Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Eight weeks ago, my daughter Holly & I, decided it was once again time to address our "weight". We decided to once again join "Weight Watchers", but not "on-line!.....this time it had to be in person!.....We both felt we needed to actually choose a meeting & show up each & every week in person to face that dreaded scale!.....Amazing how well you stick to a healthy eating plan when a stranger is weighing you in each week!!?
Anyway, we decided that the best time for us was 6:30am on Saturday mornings!...I know, most of our friends just shake their heads, but for us it has been perfect!.....The day has not even begun, we can easily sneek out, with the rest of the family still asleep & be back before any of the day's plans have been made!!
We also have taken it quite seriously, sticking to our assigned number of food points. We both have been exercising, eating right ( O.K....a couple indulgences!) & I am so happy to report we are feeling terrific!....Holly has lost 10 lbs.!!.... & I have lost 20.2 lbs.!!!!....Holly was fairly small to begin with, & is looking wonderful!....She is so thrilled to have just purchased a pair of jeans in a size smaller! As for me, clothes are baggier (LOVE that!),... I feel amazing & even though I have a long way to go.....my friend Lauren & Susie noticed I had lost weight!...How great is that!!!
So on we go,.... both beginning to slowly understand that this is a chosen lifestyle, not a passing fad. I encourage any of you needing to lose a bit of weight to head to your nearest Weight Watchers!....sign up & stay for the meetings!.....The support is invaluable, as is the healthy lessons they teach!.....
Oh! ...almost forgot!...I am including a delicious WW recipe I received years ago. It is amazingly good & those members of your family not dieting will love it too! So here's to taking care of ourselves!...& realizing that with determination & time,...the "Heidi Klum" in each of us can immerge! :).......Happy "healthy"day to you all!
* 4 oz. Cheddar Cheese
* 4 oz. Kraft Old English Cheese (in a little jar)
* 2 cups long grain rice
* 1/2 cup of each....drained sliced mushrooms ( we actually saute a cup on fresh mushrooms in a tad of olive oil!).....diced onion....& canned evaporated skim milk
* 2 packages of chopped broccoli
* 1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 qt. casserole with non stick cooking spray; set aside. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Turn into the casserole dish & bake until mixture is heated through & broccoli is tender, about 30 minutes. Makes 4 servings.