Saturday, April 5, 2014

Willpower - What is it? 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 worked out!

 Every single time you make a good choice or refuse to eat something that you shouldn't that muscle gets stronger.

     For example, when I first started I felt like I had NO willpower.. Every time I went to out to Dinner or had a strong craving, I would lose all control and go off my diet plan...... 

   After being sick and tired of the way I looked and felt I decided to take control and change my life so every time the refrigerator would call me late at night I would go downstairs and I'd even get to the point where I would actually open the door and look around for something "scrumptious" and finally I stopped and closed the refrigerator door and said  "No I'm not eating!!"

  Every time I did that, my willpower grew. It TRULY works!

   I hear a lot of people say "I have no willpower." The thing is, you do!! You just have to work on it! 

  Is it easy?? NO! but once you do it over and over it DOES become easier I promise!! When it's late at night and that ice cream sundae is calling you and you get that "overwhelming" feeling of "Oh my God I have to eat" do yourself a huge favor and 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, thinner and proud! Such a good feeling!! 

  Start building up your willpower! Say no and stay strong and in time you will have the power to overcome this weight and be Successful! You can do it!!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Weight Watchers Friendly - Cheesy Sausage & Cabbage Casserole - 4 Points Plus! Easy!

16 Cups Cabbage (Diced)
1 Package Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Crumbles
1 Cup Fat Free Sour Cream
1 Packet of McCormick's Beef Stroganoff Sauce Mix
3/4 Cup Reduced Fat (2% Cheese)
Cooking Spray
2 Tsp Garlic (Optional)
Salt & Pepper to taste
9x13 Baking Dish

Preheat oven to 375
In a Large Pot Saute the Cabbage for 5 to 10 minutes (until slightly soft but crispy)
Remove from heat
In a small bowl mix Sour Cream and Beef Stroganoff Seasoning together
Pour the entire package of Sausage Crumbles in with the Cabbage (add garlic powder salt and pepper)
Pour the Sour Cream Mixture into the pot and mix all the ingredients together
Lightly Spray 9x13 Pan
Pour entire Recipe into the pan and spread evenly
Sprinkle cheese on top
Bake for 25 minutes (uncovered)
Cut into 8 Slices

Each Slice is only 4 Weight Watcher Points Plus!

Cheesy Sausage & Cabbage Casserole - Comfort Food! WW 4 Points Plus!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Weight Loss Daily Checklist!

                      Weight Watcher Girl Daily Checklist!

Today…. did you?

____Drink 6 - 8oz cups of water? (if not, gulp one down while you are reading this) Studies
Show that drinking cold water speeds up your metabolism especially in the morning!

____Tell yourself you are going to be successful this time and nothing is going to stand in your way?
(if not, do it now!)

____Eat your fruits & veggies today?
(bulk up your meals with some veggies) Trust me, they are a filling lifesaver and good for you!
 **Be mindful about the amount of fruit you are having if your weight loss is not moving. I never have more than 3 to 4 Fruits daily)

____Track everything you ate?
(If not please do it now... if you don't track as you eat you might forget points that could add up to a gain)

____Eat something you were craving within your points allowance?
**Eating things you crave in small portions can really help you to stay on track!

____Take a Daily Vitamin?
(Try to find one that has probiotics in it as well like the ones on my blog. I love them. They even contain powdered vegetables)

____Have 2 Tsp of Healthy Oils?
(Try adding oil and balsamic vinegar to your salad. That is a very easy way to get in your healthy oils)

____Have at least 2 Servings of Dairy?
 (Dairy is proven to help assist the weight loss process!)

____Surrounded yourself with Motivation?
 (Watch motivational videos, read success stories, look at before & after pictures… You can do it this time!!)

____Remembered that you are a work in progress and each day you are becoming a better you!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tex Mex Cabbage Casserole - 3 Weight Watchers Points Plus

1 Large Head of Cabbage (diced)
1 Can Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz (drained)
1 Package Chili or Taco Seasoning
1 Cup Red Light Kidney Beans (drained & Rinsed)
3/4 Cup Reduced Fat Cheese (2%) (Cheddar)
1 Package Purdue Chicken ( 9 oz) (Diced)
1 Cup Chunky Salsa
9 X 13 Baking Dish

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
In a 9 X 13 Dish add 4 Cups of Shredded Cabbage & spread evenly on the bottom of the dish
In a large pan add Salsa, Chili Seasoning, Chicken, & Kidney Beans
Mix well, bring to a boil and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes
Layer half of portion of mixture on top of the cabbage
Add 4 more cups of cabbage
Top with Remaining Mixture
Sprinkle 3/4 Cup of Cheese all over the top of the casserole
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 60 minutes
Remove aluminum foil and bake an additional 5 minutes
Cut into 8 Slices & Serve!
Only 3 Points per HUGE Slice!

New Recipe! Tex Mex Cabbage Casserole - 3 Points Plus!