I just finished up my third week of Weight Watchers and I can honestly say, it only gets easier! I had a few bouts of craving queso with a basket of hot and salty chips, but when those cravings came, I grabbed a glass of water and next thing I knew queso was the last thing on my mind. When I reach a "mini goal" that I have set for myself (12 lbs), I will reward myself with some queso.
And a Red Velvet Cheesecake Blast from Sonic because I live in fear that they are going to yank it from their menu soon.
Weight Loss: 9 lbs.
Eating out has become a breeze. It is very easy to find healthy options on the menu - you just have to look! I have substituted starchy sides with flavorful veggies, choose water instead of tea or pop, and most always have a salad before my entree. I can't believe how much less I am able to eat now, compared to three weeks ago. My stomach has most definitely shrunk and I'm eating correct and healthy portions, even when restaurants throw their monstrous could-feed-a-family-of-four portions at me.
I haven't incorporated much exercise yet, simply because it's so blasted cold outside and my choice work out is flying around the neighborhood a few times while pushing my Weebs in his stroller. I need to bust out the elliptical and get going on it. After all, how "healthy" can a person be without exercise?
I have been in a few times where I was faced with situations involving fast food. For instance, Chick-Fil-A. The beauty of WW is that you can still enjoy these places in moderation. I had the spicy chicken sandwich (11 pts) and a fruit cup (0 points), and I was beyond satisfied. Who needs french fries or mayo infused coleslaw to have a good time?
Not this chica! :)
So, the past three weeks have been successful and I am looking forward to the week ahead. I have several great recipes that I am eager to try out. Here is one I made last week that was a hit with the family!
(I served with brown rice.)
WW Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry!
2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch, divided
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 lb lean sirloin steak, thinly sliced against the grain
2 tsp canola oil
1 cup chicken broth, divided
5 cups broccoli florets
2 Red bell peppers
1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, grated
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
1/2 cup water
Combine 2 Tbsp cornstarch and salt and toss beef in it.
Heat oil in large wok or skillet to medium high heat. Add beef and stir fry until done. Remove to bowl.
Add 1/2 cup broth and stir to losen particles. Add broccoli and peppers, cover and cook until crisp tender. Add more water if needed. Add ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes and stir until fragrent, about 1 minute.
In a cup stir together soy sauce and 1/2 cup broth with 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch. Stir mixture into broccoli and simmer until sauce thickens.
Add beef and toss to coat.
Serving size: 1 1/4 cup
5 points plus per serving