Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Contest for some yummy goodies

Here is a contest you can really sink your teeth in to. Don't you love puns? :)

Winner gets some black and white kettle corn and some gourmet pumpkin seeds. Yum! All in celebration of Just Sweet Enough's 50th Post! Congrats on your blogging achievements! And a really BIG congrats on the weight loss.

So check it out and enter the contest. It's always nice to win goodies.

This is a really fun blog that I like to follow. Be sure to check it out.

Food Log: 2/27/09

Breakfast was Fiber One Caramel cereal with milk and a Sugar Free Rock Star Drink. I felt like being a rock star. :)

Went got a hair cut and was starving by the time I got home. So I opened up my new box of veggie riblets (see review below) for the first time. Yum! Chuck and I had BBq Riblet on hot dog bun with mustard and pickle and some corn. It turned out to be a HUGE 6 point lunch. For a dessert I had a Peanut Butter Weight Watcher Bar.

I tried to take the kids out for a quick geocaching hunt but sice we don't have a geocache friendly Garmin we have to estimate where the cache is. I went rummaging through the woods in shorts (stupid, I know) and got completely torn up by thorn bushes. And our cache mission was a fail. :(

Went home to drop off kids and headed to Best Buy but they don't sell the kinds of GPS units for outdoor adventures like hiking, paddling and geocaching. Came home, picked up Chuck and headed to Bass Pro Shops. Now they have some cool GPS units! I have my eye on a Garmin Oregon. Those in the know will know how cool these are.

So I'm in the mood for a drink. I'm not talking about water either. I mean a good adult drink. Here is what I came up with for 2 points.

2 point Peach Bellini
1 packet Sugar Free White cranberry peach drink mix (it's for individual bottles of water)
about 1-1.5 cups water
some ice...maybe 2 handfuls
1.5 ounces rum
Mix together in blender. May need to add more ice or water to get the right consistency.
These are soooo very yum. Please try it.

Dinner was Creamy Ham and Potato Bake that I picked up from I just love her blog. It's so visual. She must spend a lot of time on it.
Here's the recipe:

Creamy Potato Ham Bake
4 points/serving, makes 4 servings
16 oz raw shredded potatoes or thawed hash browns (I use Mr. Dee's)
1 full cup 97% fat-free lean ham
1 can green beans
1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 can Healthy Request Cream of Celery soup
3 oz Velveeta Lite, cut up in small piecesMix all ingredients together thoroughly.

Place mixture in sprayed 8X8 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

This provides an enormous 4 point serving. I added a salad.

Ever have one of those days when you have the munchies? I sure did last night!
I had:
Peanut Butter Bar (2 pts)
popcorn (1 pt)
chocolate cupcake (2 pts)
Bacon Cheddar crackers (2 pts)

Had total of 24 points for the day so not too bad.

Food Review: Morning Star Hickory BBQ Riblets 4 points

***** (out of 5 stars)
Remember McRib? I never had one because I absolutely hate gristle. One bite of gristle and the meal is ruined for me. Yuck! I don't want to get in to chicken veins either. That's another topic.
These riblets have the texture of rib meat and are soaked in a sticky sweet BBQ sauce. They aren't small either. I put one in a low calorie hot dog bun and it filled the thing and was poking out the top. Add a little mustard and some pickles and you feel like you are cheating on your diet.
It's hard to believe that these things are all vegetarian. Trust me, go get a box of these. You get two riblets per box so buy enough for the whole family. I usually find them in the freezer section of the grocery store near the breakfast items.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Weight Watchers and other stuff

OK. I have a resolution to post to my blog regularly. I have been sooooo bad! Not that I think so many people read it or anything. ;-)

To catch you up: I thought it would be fun to go back to school and take a class or two. I was wrong. It's hard! I am only taking a history class but it takes up a lot of time. That being said, I have learned a lot. I'm definitely taking the summer off though.

On a whim I decided to join Weight Watchers. I just showed up and joined. That was 4 weeks ago and I have lost 8.6 pounds without exercising!

Speaking of exercising, I got Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred DVD. Holy crap! I understand why it's called shred. I did level 1 on Wednesday and yesterday I did Biggest Loser Cardio workout. Today I am walking around all stiff legged and funny because I can hardly move. I am sore from my knees to my elbows. No, I am not exaggerating. I am taking today off.

Tomorrow I'll share something delicious I found that is WW friendly and so yum. You'll want to try it.

Ok, now for my stats. I've lost 8.6 pounds out of the 87 pounds I want to lose. I have a way to go.
I eat 28 points a day which is great. Those points can go a long way if you eat the right things.

I'll be good about posting and keeping y'all up to date about what's going on. No more blog neglect.
Sounds like a commercial or something: You could help stop blog neglect. Do it now; don't wait.

Peace out, peeps.
Back to studying for midterm.