Sunday, May 31, 2009

Your Aspirations Are Your Possibilities

The first ingredient of your success is to dream a great dream.
High expectation aalways precedes high achievement.
You much dream big and think big to be big.

Once your mind stretches to a new idea it will never go back to it's original dimensions.
If you think little gorals you can expect little achievement.
Think big goals and you'll win big success.

You're as small as your controlling desires, or as great as your dominant aspirations.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thank You

For the last couple of months I feel behind in my comments. I appreciate all the comments I receive here and like to give the respect back and answer you. I fell behind, but last night I had a bit of time on my hands and went through all my entries and commented back.

I realized I have a lot of support and I want to thank each and everyone of you for being there for me and reading my blog. Thank you for your kind words, encouragement, and tips.

There were a few other things I wanted to say and had it all set in my mind before I went to bed, and now I can't remember... it's not 8am yet... so please bare with me... my brain doesn't wake up 'til then. If it comes back to mind I'll most-likely be editing this entry... :)

Friday, May 29, 2009

One Day Down

Thursdays are my weigh-in days... since I've been falling on the wagon every week - Thursdays are my fresh start days... the probably is lately I haven't even been getting through Thursday with out missing something water, vitamin, going over on my points, etc.

Yesterday, I drank all my water, took my vitamin, and stay with in my points. I did go over 3, but earned 4 from all the walking I did... I kicked ass yesterday.

Today I'm not doing bad, I just had my last meal. I'm using up some of my flex points today... it's the first day of TOM and I'm starving... I'm going to use about 10 points, but will probably earn back a few before bed.

Ross and I are going camping this weekend, we're leaving early in the morning... can't wait to get there. I've brought some fat free pringles, and some fruit to take with us for snacks... I've got chicken and veggies to make shish kabobs... and tomorrow we're gonna pick up some thinly sliced steak and other supplies for a healthy romantic camping trip... speaking of the trip - I've better get going got lots of stuff to do before tomorrow morning...

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Focus

I haven't written a from the heart post in a very long time. Things have been crazy around here... I'm not sure if I shared, I think I did... my mother had a pinched nerve in her back which had her bed-ridden for a few weeks. It was very painful for her and very stressful for me.

I've been off program last week... not binging, just not journaling or counting points. Last Thursday, I went to a meeting at my daughter's school - the nurse told me she was very concerned about Vi's weight, and wants her to lose some. She feels she's put on about 30 pounds since the beginning of the year.

My daughter has been to hell and back this year. I can't even begin to tell you everything that's happened since 9th grade started... I'm finally getting her back on track and working on getting her back to being her... including a new school next year. She tried out for this art school and got in! I'm so proud of her... anyway, back to the weight thing. We talked about it and decided we're going to work on us this summer... forming healthier habits, getting our apartment in order - purging a whole bunch of stuff and fixing this joint up... turning it into a place we LOVE BEING not just coming home too.

Lately with everything going on I've been too drained to do any cooking. For dinner a lot of times we've headed over to Jack In The Box or someone else convient. Since the meeting at her school (Thursday) we have not had fast food. Which actually wasn't very hard. I had totally forgotten about Smart Ones and Lean Cruizines... how could I forget? I stocked our freezer with the meals for our dinners... which has made it so much easier for me. I don't have to worry about cooking dinner or going to pick something up. I do want to start cooking dinner again, but I have to clear some things off my plate first.

This past week I did some thinking... I've been doing Weight Watchers since September 2008. I got down to I think it was 181... and now I'm back up to 191 with only a 7 pound loss... it seems like the more I think about the weight I've gained back the more I'm gaining...

So this week I'm going to try something new... I'm not going to worry about the scale. I'm going to focus on staying with in my points range - that's it!

I've decided to take my weight down off the side bar of this blog so that when I log in it's not in my face. Today I didn't think about what my weight was on the scale... instead I was prepared and focused on my points allowance and what I was putting in my mouth.

I really thought about what I ate and if it was truely worth the point(s).

