Losing It

I've put on weight. I ignored the early signs; underwear too tight, having to pull up my pants to tuck in my muffin top. I knew I was a little heavier, but I don't own a scale. So imagine my surprise when I recently weighed myself at my brothers house and was a soft 140 lbs. My license still says I'm 120 lbs, and the doctors office says 133, but no, I'm 140 (everyone's different, this is not heavy for some, blah, blah, blah). At 5' 3", 140 puts me at the very tip top for healthy weight. It was time for me to do something about it. My biggest problem is that I eat way too much. It's not bad stuff, whole wheat pasta, lean means, fruits and veg, cheese, it's just a lot of stuff. Portions equal to my husband who is A. A man and B. 50 lbs heavier than me. 

I decided to start Weight Watchers. My parents were very successful a few years back and with the app for iPhone and iPad, I figured it was the best option for me. 

With no low point recipes on my Pinterest page, I had to start from scratch. I perused the Weight Watchers site and came up with these recipes for our first week on Weight Watchers. Charles Barkley convinced Mike that Weight Watchers will help him lose weight too, so we're doing it together. He gets 40 points per day, I get 26. Just another example of how my portion sizes were out of control.

Here is our first week of dinners. I have to say that sticking to the portion sizes has been very hard for me. I could only have 1/2 a piece of chicken for the Thai-Grilled Chicken Sandwich (I ate the rest of the leftover 1 point carrot slaw to help fill me up).

Italian Beef and Lentil Slow-Cooker Stew (this is in the CrockPot right now)

After about 4 days on Weight Watchers I've learned that:

3 points go fast (carbs!)

We really need to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables (0 Points)

I can still eat some of my favorite meals;
Spicy Squash Salad with Lentils and Goat Cheese, Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup, Chicken Picatta. I just need to adjust some ingredients and of course the portion.

Here are some awesome sites for healthy recipes:

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