Thursday, December 12, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Crumble "Dump" Cake 3 WW Points per Slice! So Easy!

I created this recipe as another alternative to the Caramel Apple Crumb Cake. It is Delicious!!! All the ingredients should be super easy to find!

Pillsbury Yellow Cake Mix (1 Box)
2 Cans Lucky Leaf Lite Apple Pie filling (20 oz Each)
3 Teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon
12 oz of Diet Soda
3 Quart Baking Dish
Pam or Canola Spray

Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
Spray your pan with Pam and pour in both cans of apples (spread evenly)
Sprinkle 2 Teaspoons of cinnamon all over the apples
Pour the entire of bag of cake mix on top of the apples and level out with a spoon
Sprinkle 1 TSP Cinnamon all over the top of the cake mix
Pour 12 oz of the diet cream soda on top of the entire cake
Cover the Cake with Aluminum Foil and throw in the oven for 20 minutes
Remove aluminum foil and bake for about 40 more minutes (until top is brown)
Cut into 16 slices (it will thicken as it cools)
Only 3 Points per Slice/Serving

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Comfort Food! Creamy Chicken & Vegetable Casserole 3 WW Points per Serving!

Comfort Food! Creamy Chicken & Vegetable Casserole 3 WW Points per Serving!

This is a delicious healthier choice recipe the whole family will enjoy!
1 Package of Harvestland Chicken (1 & 1/2 Cups)
2 Pounds Baby Broccoli Florets
1 Pound Mixed Vegetables
2 Cans Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup (98% Fat Free)
1/2 Cup Fat Free Sour Cream
1 TSP Salt
1 TSP Garlic Powder
Pepper (to taste)
1 Cup Special K Cereal OR Corn Flakes
2 Tablespoons Kraft Parmesan Cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray a 3 Quart Sauce Pan with Pam or Canola Spray
Mix all ingredients together in a large Bowl (except for the cereal and Parmesan Cheese)
Put the mixture into your baking dish & Level out evenly with a spoon
Put the Special K Cereal and Cheese into a ziplock bag and using a roller pin crush into small pieces
Sprinkle the Cereal/Parmesan onto the top of your chicken vegetable mixture
Cover with aluminum foil & Bake for 40 minutes
Remove aluminum foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes
Cut into 12 Slices - each slice is 3 WW Points

Friday, December 6, 2013

Break OLD Habits of Self Sabotage when you have a bad day with food & get back on Track!

Everyone struggles from time to time on any Weight Loss plan! Everyone gets off track & messes up! If your Human this will happen to you.. So... the most important thing that has helped me lose over 138 pounds is to get back on track immediately!!!

If you get a scratch on your new car do you take a hammer to it and finish it off?? No!! you get the little scratch fixed and move on!!
BREAK the habit of saying "Oh I messed up the whole day now I might as well keep eating" For example... I went to a Dinner and planned on staying on my program but there were so many delicious desserts, macaroni & cheese, macaroni salads, you name it, it was there... So I started off with a small plate of just a few things I liked. I felt satisfied but I WANTED more... so I went back and just started eating whatever I wanted. Macaroni and Cheese, Baked Beans, Cheesecake, and I ate it so fast I don't even remember what else I ate to even track it!

Then once I was literally so full and feeling sick it felt like I woke up and realized what I was doing and said "oh no what have I done???!!?" Then I felt upset and fat and OUT OF CONTROL because I was eating like (what I call) a Pig on Wheels!!

After Dinner was over and my Mom gave me a few plates of leftovers to take home... Hours later I'm home and I started thinking about the extra food in my refrigerator. It was calling me!!! I was no longer stuffed and I thought.. Hmmm I already cheated today so I might as well go eat those leftovers before the day is over. I went down to the fridge opened the door and looked at the food and realized "I am ONLY hurting myself if I eat this.. I've already consumed probably 2000 calories more than I should have..

Why do I want to add more? Why am I torturing myself with stupid food!?! It's JUST FOOD!! I then realized I was not helping myself by eating more but I was hurting myself. If you look at it that way it will help you in those moments where you want to over eat!
I took the leftover food (and don't tell my Mom) but I threw it all in the trash! After I threw it away I felt proud and accomplished.

I know it was a waste of food but why have it sitting there if it's going to call me every 5 minutes?? If I was strong enough to just say no that would have been one thing but "that day" in particular I just wasn't... and some days its just harder than others! So...I got back ON TRACK, grabbed some fruit and went to bed. When I got up the next morning I weighed myself and I was only up 1 pound! By the next next that pound was GONE plus a few ounces! Such a HUGE tip for anyone who is trying to lose weight is to GET BACK ON TRACK and your weight loss will continue!! Did something similar happen to you? What did you do? Plan what you will do next time!!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Weight Loss Motivation! No Food Tastes as Good As:

1. Waking up in the morning and feeling proud that you stayed on track the day before.
2. Shopping for that size down because your pants are falling off :)
3. Looking in the mirror and loving the results you are seeing
4. Getting a good report at the Doctors Office!
5. Knowing your one day closer to fitting in those skinny jeans
6. NOT Feeling self-conscious anymore!!