It's last now and I won't be doing any more eating... I did go over my points by 3 but I earned them back by walking... so far today I've walked 5.56 miles and I'm still not done! I've got some cleaning to do and some more water to drink before I head to bed.

I can do this, I can stay motivated, lose this weight and set a good example for my daughter.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins

Like a baked, stuffed potato but with a crispier skin. Toss on chopped spinach or broccoli, if desired.

1 spray cooking spray
2 large potatoes, baked, cooled completely, quartered lengthwise*
1/3 cup pizza sauce
2 ounces pepperoni, finely chopped
1/3 cup Kraft Low-Moisture, Part-Skim Finely
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, or other brand
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano, red pepper flakes or garlic, or to taste

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Slice top half or two thirds of potato flesh off each potato wedge. (Reserve potato flesh for soup or mashed potatoes, if desired.) Spoon about 2 teaspoons of pizza sauce over each potato wedge; sprinkle wedges with pepperoni and then with cheese.

Carefully place potato skins on prepared baking sheet. Bake until cheese melts and potatoes are hot, about 6 to 8 minutes. Season to taste with oregano, red pepper flakes or garlic. Yields 2 potato skins per serving.

*Make sure the potatoes are cooled completely before slicing and scooping out the flesh or you may have a hard time forming the skins.

Servings: 4, WW Points 4

Received from Nancy H. from WWMSG.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Seasoned Snack Mix

3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Cheerios
3 cups pretzels
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons butter-flavored sprinkles
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

In a 15 x 10-inch baking pan, combine cereals and pretzels. Lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray; drizzle with Worcestershire sauce.

Combine the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over cereal mix. Bake at 200 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.

Cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Serving size: 1 cup

Points: 2

Received from Nancy H. from WWMSG.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Grilled Fajita Wrap

POINTS® Value: 6
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
A Mexican favorite with a summery twist. Serve with light sangria for a fabulous, festive meal.


2 tbsp fresh lime juice

1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil

2 medium garlic clove(s), peeled and crushed

2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp table salt

1 pound(s) raw lean flank steak

1 large onion(s), thinly sliced

1 medium sweet red pepper(s), seeded and thinly sliced

2 spray(s) cooking spray

1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste, for seasoning vegetables

1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste, for seasoning vegetables

4 medium whole wheat tortilla(s)

1/4 cup(s) reduced-fat sour cream

1/4 cup(s) guacamole

2 tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped (optional)


  • In a medium stainless steel or glass bowl, combine lime juice, oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin and salt; add steak and rub mixture into meat with your hands. Cover bowl; refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.

  • Preheat grill to medium.

  • Place onions and peppers in a grill basket; off heat, coat with cooking spray. Season to taste with salt and pepper and grill, shaking pan occasionally, until tender, about 10 to 12 minutes.

  • At same time, grill steak, flipping once, about 16 to 20 minutes for medium doneness; allow meat to rest for 10 minutes.*

  • To serve, thinly slice steak across the grain. Divide steak and vegetables among tortillas; top each with a tablespoon of guacamole and sour cream. Sprinkle wraps with cilantro; roll up and serve. Yields 1 wrap per serving.
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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fruity Sangria

POINTS® Value: 1
Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 0 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Works with Simply Filling
We revamped this classic so you can enjoy its fruity flavors without its usual high calories. Ring in summer with a delicious Memorial Day toast.


1 cup(s) wine, dry, red

3 cup(s) low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail, refrigerated

2 cup(s) strawberries, chopped

2 medium apple(s), chopped

1/8 tsp ground cinnamon, or to taste


  • Stir together all ingredients in a large pitcher; allow to stand for 30 minutes. Place ice in glasses and serve. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

No pudge! marshmallow graham treats

POINTS® Value: 2
Servings: 16
Preparation Time: 6 min
Cooking Time: 36 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
These rich, creamy brownies may remind you of s'mores. But our version is so low in calories that you don't have to save them for a campfire treat.


