I haven't had a chance to update on my Weight Watcher's progress with all of the insanity of the past few weeks. I have been pretty lax about counting my points over the past two weeks because of everything it entailed. First, we had a giant snow storm where I was trapped in with my family for 5 solid days. I cooked many WW-friendly suppers and was very aware of what I put in my mouth. Though I delighted in a few too many no-bake cookies (snow is always an excuse to indulge), at the end of the week, I had lost 1.5 lbs.
It was a snow storm miracle, guys.
This past week was filled with several Valentine's Day celebrations with family, a date out with Husby where we had an incredible dinner (and popcorn with milkduds at the movies), lunch dates with friends and then several celebratory dinners in honor of Husby. It's been a crazy awesome week filled with some crazy awesome food.
I stepped on the scales and guess what? I stayed the same! Yet another miracle!!
So far, I have lost a total of 11.5 pounds.
Something I have realized and absolutely love about this program is that you lose the weight in a slow and steady pace, and then when you are faced with situations like I have been, the weight stays off. The slower you lose it, the slower you gain it back. I have done the low-carb diet a few times in my life and I can drop 10 pounds in a week but then I eat a donut and gain it all back. Weight Watchers proves that as long as you are putting the right things in your body and splurge in moderation, you will keep the weight off. I just love it!
A family favorite WW recipe is the Potato Soup. It tastes exactly like the regular potato soup with all the fatty heavy cream and cheese, except, it is healthy. Oh, it's wonderful.
2 cans fat-free chicken broth
2 cups water
1 pkg frozen oreida o'brien potatoes
1 pkg fat-free pioneer country gravy mix
Bring broth and water to a boil.
Mix gravy with a little water and add to mix stir and simmer 10-15 mins.
1 Cup = 1 Point.
This recipe is so low-point, you could eat just about anything you wanted along with it. I had a slice of Giada's cheesy ciabatta bread.