Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Weigh In!! (And another Recipe)

I am down to 293.4 lbs. So far, that is over 6 lbs lost in two weeks! I am getting really excited about this. Our bike is in today too, ready for pick up. That means that starting this weekend, Ronnie and I will be able to exercises on a daily basis, and we have no excuses for not doing it!!

Last night we had the BEST pot pie. It was so good, and only 10 points a serving!!

Turkey Pot Pie

(2 sm pot pies or one large one. 8 servings total at10 points a serving)

1 lb ground turkey breast (97/3)
1 package green giant immunity boost mixed veg, steamed in package
1 20 oz can green beans and potatoes, drained
1 can low-fat cream of chicken soup
1/2 c water
1/2 c 1% milk
1 T cornstarch
1 T water
1 T poultry seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

1 roll Pillsbury crescent dough

Brown meat and add the veggies. Heat through. Add soup, water, milk, and seasonings. Mix well to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Mix cornstarch and 1 T water in a small bowl, add to mixture. Allow to simmer another 5 minutes. Turn out into 2 greased (with cooking spray) square glass baking pans or one large rectangular one. Roll out crescent dough just enough to press seams together. If using two pans, cut in half and stretch each half (gently) to fit the top of the pie. If using one, gently stretch to fit most of the top of the pie. Bake at 350 until bubbly and the topper is browned. Let sit at room temperature for at least ten minutes to cool and allow filling to set a little.

This was so good. Ronnie had two helpings, LOL. (Good thing he was low on points yesterday . . .)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I had this the other night at a local mexican resteraunt. It was SOO good, I had to re-create it! AND, it's only 5 pts. a serving w/out the tortillas, and 9 with!!

Fajita Stir-Fry

4 servings

1/2 package Tyson fajita chicken strips
4 zucchini, cut into bite size pieces
3 yellow squash, cut into bite size pieces
1 cubanelle pepper OR 1 green bell pepper, cut into bite size pieces
3 carrots, cut into bite size pieces
1 large spanish onion, cut into bite size pieces
1 tomato, cut into bite size pieces
fajita seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste
2 T canola oil
16 corn tortillas

In a wok or large pan, heat oil until hot. Add carrots and stir fry for about two minutes. Add onions, peppers, squash, and zucchini. Stir fry for another 2-3 minutes, or until all are tender. Add chicken, and stir fry until just heated through. Add tomatoes, and stir fry until heated through. Add seasonings and combine thoroughly.

Serve with rice (optional) and/ or tortillas.

This was SOO good!! I was really hungry for fajitas, and this one was a little more figure-friendly. And FILLING. Neither me nor Ronnie could finish our plates!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Oopsiedoodles . . .

Did you know that a Cheesy Bacon Cheeseburger from TGI Fridays is well over 1,500 calories a burger? I didn't either. That was a 40 point lunch yesterday. My ENTIRE DAY spent on lunch. Holy freakin' cow . . . That's okay, I DID make up for it at dinner - I only had a few triscuit (I was still stuffed from lunch). And today, I'm (for the first time ever), actually UNDER in my points allowance. Yup. In fact, I think I will go have me a scoop of Blue Bell Light Cookies 'n Cream. 2 points. YUMMO.

Friday, August 22, 2008

I can't believe I lost!!!

Weigh in: 296.4!!!!!

Holy cow . . . I didn't think I would lose ANYTHING b/c of my messups this week, but i did! A LOT. According to the scale at my OB's office, I was 300 lbs. Going by that weight, I have lost FOUR POUNDS!! WOW!!

I am so proud of myself.
Oh and Ronnie? He lost 6 lbs! AND 1 1/2 inches. LOL. I'm so proud of him . . . HOPEFULLY we will FINALLY get our bike this weekend . . . Hopefully . . .

Thursday, August 21, 2008

ARRGH . . .