Inspiration & Motivation Pictures!! Before & After Photos!!! Over 100 po...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Weight Watchers Thanksgiving Day Cheat Sheet

To use, copy the link and paste it into your browser! Very cool tool by Weight Watchers!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Homemade Holiday Sausage Stuffing - 2 Weight Watcher Points per Serving!

What you need:
8 Slices of Light Whole Wheat Bread (around 35 Calories per slice)
5 Tablespoons Better N Eggs or Eggbeaters
2 Tablespoons of Light Butter (Brummel & Brown)
1 Tsp Salt
1 Teaspoon Rosemary
1 Teaspoon of Thyme (You can use fresh if you like)
1 Cup of Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles
Black Pepper to Taste
1 and 1/2 Cup of Fat Free Chicken Broth
2 Cups of Diced Celery
1 and 1/2 cups of Diced onions
3 Quart Dish
Feel Free to add any other seasonings you like

Keep your bread out at room temperature over night or lightly toast
Spray your 3 Quart pan With Pam or other Cooking Spray
Pull apart the bread into small pieces and place evenly in Dish
Take your Celery, Onions, Salt, Pepper, Thyme, Rosemary & Broth and put in a pot on the stove. Bring to a boil and simmer on medium for about 10 minutes
Remove from Stove and add your Sausage Egg and Butter
Pour the entire mixture over the bread crumbs and mix until all the bread crumbs are covered
Preheat oven to 350 and bake with aluminum foil for 10 minutes
Remove aluminum foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes (until tops is lightly brown)
Fluff mixture with fork
Makes 7 One cup servings at 2 Points each!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to make Holiday Sausage Stuffing Weight Watcher Style! 2 Points Plus!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Weight Watchers Style SLOPPY JOES! Delicious!! 2 Points Per 1/2 Cup Serving!

1 Pound 93% Lean Ground Turkey
1 Tablespoon Dijonnaise
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
10 Tablespoons Ketchup
1 Can of Diced Tomatoes
2 TSP Steak Sauce
1 Pound Frozen Mixed peppers (any kind will work)
1 and 1/2 Cups Frozen Diced Onion
3 Packets of Splenda OR Nectresse
4 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
2 TSP Garlic Powder
1 TSP Pepper
1 TSP Salt

First cook your Turkey until Brown
Throw in your Peppers & Onions & Cook for 7 minutes
In a Bowl Mix ALL of your ingredients except for the Tomato Paste
Now put the wet ingredients into the ground turkey
Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes
Makes 14 - 1/2 Cup Servings
Each 1/2 Cup is only 2 Points!
Grab your favorite 2 Point roll and have a huge 4 point sloppy joe sandwich!

Easy Homemade Weight Watcher Friendly - Sloppy Joe's! 2 Points! Deliciou...

Sunday, November 3, 2013

New Walmart Grocery Store Find!

Single Serving containers of Macaroni & Cheese with Brocolli! Found at Walmart! 3 points per container!

Weight Watchers - Whats for Dinner? A very LOW Point/Calorie Dinner Idea!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Weight Watchers Friendly - Open Faced Chicken Salad Sandwich Melt

What you need:
1 Can 98% Fat Free White Chicken Breast 12.5 oz
1/4 Cup Light Mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons Hellman's Dijonnaise
1 and 1/2 to 2 Cups Mixed Celery Carrots and Onion (Diced)
1/8 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Small Tomato
1 Slice Thin Sliced Sargento Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste

Drain the Chicken and place into a Medium Bowl
Add 1/4 Cup Light Mayonnaise, the Dijonnaise and Mix well
Add Veggie & all seasonings and mix well
Makes 5 Servings 1/2 Cup Each (2 Points per each cup of chicken salad)

** You can do anything with this chicken salad... add to a bed of lettuce, make a Wrap, make a super filling Sandwich or follow instructions below to make the Chicken Sandwich Melt (from my Youtube Video)

To make Sandwich Melt:
Measure 1/2 Cup of mixture (2 Points) and put on 2 Slices Sarah Lee's Light Wheat Bread (2 Points)
Add Sliced Tomato
Tear one slice of Sargento thin sliced cheese (any kind you like) and place on top of tomato
Place in Toaster Oven until Cheese is melted
5 Points for the Open Faced Melt

Weight Watchers - What's in My Lunchbox?? How to pack a low point lunch!!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Weekly Weigh in Update!! Also, Some Halloween snacks that won't break yo...

