Thursday, February 19, 2009

Whooo Hoooo!

Sorry, I can't contain myself; I'm gonna say it again - WHOOOOO HOOOO! Today was weigh-in day at WW and for the BLBE and I'm glad to say that I am down 4 lbs. from last week! Best of all, I FINALLY hit the 70 lb. mark (actually went over!), so my total loss is 70.6 lb. Wow, I've been wanting that so badly!! Now, I'm on my way to 75!



I was running a little behind this morning since I tried to fit in my workouts before going to my WW meeting. I was able to do 30 minutes on the elliptical, but only got to half-Shred before hopping in the shower. I'll get the other half in tonight. Only 9 days left! Before I hurried out the door, I grabbed a CranBran Vitatop(1 POINT) and my bottle filled with iced tea. I didn't get to snap a pic before, but here is the "after"...



For lunch, I wanted to try this new find...



These are made by the same company of the eggplant cutlets that I have also bought which are very good. These eggplant vegetarian meatballs did not disappoint! They were firm, tasty and had a great texture - almost exactly like a regular meatball. They are a bit small, but the nutritionals are terrific. A serving is 5 meatballs for 90 cal. 2.5 gr. fat, 5 gr. fiber and 9 gr. protein. This serving size is only 1 POINT! Can't beat that! I decided to stuff them into a Weight Watchers Pita with a wedge of Laughing Cow Light, lettuce and roasted red pepper. On the side, I had a serving of Cheddar Goldfish (I really need some chips!) and a dish of stawberries and blueberries with 2 tbsp. Cool Whip Free. An awesome 7 POINT lunch...


This was so filling and I didn't even think of snacking this afternoon. So far this experiment of eating a bit more at meals and ditching the afternoon snack has been working out!


Before heading out to little daughter's dance class, I prepared MY dinner for tonight: zucchini lasagna. Yeah, you know there is NO WAY the husband and daughters are gonna touch that with a ten foot pole! I bought zucchini last week after being inspired by Gina's version of zucchini lasagna. For my recipe, I used 2 large zucchini sliced thin on a mandoline (I love this thing!), 3/4 c. fat free ricotta, 2 egg whites, 1/2 tsp. dried basil, salt, pepper, 1/4 c. parmesan cheese(divided) , 2/3 c. Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese and about 1 1/2 c. of my homemade marinara sauce. I put it together in an 11x7 glass baking dish and cooked it in a 400 degree oven for about 35-40 minutes. Here's the finished product...



I ran all my ingredients through the Recipe Builder and got 3 huge servings at only 5 POINTS each! It was delicious and filling. Unfortunately, there was no way to make this look glamorous, so here's a look at my sloppy serving...



And because it is my job to torture my family, I made them a side dish of sauteed zucchini sticks to go with their pasta dish. I added a serving to my plate, too for 1 POINT...



I was just noticing that I had a totally vegetarian day today! Hmmm...I like it! I did declare myself to be a vegetarian a couple years ago. It only lasted a few months, though. I started off cooking very healthy things for myself, but unfortunately, I discovered that chocolate and cheese were "vegetarian" also and things just went downhill from there ;)


Anywho, I still had a good 3 POINTS left for dessert and since today was a day of celebration for me, I decided to have Banana Caramel Fudge Cake! Wait, I didn't go off the wagon - look at this....



Heavenly! I used a Banana Fudge Vitatop, topped it with a bit of Lighthouse Reduced Sugar Caramel Dip , sliced banana and drizzled the rest of the caramel dip over the top. A 3 POINT yumfest:)


I'm off to visit with Jillian for a bit then, it's dreamland...have a great night!

18 comments:

Madame said...

Congrats on surpassing your 70lb mark!!! :)

Shari said...

Yeah hooo weee! Congrats on the big 7-0 mark! You're awesome!

Graciela said...

Wow, 4 lbs. That's fantastic!

Squishy ! said...

Awesome job with your WI, and the 70 lb. total loss so far!

Sharon said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
And oh my goodness, meatball looks great!

♥ Dee ♥ said...

Wow to EVERYTHING in this post!!!

A Diva On a Diet said...

oh wow i ordered some of those vitatops but its taking sooo long to get here, maybe because i live in japan but good for you on the 2 big accomplishments
70.6 total loss
4 lbs loss
I am proud of you keep it up and you are such an inspiration to hundreds of people who read your blog, keep it up and by the way im going to try the zucchini lasagna bake, i will let you know what i think of it

Heather said...

70.6....YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome job, M! And I'm *loving* the "after" pic of your snack. lol Sounds like something I would do.

Tracy said...

70 pounds, that is so awesome! Sounds like you had a really great week. The lasagna looks so yummy, I think I am going to have to try that this weekend.

katecooks said...

what an amazing day!!!! 4 lbs is superb!! the meatballs look great. where did you find them?

good job on shred too :) i love that you stuck to the second half!!

Nicole said...

What an accomplishment!! Good for you! :)

Sue said...

Yay! I am so glad for you! Way to hit the 70+ gone mark!! ANd your lasagna looks so good!! :)

Kiki said...

You are on FIRE! Amazing workouts, Amazing Weight Loss, and Amazing dedication! Thanks for the motivation!

Lori said...

Congratulations!!! That's fantastic!

lexy and annie said...

have you tried pb2 chocolate? is it worth buying?

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

congrats on the weight loss!!!!

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

Angie All The Way said...

OH WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS MARISA!!!! That's friggin AWESOME!!!!!

WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO

Sarah said...

4lbs!! That's AWESOME!!! Congratulations on reaching 70+ lbs gone. As always your food is making me drool :)