Friday, July 29, 2016

Greek Yogurt Rage

I have never been a huge yogurt fan.  I have tried.  I mean, really tried.  I will admit that when Weight Watchers HAD yogurt, I did eat them and for the most part, liked them.  They were like a dessert (lemon and key lime pie).  But, they were discontinued.  I tried some other brands they were just "eh".   

When I was combing the shelves at the grocery store for yogurt that maybe I might like, and using the barcode scanner on my WW app, I came to the realization that not all yogurts are created the same.  One caramel yogurt was 13 points. 13!  When you think yogurt, you think healthy.  Right? Wrong.

There is a lot of sugar in yogurt. Seems to me if there is that much sugar in it, it should taste better.  Also wrong.  I bit the bullet the other night and bought a lemon Greek "Crunch" yogurt.  I'm sorry but no amount of cookie crumbles and white chocolate pieces was going to make that stuff taste better. Ew.

So, I am going to have to come to realize that I am just not a yogurt person.  Try as I might, it's just not something I will probably ever like.  And it's a shame because there is so much of it out there and the Greek stuff is all the rage.  

It will just have to rage on without me.  

Monday, July 25, 2016


So much happening!  So much good "stuff" happening!!  

When I started this blog, I stated my "why".  First and foremost, my health.  I was heading in a direction I didn't want to be heading...diabetes.  I had terrible foot pain.  I was uncomfortable all the time.  I was so unhealthy that something had to be done.  So, I joined Weight Watchers.  And never looked back.

There were other compelling reasons too...2 family weddings, daughter's college graduation and my 30th high school reunion.  I want to not only be healthier and feel better but also wanted to look GOOD.  

Well, the last event on my "why list" was last weekend.  Many classmates were shocked, several told me many times how great I looked.  I heard someone told one of my besties "Sheri looks so great - she is like 1/2 the person she was the last time I saw her".  Another classmate sent me a message and said that I was beautiful. At least 2 people told me that I inspired them to get healthy.  During brunch, one of my friends told me that I needed to work for WW because she said "I spoke so passionately" about my weight loss.  I was and am so happy.  

I was going to skip WW Saturday just because I had so much going on with the reunion.  But I went because I needed it.  I think it might be much like people needing an AA Meeting.  And boy am I glad that I did!  Not only was I DOWN 2.2 pounds, but I also set my goal weight and I only need to lose 2 more pounds!  2.  More.  Pounds!!!  And once I maintain my goal weight for 6 weeks, I become a life time member!!!!  Free WW!  Woohoo!!!  I think that because I was not only 2 pounds down and only have 2 pounds to lose is what kept me from going off the rail this weekend.  Sure I had more adult beverages that I usually do and I ate out a bit more than normal.  But I didn't go crazy. I tried to still make good choices.   

I am so excited about this.  I am trying to be realistic that those 2 pounds might not come off this week.  That it might take a few weeks to hit the magic number.  But the light at the end of the tunnel is SO bright.  All I can say is WOW!  Go me!!  :)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

On Point

As weight watcher, and having been one for a long time, I have become very good at knowing what the points are in a lot of foods. When I am fixing my breakfast and lunch, I count the points as I put the food in my lunch bag.  I have already figured out the dinners for the week so I know how many points I have left for breakfast and lunch.  And, really, I eat the same exact thing every day for lunch (at least 5 days a week).  So, it's lunch that can be juggled some.  

At the store, if I don't already know how many points are in something, I use my handy dandy scanner on the WW app. Most of the time, though, I buy the same things over and over so I know the points. Sometimes I know how many points are in something but I buy them anyway (like Fruity Crisp Oreos). Ha ha!  

Of course there are times that you eat first, figure out points later. That's never a good thing to do. It's irresponsible. But it does happen. You learn from your mistakes. Or not. But hopefully you do.  

And, a word to the wise.  Even if a recipe LOOKS healthy, don't take that for face value.  Figure out the points using the recipe builder.  Otherwise you will be in for a shock!  

In case you were wondering...there are:
41 points in the Sonic boom box
Roughly 32 points in the $5 lunch Dairy Queen

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I Might Be A Little Bit Fruity

Those of you who know me well, know that I have a full-on love affair with Fruity Pebbles.  I love nothing more than a box of Fruity Pebbles.  Yes I said box. No I didn't mean bowl.  Because let's face it.  I could potentially eat an entire box in one sitting.  Never mind that there are 6 points in a "serving" (which, btw is actually 3/4 of a cup NOT a soup bowl).  A whole box is just a mere 72 points.  Psssh.  I know myself well enough to know better than to buy a box.  I can't be trusted with them.  

THEN I see these little gems while grocery shopping.  

ALWAYS a sucker for the "limited edition" Oreo's, when I saw these I swear my heart stopped.  I started to sweat.  I was salivating.   It was all I could do to NOT tear into them right there in the middle of the isle at Wegman's.  They DID come home with me.  I made myself wait until lunch to open them.

When I opened the bag and got a whiff of those sweet fruity "crisps" (whatever - PEBBLES), I was in heaven.  I patiently ate my lunch knowing that once I was done, I could have my dessert.  The whole time, I was wondering if I would be disappointed.  

I was not.  These things are AWESOME.  They are fantastically sweet and Fruity Pebble tasting.  And, they are 3 points a PIECE! Of course I tracked them.  Of course I limit myself.  I had 1 last night.  Do I want to eat the whole package?  Of course.  But will I?  Nope.  

This is why I LOVE WW.  I have the flexibility to eat treasures like this ON OCCASION.  I can have a splurge without sliding down that slippery slope into a sugar induced coma. 

And good news - these are only "limited edition".  So when they're gone, they're gone.  And that might be a good thing!