Thursday night, no sooner had I finished my menu plan for the rest of the week and next week, and made my grocery list and Vince said “I want to try Weight Watchers again.” Part of me said NO! I love Blue Bell ice cream but the truth is, we both need to lose weight so I mustered all the enthusiasm I could muster, while dreaming of an icy cold Dr. Pepper . . and said “great idea”.
He signed up and I quickly went through some of the recipes and came up with enough of them to get us through a few days, made my new menu plan and new grocery list and we are officially on Weight Watchers. I sound like a failure already but I will have one Dr. Pepper a day and Vince and I will split one container of Noosa yogurt as long as that’s something we really, really want.
We went to Wal-Mart and bought scales because we haven’t found ours since the move. No excuses now . . just have to do it!
I will not share the Weight Watchers recipes here if they came from the WW site because you have to be a member to get those and I don’t want to run into any problems. If I can find the recipes other places besides WW, I will link to them.
This morning, we had Bacon, Egg and Hash Brown Stacks and they were delicious! For lunch we had sandwiches on whole wheat sandwich rounds. Vince gets more than twice as many points as I get. He may have a hard time using his points! Not fair! For breakfast, he drank coffee and I drank orange juice, which was more points than coffee. For lunch, he drank water but I drank buttermilk. Again, more points used by me. I need to learn to like drinking water with meals. I don’t mind drinking water but just don’t drink it with my meals.
For dinner tonight, we’re having Tofu Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce. By then, I’ll have just enough points to have a Dr. Pepper with dinner and Vince and I can split a yogurt for our evening snack.
Hopefully we’ll both see good results and will not feel terribly deprived.
I’m sure you already know it but 8 ounces of orange juice is 3 points and a whole orange is free. I’ve stopped buying orange juice but really, really love a tall glass of OJ.
Evelyn Starfishy says
I drink Schweppes sparkling water in fruit flavors. Right now I have black cherry – it really is delicious after you get used to not having a sweetener in your drink. They are sodium free, caffeine free, have zero calories… and are bottled by DR Pepper! 🙂
Good luck Judy! I too am on WW, desperately need to lose and need to rededicate myself. Any encouragement is good!
Kay Sorensen says
I find I have to divide a container of Noosa yogurt in thirds to make sense- and also enjoy it longer!
Which reminds me I have to make a Noosa run!
It’s important for Vince to get his points in. Some people say they are full and can’t eat more. A few tricks if he runs into this. An extra pat of butter or a little more olive oil. A few healthy nuts like almonds or a glass of milk
Sharon in Michigan says
I’m not on WW, but I have two friends who have been on it for 2 years now. I’m trying to do my “own” thing and have lost 23 pounds since July 25th. That also was the last day I drank coke. I drank coke for the last 45 years and I can’t believe I don’t even crave it anymore. Miracles do happen. Good luck to you, Judy – you can do it!
That’s the great thing about WW is you can still have a lot of the stuff you like..just have to plan for them. I lost 60 lbs on WW (stopped just short of goal..STUPID!!) and really get to get back with the program. Also need to start working out again which I will this week!!
I’ve been doing WW since 2003. I am Life time right now, even though I had a rough week, lots of emotional eating, and gained 2 lbs…. I’m Still LT though.
I like Emily Bites for recipes, and have found that many recipes can be ‘lightened up’. Splurge days are OK too. Good luck to you both!
Marion Morgan says
I am amazed at people who can do the major diets, I have opposite problem. That said, me husband and another fellow in our dinner group both went on the old Adkins diet and both did extremely well, fast too. I was amazed, they got down to looking emaciated. For both it was a health issue and they kept it off. Whatever works, I admire you. Good luck.
we should all join you in this house. I had lost 30 lbs years ago using the Core plan and then quit exercising. I need to get back to MOVING and putting down the fork. who knows, you may have just inspired me to do better.
My husband and I are on Weight Watchers, too! I love trying new recipes and am always looking for new ones on the WW website. Keeps the program interesting! Good luck to the two of you.