Healthy Delicious Pumpkin Smoothie! Full of Fiber and Antioxidants!

This makes a HUGE smoothie for only 2 Points Plus! Full of Fiber, Potassium and Antioxidants!
What you need:

1 Cup Pure Pumpkin (Libby's)
1/2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
5 Ice Cubes
1 Cup Almond milk (unsweetened)
1 Ripe Banana
4 to 5 Packets Nectresse (made from Monk Fruit)or Spenda if you can't find Nectresse
1/4 Cup Fiber One Cereal

Directions: Combine all ingredients and blend (use Blender or Magic Bullet) until super smooth Put in your favorite glass & sprinkle with Cinnamon

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pumpkin French Toast Recipe - Quick & Easy!


What you will need:
1/2 Cup Almond Milk or Fat Free Milk
2 TBSP 100% Pure Pumpkin
Egg Whites (3 TPSP)
1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 Slices Light 100% whole wheat bread
2 Packets of Nectresse or other sweetener
Mix all Ingredients together (except for the bread)
Heat up a pan and spray with cooking spray (Pam)
Dip the bread (both sides) into the mixture and throw into pan and flip until lightly brown & crispy

Makes 1 Serving for 3 Points! Delicious!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Weight Loss Motivation Printable Calendar! October 2013

To Print this Calendar Simply "Right Click" on the Calendar and click "Save As" to your desktop. You should be able to Print from there!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Weight Watchers - Mini Turkey Meat Loaves - Only 2 Points Each!

What you need: 
1 Pounds 93% Ground Turkey
1/2 Cup Quaker Oats
1/4 Cup Liquid Egg Whites or Eggbeaters Original
1 14.5 oz Can Diced Tomatoes (Drained)
2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
1 TSP Season All (seasoning Salt)
1 TSP Black Pepper
1 TSP Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup Diced Onions
1/2 Cup Diced Green Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all ingredients together for meatloaves in a large bowl.
Spray muffin pan with Pam or other cooking spray
Fill all the muffin tins (12) with the mixture (evenly distribute)
Put in the oven and bake for approx 45 minutes
Remove from oven and add a squirt of ketchup on top of each muffin
Put the loaves back in the oven for 7 to 10 minutes
Mini meat loaves should be slightly brown on top
Makes 12 Servings!
2 Points per Mini Loaf

Saturday, September 14, 2013

This is such a delicious recipe that you can have for breakfast or dessert! SO easy to make!
What you will need:
9 Tablespoons Eggbeaters
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Nectresse (from the makers of splenda but made from Monk fruit)
1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Cup 100% Whole Wheat flour
1 Cup Whole Grain Oats (Oatmeal)
3 Bananas (ripe)
1/2 Cup PB2 (or 1/2 cup peanut butter but the points will need to be adjusted)
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Smash Bananas and throw ALL the Wet ingredients and mix in one bowl
Now take all dry ingredients (including the PB2 and mix together)
Now throw the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well (consistency will be thick)
Spray Baking pan with Pam or other spray
Pour ingredients into Bread baking pan
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes
Cut into 8 HUGE Slices (3 little points!)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Italian Baked Macaroni & Squash Casserole - Weight Watchers 3 1/2 Points per HUGE Slice!

What you need:
3 Yellow squash - cut into bite size pieces
3 Zucchini - cut into bite size pieces
15 oz Fat Free Ricotta Cheese
1 Jar of Ragu Light 7.5 oz
1 Can Diced tomatoes (drained) 14.5 oz
Smart Taste Elbow Macaroni (entire package)
Garlic Salt 1 Tsp
Italian Seasoning 2 Teaspoons
Black Pepper (to taste)
1/3 Cup Weight Watchers Cheese

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
First saute the squash 7 to 8 minutes (until softened)
In with the squash, stir in Drained tomatoes, 1 Tsp Garlic Salt, 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning & Pepper
Add Entire Jar Light Ragu Sauce and mix
Boil macaroni according to package directions
Drain Macaroni and mix in with Chunky Spaghetti Sauce
Spray 3 Quart pan with Pam or other cooking spray
Add entire recipe into the pan and spread evenly
Spread entire container of the Ricotta Cheese on the top of the macaroni
Lightly Spread 1/3 Cup of Shredded Cheese
Lightly Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning, Garlic Salt and Pepper
Bake in the oven at 350 Degrees for 45 to 50 minutes (until top is lightly brown)
Cut into 12 Slices - Each slice is only 3 & 1/2 Points!

Friday, August 30, 2013

You can't keep doing the same thing.... and Expect a Different Result!

