weight watcher's points

Some unusually smart food choices today somehow led me to be able to have pizza from a RESTAURANT tonight. Honestly this never happens so I’m enjoying every second of it.

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So far I am off to a great start being back on track, of course it helps that I went grocery shopping yesterday and have all the healthy food!

My breakfast (not what is pictured) was 8 smart points for peanut butter and banana on toast, coffee w/ creamer, and a granny smith apple.

This lovely delight above is my pre lunch snack. I was going to grab the grapes I had, but I really want to have them with lunch. This yogurt and cereal mix is 6 smart points.

This is my first time trying greek yogurt from Aldi….ummm for .65 cents why haven’t I been buying this deliciousness before?? This is just one of the three flavors I bought, but if this one is so yummy I can’t imagine the others will taste bad.

I am going to make a post about my weight, and etc during lunch. But for now YAY ALL THE TRACKING FOR MONDAY!!!!

Feel really good about this barre3online workout tonight! It was called the sizzler and man did I feel it early. But I felt like I was able to maintain pace and do the full workout! I felt like I really pushed myself tonight despite not making peak zone but I feel consistent!!

A Few Things:

I know life has been stressful lately and I haven’t been on the up and up with weight loss and exercising.

My weight has been bouncing between 290-305, which TBH isn’t that bad, but I feel like a bad fitblr-ite! Don’t unfollow me just yet, just think if you do you will miss all the pictures from Europe next week. XD XD

So, I have a list of things I need/want to do this week:

  1. Pack For Europe
  2. Find Fitbit charger, or buy a new one
  3. Go to the gym at least once before I leave on Saturday
  4. Buy all the American snacks that @hrstories1234 wants (LOL)
  5. Try not to go out to eat this week! I may not eat fantastic, but I can avoid fast food.

Once I get back from Europe I plan to truly show August who is bath in regards to this weight loss.

So, I thank you all who have been here giving me positive comments, and sticking around. I love you all!

tonights dinner plans:

sandwich- 2 slices toasted trader joe’s sourdough bread, sliced avocado, spinach, spicy brown mustard, 2 gardein chick’n tenders

salad- lettuce, baby carrots, cucumbers, 1 tbsp hampton creek just ranch

dessert- 1 cup so delicious dairy free vanilla ice cream, 1 tbsp smuckers strawberry topping

all vegan and 14 weight watchers points :)

I spy in the coffee shop 👀

• a frazzled mother trying to keep a small child entertained with a toasted teacake long enough to drink her americano
• a group of sixth formers studying and panicking about exams
• a couple on a coffee date spending the whole time staring at their phones
• two christians doing a bible study
• person with a laptop sitting at the only table near a plug socket and looking like they’re not planning to leave for several hours
• old ladies knitting and setting the world to rights
• two professionals having what should be a confidential conversation but it’s not as private as they think it is
• middle aged women discussing whether they have enough weight watchers points left to have a cappuccino
• a coffee shop newbie who just wants a white coffee but has no idea what that is called on the menu
• friends talking in hushed tones about another friend who is having a crisis
• junior work person sent to buy takeaway coffees for their entire workplace
• someone who is sorry to be a bother but they’re just wondering if their panini from 30 minutes ago is toasted yet

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Cheesecake recipe as promised. This is a Weight Watchers recipe and it turned out delicious. I will be experimenting in the future with pumpkin, chocolate and fruit.

Extra things I did: I added a sprinkle of cinnamon to the graham crackers to enhance the flavor. I also made a berry sauce with frozen mixed berries and a ½ Tbsp Splenda.

New York Cheesecake

Prep: 20 min     Bake: 35 mins    Serves: 12

Ingredients

1 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

¼ c low-fat graham cracker crumbs

1 ½ (8oz) package light cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened

½ c sugar

3 large egg whites

1 ½ Tbsp cornstarch

1 ½ tsp vanilla

1 c low-fat sour cream

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease bottom of 9-inch springform pan with butter. Add cracker crumbs, shaking and tilting pan to coat evenly. Refrigerate until chilled, 15 minutes.

