Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Doing The Diet Thing

I started Weight Watchers last week.  I've done it before, and know it works extremely well (if you follow it), so I thought I would just stay with what I know!  We're currently in an effort to do anything and everything we can to keep our mind off of things, so this fit in well.  Best case scenario, I'm on the shortest diet ever before I'm not allowed to diet anymore. :)  Worst case scenario, I lose a ton of weight.  Can't lose!

So far, it's not too bad.  I had that terrible, awful first couple of days where you feel like you're going to gnaw your arm off at about 8:00 every night.  Now that it's over, it's not bad at all!  I like Weight Watchers because you can eat whatever you want...it's just about portion control.  I had a brownie last night, and that was completely ok...I just couldn't eat anything else for the rest of the night.

If you've ever done Weight Watchers before, you know that zero point foods are like GOLD.  I found one last week when I googled...it was for a vegetable soup recipe.  I tweaked it a little bit, and this is what I got!

6 cups chicken broth (I use chicken bullion...lasts WAY longer)
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 zucchini, chopped
1/2 head green cabbage, chopped
1 6oz. can tomato sauce
10 stalks celery, chopped
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
1/2 tbsp. pepper

Dump all of that in a Crock Pot and put it on low for 10 hours (until the veggies are tender).  It turned out really well - and 1-2 cups is 0 points!  I use it when I'm still starving and can't/don't need to eat anymore.

I'm also trying to work out.  I'll admit, I love working out when I get in the habit of doing it, but HATE getting in the habit.  I've been doing yoga on the Wii Fit right now.  It is FABULOUS.  It relaxes me, stretches me out, and burns calories.  My kind of workout!  Plus it tones you up and doesn't just build muscle.

Ok, y'all keep me accountable - I've got a goal to hit, and unless something drastic happens (I think you know what I'm talking about...) I'm going to get there!

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