We can't keep doing the same thing and expect a different result! Such a true statement!! We can't expect to eat the same food, or go off our track and see something different happen on the scale! Change is not always fun but it's needed! Break the revolving weight loss cycle and finally be successful with your weight loss efforts. It IS DOABLE!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Delicious Mexican Lasagna Recipe! Only 5 Weight Watcher Points Per Huge Slice! Packed with Protein & Fiber!

6 Mission 95% Fat Free Whole Wheat Tortillas (size medium)
1 Small container of Ricotta Cheese 15 oz Container- Fat Free (entire container)
2 Cans Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz(not drained)
2/3 Cups Weight Watchers Cheese
1/2 Cup Salsa
1 Can Black Beans (Drained and Rinsed)
1 Cup of onions and Peppers (frozen)
2 Packages of Havestland Chicken Breast Strips (From Bj's come in packs of 3)
1 Packet Taco Seasoning 1.25 oz (entire package)
2/3 Cup of Frozen Corn

Cut Chicken into bite size pieces
Throw all ingredients into a large bowl except for the tortillas and mix well
Use a Large Baking Pan (3 quart) and Spray with Pam or other Spray
Add a thin layer of the mixture into the pan
Cover mixture with 3 of the Tortillas (cut to fit pan)
Add Half of the mixture
Add 3 more Tortillas to cover the mixture
Add all the mixture that is left
Top with 2/3 Cups Weight Watchers or other light Cheese (spread evenly)
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
Cover Dish with Aluminum Foil and bake for 45 minutes
Remove aluminum Foil and bake for 10 to 15 minutes (cheese is melted and slightly brown) Cut into 10 Slices!
Each Slice is only 5 Filling and Delicious Points!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Losing BEFORE the Holidays get here!! Motivation!! Think about it!

So we are almost in September! Before you know it the Holidays will be rolling in!!! Think about getting the weight off now before the Holidays get here! How much better will you feel when you can go to Dinner Parties and wear a new slimmer outfit? Make the December Holidays a Goal for you to lose weight by. Let this be the first year you say "This year I will not have a New Years resolution to be thinner because you've already started!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

MOM'S Home Cooked Chili Made Weight Watcher Style! Packed with Protein & Fiber! Delicious!!!

What you will Need:

1 Pound Lean Ground Turkey 93% Fat Free
1 Packet Taco Seasoning
5 Cans of Diced Tomatoes (14 oz cans)
1 Can of Tomato Paste
1 Cup Diced Green Peppers
1 Cup Diced Onions
2/3 Cup Frozen Corn (Frozen Corn tastes best)
1 Can Black Beans
2 Cans Light Red Kidney Beans 14 oz Cans
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
Pepper to Taste

Cook the Turkey Meat until Brown
Throw all the ingredients in the pot with the ground cooked turkey EXCEPT for the Beans and the Corn
Simmer for 20 Minutes on Medium Low Heat
Add the 3 Cans of beans (do not drain the Kidney Beans but DO drain the Black Beans
Bring to a boil and stir and simmer on low for 40 to 50 minutes... (the longer it simmers the better the ingredients combine)
Makes about 14 Cups
One Cup = 4 Points!

Picture of me along my Journey showing the Difference of 20 Pounds

Picture of me during my journey showing a 65 Pound Difference

You can do it!!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Snack time!

Delicious snack! Greek yogurt, 2 tbsp Cool whip and 1/2 tbsp mixed peanut butter and chocolate chips! 4 weight watcher points!

Weekly Weigh in UPDATE!!! After a Stress FILLED week!! August 5, 2013

Weekly Weigh in Update after a Stress Filled Week!!! 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Feeling Deprived?

Don't feel deprived when you pass up food! Feel strong and empowered that you made a good decision!!! 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Happy Friday!! Stay on track this weekend!!!!!!

Happy Friday!! Don't let anything get in your way of having a SUCCESSFUL weekend!! Think about the way you feel after you've eaten something really fattening or gone way over your points... You CAN stay on track! You can do it!! I'm on track with you!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Weekly Weigh in update!

Hello!!! So this week I'm down 1 pound exactly... my total is -119.2!! So Excited and in need of new clothes!! :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Craving Bacon Cheese Fries?!? Weight Watchers Friendly! Simple & Easy Recipe!

Delicious Bacon Cheese Fries! I looked up the calories for Bacon cheese fries at one of my favorite places (Outback Steakhouse) and found they were around 2000 Calories! I decided to whip up my own batch for only 250 calories and 6 Weight Watcher Points!

