Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Scrabbled Egg Whites (2 points)


Scrabbled Egg Whites (2 points)

  • 3 egg whites (1 point)
  • 1/2 slice of deli ham, diced (0 points)
  • 1 stalk green onion, diced (0 points)
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes, sliced (0 points)
  • 1/2 clove fresh garlic, diced (0 points)
  • 2 TBS shredded Mexican* cheese (1 point)

Put everything except the cheese in a bowl and mix it up with a fork.  Spray a non-stick frying pan with cooking spray and then scrabble the egg mixture like you would normally cook scrabbled eggs.  Move scrabbled egg whites to a plate and top with shredded cheese.

Serve with a side of fruit and a tall glass of water.

*This is just that shredded cheese mix intended for tacos.  We had it on hand from--believe it or not--some tacos we made a couple nights ago.
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This is what I ate for breakfast this morning.
Instead of a bowl of rice chex with skim milk.
There's kind of a difference between the two.

Why the big change?
I joined Weight Watchers yesterday.

I've been hearing good things about the new-and-improved Weight Watchers program from my mom, mother-in-law, and father-in-law for months now.  And being on my mom's health insurance (oh the joys of being under 26... and having really nice parents) makes it so I can be in Weight Watchers for free.

So I had been thinking about joining for a while, but then after I read this post on my sister-in-law Holly's blog yesterday, I finally made the plunge.  No offense to mine and Bryan's parents, but I think seeing somebody my own age enjoying Weight Watchers made it that much more appealing to me.  So, thanks Holly.  (And sorry to Mom and Trish and Greg for calling you old.  I didn't really  mean it, promise.)

Apparently the way it works to get Weight Watchers for free through the health insurance is that you only get 3 months free at a time.  And in order to qualify for the next 3 months, you have to actually be consistently entering in your weight and what you eat and everything.  Which is totally genius because otherwise I would be really likely to be a lazy bum about it.

When I signed up and got everything started yesterday, I was 150 lbs.
This morning I was 148 lbs.

Haha, actually, I think that has very little to do with Weight Watchers and everything to do with, I don't know, maybe Heavenly Father trying to give me a little push start.  Because last night I went to the Relief Society pie night and, ya know, ate a lot of pie.  Although I guess I have the whole Weight Watchers thing to thank for my choosing to eat really tiny pieces of each pie instead of really big ones.  And even though it just sounds wrong to join Weight Watchers and then go to pie night, I think it was actually really good.  For a couple of reasons.

First of all, eating all that pie had me majorly sugared out.  My desire to eat sweets right now is considerably lower than normal.  Nothing like a good pie binge to make you hate sugar for a while.

And, second of all, it was a good practical situation to show me that being on Weight Watchers doesn't mean I can never splurge.  Because, even though I ate all that pie, it didn't put me "over" on calories or points.  It just pulled from my flex points that I get each week.  So instead of the program telling me, "You are such a fatty and all you ever eat is pie and you should be disappointed in yourself" it said, "That was fun, but let's be good for the rest of the week, okay?"

All in all, I'm happy about Weight Watchers so far.  While the website does still seem a little intense and overwhelming to me, I've already picked up quite a bit about how to use it.  I think it's going to be a good thing.

Here's to slimming down, eating healthier, and getting that $100!

3 comments:

Kathy Haynie said...

Atta girl!!

I went to a wedding last night, and noticed myself making different choices about refreshments than I used to in my old pre-Weight Watcher days.

They had baklava--BAKLAVA!!--on one of the trays. They also had brownies, some cranberry bread, other stuff. And wedding cake, of course.

I took 1 piece of baklava and enjoyed every mouthful, and was totally satisfied. I had a couple of bites of wedding cake from Mark's plate, but after the deliciousness of the baklava, I just wasn't that tempted. I thought, "Do I really want to waste points on this?" No.

It's a whole new way of thinking, for me.

Relief Society Pie Night sounds super fun.

meaningfulmothering said...

I agree about everything you said! Even though I've only been at it for a week I already am thinking differently and wanting sweets less. It is so much easier to compare points then calories + fat+ fiber. I'm sure it will come later. Looking at a hamburger as 10 points or a whole pasta plus lemon chicken and broccoli and a side grapes as 9 points. It makes it easy.

meaningfulmothering said...

I agree about everything you said! Even though I've only been at it for a week I already am thinking differently and wanting sweets less. It is so much easier to compare points then calories + fat+ fiber. I'm sure it will come later. Looking at a hamburger as 10 points or a whole pasta plus lemon chicken and broccoli and a side grapes as 9 points. It makes it easy.

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