Thursday, 7 March 2013

Last few weeks of meals



I know I can be really bad at keeping up my blog. Work life just gets in the way. So instead of writing a long boring blog about what I've eaten in the last few weeks, I'll show you instead. (I didn't take pictures of all of the food, just the good stuff I made at home :) )










The joys of cooking :)


Thursday, 14 February 2013

Cauliflower Heart Pizza - 8 points+

Yes you read the title right, it's a pizza made of cauliflower...well the crust at least.
As I promised before here is the recipe with Weight watchers points :)


adapted from Slender Kitchen

Ingredients

1 cup(s) cooked cauliflower   
1 large egg   
3 slices cooked crisp turkey bacon   
2 serving(s) Black Diamond Natural Cheeses Mozzarella   
4 Tbsp Bull's-Eye Honey garlic barbecue sauce   
16 gm Romano cheese   
1 tsp table salt   
1 tsp black pepper   
2 clove(s) garlic clove(s) (medium)   
1 Tbsp crushed red pepper flakes   

Instructions


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a blender, blend cauliflower and garlic cloves until it looks like rice. 
Microwave  the cauliflower mixture in a microwave-safe bowl for 8 mins.
Leave in the microwave for 10 mins to cool down.
In the meantime, I cut the bacon into heart shapes and shredded the cheese.
Remove the cauliflower from the microwave. Add egg, cheeses and herbs/spices. mix together. 
Put parchment paper on a pizza try and flattened the mixture into a heart shape :) 
Put it in the oven for 15-30 minutes. The thinner the pizza the quicker it will become crisp. Keep an eye out for your crust and decide how well or not well you want the crust. 
Remove the crust from the oven when crispy enough for your taste buds. Add the rest of the ingredients. Pop it back in the oven until your toppings are done:)
Remove and ENJOY with a loved one!!!!

Just a heads up, this is a pizza you will need to eat with a knife and fork, for classiness and because the sauce will make the crust really moist. 


PointsPlus™ Value:    8
Servings:  2
Preparation Time:  20 min
Cooking Time:  30 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

So I joined Weight Watchers


Hi everyone,

so...yeah....I joined Weight Watchers. I've heard so many good things about it that it was hard not to seek their help. Besides, if I pay for it, I tend to use it....most of the time at least. I join last Tuesday and it has been one interesting week. First off, I joined the online program. I work shift work so signing up for meetings wouldn't work well for me. I absolutely love doing it online tho. Their website is so easy to navigate through some pretty awesome recipes, great tips...the only downfall I see right now, is their ingredient list (at least on the Canadian site, I can't speak for .com) is lacking....severely. That's my only complaint. Other then that I find it easy and not that time consuming to track what I eat and to look up point on certain foods. OH wait...I have one more complaint...I wish Weight Watchers would create a better App for us blackberry users!!! This calculator crap-app sucks! At least their website works great on my playbook tho...a little slow..but it could be worse right.

Anywhos, so I started off the program with these stats...

Weight - 160lbs (ouchie, that stinks to write....)
I should also mention I'm 5'4" of lovable cuteness :)
Dress size: 8
Waist: 83.8 cm
Hips: 104 cm
Bust: 91.4 cm

That all hurt to type...BUT...this week on my weigh in day I came in at

Weight: 150.2lbs!!!!!!!!

I lost 9.8 lbs!!!! I haven't done my measurements yet because I've been jumping up and down the house in disbelief. Feels good to know that the first week was successful. I know it's probably just water weight but I don't care. It was a great feeling to see that number on the scale!!! AND I don't think I've been depriving myself at all either. In the last week, I've eaten mushroom soup, pizza, cupcakes, salads, burgers, pancakes...etc.. ALL yumminy goodness. I'll be posting those recipes soon. I found a lot of them online but I tweaked them a bit for Chris and I.

So stay tuned for recipes!!

See you later! 



Sunday, 13 January 2013

Getting Back to 'Me'


I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person out there with weight issues, right? Right?....But sometimes it does feel like it. I mean I know women are all sorts of different shapes and sizes and we should feel comfortable in our own shoes...but sometimes I honestly don't like the shoes I'm wearing. Get my drift?  I can't help but feel that I don't fit my size sometimes. Does that make any sense to anyone? I am the biggest I have ever been in my life...AND I HATE IT! There I said it. It's out there on the inter-web.  I don't feel healthy, I don't feel active and I don't feel like me. It's not so much about the numbers as it's about how it makes me feel. It's about knowing that I use to be more active and that I use to make the right choices. I need to find that balance again. I want my confidence back! I want that feeling of achievement! I want more energy!! I want ME back!! :)

So in an effort to met my new but not-so new goals, I've decided I need to be held accountable for my choices and what better way than to share my goals and journey with you guys. I need to write it down. Chris and I are getting married June 2014 and I want to achieve my goals by then and maintain them. 

Okay so far this is what I am doing, or at least started to do. I created Meal Plan sheets so I can plan ahead. (I'll post them soon enough). I need to get more serious about getting them done by Sundays in order to make sure we have enough ingredients for the week.

I've also been surfing the net looking for healthy recipes that are also yummy. After all, I'm not striving for the rabbit green diet. I want real food. 

Here's where I have found some really great dishes. Skinnytaste. Gina is an excellent source of healthy food AND she includes nutritional information and Weight Watchers points! HOLLA!!

What exactly are my Overall goals, you ask? Well...

1. Write everything down! If I put it in my mouth write it down, if I walk it I write it...you get the gist

2. Set small goals for myself

3. Exercise at least 3x a week

4. Slim down to 130lbs and shape up (strength is very important to me)

5. Find balance and inner peace :)

Those are my overall goals...vague right? I know I need to narrow them down. That's also a problem I need to work on. 

Well I need to head off to work but at least I have gotten this started! That's a start, right? 

See you soon!