What you will need:

3 oz Frozen Steak Fries ( I just used a Store Brand around 110 to 120 calories per 3 oz)
1/3 Cup of Weight Watchers Shredded Cheese
2 TBSP Oscar Mayer REAL Bacon Bits
Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder
Preheat Oven to 450 Degrees
On a Baking Pan sprayed with Pam add the french fries
Put in the oven and Bake for 8 minutes
Remove from oven and lightly sprinkle Salt Pepper and Garlic Powder
Add 1/3 Cup of Cheese and Bacon Bits
Put back in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes (until cheese is melted) Serve!

Only 6 Weight Watchers Points!

Repeat this Daily!! I used to read this every single day ! I had this posted on my wall. Reinforce POSITIVE thoughts!!!

  • It feels good to be in control.
  • When I get up in the morning I am excited about the day.
  • When I look it the mirror I like what I see and I am proud of who I am.
  •  I've found the discipline to eat according to my needs than to be driven by self-destructive habits. 
  • Gone are my old excuses and old habits. I know how to cope with ups and downs in life in positive ways instead of turning to food. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Weekly Weigh in update!!

This week I'm down 1.2 pounds for a total of - 118.2!!!! Please check out some of my new recipes posted this week on YouTube!  Chicken cheesesteak pizza is one of them!! So good it's like eating a cheesesteak!! 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Weight Watchers Friendly - Missing Chinese Takeout? Make your own Chicken & Broccoli! 2 Point Recipe

Missing Chinese Take out? This Recipe will fix that!! It tastes just like Chinese Chicken and Broccoli for only 2 Points Per Cup! Ny whole Family loves this Recipe!

What you will Need:
2 Packets of Sunbird Beef & Broccoli Seasoning
2 Pounds of Broccoli Florets
1 and 1/2 Cups Water
3 Packets of Nectresse or Splenda Sweetener
4 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
1 Large Carrot
2 Packages of Harvestland Chicken Strips

- Throw the Broccoli in the microwave to cook according to the package directions
- Take the Large Carrot (wash and peel outside) and use the potato peeler to make thin shavings of carrots (Shave until carrot is gone)
- In a medium size bowl mix together the water, two packages of Sunbird seasoning, Nectresse or Splenda and Soy Sauce (set aside)
- In a big Pot or Wok turn on High heat and add Chicken, Carrots, and the bowl of seasonings
- Once the mixture boils add all of the broccoli to the pot and stir until everything is covered and sauce thickens
- Remove from heat

Make 8 Cups
Weight Watchers (2 Points Plus for Each Cup) Throw on top of 1/2 Cup brown rice for 4 Points!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Weekly Weigh Update!!!

Down 1 pound on the nose for a total of -117 POUNDS! Fitting into clothes I bought a long time ago! If you want to watch the video it's on YouTube! Just search for weightwatchergirl1

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tonight's snack

Yoplait Greek peach yogurt and a cup of mixed grapes and blueberries. 2 Filling Points! 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Weight Watchers Friendly Recipe! Sausage, Egg and Cheese Muffin Quiche Cups! ONE point each!!!!

These are Low Point, Low Calorie and Low Carb!!

What you Need:
Eggbeaters Original - Entire package (16 oz)
Jimmy Dean Hearty Turkey Sausage Crumbles - 1 Cup
Parmesan Cheese Topping (2 TBSP)
Onions - I use frozen - 1/2 Cup
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder 1 Tsp, Tabasco Sauce (optional)
Makes 12 Egg Muffin Cups - ONE POINT EACH!!

In a Large Bowl add everything from above
Spray Muffin Tin (12) with Pam or other Cooking Spray
Evenly distribute all the mixture into 12 of the muffin cups
Bake at 350 for 22 to 25 minutes (tops will be slightly brown)

      Click here to WATCH the Video of these being made!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Frustrated With the Scale? Three Simple Tips to END Frustration with the Scale before a Weigh in!

Tip #1 - Have you tracked everything? Did you track that one fry you ate and the one bite of ice-cream? If I have one bite of something I count it as 1 Point. That way I'm always tracking everything and all is not lost if I have a bite of something. If I'm out to dinner and I make the best choice that I can on the menu but I don't know what the points are I take a picture of my meal so I can do the math on the points later. If you have a cell phone which most of us do, use it!! Tracking is SO important!! It's so easy to forget what you've eaten!

Tip #2 - This tip applies to the day before your weigh in. Say your weigh in is on Friday, you don't want to use 35 of your 49 week allowance the night before. Why?? Because extra food carries extra sodium or just the heaviness of the food and you could get on the scale and be up and this can be very frustrating!! Save all those points for another day. This only applies to the day before your weigh in. This will help you avoid a frustrating weigh in.

