Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Morning Diet Update

This is the beginning of Week 3 on the Weight Watchers program for me! I have been very happy with this diet thus far. I am doing the online version as some of you might remember from a previous post since I cannot attend meetings in my area. It is working out well for me since I have a Blackberry I can look up foods there and use the points calculator when I am shopping to make sure I am buying foods that will fit into my daily points! Since there is only cream for easy stretch mark removal and not for easy fat removal I guess I'll stick it out. I got a three month subscription, so hopefully in this three months time I can get the pounds off and learn a new way of eating.

The great thing about this lifestyle change is that not only am I eating healthier but my family is also. My children are opting for more fruit in place of fruit roll ups or snack cakes! We no longer have a "candy bowl" on the bar with easy access, but it is filled with fruits now including apples, oranges, and bananas! We've changed to low-fat everything and 2% milk. The changes have happened slowly, and we're still adjusting. But, so far it's been easy for everyone! I've gotten some great recipes online and some tried and true recipes from my Facebook friends. If you've got a great WW recipe, please leave it in a comment, or use my e-mail in the sidebar and e-mail it to me! I'd love to try it!

After two full weeks of dieting, and after seeing a small rise in the scale last week, I am happy to report that I am 5 pounds lighter! The EAS Active challenge for the Wii is also going very well. I continue to work out daily. Saturday seems to be my "rest" day for the week. But, every other day I am coming home for lunch and having a healthy lunch which is usually either leftovers or a Weight Watchers, Smart Ones microwave dinner and a salad followed by a great work out!

5 comments, add yours here:

Lois Grebowski said...

This is my favorite WW recipe...
http://themadcuisineart.blogspot.com/2006/07/texas-blackeyed-pea-salad.html

Linda said...

See? I told you it would catch up to you and it did! That's the thing with scales - they can be very discouraging one time and encouraging the next. No wonder I avoid them like the plague!

Sounds like you are doing fantastic and your family is reaping some of the benefits - good for all of you!

Sandee said...

Great on the loss of five pounds and double great on changing some eating habits in to excellent food choices. Everyone will benefit from these changes.

Have a terrific day and keep up the great work. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

carmel apple salad

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
4 unpeeled red delicious apples, cut up
1 (1 ounce) box sugar-free fat-free butterscotch pudding (or regular)
1 (8 ounce) container fat-free cool whip

Mix all together and let set overnight.

i love this stuff!

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxooxoxxo

Sandee said...

Hi Tisha - Just swung by to let you know you took first place in the caption contest. Excellent caption.

Have a terrific day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)