Friday, April 25, 2008

Awesome Chili

Lost another pound this last week, bringing my total weight loss to 184 lbs. I am now at 209.6 lbs. I was a little shocked. I really don't want to lose much more weight. I did fill out my application to become a Weight Watcher leader and am excited to interview for it.

Today's recipe is for Awesome Chili. It is an extremely simple recipe and takes minutes to make. As I make it the total points is 15 for 5 cups of chili, or 3 points a cup. If you like you can omit the meat and bring the total points value down to 11. You can also add whatever else you like to it, like onions, etc.

I use the following ingredients:
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes (I like using the Italian stewed tomatoes)
  • 1 can Kirkland Signature Roast Beef
  • Taco Seasoning
  • chopped onion

I drain the corn and kidney beans and put them in a sauce pan, then add the can of stewed tomatoes, the roast beef and onion. If it looks too thick, simply add water or if you like it thicker leave it as is. I then add taco seasoning to taste, as mentioned you could also add peppers, etc. Then all you have to do is turn your burner to medium and heat and stir it occasionally. I usually cook it over medium heat for 5-10 minutes and then turn the burner to low and let it simmer for awhile. You could also prepare this in larger quantities in a crock pot.

To serve I like to add fat-free sour cream or you could sprinkle lightly with a low fat shredded cheese of your choice, and "BAM" you've got awesome chili, without the guilt! Enjoy!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

At the meeting this evening I weighed in at 210.6 lbs having lost 1.6 lbs during the week. Still eating all of my daily points and that is 43 points a day. I did do some extra moving this last week, the weather was beautiful so I got out my mountain bike and biked over to my friends house each evening instead of driving. I also ended up going on bike rides with them once I got there on a couple of those evenings. All bonus exercise in addition to my daily planned exercise.

This pumpkin pie recipe is delicious. I first used it on Thanksgiving day last year and was amazed at how delicious it was, so I make it quite often and the best thing is it is only 8 points total, for the whole pie. I got this recipe at a Weight Watcher meeting and it has proven to be a favorite treat of mine. It is a crustless pumpkin pie, but tastes just like the old standby.

Preheat oven to 400 F.
Mix the following together until well blended:
  • 12 oz can of fat free evaporated milk
  • 15 oz can of pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Splenda
Pour into an ungreased glass pie dish.
Bake for 15 minutes at 400 F.
Then for 45 minutes at 350 F.

Presto your done. I serve it with fat free Cool Whip and it is heavenly!!! I made one of these earlier today and had it after my meeting this evening, with the fat free Cool Whip I used the total points came to 10. Not bad, not bad at all.

Monday, April 7, 2008


Tonight I hit Lifetime with Weight Watchers. I lost another 2.4 lbs, so my weight is now at 212.2 lbs with a total weight loss of 181.4 lbs.

I'm excited to be a Lifetime member and picked up an application to become a leader with Weight Watchers. I believe the key to weight loss is a combination of eating correctly, which Weight Watchers teaches you how to do, and exercising. You will experience weight loss with either one, but combine them both and you can really lose weight. I figured it took me 8.5 months to get to goal and and a total of 10 to become Lifetime.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Week 5 Maintenance

Lost 2.2 lbs this last week and am down to 214.6 lbs overall. Only one more week and I will become a Lifetime member, yeah no more dues!!! I am really excited to be at this point and want to become a leader with Weight Watchers. I can finally apply after this next week.