Monday, November 02, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge: Week 3

Well we've made it to week 3 and have a week and a half to go!
Let's get started with this weeks questions.

1. How was your week?
I had a good week! I made it to the gym 3 times (still not my original goal but a vast improvement from last week). I lost 2lbs so I guess staying on track and working out did me good!

2. Did you have any challenges?
I attend a Weight Watcher meeting every Thursday morning. I woke up Thursday feeling a little off but I went to my meeting anyway. I decided that I was going to weigh in, skip the meeting and head to the doctor. I made it out to my car and realized that I was breaking one of the goals I set. I set a goal that I would not miss a meeting… excuses! I put my keys back in my purse and went right back inside. Pardon me while I give myself a BIG pat on the back!! Don’t worry I knew it I didn’t have anything contagious. I went to the doctor after I finished the meeting and am doing much better. Today is the first day I’m feeling more like myself (I had a bladder infection in case you’re wondering). Since I was sick it interfered with my workouts a bit but I’m glad that I got a few sessions in earlier in the week.

I’m having a problem with making poor choices during the weekend. I do great during the week but for some reason when Friday hits I go a little crazy. I’m thinking about changing my meeting to Monday evenings so I have to be good during the weekends too.

3. What are some of your favorite healthy foods items that are a must have?

I love anything mint flavored and mint chocolate chip ice cream is my fav! WW makes a really good 2 point ice cream.

I just found these guys a few weeks ago and love them! The veggies are already pre-portioned and topped with Italian seasoning.....good stuff. I usually heat one up and eat it with a Lean Cuisine for lunch.

1. Frozen blueberries: I add these to my oatmeal in the morning. The heat from the oatmeal warms them up.
2. Kashi waffles: I topped these with a little honey and diced walnuts. Great for a weekend breakfast when I have a little more time in the mornings to sit and enjoy.
3. Valley Fresh Steamers: These come in handy when I want to whip up a quick side to go with our meal. It's a good mixture (red potatoes, snow peas, and read bell peppers tossed in an Italian sauce)

If you follow the WW program you probably know about all about
Nature's Own bread. It's only 1 point for 2 slices.....LOVE IT!!

1. Wasa Crackers: Great for snacks and 0 points for 1 portion.
2. Fiber One Bars: Ahh if you haven't had a Fiber One bar you must! If I want something sweet these guys hit the spot and for 2 points make a wonderful snack or dessert.
3. Laughing Cow Cheese: Comes in little wedges. It's creamy and delish! So many things you can do with it. I spread it on crackers or melt in in a bake potato with a little fresh cracked pepper...YUM-YUM!

4. Share a healthy recipe you enjoying. It can be a snack, appetizer or a meal. Whatever your little heart desires as long as it’s something healthy.

Wasa cracker topped with Laughing Cow cheese.

Something else simple that I like to make for breakfast or as a snack.

Toast with a little fat free cream cheese, sliced banana, and cinnamon.
I love to have this with a cup of hot tea in the morning!
To see how I gave this little guy a face lift click HERE.
Ok it's your turn. I can't wait to see how your week went as well as you fav healthy items. Be sure that you link directly to your Weight Challenge post so we can find it.


  1. I gained two pounds and still only worked out twice last week, but I have a couple of news recipes that are going to make this week better - check out my link!

  2. I did weight watchers for several years and lost quite a bit of weight. It worked great for me as I learned a new lifestyle. Some of my favorite things were light English Muffins with low sugar jelly, baked scoops with salsa (salsa no points),whole wheat pitas or tortilla wraps with spaghetti or pizza sauce, a little shredded cheese, spices and any veggie toppings to make yourself a little pizza. I love the WW taco soup recipe and make it all the time.

    Good luck with your lifestyle change. I know you will do GREAT!!!



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