Friday, January 7, 2011

Recipe Share and Challange

First off, HAPPY FRIDAY! Is everyone else as excited about it being the end of the work week as I am?

I've talked about Weight Watchers and my struggle to maintain a healthy weight on here before. Plenty of times.
This is me in December 2008 at my heaviest; 226 lbs.
My brother was getting married in June 2009 and I knew that I did not want to be a heavy matron of honor so I decided to start WW in January. I lost right at 40 lbs and managed to keep it off for a while.
summer 2010. the first summer that I've worn a bikini in 9 years.
After this summer I gradually started gaining and kept gaining. I finally reached 199 lbs and refused to go back to the 200's. So I am back on WW and determined to get down to my goal weight of 155 to 160.

me a couple of weeks ago (doesn't my face look chubbier?)

After getting food poisoning last week I lost 4 lbs very quickly so my starting weight this time was 195. I will weigh in on Monday's (last time I did WW I did a weekly weigh in and it really helped motivate me so I will be starting that back up). I have also started exercising again and am challenging myself to walk 100 miles by St. Patricks Day. Along with my weekly weigh ins I will keep a running total of miles walked. So far this week I have walked 10.5 miles.

One of the biggest downfalls to dieting and WW is that I feel like I eat the same foods all the time. This go-round I am determined to try my hand in the kitchen and put a little variety in my meals. Here is a recipe that I plan on trying this weekend:

Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing

4 chicken breasts (halved)

1 pkg. Stove Top stuffing mix

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 can of FF cream of mushroom soup

Directions: Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken on bottom of crockpot. Pour broth over the chicken. Mix together the stuffing and soup. Place on top of chicken. Cook on low for 7 hours.

The weather man is calling for snow this weekend so I think this meal sounds warm and yummy. I will definitely review in once I've tasted it.


Elizabeth said...

Best of luck to you with WW this time! You can do it girl!! :-)

Carolina Girl said...

Rooting for you! I am hoping to lose about the same as you. It's so tough! But I'm determined! :) Here's to us looking FAB come Spring!

Mallory said...

You can do it! I just went to Aldi's over lunch and loaded up on healthy food, especially fruits and veggies. I have made 2 weeks worth of healthy menus, I am right there with you!

Michelle (michabella) said...

You go girl!!! You lost the weight before, you can do it again!!! I constantly struggle with gaining and losing weight! Excited to follow you through this journey :)

Sweet Carolina Girl said...

I know all about losing weight and gaining it back! I am really trying to get mine off for good this time! I have been trying to come up with a new plan in the last few days! I really like your challenge! I think i am going to make it a challenge of mine too! Run/ Walk 100 miles by ST. Pattys day! Good luck to you! Thanks for the inspiration!

Adorably Distracted... said...

Good luck love!!! it's tough but you can do it!!!

Allyson said...

Best of luck to you! I will be right there back on the WW wagon with you right after our little man arrives in March! :)

Rachel said...

Wow, I never knew you lost all that weight before. I never noticed you gained weight, but I am sure you can do it again. I am struggling at reaching my goal weight myself. CHeck out Gina's Weight Watcher recipes.

Heather said...

Wishing you all the best with this :). You can do it!

Ruth said...

You can win this battle. And the recipe sounds good.

Mandy's Memories said...

Good Luck! You look great anyway. I have recently lost 59 pounds last year and I know how hard it can be. I am down to 185 but it is so hard to keep it off. I have donw weight watchers before and know how boring it can be. Good luck girl, I know you can do it!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Hi Kelly, and thanks for coming by my place. Sorry I posted all of that food when your working as hard as you are. I have nothing but respect and admiration for you. I walk everyday (usually 3 miles) with a girl that has lost 100 lbs. on W.W. I think she works harder now trying to maintain, than she did losing it. She makes this wonderful recipe that we call WW meatloaf. I love it. Would you like me to get the recipe and points for ya. It really is WW, and legal. Our school has already announced closing for tomorrow, so maybe ya'll won't have to go either, it is sleeting here now. Let me know about recipe.