Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Weight Loss Wednesday

So, it is Wednesday again. And I am having a good week, I think. It is going to be easier now that I am getting groceries today. I am going to the bulk food store to buy some of the grains I have been eating in bulk. that will help. I am probably going to buy some canisters to store them in too.

Weight loss stories

I thought it would be nice to share a few success stories again. I find it so motivating to read them.

Supermom—Times Three! -- Heather lost 121 pounds with two-year-old triplets at home. How did she do it? With a generous dose of common sense and an emphasis on good food.

The Reluctant Dieter-- Encouraged by her friends—and a pantry full of healthful, satisfying foods—Lisa lost more than 60 pounds* and discovered a self-confidence that had been hiding all along.

Stacey’s Sweet Success -- Stacey went from an emotional eater to a motivated Spinning instructor who inspires her students – and, more importantly, her two kids.

Subs for Spinach

Spinach is making its way back to grocery store shelves, but if you're still wondering what food you can eat instead, here are some healthy foods you can make a part of your healthy diet. They have some of the same nutritional benefits as spinach:

Vitamin B1: green peas, sunflower seeds
Vitamin B6: bananas, acorn squash
Vitamin C: broccoli, snow peas, red peppers, tomato juice
Vitamin K: leafy greens such as Bibb lettuce, cabbage, Brussels sprouts
Folate: green beans, asparagus, okra, various canned beans (e.g. pinto, navy)

Creamed Spinach

POINTS value of 0
Servings 4
Level of Difficulty Easy


10 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed
1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1 tsp dehydrated onion flakes, or minced onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste


In a blender or food processor, combine spinach and evaporated milk; puree until smooth.

Transfer mixture to a medium saucepan and add minced onion and garlic powder. Set pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes, until thick.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving. Note: For those on the Flex Plan, keep in mind that a larger (1 cup) serving will have a POINTS value of 1.


Lazy Daisy said...

Thanks for the inspirational stories. I always love to hear success stories. You are definitely a success story too.

Joie said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! You seem to be getting a real kick out of cooking and eating healthy. That is refreshing! :)

Tadderedrose said...

Thanks for posting the stories .. I read all of them! I just started a health blog too! Stop in sometime and check it out.

Jill said...

Ooooo...I LOVE inspirational stories! I'll have to go back and read them after I post this! You really have such a great site going. It seems like you are really making weightloss a very full part of your life. I think that makes many people very successful...diving in head first and swimming all the way to the other side! I STILL want to get a blogger account going. I guess there are a lot of things I want to do! lol!
Have a great night,

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.