15 1/4 oz No Pudge! Prepared Fat-Free Original Fudge Brownie Mix, (requires 2/3 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt)

2 cup(s) Kraft Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows, or other brand

2 small item(s) graham cracker(s), crushed

2 tbsp chocolate syrup


  • Prepare brownies as directed; including 2/3 cup of nonfat vanilla yogurt.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Top cooked brownies with marshmallows. Bake until marshmallows are slightly browned, about 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

  • Top with crushed graham crackers and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Cut into 16 pieces and serve.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Quick Oven S`mores

POINTS® Value: 2
Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 4 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
This traditional campfire treat can be made indoors any time of the year. Broiling the marshmallows and using fudge from a jar makes them a snap.


2 large marshmallow(s)

4 average graham cracker(s)

2 tsp fat-free hot fudge, at room temperature


  • Preheat broiler. Set marshmallows on aluminum foil and broil until hot and beginning to brown.

  • Place each marshmallow on a graham cracker square and cover with 1 teaspoon chocolate sauce.

  • Top with another square and press together. Serve.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Quote to Remember...

Self-love is the only weight-loss aid that really works in the long run.
- Jenny Craig

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ham & Onion Bow-Ties

- 2 oz whole wheat bow-tie pasta
- 2 1/2 oz diced lean cooked ham
- 1 tbsp minced red onion
- 1 tbsp pickle relish
- 2 tsp mayonnaise
- 2 tsp apple-cider vinegar

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; transfer to bowl. Add ham, onion, relish, mayonnaise, and vinegar; toss to combine.

Servings: 1
WW Points: 7

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Today's Change

I know lately I've been totally off program... trying and trying again... but this morning I work up for a few seconds before the alarm and found my motivation again... I don't know where it came from but it was there.

A thought popped in my head.

Friday my BFF rushed her sister to the hospital. Her sister was diagnosed with Pancreatitis and gall stones... two conditions that can be caused by your diet. She's only 25 years old. She's overweight but not that much bigger than me. From the pain my BFF described her sister was in... I don't ever want to go there.

This morning I woke up and thought why can't I just get on program? What is my problem? I decided this morning I am not going to look at food as a cure all for all emotionals. I'm not going to use food as a pick me up or a reward. I'm going to have a different view of food.

Then I fell back to sleep.

When I woke up again for the day... I thought about going to get Chicken and Waffles because this weekend we tried a Waffle shop and I felt totally cheated by the crummy thin waffle. But I remembered my pledge this morning... how can I make a pledge like that and break it even before getting out of bed.

So far so good... I'm going to take it one day at a time. I had oatmeal for breakfast, pear for snack, and soup for lunch. I'll be having an early dinner and maybe a salad for snack.

I can do this. I will do this. I'll do it for me and to set an example for my bff's little sister... we can lose this weight. It's not impossible.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Easy Artichoke Pizza

- 1 large whole-wheat pita
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 oz mozzarella
- 1/2 cup artichoke hearts
- 1/2 cup sliced tomato
- 1 1/2 tbsp grated Parmesan

Brush whole-wheat pita with olive oil. Top with mozzarella, artichoke hearts, tomato, and Parmesan; bake at 400f until done. Add salt, pepper and oregano to taste.

Servings: 1
WW Points: 6

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Avocado-Bean Guacamole

- 1/2 cup minced red onion
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 15 oz canned white beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 avocado, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup finely diced plum tomatoes
- 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 1 medium garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
- 1/2 tsp ground cuming

In a small bowl, combine onion and lime juice; let stand 15 minutes. In a food processor, puree beans and avocado. Add tomato, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper sauce, cumin and inion mixture; pulse until blended. Transfer to a serving dish and refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.

Servings: 6
WW Points: 3

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Shrimp Salad

- 32 medium fresh boiled or steamed shrimp
- 1 cup corn, rinsed and drained, or frozen kernels, thawed
- 2 cup garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 4 small plum tomatoes, chopped
- 1 medium avocado, pitted and cubed
- 2 heaping tsp seafood seasoning
- 1 medium head Romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1/2 cup fat-free ranch dressing

Combine shrimp, corn, beans, tomatoes, avocado and seafood seasoning in a large bowl; toss well to mix. Add lettuce to bowel. Toss to mix. Add dressing, and toss to mix again.

