Tag: Weight Watchers

Why People Give Up…

Why do people give up their weight loss journeys and ultimately fail? I do not claim to be any authority on the science of losing weight, nor am I a psychiatrist, psychologist, dietician, et. But, I’ve had lots of people ask me what I did to lose weight, and there are some common threads to what people share with me about their journeys. Check out the video linked above for more on each of these:

1. “Can’t” language is something I hear a lot. “I’m doing the XYZ program, so I “can’t have” or “can’t eat” whatever food anymore. Let’s be clear that I’m not talking here about people who have to avoid certain foods due to an allergy, sensitivity, intolerance, or other disorder. I’m talking about self-imposed plans!
2. Trying to make all the changes at once. It can be too much for some people.
3. Sustainability.

Leave a comment to this post about whether you agree with this list, disagree, or just share your experience with starting and stopping. This is by no means meant to be an exhaustive list, but these are three things that have been on my mind lately due to actual conversations I’ve had with people about their weight loss journeys.

So You’ve Lost Some Weight, Now What to Wear?

I recently uploaded to videos about clothing retailers who helped me find my way when I found myself with a baggy, uncomfortable wardrobe and not much to wear. Discount retailers TJ Maxx and thrifting and consignment played a role, but when I needed professional help from a stylist or sales associate, Stitch Fix and Talbots were a huge help! 

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Crustless Quiche! or egg casserole, or baked eggs…

Do you love quiche but not the added points and calories from the crust? Or maybe you’re looking for a gluten free option? My crustless quiche is the answer. It is truly crustless because it does not rely on an alternative crust (think sweet potato, almond flour, etc.), but is instead baked in a pie plate coated with cooking spray.

It contains much less cheese and cream, half and half, or milk than a traditional quiche, but instead focuses on the filling of spinach and mushrooms that I used. You could use other fillings that you like, such as bell peppers, onions, or add meats such as ham and bacon.

I really think of this recipe as a formula that you can make your own, depending on what you have on hand. You can also call this breakfast casserole or egg casserole, but I call it quiche since I’m making mine in a traditional glass pie plate. Get creative! Let me know in the comments what combinations of cheese, vegetable, and meats you think would work in this “formula.”

Crustless Quiche

Makes 8 servings 1 WW Smart Point per slice

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons half and half
  • 1/4 feta cheese, or cheese of your choice
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1-2 Tablespoons water
  • 1-2 teaspoons of dried herbs, or fresh herbs to taste. I used dried Italian seasoning, but have tried tarragon in the past with great results. This is an optional ingredient.
  • Chopped garlic and meats are optional, but meats should be thoroughly cooked before adding to the egg mixture.

Preheat your oven to 350F. In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms in the olive oil and a pinch of salt until softened. Add the spinach and stir until thoroughly wilted. Transfer the spinach and mushrooms to a pie plate coated in cooking spray. Break the eggs in a large bowl and whisk in the cheese, half and half, and seasonings. Pour the egg mixture into the pie plate and use the whisk to adjust the ingredients to make sure they are evenly distributed. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing into 8 even pieces. Enjoy!

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What I Eat in A Day on Weight Watchers Freestyle #1

Now that I look back on Tuesday, I can see why I had no appetite and why I left 4 points on the table. That is so unusual for me! It started out as a beautiful day and I felt great. The next morning, all indicators were pointing to the flu, so I made an appointment and got tested. The flu it was!

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Calculating WW Points in Hello Fresh Pork Cutlet

How do you calculate the WW points in a meal delivery kit like Hello Fresh? I wanted to see how the points calculation turned out doing it two different ways. I received in one of my weekly kits the Maple and Rosemary Glazed Pork Cutlets.

Usually when I get my delivery I choose one pork meal, one chicken breast meal, and one fish meal. The pork meal seemed most interesting to me to try my experiment since fish and chicken breast are 0 WW points.

Calculating WW points based on putting all ingredients in my WW recipe builder, including the butter/oil that the recipe said that I would need to add, I got 20 points.

Putting the nutrition information for the recipe from the Hello Fresh web site into the points calculator, plus adding in points for butter/oil I got 33 points.

In either situation, 33 or even 20 points is a lot for a dinner in the WW world, turning what seemed at first to be a healthy meal into a WW points bomb! I loved the meal, but it wasn’t where I needed to be in points for a regular week night dinner. I think a couple of the major culprits are the couscous and the mayonnaise-based dressing for the salad.

Ingredients in the box: 

Scallion

apple

pork cutlet

maple syrup

mayonnaise

rosemary

couscous

white wine vinegar

chicken stock concentrate

spring mix lettuce

 

Nutrition Values/ per serving “as prepared”
Energy (kJ)  3138 kJ
Calories  750 kcal
Fat  35 g
Saturated Fat  15 g
Carbohydrate  65 g
Sugar  25 g
Dietary Fiber  3 g
Protein  38 g
Cholesterol  130 mg
Sodium  420 mg