Thursday, July 9, 2009

Weight Watchers Wednesday, Week 23

It is Weight Watchers Wednesday, Week 23, and I lost 1 lb. for a running total of 29.7 lbs. I am gonna hit 30 lbs. this week, finally! I am pleased with this loss because as you remember, I have been at the beach for a week, and in TN for 3 days. I did not journal my points or even track them during vacation. BUT, I did drink my protein shake every morning and tried to eat a decent lunch every day. I splurged on dinner at night, but we did so much walking and swimming that it all evened out. It is good to be home again so I can get back on the straight and narrow.

I am walking again. I hope to get in 3 miles a day, 4 times a week. It will be easy to do these next few days because Connor is still in TN. Walker will exercise with me or stay home with Lon, but Connor has to stay right under my feet. Who am I kidding, it is a welcome distraction! He did not want to come home yesterday, so he is staying with Mimi (my grandma) during the day and Nonnie and Poppy pick him up when they get off work. I was shocked that he stayed because he has never been away from me for more than a weekend. He's having a great time, and Nonnie will bring him back to SC on Saturday for Walker's party.

Speaking of Mimi, she has a wonderful garden, so while I was in TN she packed me a basket packed full of zucchini, squash, and cucumbers. Now fried squash is my FAVORITE, but not the healthiest, so my Mom came up with another way to make it. All she did was thinly slice the squash and roll it in cornmeal and a dash of sugar. She baked it in the oven on 350 degrees until it was tender. It was so good that I made a batch last night. I have not calculated the points yet, but I know it has to be better than fried squash/zucchini.

Here is my Dad holding a portion of what Mimi gave me. Some of them are huge!
Walker and Nonnie also made Zucchini Bread, which was not quite so WW friendly, but it was delicious!

Even Con man got in on the baking goodness...
I did not get her recipe, but here is one I found online that I am gonna try to make.

Zucchini Bread, 3 points
1 cup egg substitute

1 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

1 Tbls. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup oil

1/2 tsp. ginger

2 cups zucchini, ground (use smallest holes on grater)

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

3 cups flour

1/4 tsp. ground allspice
In a large bowl, mix first 5 ingredients together (egg substitute through zucchini); set aside.
Combine dry ingredients (flour through allspice) in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to zucchini mixture and pour into 2 (9 x 5) loaf pans.
Bake at 350° for 45 to 60 minutes. Each loaf yields 12 slices @ 3 pts. per slice.

I am gonna try to do it with the baking Splenda instead of sugar and whole wheat flour. Those 2 changes will alter the points value, and they may make it gross, but it's worth a shot. It may also alter whether or not I get this face when it is done: Chances are I may get this face instead:
I'll keep you posted on how it turns out. I hope all my WW buddies had a good week, and I look forward to hearing your progress!


The Hat Chick said...

I make quash and zuchinni in the oven. I slice it a little thick, drizzle it with olive oil and bake it on 350 until it starts to get tender, about 15 mins. It's fast and delish!

somecallmechristy said...

I am so glad you posted this recipe. I have tons of zucchini from my even shredded some and froze just for bread. I will have to give it a try next week.

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