2. With electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg whites, cornstarch and vanilla. On low speed, beat in sour cream just until blended. Pour batter into pan. Bake cheesecake until almost set in center, 35-40 minutes. Turn off oven and prop door open with wooden spoon. Let cheesecake cool in oven 30 minutes. Let cool completely on wire rack. Chill atleast 3 hours before serving.

Makes 12 servings. 3 Points Plus per serving.

Pico De Gallo

Ingredients:

6 roma tomatoes

½- ¾ cup of cilantro

1 cup of diced red onion

2-3 jalapenos

1-2 limes

First, wash and cut your tomatoes in half. Take out the seeds, and dice the tomatoes into small pieces. Add the pieces into a mixing bowl.

Next, chop your red onion. I personally use a food processor to chop the onion into little pieces, that way you get more juice and flavor from the onion.

After you add the onion into the bowl, add in your chopped cilantro and jalapenos. I used 2 jalapenos, but you can add more if you like it spicier.

Next, zest 1 lime into the bowl, and then add the juice. I added the juice of another half of lime, but it’s up to you how much you want to add.

Mix all of the ingredients together. The pico de gallo tastes great when you first make it, but the flavors get stronger the longer you leave it in the refrigerator.

I added some of it into a lettuce leaf and ate it like a taco!

Let me know if you try this recipe.

Enjoy.

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I just made Gwumpkis for only 2 points plus per roll, made entirely of powerfoods and less than $10!! 👌👍

1 head cabbage
4 cloves garlic
½ onion
1lb 95% lean ground beef
1 can diced tomatoes
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 egg (beaten) & 2 cups quinoa (or any other rice/rice substitute)

Sauce:
1 can tomato sauce
½ tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp stevia

1) boil the cabbage for 4-5 mins. Let cool and carefully peel the leaves off. Cut the hard stem off and make sure they don’t rip.

2) mix the diced tomatoes, egg, Worcestershire sauce, sautéed garlic, onion, (cooked) quinoa and ground beef.

3) make rolls like a burrito with the cabbage and filling

4) turn oven to 350

5) heat the sauce

6) pour sauce over rolls (should make 18/20ish) and bake for 1 hr.

Enjoy!

Need people to follow!!!!

Rejoined the weight loss side of tumblr last month, and only following 5 people ! Two of which are my own blogs. lol

I’m doing Weight Watchers, going by points plus again because the plan was really working before I decided I didn’t need to write everything down. lol I could really use all the support and motivational post I can find! Probably going to do Carbs the beginning of the year.

SO! If you’re a health blog, fitness blog, weight loss blog that is fairly active… Please. I would love to follow you!

Cajun Carrot Fries

These “fries” are spicy, guilt free, and best of all… healthy! They tasted just like sweet potato fries.

Ingredients:

4 large carrots

1 tbs of coconut oil 

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp oregano

¼ tsp red pepper flakes

¼ tsp paprika

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping them half way through.

First, wash and peel 4 large carrots. Cut them into small pieces (mine were a little less than a ½ inch thick).

Put the carrots into a bowl and toss with the coconut oil. Mix together the spices and add them into the bowl.

Put the fries evenly onto a baking sheet and stick them into the oven. The fries may need a little more, or a little less time to cook, depending on their thickness.

Let me know if you give this recipe a try.

Enjoy!

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3 INGREDIENT HEALTHY MAPLE SYRUP-OATMEAL BANANA COOKIE SANDWICH!!!!

ingredients:
•3 packets of maple syrup instant oatmeal
•3 medium bananas (1 for topping of cookies, 2 for batter)
•dash of cinnamon

*mix two bananas in bowl, separate into 12 different cookies in baking sheet, bake for 10 mins, add banana slices, bake for another 5 mins*

~serves 12, approx 40-50 calories per cookie.. 1 weight watchers point.

really easy to make and super good!