Happy Weekend all! Thanks for all the nice comments on my BYOD! Post. You all totally got me all sappy. I truly believe that is the BEST THING about Weight Watchers. Sometimes you choose to have the It’s It Ice cream and Dogs and sometimes you don’t….but either way, both, can totally be ON THE PROGRAM.
This is the cake my Sis made for my Nieces graduation ~ pretty awesome, huh?!
I am such a good MAINTAINER, I wish I could find my groove at losing consistently again. I was up .4 lbs this week which I know isn’t much and it’s the one week in the month the scale usually doesn’t move (notice all that chocolate this week LOL).
My meeting yesterday was really great. My leader made several points that I think really made sense and made me think about ways I could improve how I work the program. Here are two of my favorite ones:
If you are eating all of your 49 WPA, you “could” actually be eating 60 WPA if you do not measure everything. She gave a few examples and I totally think they are true. If you
“roughly” pour half a glass of wine, you may be getting 4 oz versus 6. If when you do measure your rice or pasta, your 1 cup measurer is HEAPING (not level/flat) or you really SMOOSH it in, you could be eating more than a cup.
To truly make the program livable, you SHOULD eat what you want. You can always adjust your points+ later that day, use your WPA or eat light another day. She gave a funny example of how the oatmeal at McDonalds you think is healthier, but, in fact its 13 points+. An egg mcmuffin is onlhy 8 points+ and you probably wanted that anyway so you should get what you want.
So, for breakfast, I took her advice. I have been wanting to have Starbuck’s LF Triple Berry Cake forever so yesterday I did. It’s 9 points+ but I chose to get my Iced Decaf Coconut Americano to save points+ as a compromise (2 points+)
It was delicious and it totally hit the spot!
Lunch yesterday was PHENOMENAL!!! I have been dreaming about those Sweet Potato, Potato Skins ever since Tracey and I made them awhile back. We both have also been addicted to BLTA’s lately….so we combined the two!
SWEET POTATO BLTA NACHOS!
- 6 oz sweet potato slices, about 1/8th inch thick, sliced and cooked
- 1/2 cup chopped romaine lettuce
- 4 slices Trader Joe’s Turkey Bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 Tbsp reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
- 3 Tbsp cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1 Tbsp green onions, chopped
- 1 Tbsp pickled jalapenos, chopped
- 1 Tbsp Olives, sliced
- 1/4 avocado, chopped
- Dashes Hot sauces, optional
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice sweet potatoes into thin slices, spray with nonstick spray and season with salt,. Bake for 10-12 minutes flipping half way through, until slightly browned and cooked through.
2. Measure out 6 oz of cooked sweet potato slices onto a place and layer up all your toppings.
3. Dig in and enjoy!
Makes 1 HUGE plate for 11 points+
NOTE: You could save 5 points+ by reducing the bacon to 2 and omitting the avocado & olives, but, why would you want to?!
Nutritional information per serving
Have I ever mentioned how awesome Tracey of TJ’s Test Kitchen is? She actually have everything prepped when I showed up for lunch. All I had to do was assemble!
Two types of potato slices were made but we agreed the thicker versus the chip type were better.
All the toppings you could imagine but really pick and choose whatever you like.
I started with taters, lettuce, BACON and CHEESE!
Then, jalapenos, tomatoes, green onions and olives.
A sprinkle of avocado.
Deliciousness! Sweet, salty, crunchy, spicy and creamy all in one.
Or you can be organized like Tracey and line up your taters.
And individually top each one so they look “pretty”
She folded hers in half to make them into little sweet potato BLTA tacos as she ate them.
After downing out lunch, we got to work on our Friday Project. There has been a lot off pickling talk this past week after I tried those Italian Veggies and was talking about the pickled green beans I tried at the 2nd Annual Food Buzz Fest.
We knew we had to do some pickling when we saw the new Weight Watchers mag with an article on how to do it!
Why do just pickles when you can do everything!
My planner, Tracey, had everything prepped and ready to go once again!
We divided up the veggies between the two jars (she took most the okra but made me take a few for The Husband). Okra is ICK to me
I spiced mine up a bit (you probably already knew that was happening!) It was really hard for me to stick to the “recipe” but she made me lol.
We added the vinegar mix (I put 3 Tbsp extra sugar in mine because I was going to sweet & spicy dill) and let it cool. I sampled one last night and they are sooooo good! I can’t wait to dig in.
I had actually planned on making The Husband steak sandwiches last night. However, after work we ended up helping out some of our friends and didn’t get done until 900.
I pondered my usual Chipotle Bowl, but, realized I wasn’t THAT hungry. I opted for two Crunchy Chicken Tacos instead.
~ 2 crunchy corn tortillas, chicken, pick, lettuce and just a pinch a of cheese (6 points+).
What is the BEST Sweet Potato (or regular potato) toppper you have ever used?
I think that sweet potatoes and bacon were meant to be……I LOVED all the other toppings too but that bacon totally makes it for me.
We are off to celebrate Dad’s day today so I will see you all late tonight or tomorrow.