Monday, June 30, 2008

Delicious Potato Salad

With the 4th of July almost upon us I have been asked to post this great potato salad recipe. It comes courtesy of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. I've made this potato salad and people love it. Plus the serving size is a full cup and is only 4 points. Enjoy and have a great 4th of July!

New Potato Salad (Courtesy NHLBI)
16 small new potatoes (5 cups)
2 Tbsp olive oil
¼ cup green onions, chopped
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tsp dill weed, dried

Thoroughly clean potatoes with vegetable brush and water. Boil potatoes for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool potatoes for 20 minutes. Cut potatoes into quarters and mix with olive oil, onions, and spices. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Yields 5 one-cup servings

Per serving:
Calories: 196 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 17mg Protein: 4g Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 4g

4 points per serving

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!!

One year ago yesterday I walked into Weight Watchers and slapped my money down hoping their scale could weigh a guy my size. In fact that's the first question I asked Judy, my leader at that time, "Will this weigh a guy my size?" She assured me it would and I hopped on. The scale read 393.6lbs and my journey began.

Well, one year later my journey continues. As of this last Monday when I weighed in, I weighed 209.8lbs. I am loving this journey!!! I feel more in control of my life then I ever have before and simply just feel good.

I hit my weight goal of 225lbs on February 25th, 2008 and became a Lifetime Weight Watcher member six weeks later. I have interviewed and been hired by Weight Watchers to be a leader and am excited to help others with their weight loss journeys.

I've done nothing more than follow the plan, sticking to my points, and exercising. I just walk and lift light weights. Nothing special, but yet quite effective.

Well, one year down and an eternity to go! I'm in this for the long haul. Here goes life!