My Progress

Friday, February 26, 2010

New kitchen gadget

My daughter bought me a very useful 'gadget' for Christmas. An apple slicer! I've seen them for years, but never bought one. What a neat tool... I love apples but always hated biting into know, all the peel gets into your front teeth...yuck! This cores the apple and slices it for you.


New food find..

I discovered a new veggie in the frozen food section. They are both portion controlled and super delicious. Pop in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes...and voila! There are a few other varieties also. I chose these because they have NO points!

My favorite soup

I've been making this soup since last fall...nothing better on a cold day than a bowl of hearty, healthy soup!

Here's what goes into my 'kitchen sink' soup:

3 cups Vegetable "Stock-in-a-box"
1 cup V8 Juice
1 can Great Northern Beans or Navy Beans
1 can Petite cut diced tomatoes
2 cups chopped zucchini
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup mixed frozen vegetables (corn, carrots, green beans)
1 cup green beans (frozen)
2 cups baby spinach
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Combine in a stock pot, cover, and cook until the veggies are tender. I usually let it simmer for at least 2 hours.

It will yield about 6 2-cup servings. I portion them out into 2 cup containers and freeze them.

This works out to be a 2 point meal for 2 cups. Not bad!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 57

I worked hard this week. Tried out some new 'leg presses' at the gym...and my legs are 'crying' today!!

This week's weight loss:
-1.4 lbs gone.

7 lbs to go!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weight Watcher - Week 56

FINALLY...a loss...not a huge loss...but I'll take it.

I'm getting very 'comfortable' where I am...though I really want to hit the 75 lb mark. Chipping away a little at a time!

This week's weight loss...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 55

Well, darn (trying to keep bad words from shooting out my mouth)...I had a great week...just was so hungry over the weekend. I made the mistake of buying a bag of peanuts (in a shell). BIG MISTAKE. I cannot be trusted with shelled peanuts. So today, I threw them out into my yard and figure the squirrels will think it's Christmas.

this week's weight loss turned out to be a very slight gain...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Weight Watcher Wednesday Week 54

It was a good week... did another 5K at the gym last Friday. My time was a little better than the week before. I've got to get new headphones of the ear pieces kept shocking the inside of my ear...that hurts!! It doesn't happen on other equipment, just the treadmill.
This week's weight loss
-1.2 lbs
I have finally lost all the weight I gained over the holidays...and as of today, I have 8.8 lbs to go to get to my GOAL!