I am on WW also. A place with really good recipes is http://www.skinnytaste.com/ We really like the http://www.skinnytaste.com/2008/12/pasta-fagioli-64-pts.html.
Good luck. Remember most vegetables and fruit are free. From a LT member who still weighs in at weight watchers every month
My daughter and I are using WW online. We love it, and have been successful with our goals. I have learned more about nutrition on WW than anywhere else. Good luck to the both of you!!
I joined Weight Watchers almost exactly a year ago on October 10th and hit my goal in February after loosing 35 lb. I had never been too successful loosing weight before but decided to follow the plan, increase my exercise a bit by walking and see how it went. I was so pleased and surprised the weight just kept coming off, loosing 1-2 lbs a week, until I hit my goal. Still maintaining my lifetime (goal) weight and still going to meetings but love my new slimmer figure.
Good luck to both of you.
sharon massena says
I’m with you on the weight loss. I needed this push. thanks
Tina in NJ says
I just found a nice site: skinnytaste.com. The recipes look good, although I haven’t tried any yet. The neat thing is, she’s included old points and points + in the nutrition section. Can’t vouch for the accuracy myself, but they’re probably in the right ballpark.
Diana from SC says
I have checked out Hungry Girl (which using WW points) Loseit (for posting) and googling for recipes. I just do not feel like paying for WW at this time. Will just take baby steps. Oh, how I love Noosa 🙂 which I save up for. I am feeling better. Good luck.
WW has a great hash recipe that uses turkey pastrami, yukon gold potatoes, onions and green peppers. Has a ton of flavor.
You can still have your ice cream, you just have to track it. Those 49 weekly points are for splurges. I have lost 48.4 pounds since Jan. 12 when I joined WW. Still 11.6 to go, but I do enjoy fitting back into the clothes I bought 9 years ago when I lost weight on my own, but didn’t have the support that WW is giving me.
I count my coffee creamer each morning as part of my 49 “extra” points. I have learned to use those points for my extras and the daily points for my requirements such as protein, dairy, oil, etc.
I love Skinnytaste.com! She has some great stuff. I have not done weight watchers, but lost 18 pounds (3 more than my goal) on Atkins. Amazingly easy, and I was never hungry. It has also been easy for me to maintain most of the Atkins, because I just feel so much better not eating a lot of carbs! I have rid myself of headaches (that I have had since 4th grade) and the ulcers in my mouth are no more! I would have never believed it, had I not experienced it myself. Good luck!
Kathy Alden says
Judy, I am on WW also. Good luck and tell Vince that too. Ita a great program.
Kathy C in OR says
Try Tropicana Trop 50 orange juice. Its delicious and way lower in calories. I mix it with sparkling water to make it go further too.
Sherry V says
There is a website called Dottie’s Weight Loss Zone that has a lot of foods and restaurants with points given. I have not been on the site in a while but I do not remember if she has recipes, but having the restaurant items with points was nice.
Eileen eisner says
Good for y’all!! I’ve been wanting to get back on WW! It works!!!
Wait!! Did you make the pumpkin apple harvest rice before this all started?? I really need to know if you liked it!!
Last spring after realizing how much weight I had put on over the winter I came across Bob Harpers books Jumpstart to Skinny and Skinny Rules. Wow, I love how he explains things, and how we should really look at what we are putting into our bodies if we are interested in being healthy. Look at weight loss as Health Gain Judy. I really do wish you both all the best. Oh and by loosely adopting Bob Harpers rules I was able to drop the 30lbs that needed to go and I’ve kept them off 🙂
Rita S. says
Congrats on taking that 1st (and hardest) step!! I did WW about 5 years ago and lost 55 pounds. I’ve put a little bit (about 10 pounds) back on, but am proud to say I’ve still kept most of it off!! I think WW is the best way to lose weight. And I didn’t cut anything out…just made sure I counted EVERYTHING in my points and ate less of the ice cream than before…LOL!!