Servings: 4
WW Points: 8

Friday, May 15, 2009

Chocolate Egg Cream

- 1/2 cup 2% (reduced-fat) milk
- 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
- 1 cup seltzer

Pour milk into a tall glass and stir in syrup. Add seltzer and enjoy.

Servings: 1
WW Points: 3

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Busy Bee

It's been a crazy week... an example of my days...

- I got up about 6amish
- Showered
- Got dressed for work
- Went to my mothers
- Changed her ice
- Replaced her water
- Put her Meals On Wheels box out
- Brought her stuff for her lunch
- Went to work
- Worked full 8 hours plus some
- Came home
- Went to my mothers
- Took her a sponge bath in her bed
- Get her dressed and settled in
- Helped her divide her pills up for the week
- Came home and went to sleep...

I didn't get to bed until close to mid-night.

- I got up at about 6amish
- Got dressed
- Caught bus to WW meeting
- Attended meeting
- Caught bus across town
- Checked my PO Box
- Went to 99 Cents Only store
- Did shopping for both myself and my mother
- Carried 6 bags on bus home full of food and household needs
- Went to my mothers
- Fed her lunch
- Went home
- Snuck in 20 minute nap
- Walked to the market area
- Went to store to pick up a few items for a box I'm sending
- Went to market for some fruits and vegetables
- Went to Walgreens to pick up a few items and my mother's meds
- Walked down about five blocks to other market for more fruits and veggies
- Walked back to Walgreens to pick up something I forgot
- Walked home and now taking a quick break to update.

So far today I've walked (according to my pedimeter) 11,987 steps - that's 4.92 miles.

I stink, I want to take a shower and relax the rest of the day... but I'm only 1/2 way done... here's what I have left...

- Journal food I've had so far
- Figure out walking goal for this week
- Get things together to make dinner
- Figure out what's going to go to my mother's
- Go to my mother's
- Start dinner over there
- Clean her portable potty
- Clean her kictchen
- Her living room - sort bags on couch
- Clean bathroom
- Clean up mess in her room
- Come home
- Clean kitchen
- Straighten some in living room
- Start in bedroom

My home total cleaning time is 2 hours. I would like to get all this done before 8pm - Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy on tonight.

I'm burnt and did I mention I had a two pound gain this week... agh. I'm back to 190 - FUCK.

Well... I've better go get started!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chinese Chicken Salad

- 4 cups packaged coleslaw mix (shedded cabbage and carrots), with broccoli
- 2 large seedless tangerines, peeled and segments divided
- 9oz cooked boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced radishes
- 1/3 cup tangerine juice, freshly squeezed or tore bought
- 2 tbsp honey musard
- 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/4 tsp table salt

Place coleslaw mix, tangerines, chicken and radishes in a large salad bowl set aside. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over saladl toss to coat

Servings: 4
WW Points: 4

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spicy French Fries

- 1 spray nonstick cooking spray
- 2 large potatoes, cut into thin strips
- 2 medium egg whites
- 3/4 tsp ground cuming
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; toss to coat. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until potatoes are barely tender, about 15 minutes. Increase the over temperature to broil; broil until crispy, about 10 minutes.

Servings: 4
WW Points: 2

Monday, May 11, 2009

Inspirational and Motivational Weight Loss Quotes - #5

*My world is expanding as my butt is shrinking!

*Don't sacrifice your future for a momentary pleasure.

*Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

*A year from now, you may wish you had started today -Robert Schuller

*Never trade what you want the most for what you want at the moment.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I'm sorry for the last daily points and posting a lot of recipes... it's been a crazy week. I don't remember if I mentioned but last Saturday my mother hurt her back. She hurt her back so badly we haven't been able to get her out of bed.

