Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Weight Watchers Wednesday Week 14

It is Weight Watchers Wednesday Week 14 and this week there is good and bad news. The bad news is that I gained 2 lbs. on my vacation last week. The good news is that I have already lost one of those pounds by being back home and eating normally again. That means I am +1 lb. for a total loss of 27 lbs. The goal is to reach 30 lbs. for my next weigh in. That means lots of drinking water and exercising for me this week, but it has been so hot that water tastes wonderful right now. I especially enjoy my water if I make it like they did at the spa I visited last. They added a sliced cucumber to the bottom of the pitcher of water and it added a subtle flavor to the water that was so refreshing. I just love it!

As for exercise, I will be walking this evening. Other than that, I have been spending a great deal of my time outside in my flower beds. I need to commit to a real regimine though.

I also wanted to mention in this post, for those of you interested, that I have not mentioned the Mandi Method lately because I have not moved on to a new phase yet. I have not mastered the first 3 steps (diet, exercise, daily devotion and gratitude journal) so I do not want to add another one until I do. Hopefully that will be next month.

As for the recipe, I am gonna share a Broccoli Salad that my friend Christy makes. I think this is the recipe she gave me. If not, it is really close.

Broccoli Salad

16 ounces broccoli florets
2 tablespoons bacon bits
2 tablespoons chopped onion (I used vidalia)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup fat free mayonnaise
1/4 cup granulated sugar (I use splenda here, but the sugar is in the point calculation)
2 tablespoons vinegar cider

Cut florets of broccoli into small pieces. Place broccoli, bacon, onions, and raisins in bowl and toss together.Combine mayo, vinegar and sugar, blending well. Add to broccoli and mix until coated. Chill 2-3 hours or overnight. Serves 8.

WW Points: 1 point per 1/2 cup

I love this salad and it is perfect for the summer. Let me know what you think if you try it.
I hope all of my WW buddies had a great week and I look forward to hearing your progress.


Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

We make a very similar salad to this only without the raisins and an addition of cauliflower and some shredded cheese. We call it "4th of July Salad". You're's delish!!!

It's awesome that you are adopting a lifestlye of activity. I think that's what this whole thing is about...making lifestyle choices. Good luck this upcoming week. You are doing so great!!

Paul said...

Mandi, I LOVE broccoli salad. Like could eat it for every meal kinda like it! Thanks for the recipe, I will for sure give it a go. Have a great week. I know you can hit the 30 lb weight loss mark :)

Paul said...

Oops..the last post from Paul is really from Krista (I'm signed into his account).

Stacie said...

How great that you didn't let a gain get you down and addressed it as soon as you got back to your routine! Keep it up, girl!

Weight Watchers Chic said...

You are doing great! I am at week 8 and am making the broccoli salad right now!!! Thanks!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Thanks for such a great recipe! It sounds fantastic...can't wait to try it!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

You are doing SO awesome! are rockin the WW. You should be so proud of yourself!


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