Weigh In!

Yesterday was my weight in and I lost!.

Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t get so excited about small losses. Other times, I’m just so happy to still be on track after 13 weeks on the plan.

I lost 1.2 pounds this week, taking me closer and closer to my current goal (10%) and my overall goal.

At my meeting on 10-30-12 I should get my 16 week charm and I really want to hit 10% before I then. I think I’ve mentioned that in like… every post. I’m just getting so close to both of them!

3.2 more pounds until I hit 10%. I’d love to get there next week, but I’ll need to change up what I’m doing if I want to get there. I’ll work hard this week and cross my fingers on way-in day!

On a side note, I’m really hungry this morning! I ate my normal breakfast, but it’s just not holding very well.



Seeing as it is morning and the last thing that I ate was breakfast, I feel like talking about my daily breakfast routine.

I’ve always been a breakfast girl, specifically a cereal and milk girl. I love cereal. It was actually probably one of the big factors in my college weight gain.(of course, several giant bowls of cinnamon toast crunch every day isn’t quite the same as how I enjoy my cereal now.)

My cereal box and measuring cup.

This is my gorgeous, perfect cereal box. I fill it with my Honey Nut Scooters (wonderful, off-brand Cheerios that are fewer points-plus normal Cheerios).

And because portion-control is a problem for me, I’ve attached my measuring cup to the box. BAM!

So now, every morning I get two half-cup measures full of cereal and put them in my cereal bowl and I cover it with exactly 1 cup of skim milk and eat my wonderful 5-points-plus bowl of cereal.

My mother likes to point out that for those same 5-points-plus, I could eat two eggs and a piece of toast, but then I wouldn’t have my milk. And I still like my cereal more than eggs and toast any day.

So that’s my secret to breakfast. Do you have any tips for portion control?

6am Workout

I’ve been telling myself that if I keep waking up before my alarm goes off, I’m going to take advantage of it and go walk or jog or something.

So this morning when I was wide awake (and had to pee) at 5:30, I finally got off my butt and put on my darn running shoes and got outside.

I have a Couch to 5k app on my phone but I haven’t made it through W1D1 yet. And I didn’t get through it today, either.

BUT, the point is that I got outside and started and tried and earned a few Activity Points along the way.

Weigh In Day

Weight Watchers Keys

Weight Watchers Keys (Photo credit: slgckgc)

I’m so excited to be writing this today. I just got home from my weigh-in (and dinner!) and I lost 3.6 pounds this week!

*Happy Dances all around the room*

In addition to that being a great loss for the week, it also puts me at 27 pounds lost on Weight Watchers, so I got my 25 pound washer to go on my keyring! I am 4.4 pounds away from getting that 10% keyring. My goal is still to get that keyring before I’ve hit the 16 week mark. Only 21 days away – I’d better get my lose on!

In other news, my brother (who had a total knee replacement this summer) is getting a gym membership because insurance isn’t going to pay for PT much longer. So my mom (who is doing weight watchers with me) is probably going to just get us a family membership. Then, I can go swim! Woohoo.

October 6-7: Pumpkin Carving!

I love carving pumpkins. Love it. It’s definitely one of my favorite fall activities. I love carving pumpkins. That’s why this weekend, I carved some pumpkins!

I get my patterns from Stoneykins – They have TONS of awesome patterns. And they have a promotion right now for 50cents off of a credits package. Stoneykins Coupon

I carved two this weekend – a Big Bang Theory pumpkin and a pretty simple Candy Corn pumpkin. These were my first attempts at the 3-color shaded technique for carving, so it was definitely a learning process. Now, though, I think I’m ready to plug my Dremel in next weekend and really get to carving!

Big Bang Theory "BAZINGA" Carve

Big Bang Theory “BAZINGA” Carve
October 6, 2012

Candy Corn Pumpkin

Candy Corn Carve
October 7, 2012

Both of these were carved on real pumpkins and the pictures are taken with a light bulb inside (as opposed to a tea light.)

Do you like carving? Post your best carve of the season and I’ll showcase them later in October!

Soup Potluck

We had a soup potluck at my mom’s house for Sunday dinner last night. And everything was SO yummy.

We had:

  • Venison Chili
  • Brunswick Stew
  • Vegetable-Beef Soup
  • Chicken Corn Chowder

Mine was the Chicken Corn Chowder – scrumptious and weight watcher friendly! I originally found the recipe on Pinterest here. But of course, I had to make some changes to it. I forgot to take a picture, though, sorry 😦

Chicken Corn Chowder


  • 14oz can Corn Kernels
  • 14oz can Cream Corn
  • 2 cups Skim Milk
  • 1 cup Fat Free Chicken Broth
  • 1 Jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Light Butter
  • 2 cups Cooked, Chopped Chicken (I use my Perfect Baked Chicken)
  • 1/4 tsp dried Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Flour


  • Melt butter in a large pot.
  • Add onion and jalapeño and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in all remaining ingredients. Stir frequently until it comes to a boil.
  • Allow it to simmer for at least 5 minutes, until it becomes thick.

7 WWP+ for 1 cup; Makes 6 cups

Weigh-In Tuesday

I weigh in on Tuesdays. I was nervous about this week because of last week’s gain and everything that I ate at the wedding this weekend. But I lost! WooHoo! Another 0.6 pounds gone!

We talked about our trackers this week. And we looked at our trackers and each others’ trackers and we talked about things we need to work on.

The thing I need to work on – veggies, veggies, veggies (veggies, veggies.)

So this week, maybe I’ll try to get a few more servings of veggies in.

Anyone have intuitive ways to get vegetables in? I’m a picky eater. Let me know in the comments!

Tonight I’m cooking dinner for my grandmother. Stir-fry! Lots of vegetables there, right?