I've been taking care of her all my free time... I haven't journaled my food and have been off program. I don't feel good. I need to get back on but by the time it's time for me to cook for myself I am completely drained. I think I'm going to start having Weight Watcher shakes for dinner. I don't have time to prep my lunch so I've been having sandwiches... now if I can stick to those sandwiches, a shake for dinner and oatmeal for breakfast and watch my snacks I might be okay for now.

I hope you mother's out there had a good day. I still have my mother (thank God)... so it's not really a day for me... it's mostly for my mother, and somehow my daughter squeezes in there and gets special treatment too...

I wish I could of just relaxed this year... I think next year I'm going to take the day off... I'm going to take my mother to dinner, buy her a gift and call it a day. Today I spent the day running around and somehow squeezed a movie in there - it was my daughter's treat (too sweet of her)... we seen Obsessed. The movie was pretty good. Beyonce isn't a very strong actress... but I still like her. She's grown on me over the years.

Well it's late... I've better get to sleep now...

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Spinach-Feta Dip

- 4 cups chopped fresh spinach (about 2 oz)
- 1/2 cup light cream cheese
- 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup minced fresh chives, divided
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp table salt, or less to taste (optional)

Place spinach in a small saucepan with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat and then cook for 1 minute; drain well.

Place spinach, cream cheese, sour cream, feta cheese, 2 tablespoons of chives, lemon juice and pepper in a blender; puree. Salt to taste. Spoon into bowl and sprinkle with remaining chives.

Serving Size: 3 tbsp
WW Points: 1

Friday, May 08, 2009

Vegetarian Soft Tacos

- 1/2 cup diced tomato
- 1/2 cup drained canned black beans
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- minced cilantro and lime juice to taste
- 2 4" fat-free flour tortillas
- shredded lettuce
- 2 tbsp light sour cream
- 2 tbsp fat-free salsa

In bowl combine tomato, beans, rice, onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Divide onto tortillas and top with lettuce , sour cream, and salsa; fold to enclose.

Servings: 1
WW Points: 5

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Cauliflower Poppers

- 1 spray nonstick cooking spray
- 1 small head cauliflower
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp chili powder, or more to taste
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 400F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut cauliflower florets into bite-sized pieces. (There should be able 4 cups.) Place cauliflower in a medium bowl and add cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper; toss well to coat. Spread cauliflower on prepared baking sheet and bake until cauliflower is tender, but not mushy, stirring halfway through, about 10 minutes.

Servings: 8
WW Points: 0

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Inspired Stir-Fry

- 2 tsp canola oil
- 3 oz cubed lean sirloin
- 1 cup chopped broccoli
- 1/2 cup sliced bell pepper
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp hoisin sauce
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame seeds

Heat canola oil in a nonstick skillet. Add sirloin; stir-fry 1 minute. Add broccoli, bell pepper, garlic, ginger, hoisin and soy sauces. Top with 1 tsp sesame seeds.

Servings: 1
WW Points: 6

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Mexi-Style Salsa Bowl

- 1 thinly sliced grilled or pan-grilled 2oz skinless boneless chicken thigh
- 2 cups mixed salad greens
- 1/2 cup corn kernels
- 1/2 cup black beans
- 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 minced jalapeno pepper
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp olive oil
- fresh cilantro or basil to taste

Arrange chicken thigh on salad greens. Top with corn, black beans, red bell pepper, onion, and minced jalapeno pepper. Mix red wine vinegar, olive oil, and fresh cilantro or basil to taste as dressing.

Serves: 1
WW Points: 6

Monday, May 04, 2009

To Detox or Not To Detox

I didn't get back on detox today... so I'm debating weather to get back on program and just still count the weekend and today as detoxing or if I should restart frest completely tomorrow or just start off where I left off.
I'll decide... but either way I'm still with in my weekly points allowance which is good.

I had a sanwich for lunch... and figured while I'm at it I might as well have two hostess cupcakes... it's only 10-11 points for the package... but then I members... IT'S 10 OR 11 POINTS! I was already spending a large amount of points on the sandwich, I didn't want to get carried away and have the cupcakes. I also remembered how terrible I felt being off program. I don't want to go back there... so I skipped the cupcakes...