Tip #3 - Be careful of Sodium! I had a friend who was really excited to start her program and go to her Weigh in. She called me after her weigh in and she was very upset and she said "I gained 3 pounds"! I was surprised and asked her what was on her food journey the day before her weigh in. She said that her dinner the night before was canned sour krout and 2 hot dogs! That was over 1000 milligrams of sodium!! The next week she weighed in and she was down 5 pounds. Was she really down 5 pounds in one week? Probably not... she just took off the water weight she was up from the week before plus the weight she would have lost. Soups and pickles and canned vegetables all normally have a lot of sodium. So watch your sodium especially the day before weigh in and you will be much less frustrated with the scale

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Weight Watcher Points Plus - 2 POINT Large Serving! Cauliflower Buffalo...

Having a Party? Get together? Try these 2 Point Cauliflower Buffalo wings!!

Willpower - Build your Willpower for Successful Weight Loss!!

The Definition of Willpower is
the ability of a person to exert his/her will over the inhibitions of their body or self
Willpower doesn't come easy.. you have to build it up! It's like a muscle that needs to be built up! Every single time you go make a good choice or refuse to eat something that you shouldn't that muscle gets stronger. For example, when I was more than 100 pounds overweight I felt like I had no willpower.. Every time I went to an outing or a Dinner or closed the refrigerator and said "no I'm not eating that!!" my willpower grew. It TRULY works that way. I hear a lot of people say "I have no willpower." The thing is, you do!! You just have to work on it! Every single time you make a good choice you will get stronger and have the ability to lose weight successfully. Is it easy?? NO! but once you do it over and over it DOES become easy I promise!! When it's late at night and that ice cream sundae is calling you and your stomach is growling and you have that "overwhelming" feeling of "oh my God I have to eat" close that freezer and think of your body eating away at those pounds. Every time I've had that overwhelming feeling to eat and I refused I wake up in the morning feeling STRONGER and thinner! That is the best feeling!! Start building up your willpower! You can do it!!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Weight Watchers Weekly Weigh in UPDATE after a weekend at the Beach!! We...

Weekly Weigh in UPDATE!! After a weekend at the Beach!! Down 1.6 Pounds for a total of MINUS 113.2!!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Weight Loss Tip # 8 - Should you ever have a Cheat Day?

I just wanted to go over the topic of having a "Cheat" day. I know a lot of people like to use one day a week or once a month and just not count anything. In my experience having one cheat day means ruining my work for the whole week. A cheat day could mean 3500 calories which we all know equals a pound. A cheat day for me also means being bloated and feeling gross for about 3 days. I used to do this often and then look back a month later and wonder why I was still at the same weight. 😱
  Think about all these things before you decide to do this. It's like spending too much on a credit card and owing the money back. 
  If your on Weight Watchers you are given plenty of extra points (49) for extra foods and special Dinners and outings. 
   Don't feel guilty just USE those. If you need to use all 49 just use them. You won't be cheating! Now I never look at the scale the day after I've used a lot of my weekly allowance. You can almost always bet on being up some due to water weight gain. I do myself a favor and don't look at the scale for at least one day. After a day I am usually all the way back down and sometimes "minus" some. 
   I had to get out of the habit of doing this. It's just not worth it and leaves your weight bouncing around but not ever going down. If your happy with that then that's fine. If not, stick to your points and your weekly allowance and you will continue to lose weight.  If I can do it, you can do it!!! 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Weight Watchers Friendly - OMG! HUGE Delicious Frosted Cupcake Recipe!! Half the Points of a regular cupcake!!

I was at a Party yesterday and I was eyeing up the CUPCAKES. I brought one home and decided to make my own bigger, more filling version of this cupcake! I surprised myself with how yummy it was! Takes less than 5 minutes to put together!! I had to share this with you! Try it! This is HALF the points of a regular Cupcake and it's BIGGER and so much more filling and satisfying! Some people have said they are pricy but they have helped me lose over 100 Pounds so they are SO worth it to me! You can do SO many things with them! They have come to the rescue so many nights when I was ready to eat the wrong thing! They are filling and the have tons of flavors.. I just love them. The cupcake on the left is a "store bought" cupcake. The picture on the right is the one I made.

What you will need:
1 Golden Corn Vitatop
3 Tbsp lite Cool Whip
1 Tablespoon Confectioners Sugar
1 Triangle of the laughing Cow Cream Cheese (I used the Cinnamon flavored) but plan is fine
**Click Here to Order! Save $2.00 on New Banana ChocoChip VitaTops

Friday, June 21, 2013

Weight Watchers Friendly - "Skinny Chicken" Dinner Recipe! Quick & Easy...

A Dinner Recipe I named "Skinny Chicken"!!  Watch to find out why!!?
A YUMMY Recipe for a Small amount of Points!

