Saturday, February 8, 2014

Well Alrighty Then....

I had a significant gain this week.  SIGNIFICANT!

I know I was expecting a gain due to too much 50th birthday celebration; but even after the parties I totally stayed off plan.  And it showed hugely at my weigh-in.  I gained 3.6 lbs.  Back to square one.

And that's how my WW leader chose to look at it.  She told me to forget it, get back on track and we are going to say that that was my very first time at WW.  Now we know it is not...but when you gain significantly, you are back at step 1.

So I'm trying to be very very good this week.

Yesterday my week started and it consisted of:

WW Smoothie
Bagel Thin with Deli Turkey, RF Cheese and apple
Carrots
Chicken Breast & Leg
Lima Beans
Pop Corn

I know that doesn't look like a lot but it actually is.  For the Smoothie I use the recipes over at Brooke Not On A Diet.  She lists I believe 4-5 recipes at the link, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana one is my favorite (I also make this without the PB) and the Blueberry Muffin one is excellent too!  I can pack a lot of the Good Health Guidelines, that WW recommends you get each day, into one smoothie.  And it does keep me full all morning long.  The following will pretty much work with ALL the WW smoothie mixes (or your own protein powder of choice) - this is the basic to start:

Smoothie/Protein Powder
1 cup skim milk (or regular milk, RF milk, soy milk, almond milk, etc..)
1 cup water (or you could make this another cup of your milk choice)
2 tsp. canola oil
1 -2 cups of raw baby spinach (trust me you'll never taste this)
1 banana
Ice

That's your basic - will work with ALL WW smoothie flavors.  Sometimes I'll add PB2 (works well with the Chocolate, Vanilla and Hazelnut Smoothie packs); sometimes I'll also throw in a 1/4 cup of blueberries.  Just watch your point values of what you are adding and don't go into fruit overload; because you don't have to count points for fruit-people tend to that and especially with smoothies because you can pack more into it then if you were eating single pieces of individual fruit.   So if you aren't going to sit down and eat 4-5 pieces of fruit in one sitting; don't put that many in your smoothie!

And yesterday I had LIMAS - I love lima beans but totally have forgotten about them....so I'm going to get some frozen ones to have on hand.

This morning's breakfast is Baked Oatmeal!  I came across baked oatmeal at Spunky Suzi and absolutely love it!  Another recipe that is very adaptable to your tastes.

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