I expect a loss this week. Maybe not a 5 pound detoxing loss... but a loss which is a step in the right direction.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


This weekend was sort of a bust... I went off my detox, but I'm back on tomorrow morning. I used up all my flex points, earned some activity points, and also Thursday I only had 12 points so some of those points were used this weekend. I shouldn't do it like that but this week I'll have too.

This weekend was suppose to be a relaxing detoxing weekend with my SugarBooger, but it didn't turn out that way... both his tenants in his duplex moved out... and my mother ended up injuring her back horribly... so we spend the weekend cleaning up his duplex and me caring for my mother... it's was very stressful... she can be demanding.

I stressed and stressed and well... I ate. I ate and ate... I ate things that were def not detox food... meat, chocolate, sugar, bread, tortillas... etc. I did however track and got a good amount of exercise in. I didn't count all the cleaning I did as exercise, instead I only counting the walking.

Well, I'm pretty tired and I have an early day tomorrow... so I've better hit the hay... Good Night... and here's to a losing Monday!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Egg and Bacon Breakfast Burritos

POINTS® Value: 7
Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Works with Simply Filling
Bacon and scrambled eggs are rolled up in tortillas, baked and then topped with sour cream and avocado. Nice change from a bowl of oatmeal.


2 serving(s) butter-flavor cooking spray

3 large egg white(s)

2 large egg(s)

2 slice(s) Canadian-style bacon, finely chopped

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/8 tsp table salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

3 tbsp salsa, drained of excess liquid before measuring

2 large burrito-size wheat flour tortilla(s)

4 tbsp reduced-fat sour cream

1/8 medium avocado, ripe, cut into 2 wedges


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a small baking sheet with cooking spray. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat.

  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites and eggs. Add bacon, oregano, salt, pepper and salsa; stir well.

  • Pour egg mixture into prepared skillet; increase heat to medium. Let eggs partially set and then scramble using a spatula. When eggs are set but still slightly glossy, remove from heat.

  • Spoon half of egg mixture into center of each tortilla. Roll tortilla to conceal filling, making sure to fold in ends. Place burritos, seam-side down, on prepared baking sheet. Bake until burritos are very hot, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and serve each burrito with 1 tablespoon of sour cream and 1 slice of avocado.


  • For a breakfast on the go, fill a toasted whole-wheat pita half with the scrambled egg mixture, sour cream and avocado.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Day 2 of Detoxing..

I'm doing pretty good today. I'm getting more points in which is great, and more water... I'm almost done with m 6 glasses of water for the day, but I have to make up for yesterdays also... so I'm half done. At the rate I'm going I'll finish the 12 glasses.

Yesterday I think I walked over 16,000 steps... huh, I don't think I'll be able to do that today... I think I'll hit about 10,000 which is good. My goal for today is about 5750... I'm already at 6675.

I feel so much better being back on program. It's already passed 2pm and I'm not even tired or warn out... I even woke up in a better mood.

It's Friday, weekends are usually a major challenge for me - but I'm going to do good this weekend. I'm taking my own food to Ross' so there's no excuse. He's going to start detoxing tomorrow... with both of us on program and no kids it'll be easier staying on program. However, we do plan on drinking this weekend. Good thing I still have all of my flex points to play with...

I've had breakfast, lunch, and 2 snacks... all for the low, low points of 12! I'm smashing fat!

Of course yesterday I only had 12 points all day... but I don't want to cut that much... I want to follow the Fat Smash Diet but also make my points. I'm going to do the best I can to get all my points. Really I don't think it's going to be a problem. Yesterday was just a really busy day for me. Regardless if I'm low this week next week I'll def be up after a day I go into Phase 2 which allows lean meats... they'll use up some points... I'm also allowed Avocado and some other goodies.

This Fat Smash Diet isn't so bad, yes it's be limitation but it's what I need right now. I need something to detox me from all the crap I've been putting in my body, as I move through the phases it gets easier... I like that idea.
Well it's the weekend, so I better get booging so I can start my weekend ASAP!

Happy Losing...