What you will need:
1 Pound of Thin sliced 98% Fat Free Chicken
Seasoned Salt About 1 Tsp
Black Pepper 1/4 tsp
Basil (sprinkle over tomatoes)
1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp Thyme
1 Tbsp Curry Powder (if you don't like it you can leave it out it will still taste fabulous!)
8 oz Tomatoes Chopped (2 Tomatoes)

Add all Seasonings except for the Basil in a bowl and mix.
Spray Pan with Pam or other spray
Pour half of your mixture in the bottom of the pan
Now evenly distribute the Chicken into the pan and sprinkle with Seasoned Salt
Pour the other half of the mixture on top of the chicken
Bake at 350 for 10 Minutes - remove from oven
Evenly distribute the tomatoes all over the chicken and sprinkle with basil
Cover with aluminum foil and put back in the oven
Bake for approx 25 minutes (until done) and Serve!
* Serve with Broccoli - Makes 4 Servings only 3 Points Each!! The Broccoli is free!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


My thoughtful and amazing Hubby got me these gorgeous flowers and two boxes of Weight Watchers chocolate candy! Lol. So sweet!! 

Down over 110 Pounds!!! Need Weight Loss Motivation??!!! Weight Loss Mo...

Need Weight Loss Motivation?!?!?! Have a Binge? Overeat??  Watch this video for Helpful Weight loss Tips!!
I have lost over 110 Pounds on my Weight Loss Journey and I want to share some of my Weight Loss tips with you!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Weight Watchers 3 Point SUMMER Dinner!! Mango Chicken!!! So GOOD! Quick & Easy!

SEE how its made on YOUTUBE
Mango Chicken 3 Point Dinner Recipe!!! Only 3 Points!!! This recipe is so FAST and Easy to make! You only need two things and some seasonings!! Honestly with such little ingredients I was surprised how good it was!!! Here is what you need:
1 Pound Thin Sliced Chicken (98% Fat Free) 110 to 120 Calories per serving
I Container of Mango Salsa
Seasoning Salt
Garlic Salt
Black Pepper
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
Pam or Other Spray (to spray on the bottom of your pan)
Directions: Preheat Oven to 350 degrees Spray bottom of pan with Pam or other spray Put 1/4 Cup of Lemon Juice in the Baking dish Put chicken in Baking Dish and evenly sprinkle the Seasoning Salt, Pepper and a hint of garlic salt or powder Put chicken in the oven uncovered for 10 minutes then remove from oven Cover the chicken completely with Mango Salsa Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes (until done) That's it! So easy and very flavorful!! Makes 4 Servings - 3 points each!!!

Have you tried this Lemon Square Gum

Omg!! If you haven't tried this Dessert Gum you must try it!!! Tastes like lemon cake!!! Sugar free gum 5 calories a piece. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Movie Night?? Weight Watchers Friendly Sweet Salty Chocolate Peanut Butt...


Movie Night?? or any Night!
I threw this recipe together in a few minutes. It's big, delicious and you get your sweet, salty, chocolate, Peanut butter taste all in one bowl!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Here are the TOP 10 items I take "in my bag" on the GO! You never want to get stuck in the drive thru line ordering something you didn't plan for!! Always take a snack with you!! 1.Almonds (Blue Diamond 100 Calorie Packs) 3 Points 2 Mini Babybel Cheese 60 Calories - 1 Point Each 3 Fiber One 90 Calorie Bars - 2 Points 4 Raspberry Cheesecake Special K Bars 90 Cals - 2 Points 5 Bananas - a very FILLING snack (Free on Weight Watchers) 6 Apples - Fiber Filled and ready to eat! (Free on Weight Watchers 7 Pop Secret Home-style Popcorn 100 Calorie Bag - 3 Points 8 Popped By Quaker Caramel Rice Cakes 110 Cals - 3 Points 9 Cheese stick - 50 Calories - 1 Point 10 Vitatop - Apple Crumb 100 Calories -3 Points - This is my favorite with a piece of fruit... Fills me up and helps me get through until my next meal.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weight Watchers - What is the 49 Weekly Point Allowance For? My thoughts!!

Just a quick video of my thoughts on the 49 point "weekly allowance" and how I use them and my thoughts about them!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Weight Watchers Friendly - HUGE and YUMMY Dessert Recipe - Banana Choco ...

I've been very creative with my Vitatops!! Check out this HUGE and delicious Dessert you can make in minutes! Little bits of mini chocolate chips morsals, creamy middle and sweet delicious bananas.. YUM!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Weight Watchers Weekly Weigh-in - Weight Loss Journey UPDATE!