I think I just need to get rid of EVERYTHING in my firdge/freezer and start from scratch. I did good for breakfast today. I had 1 packet of weight control oatmeal and a couple of pieces of toast with Smart Balance. 9 points total. THEN I saw the yummy leftover breakfast quiche in the freezer. This was around snacktime. 13 points. That brought my total up to a whopping 22 points. This was before lunch and dinner. So, lunch was a lean pocket and fruit salad which came out to a total of 11 points. Dinner is going to be grilled chicken, roasted veggies and brown rice, which will be an 11 point meal. Add it all up its a 44.5 point day. Now if I hadn't given in to temptation, and you remove the quiche from the list, then we have a grand total of . . . 31.5, leaving me 3.5 points to play with.

The sad thing is that Ronnie is having trouble getting ENOUGH points. He can't get enough, I am getting too many . . . we need a balance here. I know, it's only the first week, Rome wasn't built in a day, it took 7 days to create the earth, yadda yadda yadda . . . I just wonder though if 6 months down the line will it have changed? Will I look at myself and see a change?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I blew it today . . .

Breakfast was 2 eggs, one piece of sausage, and two pieces of whole wheat toast with margerine. That alone was 15 points. Then I REALLY blew it for lunch. I had an OB appointment and didn't get out of there until lunch time. I was STARVING. And there it was. Staring me in the face. ARBY'S. I was weak. I backslid. I partook in the most heinas thing a weight watchers member can partake in. A ROAST BEEF SANDWICH and SEASONED CURLY FRIES!!! Yikes . . . Ronnie's going to kick my butt . . . I deserve it too. Uuuugh . . . That's okay, though. I won't think about it just now. I'll think about it tomorrow. After all, TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Day 1 and a recipe!

Today is the official start. We used the weekend to get rid of everything we can't have - candy, chips, etc. I even bought some candy for us to enjoy "one last time" and my mom made a "last chocolate cake" . . . Now it's veggies, fruit, lean meats, and very few carbs. SOME carbs - b/c w/out carbs I would (literally) die, but not many.

Tonight, we're having "squash and zucchini soup". Easy recipe, really. And very satisfying!

Squash and Zucchini Soup
4 zucchini, chopped into bite size pieces
2 yellow squash, chopped into bite size pieces
1 large spanish onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 can italian style diced tomatoes, with juice
1 box low-sodium or chicken stock

In a soup pot saute the onion until just tender. Add garlic and squashes. Saute a few seconds. Add tomatoes and stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until all the veggies are tender.

*You can add any vegetable you like to this. Tonight, I'm adding bell pepper to it, for a change. You can also add carrots, celery, leeks, jicama . . . really the sky's the limit!

BTW, one serving is only 3.5 points!! You can eat the whole pot and only spend 10 points!!! That leaves room for other goodies . . . :-)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Joined Weight Watchers . . .

For anyone watching my other blog, The Supermom Blues, you will remember my signing up for weight watchers today. I have decided to blog about my failures, frustrations and successes. I think it will 1) be therapeutic 2) help me to track my progress that much better 3) help anyone else on the road to weight loss and 4) enable me to have some support.

My starting weight is (today) *gulp* ( I can't believe I'm revealing this . . . ) : 298 lbs. Some of you may recall my once saying that if I ever reached a specific weight to just shoot me? Yup. I am two pounds shy of that. When I saw that scale, I wanted to cry. I didn't even tell Ronnie what my weight was. It was, and is, embarrassing. I just can't believed I allowed this to happen to me.

So, I am going to fix it. I am praying for strength, I am turning to God through all of it. With his help and with the love and support of all my friends and family, I know I can do this.

So, my goal? Well, right now it's 220. I think if I can get there, I'll be healthy. Well, healthy-ER, anyway.

I bought an exercise bike and some resistance bands (to use with my Yoga ball) today. When the fall semester begins, I will be able to use the campus fitness center free of charge. I am going to try to get Ronnie to go with me and the kids to walk the track at least once a week. I need to make this happen. I HAVE to make it happen.

It's time I started losing it.