Thursday, August 16, 2012

Closet shopping

Lately I have been able to go shopping in my own closet, finding things I am fitting into once more that I haven't worn in a while.

This week has been nice - I've been on vacation from work, so I'm working around the house and cooking and eating really well. The 2 lbs I gained are already gone again.

The next step in my cleaning routine, though, will be to go through my closet thoroughly. I am going to find all the clothes I can fit into again and all of the clothes I will fit into again soon and have them ready to go. Anything that is now too big will be set aside for Midalah as she loses weight, also (although not the pants. They'd be clam diggers on her, since I'm short and she's not!). The one drawback of losing weight is, unless you already have clothes in your new size, it can be expensive to buy things that will only fit you for a short while as you continue to shrink.

This came about because today I am wearing a shirt that used to stretch across my stomach when I was in slacks. I am running errands in jeans and the shirt is hanging so loosely from me that it is easy to see it is now too big.  That's a happy happy thing!

So this eating right and getting some exercise thing? It's working! Slowly, but surely - getting there.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weight Watchers on a budget

So, I've been off-plan for a bit and it shows in the 2 pounds that have crept back on! With Midalah training for a zombie run and Roo wanting to get back in shape, the 3 of us (4 on the nights Roo's boyfriend joins us), have to get back on track.

I'd like to start training again, too, and getting back to a closer goal weight is part of that!

This week is based off the sample menu from Shrinking On A Budget Meal Plans. Their tagline is: "Family Approved Weight Watcher Inspired Meal Plans for a Points+ Friendly Kitchen".

The cost is $ 12 for a 3 month plan. I do love that they've given a sample menu, though. I'd like to see how the recipes go over first before committing to a subscription (they do have a money back guarantee, too).

I'll let you know how it goes!

Fiesta Grilled Chicken (4 pts)
Creamy Ranch Salad (2 pts)

Everyday Easy Macaroni and Cheese (6 pts)
Marinated Cucumbers and Tomatoes  (2 pts)

Chicken Burritos (4 pts)
Carrot/Apple Salad (3 pts)

Slow Cooker Italian Sausages (7 pts)
Cole slaw (1 pt)

Apricot Glazed Ham (4 pts)
Baby Spinach Salad (0 pts)
Rice (2 pts)

Saturday (brunch for dinner):
Individual Fritattas (4 pts)
Fruit  Salad (0 pts)
English muffin (2 pts)

Cheesy Mini Meatloaves (8 pts)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes (2 pts)
Zucchini Sticks (1 pt)