These last couple of weeks have been going really well in terms of tracking and getting activity — I am on my second week of making practically nothing but Weight Watchers meals using my WW Kitchen App for the iPad. To say I love the app is an understatement!!
The app allows you to search recipes either by keyword, point value, course or cooking level — and the great pictures are an added bonus because it reminds me that really nothing is off limits with this amazing program, the changes are in how it’s made or the serving size. This past week, I’ve made:
- 15-minute Chicken Gumbo
- Bacon, Egg and Hash Brown Stacks
- Beef, Blue Cheese and Spinach Quesadillas
- Cheesy Chili Mac
As you can see, there is so much variety and the hubby has loved every single thing I’ve made. It’s amazing how much food you get for the points as opposed to eating the same number of points out at a restaurant! I’m still working on going out to eat less — I’m staying within my budget for dining out, but still want to reduce it even further.
I love this app because it really makes everything SO easy! When you select a recipe, you can send it to your recipe box, add it as a favorite, add it to a shopping list and EVEN track it. There’s a little meal planning feature so you can designate certain meals for certain days. I told hubby the only thing the app doesn’t do is make the food for me — DARN!
This week, I have even more variety on my menu. I’ve been craving Greek food, so I have plenty of that on the menu —
- Chickpea and Feta Salad
- Chopped Greek Salad
- Picadillo Over Potatoes
- Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas with Green Sauce
- Texas Style Casserole
- Huevos Rancheros
- Quick Beef with Greek Yogurt Sauce
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal from Eat Yourself Skinny
If you don’t have an iPad — don’t worry. You can find all of these recipes on WeightWatchers.com — it just makes it so much easier for me to find recipes using the iPad and it’s literally a point and click to plan the menu.
Aside from making the goal of eating predominantly Weight Watchers recipes, (which let’s face it, are just regular recipes with everyday healthy ingredients) my weekly goal these last couple of weeks has been to add fruit or veggies to every single meal. Whether I throw in a banana with breakfast or dice up celery and green onion to add to my chicken salad, I’m making the effort of adding fruits or veggies to everything I eat!
Last week, I earned 9 Activity Points according to my Active Link — this week I am aiming for 10! I’m trying to give myself specific goals that I actually complete, rather than the broad ones of “I’ll eat more veggies or go to the gym more often” which are things I’ve said in the past.
This week, I’d like to focus on more water. I’ve been getting in about 64 ounces a day, but drinking 2-3 diet sodas — and I want to get back to my one soda a day and 120 ounces of water. I think I’m craving soda so much because I’m limiting my going out to eat meals — my body must be looking for something else to latch on to since I’m eating better.
On a side note, tomorrow is the Golden Globe Awards! If you like to watch the awards or red carpet arrivals, follow me on Twitter at my fashion/beauty blog @GlamorousBlog, as I will be live-tweeting the event! I love to chat with everyone on Twitter during the show to see what everyone thinks — so join me tomorrow afternoon for the E! Red Carpet.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!