Saturday, May 2, 2009

More Of The Same

I was up and out early this morning to make my WW meeting. Not that I was in any rush to get weighed or anything. No big excitement on the scale. It was exactly the same. I can't be upset about it. I haven't been keeping up with my "following the program to the T" strategy. Too much picking going on. But, I spoke with the receptionist while I was there. She has lost 100 lbs. and has kept it off since 1984. I talked with her about my frustration with myself and about getting to goal. I am coming up on 2 years at the end of July and I really hoped to get to my goal and be on the way to achieving Lifetime status. She told me it took her 4 years to get there. Wow. That made me feel a little better. I'm declaring the high end of my weight range for my goal weight even though it's probably not where I would want to settle in at. But, at the rate I'm going, I don't want it to take a lifetime to get to Lifetime! I can see it now. I'll be a real looker when I get to goal at age 90. I might not have teeth, but I'll be the hottest chick in the nursing home ;P In my thong. Eeeewww. Sorry, did you just throw up a little bit?? Okay, in an effort to erase that visual from your damaged mind, I will get to the food...


After the meeting, I came home and made a breakfast wrap with a La Tortilla Factory Tortilla, 3 egg whites, baby spinach, center cut bacon and a slice of 2% cheese for 4 POINTS...


For lunch I tried these new veggie burgers that I picked up the other day...


The nutritionals are great...

These burgers are made with beans, corn, zucchini, string beans, oat bran and a host of other good veggies. They have a nice kick to them and taste a whole lot like the California Veggie Burger also made by Dr. Praeger. I served mine on an Arnold Sandwich Thin with lettuce and a squirt of lite ranch along with a serving of soy crisps and a fuji apple. A healthy 6 POINT lunch...


I took the daughters to see a play this afternoon at little daughter's school. It was very cute and entertaining. When we got back, I made a snack of 1/2 c. TJ's nonfat greek yogurt, 1/2 c. Kashi Go Lean Crunch, 2 strawberries and a tsp. chocolate syrup for 2 POINTS...


Dinner was pasta and salad for the husband and daughters, but I wasn't in the mood for pasta. Well, I was, but not only 1 cup of pasta! It's just too little of a serving to make me happy. I searched around the freezer and came upon this guy...

It has been in my freezer for an eternity. I'm trying to make sure I eat the freezer stock, so since the date was okay, I decided to eat it for dinner. It's a pretty good bargain for 4 POINTS, but I wasn't having high hopes that it would be good!
I made these to go along with it...

Altogether, a 6 POINT dinner...


But, I only ate some. Here's what I left...


That was one yucky frozen dinner. The chicken was rubbery and "fake", the pasta was flavorless and the sauce was weirdly spicy. The flavors didn't jive. Ick. The TJ's Potato Medley, on the other hand, was terrific! I should have just eaten a big dish of that!
I picked on a roll from the family's dinner, then cleaned up and moved on to dessert. I thought I would give the VitaHearts another try. I had the idea of icing them, so I thought that may redeem them. I made a Chocolate Espresso Glaze by mixing 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa, 1 tsp. powdered sugar, 1/8 tsp. instant espresso powder and 1/2 tsp. skim milk and spread it onto the VitaHeart...


Well, the hearts are still dry, but the glaze was amazing!!! The espresso gave it a prominent flavor making it taste like dark chocolate. So good! I can't wait to try this on the Deep Chocolate Vitatops that I love! Come back tomorrow night; I'll let you know how it is!!
I ended the night with a giant latte made with skim milk for 2 POINTS...
Decaf, of course! Goodnight =)

14 comments:

Sharon said...

Hahaha, you are hilarious!!! Of course, you'll be rockin' hot. LOL!!! =D
Anyways, lovely eats! Yum yum yum!

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

I don't know much about weight watchers but these foods like good and healthy. Great pictures!

Sue said...

Okay, I am laughing about the thong comment! You continue to amaze me with your perseverance. You will get there!! I know it!

I am still having a hard time getting back on plan. I do well in the morning, then just cave in the afternoon evening. I HAVE to just do it!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

I can SO feel your frustration ! 20 years ago I lost 110 lbs to be able to conceive. I went from 310 to 200 on the nose in 16 months with weight watchers.The thing that stopped me from reaching my goal of 135 was pregnancy, and from that point I have struggled because of the underlying hormonal reasons that kept me from conceiving. Those do not disapear just because you forget their affects. I have now been doing Weight watchers with some slight tweaking (limit carbs and fruit) Since December 07 and have lost 40 odd pounds. I still have 105 pounds to go, and like you I am thinking I am going to be the hottest thing in the Nursing Home. Picture a thong AND Depends. I think as we age things just get harder, and there enters in so many variations according to our own bodies that it just does not come easy.

Kelly said...

Oh gosh all of that food looks so good!

You cracked me up witht he old lady in a thong comment too. ;-) Try not to get too discouraged. I know it's easier said than done. I don't think the WW journey ever ends though. Right now you look beautiful. I bet you feel a lot better too. look how far you've come!

I have a little something for you on my blog. :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for the laugh :) but also for sharing that its almost been a 2yr journey for you, I feel it takes so long but it looks like I'm on track for the same, which hopefully is a good thing.

Love your eats as always.

UKAngie said...

LOL - you are funny!

I know what you mean about the picking, sometimes I get like that too.

Amanda said...

I know how you feel about getting to goal. I'm in the same problem right now as you but last week I stayed on plan by counting EVERY bite that when in my mouth and I lost 3.6 (I gained 3.6 the week before!) So I'm trying it again. I have 9 lbs to get to goal! I'll wish you luck!

Oh and I made that polenta recipe from the other day. I've never eaten polenta before (I was scared!) but this recipe was delicious. I gave some to my mom and she loved it too! Thanks! Next up is the choc cake!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Sue - I know you can do it, too!!!

The Incredible Shrinking Family - oh yeah, I forgot about Depends!! A little hard to wear a thong with those on ;P

Amanda -yay for the loss!!! Awesome! I am so glad you liked the polenta! Don't forget to not overbake the cake - too dry = sucky.

Chrissy said...

Ok, I've been a lurker ever since you gave me this blog address but never really had the time to comment until now.

It took Judy 4 years to lose 100 lbs.

It took me 4 years to lose 60 lbs.

I know you can do it. The last 10 lbs. take the longest to lose and once you hit your goal, those last few pounds are easier to lose since you're not obsessing over the number.

Hang in there!

kristisummer said...

Don't get down on yourself. With weight loss, slow and steady is the way to do it to insure you keep it off. All of your meals looked great I love TJ's and their greek yogurt.

Rebecca said...

Yum-Oh!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I like veggie burgers with a kick; I have to try them...

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

I order my groceries online and seriously had (note the HAD) that exact same cafe steamer to try on my order for this weekend. I have gone in and changed it for the chicken marsala! Thanks for the review :)