Monday, July 9, 2012

WW Update

Danny and I are still doing WW, but it's been up and down recently. I've been holding steady at my 30 pound weight loss - not gaining, but not losing. I'm not sure exactly where Danny is with his. It felt like I pushed so hard and met my first major goal, and things have just fallen off a bit. I'm trying to get back on track...literally. Not tracking what I eat is my biggest downfall. I do pretty well with eating what's right all day - breakfast and lunch are easy. (I normally have oatmeal for breakfast and a Sm@rt Ones meal, Greek yogurt, and fruit for lunch.) Dinners are where things get iffy. I'm tired, it's too hot to cook, there's nothing to eat that sounds good to me... I could probably list a hundred more excuses. The reality is, I'm only hurting myself. I got out of the routine that I had established (including attending my weekly meetings) and I'm getting frustrated. So, I'm doing something about it. I've tried several new recipes recently (below) and actually used our fancy Treadclimber tonight. I'm trying to get back to where I was. The other thing I have to do is keep the right food in the house. I realize I can't go 2 weeks without grocery shopping. I have to get into a routine of getting to the store every week to keep fresh produce and meat around the house. 

Here are the recipes I've tried recently.

French Dip "Cupcakes:" I really loved these. I mean, what's not to like with roast beef, cheese, au jus and wontons? Danny liked them okay, but I don't think he enjoys french dips as much as I do (as an aside, my dad made amazing french dips...and his own au jus from scratch). I'll definitely make them again. 

Hawaiian BBQ "Cupcakes:" These are also pretty fantastic. I didn't have scallions, so I just left them out and I still thought they were really good. Apparently, Sophie loved them today (not yesterday, she wouldn't touch them). This recipe is a keeper, too. 

Zucchini Tots: I thought these were great. Danny's not a fan of zucchini, but I told him he had to try at least one. He ate several. :) They really do taste just like tater tots. 

Here's my current favorite dessert: 

I made a pineapple angel food cake (found the recipe somewhere on pinterest...angel food cake mix and a can of pineapples drained). The cake is really good, but I had some difficulties in the baking process (my pan was too small and the cake was pouring over the side...). I topped it with lite cool whip and fresh strawberries and blackberries. Yum!

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