Week two came and I made a goal of drinking more water. I am really lacking in this department, despite the fact that it is very dry here. You would think water would come easily. Truthfully I only think of it when I am parched. I did good though. I drank double what I normally drink.
I have discovered a few tricks along the way. Chocolate muffins which the recipe will be at the end of this post. Skinny cow. These are sooo good. Careful though. These yummy treats may be low in fat and calories but they are packed with fiber. I also seem to be less hungry. Am I keeping busier? To look at my house one would scoff at that one. I am trying to listen to my body's signs. Is it truly hunger. Do I really need food right now.
Now as I enter into my 4th week, I am giving myself a huge challenge. I am going to move more. See, I didn't say exercise. I said, "move more." So a little extra each day. Why would I want to throw myself into a full blown workout when I haven't left my couch in three years!? No, I am just talking about little bits here and there.
Bonus: The kids got McDonald's gift cards for Valentine's Day. I took them today and got the grilled bacon chicken salad. 6 points in WW land. And I am satisfied. Nothing wrong with getting that yummy burger. Order just the sandwich and ask for the side salad. Take it one step further and request no dressing on the sandwich. There is no reason to deny ourselves the things we like.
What is your goal this week?
Pounds lost: 5 (my scale)
Pounds lost: 2(theirs)
3 cups All Bran Cereal
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 box low fat brownie mix
Soak cereal in water until all absorbed (5-8 min.). Add baking powder and brownie mix. Spoon into paper cups in muffin pan. Bake at 350* fir 20-22 minutes.
They come out really good! My kids ate them...repeatedly! This is huge since they are all horribly picky eaters. If you are WW literate it is 1 point per muffin if you use low fat brownie mix. 2 if you use regular.