am thankful for it. It has just been one of those weeks. I have eaten bad, and felt a little discouraged and tired of dieting. I did not eat as bad as I used to, but I made myself and my eating secondary to whatever else was going on. I didn't keep my food journal, or plan all my meals in advance. I didn't sleep very well a few nights and that always leads to eating bad for me. I look at the 20 lbs. lost and know in my head that it is great to have lost 20 lbs. in 10 weeks, but I know in my heart I could have done better. I should exercise more. Drink more water. Eat more veggies. But at the end of the day, I realize that being so hard on myself and expecting perfection is why I always stop Weight Watchers and start eating poorly again. So, I will pick myself up, leave last week in the past, and vow to do better. This week I'll faithfully follow my eating schedule and WRITE down my points instead of keeping a running tally in my head.

As I mentioned earlier, I did not exercise much this week. I have been in a bit of a rut. I did a lot of little things like chasing the boys around and walking one day, but I did not do my Wii Fit or my 5 Mile Fat Burner dvd at all. I will get back in the groove this week.

For this week's recipe, I am gonna share with you a recipe for a WW Cobbler. I was really wanting a homemade sweet this past week, so I decided to dig through some of my old cookbooks. I found this recipe tucked in one of the old books from a WW meeting. So simple, and SO DELISH!

Blackberry Cobbler, 3 points a serving

1 bag of frozen blackberries
1 yellow cake mix (straight from the box)
16 oz. diet 7-Up or Diet Sprite
Cooking spray
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray cooking spray in a 9x13 pan. Pour the blackberries in the bottom (while frozen). Pour the dry cake mix over the blackberries. Pour the entire bottle of 7-Up over the top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 mins. Remove aluminum foil and bake for an additional 25-30 mins. Cut into 12 slices. 3 points/slice.
I also made this cobbler with frozen blueberries and it was wonderful. Peaches will be next on the list to try.

I am excited to hear from all my WW buddies and see how you did this week. Hopefully you all did great and it will give me the motivation to do better next week!


Stacie said...

Glad you are sticking with it, Mandi. Some weeks are just like that and you have to do precisely what you are--pick up, shake it off and move on!

Anonymous said...

any loss is a good definitely have the right attitude to succeed at WW....good job on the cobbler....willl have to give that a shot...have a great week....pb

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I can understand what you mean by having a bad week. Mine started when I hurt my knee doing the 30 Day Shred. I've had a bad knee since high school, and I should have been more careful (Jillian makes you do all kinds of lunges and squats) and since then, I've barely exercised. I'm so unhappy with myself but I refuse to let this be my end. I'm regearing myself to restart this weight loss journey. I surely haven't fallen off the wagon, but I'm choosing to make it a lifestyle change, ya know? And ya know what's great? Even though I haven't been so faithful with writing my points or planning my meals or exercising, I find that I am stiiiillll making healthier choices! I'm still trying to load up on fruits and veggies and smaller portions. And that makes me happy. Be encouraged girl. You will do better. You are learning new habits. I'm so proud of you!

Christy said...

I haven't slept well myself a few nights this week and I couldn't believe how much it affected my attitude towards dieting and exercise. It totally made me realize why I have been in such a rut since kids. I have just in the last few months came to a place where I get a good nights sleep most nights and boy am I sure missing this week and I know my weight loss next week will show it. But, like you, I will not get discouraged and give up. I am finally in a very reasonable range to my goal...we can do this!! And we are still doing a girls weekend when we get to our goals. Keep up the good work friend.

The Smith Family said...

The cobbler sounds wonderful. I should try it for desert at one of my famlies Sunday night dinners. We all get in ruts, next week will be better :)

Angie said...

Good luck with losing! I am trying to also. I have been doing good at exercising, but not so great at the eating part. I had a bad report on my cholesterol at my last doctor's appointment, so I am trying to get that down. We have got to take it day by day and just do our best!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I would count any weight loss as a success girlie! Seriously, I think that is wonderful! Sometimes it's all you can do to maintain...I think this will be one of those weeks for me. Best of luck to you!

Staci Griffey said...

20lbs in 10 weeks is fabulous, just like you!

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