This week I was down ONE pound exactly! That brings my total to 108.4 pounds!!! My clothes are getting more and more baggy! I decided I will not buy new clothes until I am down 10 more pounds. I do however have an adorable pair of "MISS ME" jeans waiting for me to fit into!! They are the cutest jeans I think I have ever seen! If you're a "Miss me" jean fan you know what I mean! In one of my other posts I talk about how to motivate yourself by buying smaller clothes that are really cute that you can't wait to fit into! Leave them out somewhere or hanging up so they are a reminder for you! Everything that you can do for Motivation is only going to be a positive thing towards your weight loss goal!! I know it gets hard at times so you need to have a back up plan in place that will help you stay strong!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cooking out??

If your cooking out you can join in the fun and still lose weight! Try these Hebrew National hot dogs. They are 97% Fat Free and yummy!! Only one point on Weight Watchers! Add some onions and a low calorie bun and don't forget the ketchup and mustard!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Weight Watchers Friendly Dinner - Shepherds Pie! Printable Version

 Great Comfort Food!! This is a delicious recipe my entire family loves! You can also freeze individual pieces and take them out as you need them for Dinner!
 What you will need:
1 Pound 93% Fat Free Ground Turkey (160 Calories per Serving)
 2 Cans Campbells or other Brand 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Pouch Betty Crocker Instant Potatoes (Buttery or other kind around 80 Calories per serving)
1 Can Corn (any brand) - drained
1 Bag of Frozen Mixed Veggies
1 lb of Frozen Green Beans
1/2 Cup Frozen or Cut up Onions
1 Tsp Garlic, 1 Tsp Salt, Pepper to taste
Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes **Makes 8 Servings To see how to make.. Click on link to watch video.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Last nights yummy Cream Cheese Carrot Cake 4 points!!

1 carrot cake VitaTop (cut in half)
1 Triangle of Laughing Cow Cream Cheese)
2 tablespoons light Cool Whip
Few slices of banana 
Blend cream cheese with cool whip until smooth. 
Cut Carrot Cake Vitatop in half and toast it
On one half of the Vitatop add the cream cheese mixture and then add some sliced bananas. 
Close your sandwich and Enjoy!! 
** eat with a fork or spoon as it can be a little messy but yum!!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Weight Watchers - low point snack idea!!

Low point snack idea!

This weeks weight loss!

This week I was down 1.4 pounds !! That brings my total to 107.4!! So excited!l what really helped me was my vitatops!! I made different recipes out of them! Very filling ! Another good week :) please check out my blog for weight loss tips and a link for a coupon for them. My favorite ones are carrot cake, fudgy peanut butter and the corn ones. They taste like cornbread! Have a fabulous week!!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Weight Loss Tip #7 - Don't Deprive yourself!! No.. I mean it!!

Have you ever started a diet before and after a few days or even a week your sick of the taste of "rice cakes" or whatever the diet food that you are eating is? Have you ever done a chocolate shake fast and only drank these delicious creamy shakes until you hate chocolate? These quick and fast weight loss ideas are usually only temporary.  I have done these type of quick fixes before and ended up eating the whole house when I was done!! To lose weight you have to make your program work for you!  For example, if you're craving a cheeseburger from your favorite restaurant, have it... Just make sure that you find out the calorie information or Weight Watcher points for it and plan for it! If your allowed say 28 points per day and your cheeseburger is 14 points eat lower calorie meals at your other meals so you can still stay within your points for the day. Once you do this a few times you will see that you can still eat your favorite foods not depriving yourself and still losing weight!! 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Maybelline new Vibrants Lipstick! Love!!

I just picked these up from ULTA and love them!! I wanted to buy all their new vibrant lipsticks ! These are vivid rose and  fuchsia flash! They are super creamy and such pretty colors!! The one on the right is fuchsia flash. That's my favorite. I added a swatch from my hand so you can see the colors. Beauteous !

Weight Watchers Snacktime! Vitatop in Cranbran!

For a snack I'm having a Cranbran vitatop and what I do is break it apart and add it to yoplait 2 point Greek yogurt. It's d'lish and super filling!!

Friday, May 31, 2013

How Extra Weight changes the way you look!

I have lots of pictures to compare with but it's really so interesting to see how different your face changes with every 5 pounds lost. Every few weeks I will be posting an older picture and a recent one. I think it's helpful for others to see how weight really changes how you look. If your on Weight Watchers on any other Weight loss journey try to take pictures of yourself along the way so you have a picture to compare to. I remember a time when I Would CRINGE if someone took out a camera. I would never want anyone to take my picture !!!! Now I'm so glad I did have some pictures to compare with to see my weight loss results clearly and remind myself that i am are making wonderful progress! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Loving this new Tarte BB Cream!!

II am in love with the new Tarte BB Cream!!! I put it on under my foundation. It is silky smooth it's good for your skin it really make my skin look matte and it makes my makeup stay on all day long!! Just got off of work. Its a 12 hour face primer!! Love it! I got it in the color "light".