Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Weight Loss Wednesday

I had a rough day yesterday. I think the hardest since I started this whole weightloss journey. I found myself really wanting all the bad stuff and giving in sometimes. It is hard because once I started on the slippery slope to temptation it is just so hard to hold back. I am going to the gym this morning. Lets hope that helps some.

Here are some good low points recipes. Share your too:

  • Diet Soda Cake - Point value varies depending on cake mix and how many slices you cut!1 Box of chocolate cake mix. 1 can of Diet Soda - I used Diet Dr. Pepper Add soda to cake mix and stir well, spray cake pan with pam and bake according to back of cake box. Let cool and serve with a scoop of ff coolwhip. Note: you can mix anykind of flavor you have, experiment with flavors!
  • Chicken Pot Pie
    1 cup reduced fat Bisquick
    1/2 cup skim milk
    1/4 cup egg substitute
    2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed (any style)
    2 cups cooked, chopped white chicken meat
    2 cans Campbell's fat free (Healthy Request)
    Cream of Mushroom soup

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with Pam.

    Mix together vegetables, chicken and soup. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Ricotta Cream (also known as) Mock Cheesecake--Take a 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese and add 1 packette of sugar free hot chocolate/cocoa mix and stir for a WONDERFUL chocolate cheesecake substitute! For a "crust", crumble up a graham cracker square and sprinkle in and give a stir.

    Also try adding any of the following to the ricotta cheese:

    Flavorings and Extracts:
    Lemon, strawberry, orange, almond, etc.
    Instant Coffee (for mocha add with the sf cocoa mix)
    1 tea. Peanut Butter
  • Mock Enchilladas --1 Red Sauce and Rice Mexican-style TV Dinner (Smart Ones Chicken Santa Fe, 2 points)
    1 low fat, full size tortilla (3 points)
    1 cup f/f chedar cheese (1 point)
    1 packet of Taco Bell Hot sauce.

    Cook tv dinner.
    Cut tortilla in half. Fill the 2 halves with about 3/4 of the tv dinner mix. Roll tortillas and place seam down on a plate.
    Spoon the remaining filling around the edges of the tortillas.
    Top with hot sauce.
    Top with cheese.
    Microwave until cheese is melted (about 30 seconds).

    Total points: 6

    Served with shredded lettuce (0), salsa (0), and f/f sour cream (1).
    Can also serve with mock-refried beans: blend one can, undrained, pinto beans in blender. Heat. Points are the same as pinto beans.

Food for Wednesday

  • 1 points--fruit bar
  • 2 points--omelet
  • 2 points--tortilla
  • 0 points--salsa
  • 2 points--rice crispy square
  • 0 points--coffee
  • 4 points--veggie chili
  • 0 points--salsa
  • 1 points--ww bread
  • 2 points--tortilla
  • 2 points--peanut butter
  • 1 points--jelly
  • 2 points--Smart Pop Popcorn
  • 2 points--granola bar
  • 21 points--total for Wednesday


Amy said...

It's just one day! You've done so awesome. You'll get right back on track. We've all been there.

...jus me said...

Today is another day...clean slate! You can do it!
Thanks for the food ideas...some of them look yummy!

April said...

That's right, you can do this, get right back on track. We have all been there and will be there again, the difference is we have each other this time and we know to let it go and get right back on track. I bet going to the gym helped.. :-)

Come on in for a nice cup of coffee and a chat about my weight loss journey as well as all the healthy recipes I have found, including WW points and/or nutritional information if available. I am eating a vegetarian diet and concentrating on getting healthy and hopefully weight loss will follow. Thank to all my readers for their ongoing support.