Today I started back on Weight Watchers. I joined about 8 years ago when I was a lot lighter and lost down to my goal weight. When I got remarried almost 8 years ago I wore a size 6! Now, well.....I'm not saying what size I wear but it's not a 6. And I'm so ashamed and embarrassed....there's no excuse except for laziness. Hubby and I are both guilty of eating out a lot, being couch potatoes and just in general not taking care of ourselves. And as I get older, I know it will be harder to lose weight but I've got to do something.
One of my good friends is going to "hold my feet to the fire" as I start back on on this journey. She is the one that got me started all those years ago and now she's going to help me again. We work at different law firms but we stay in touch via e-mails and phone.
Today she sent me several good recipes for sweets which are my weakness. Seems like every night after we eat supper David and I crave something sweet so instead of going to the Dairy Queen, I'm going to make healthy alternatives for us to eat.
So here's what we had for supper tonight:
Fat free hot dogs on wheat buns
Steamed onions (on top)
13-15 baked french fries (yes, you have to count them out)
And for dessert I made these:
Peanut butter cupcakes!
6 tablespoons peanut butter (you can use fat free but I used regular) - softened in the microwave a little
1 tub of fat free cool whip
Mix the peanut butter and cool whip together until thoroughly mixed
Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners
Fill each cupcake liner about 1/3 to 1/2 full - should make 12 cupcakes
Drizzle with a little bit of chocolate syrup and freeze (I used fat free chocolate syrup)
This was a big hit with the hubs! They are very rich tasting and I could only eat 2 bites!
I didn't gain all this weight overnight and I know it will not come off overnight - it will be a slow process but I'm determined to give it my best shot.
I'll be sharing recipes from time to time and please feel free to share any with me that you have found to work for you when trying to take off weight.