Archive for May 2011

because of light scattering. same reason a glacier is blue DUH


Dun dun dun…

It’s weigh day! I wanted to weigh in on Monday, but I like to do it first thing in the morning and I forgot to do it yesterday. I also wanted to go to my Weight Watcher meeting so I could see the difference between their scale and mine, but WW was closed for Memorial Day.

I really can’t believe I’m about to post my weight on this public forum. But really, why not? It’s not like I have magical powers that alter my appearance. I have been tracking my weight since I got pregnant to see the ups and downs. This week I’ll put up a weight chart on my Progress page that will include (big deep UGGHHHH) pictures. 

Alright, drumroll please…………..

Tuesday May 31st 2011 I weighed:

  • 249.2 lbs at home
  • 249.2 lbs at Weight Watchers
  • Current BMI- 34.8  According to the CDC, I am going to die in fiery obesity hell, or more likely choke on a ham sandwich with that high of a BMI. Find your BMI by checking out the CDC’s BMI calculator

Now for some fun extras!

  • I am 5’11” and have chosen 170 as my goal weight. I’m about a size 8 at 170 (BMI- 23.7)
  • I am 79.2 lbs above my goal weight
  • I need to lose 12.5 lbs to reach 5% weight loss goal
  • I need to lose 25 lbs to reach 10% weight loss goal

Well isn’t that a sticky situation? My home scale and the WW meeting scale churned out the same not great result. Usually there is a variance, so I will most likely be using my home scale for my weigh-ins, and I will also be doing my official weigh-ins on Saturday (it helps me stay more accountable through the weekend and in turn makes a great start for the week.)  I like to weigh daily so I can see how different things affect my body.

So now I suppose I should probably pick some type of goal, like a 5% weight loss or I will run the boston marathon next weekend, but I need to start with baby steps.

My goal for today: track everything I eat

My goal for the week: workout for 60 minutes this week (I told you, I use baby steps)

My goal for June: uhhh. A month is a long time to plan. I’ll get back to this.


Posted on: May 31, 2011

Almond Butter Jelly Oatmeal 

“it’s like a smack of almond butter goodness to your mouth!”

Tired of your typical boring adult breakfast fare? Longing for the days when cereal came with prizes? Well, try this delicious recipe to liven up breakfast and make you feel like a kid without the empty carbs.

Almond Butter Jelly Oatmeal

  • 2 servings of oatmeal prepared as directed (I used Trader Joe’s Quick Cooking Steelcut Oats)
  • 2 T almond butter (I used TJ’s Almond Butter with RoastedFlax)
  • 1 T jam or jelly (Polaner All-Fruit with Fiber will be 0 points)
  • fresh fruit (optional- I matched my strawberry jam with fresh strawberries)
  1. Cook oatmeal as directed. Steel cut oatmeal typically has a 1:3 water ratio (1/2 C oats, 1 1/2 C water.)
  2. Stir in almond butter. Don’t overmix.
  3. Stir in jam again careful not to overmix.
  4. Stir in fresh fruit.
  5. EAT! MMM!

Servings:2   Per Serving: 5 Points (WW PointsPlus 6)

I always make a double batch because it’s sooo good, I will eat it when I’m really craving something sweet and salty. It hits the spot!


Posted on: May 30, 2011

If you like Fried Ice Cream without all the extra points, this is the dessert for you. 

And this doesn’t have many points at all. Ready for it? Ready?

…………..3 points. Yep, 3 points (old WW points AND new PointsPlus)

Mock Fried Ice Cream

  • 1 whole wheat low carb 100 calorie-ish tortilla (I use Santa Fe Tortilla Company Homestyle Whole Grain Tortillas)
  • 1 C Breyer’s Fat Free Vanilla Ice Cream 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (you can use Splenda Blends, I don’t when making it for the kiddos)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Butter flavored cooking spray
  • lite chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream and cherry optional
  1. Cut the tortillas into quarters, spray with cooking spray. Set oven to broil. Meanwhile, combine the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle onto the tortillas. Broil the tortilla quarters for about 2 minutes, but watch them VERY carefully as they will burn quickly and you will be very sad 😦
  2. Place 1/4 C ice cream on each tortilla quarter. Drizzle lightly with chocolate syrup, and for no extra points you can do a little dollop of whipped cream and/or a cherry on top.

Makes 2 servings   WW Points Value: 3  WW PointsPlus Value: 3

You can prepare the cinnamon sugar tortillas in advance, but they’re kinda nice when they’re hot from the oven because the ice cream melts all over them and it’s ooey gooey yummy. THREE POINTS!

If you’re extra hongry: If you want to eat the whole tortilla, it doesn’t necessarily double the points. In fact, if you don’t use any extra ice cream and spread out the 1/2 C over all 4 quarters (it really does go a long way) then the whole tortilla is only 4 points (5 PointsPlus.)

The Type A Me: I bet dinner time would be a lot less stressful if you would prepare for it before 5pm.

The REAL Me: Screw you.


Posted on: May 30, 2011

A quick 5 point lunch (7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus) consisting of a Veggie Chicken Sandwich (Morningstar Farms Chik’n Patty, a toasted whole wheat 110 calorie pita, 1 lite swiss laughing cow cheese wedge, spicy mustard, baby spinach, and tomato slices) plus some fresh strawberries and a sliced mini baby cucumber. Filling and yummy!

I didn’t like the Chik’n patties when I first tried them, but I started preparing them this way: Microwave for 1:30 seconds, then toasting it in the toaster.  This way it is thoroughly cooked, crispy on the outside, and ready from the freezer in less than 3 minutes! Can’t beat that.


Posted on: May 30, 2011

I make smoothies for breakfast because a) I hate eating breakfast and b) I like using my VitaMix blender.

I’ve had some success with 2 out of 3 kids eating the smoothies. Little Red will eat anything. Even if it’s in the trash can (he’s a real foodie) and now that baby is eating food, I make a smoothie of fresh veggies and fruits and then cook his in the microwave a bit before cooling it off and mixing it with rice cereal. He usually loves the fresh baby food and always loves the green baby food. This morning he wasn’t so sure about it though, however he ate the whole bowl.

Spinana-Choc Smoothie

1 frozen banana

1 C lite chocolate soy milk

2 C spinach

1/4 C water

Throw it all into the blender. I sometimes have to add water depending on how frozen and thick the bananas are.

WW OLD POINTS – 3 for the entire smoothie (makes about 20 oz)

WW PointsPlus- 2 if you don’t count fruit in recipes; 5 if you count fruit in recipes