Monday, January 31, 2011
So here are my mini-goals for this week:
* exercise 5 out of 7 days this week
* have a loss when I weigh in next Monday (no matter how little it is, I am tired of typing a + sign)
* try at least one new Weight Watchers recipe
*continue to lift weights (I've only been doing arms so far)
I hope that everyone else is doing much better with their weight loss goals than I am. I would love to hear some of your motivations.
Friday, January 28, 2011
I am a Carolina girl so we will literally be driving across the good ole USA. On the way out to California we will be driving through Tenneesse, Kentucky, Illionois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and finally arriving at our destination. Momma and I have went through and decided on some of the stops we will make a long the way. I thought it would be fun to have ya'll match the pictures below with the places that we are going to visit.
Stop #1 What city is this in?
Stop #4- this city will be the last place we stop before moving on to California
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
the famous Chicken Lettuce Wraps and then split the pepper steak which was delicious also. They give you so much food that I took 2 bags home with me. I will certainly be going again soon. I can't wait to try some of their other dishes. (I also saw this weekend where Wal Mart sells PF Changs in the freezer section. I haven't tried any of them yet)
(images were taken from Google)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I have another cousin that lives in Las Vegas so we will be going to visit her and her husband and their brand new twin girls. We will be staying on the strip for a few days before heading home (a different way) and making more fun stops. Momma and I are both so excited about this trip that we have already started planning it down to the places we will stop and eat.
Check back soon for a list of destinations on the way out and the way back. I am really going to need ya'lls help on places to see and things to do!
Monday, January 24, 2011
and in the spring and summer I go lighter. In case you didn't know that is me on the end with the white shirt. Which do you prefer? My momma swears my hair is going to fall out from changing it so much. So far so good but we know that momma's always end up being right.
4) I love sticky notes. My desk is covered in them. My favorite part is using the last one and getting to open another pack. Weird, yes.
5) I hope to live on the lake one day. I would love for this to be the view from my dock. To me a day on the lake is as close to perfection as we can get this side of Heaven.
6) I like chocolate milk much, much, much better than white milk. The only time that I like white milk is poured over my Frosted Flakes.
7) I hate birds! They gross me out.
See how interesting I am. I'm sure your all bored to tears. now here is the fun part. I get to share this award with some of my favorite blog ladies.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I also have another delicious recipe to share with ya'll. When I made this one for the first time a few weeks ago Hub's said it was the best WW recipe yet and I would have to agree with him.
1lb of lean ground beef (I used ground turkey instead)
1 packet of taco seasoning
8oz of tomato sauce
16oz of fat free re fried beans
fat free shredded cheese (I use the Weight Watchers Mexican cheese mix)
2 cans of reduced fat crescent rolls
spray your casserole dish
lay out 1 roll of crescent rolls in the bottom and smooth out
cook and drain meat and onion
add taco seasoning, tomato sauce and re fried beans to meat mixture and heat thoroughly
spread mixture onto crescent roll
sprinkle cheese across mixture
cover with 2nd roll of crescent rolls
bake at 375 until crescent rolls are golden
The hard part is trying to get the crescent rolls smooth on top. It may not look pretty but it sure tastes yummy. When cut into 8 servings (which are pretty big pieces) the Mexican casserole is only 5 points per serving. Hubs like to put hot sauce on his while my friend's husband added fat free sour cream and salsa to the top of his portion. Even left plain it is so yummy! I didn't serve mine with anything else but you could always add a veggie or salad.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
My best friend Erin with her little boy Dax, me, and Michelle with her 2 children; McKinley and Gramm.
We had so much fun catching up and playing with the children. Dax had a good time too!
Future match? Probably not. Dax would reach over and grab her hand and she would get so excited that she would start squealing at him and it would scare him to death. He would poke out his lower lip and look up at me like he was about to start crying. Then they would do it all over again.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Lanie's table for her and all of her friends. When the girls came in they were all given a pirate bandanna to wear.
Aren't their bandanna's so cute? I love that the little girl in the glasses is licking her lips and has her plate ready. She really wanted some cake.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I completed my first week of Weight Watchers and enjoyed every minute of it thanks to some wonderful new recipes and lots of help from great friends (real life and blog ones). So without further ado... I lost 2.6 lbs. Not as much as I was hoping for but after my bout with food poisoning and quickly dropping 4 lbs the week before I can't be too discouraged. I have also walked a total of 17 miles for my 100 miles by 3/17/11 challenge. I prefer to walk outside but with all the snow and freezing temperatures that has not been possible so I've been trekking it out on the treadmill.
My mini-goal for this coming week is to have walked 30 miles by Monday.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Let me share some of the wonderful things I've made this weekend.
Sunday after church Hubs and I came home to crock pot chicken and stuffing which was a recipe that I shared with ya'll last week. It was so simple and very yummy. I paired it with green beans and corn.
I also decided to try a Spice Muffin recipe since I was pretty sure that we would be out of work for a few days. These muffins are 0 points on WW.
You start with a box of Spice cake mix, one egg, 1/2 cup of water, and 15oz can of pumpkin. Mix it all together like so...
they come out looking great and tasting even better.
Hubs also wanted to get in on the culinary action so he made homemade salsa for the first time and it was the best I have ever tasted. And ya'll know I love my Mexican food so I consider myself to be a salsa expert. He even fancied it up for its picture since he knew I would share it on the blog. Salsa is 0 points and 15 baked tortilla chips are 3 points.
Monday, January 10, 2011
While I love being out I know that I am going to hate having to make up these days later. The weather is supposed to stay very cold for the next few days so I doubt this is going anywhere anytime soon. I am betting we will be out of school most of this week. Which will be horrible later when we're having to go to school on beautiful spring days.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
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.