Thursday, March 17, 2011

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Softies

I got this recipe from my new WW Points Plus Cookbook and Chadd and I cannot keep our hands out of the cookie jar, they are delicious!!!

1 Pt for mine as mine made 50 cookies

Mix together:
3/4 flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon (set a side)

Blend together with mixer until light and fluffy:
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter ( I used the light PB)
4 Tbsp margarine softened ( I use the blue becel)
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 lrg egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Add in your flour mixture

Stir In:
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/2 raisins
1 medium apple peeled and cored and cut into small pieces

Put on an ungreased baking sheet and cook at 325 for 12 minutes.  Yields 36 I got 50 out of mine

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sometimes I Just Don't Understand

So my goal for this week was to stay on the healthy track with eating and to be more active.  Well I go back this past week and re-visit at what I ate each day-check I ate damn healthy, cut out a lot of carbs and replaced them with jazzing up vegetables instead.  Other then this past Friday I went for an evening walk at least 30 minutes every night as well as did my exercise video twice and dealt with snow and ice shoveling this last couple of days.  So I am super pumped tonight to hit the scale at my Weight Watcher meeting and BAM, a whoppin 1lb loss.  I am still happy don't get me wrong but I was really working on atleast a 2-4 lbs loss.  I was a little sad when I saw the little number then told my brain to smarten up and be happy with a loss. 
I am not sure if any of you deal with this at all, but it is real kick in the ass.  This has not been the first time I have busted my ass and result in a little number, but it did not get me down and I am not about to let it get me down.  I am going to increase my walks to 45 minutes this week and stick to being as healthy as I can.  This weekend may be a bit of a challenge as my fiance and I and another friend are headed to Edmonton for the weekend to help move our friends girlfriend back to the city.  With my fiance being with me I know it will be easier to make wise decisions when it comes to food as he will want to make those decisions as well.  I was also get my walking in, it will be slow but it is still walking as Saturday is designated to shopping at IKEA all day.
So here is my blog for the week, hope you all have bigger and better numbers then what I did. 


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Still Here...

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I have come to conclusion I am a terrible blogger.  I need to set a time out every week to write a blog....hmmm now to find an evening that works.  Anyways hang in there I promise I will keep blogging just not regularly at this time.
Last weeks weigh in was much better then the past couple of week but still not something to jump up and down about, I was down 1.4lbs.  I am happy with that as I do not want huge numbers as it said that if you lose the weight too fast it will only come back that much faster, and I will not let that happen.  Thankfully the weather has somewhat smartened up a bit so I have finally braved the great outdoors and have been getting in my evening walks and even more so getting outside with the daycare kids.  However Friday was an exception there was no way I was going out in those frigid temperatures and high winds.  My goal I set for myself this week was to get outside and to be more active since it is slowly getting nicer out.  I am pretty happy as ever night except Friday I have gone outside and had atleast 30 minutes of physical activity.  I truly believe that is a huge factor in weight loss and getting in your water as well.  Speaking of which I need to get my water in for the day.
This past week has been insanely busy with work and my evenings have been packed with to do's.  I have been running after 8-9 daycare kids this week and let me tell you that exhausts a person right out.  But I take each day as it comes and have fun with it.  I am also still participating in my weekly volleyball which I absolutely love soo much.  I have always been a volleyball player since my younger years and I am so glad my friend asked me to play with their work group.  We played pretty competitive on Thursday so actually worked up a sweat and then on top of that I came home and walked the dog for 45 minutes. 
For those of you that have been following the basement is slowly coming along still so much work, so I just decided to suck it up and start doing my workouts upstairs, as there just is not enough open space downstairs to work out in.  I am sure I would fall or trip on something cause I am not always that graceful when I am working out.  As my friend says at times I have 2 left feet.  haha!!  But I must jet here and go and get my water.  So keep on all my fellow blog followers, together we will lose this weight.  It will not happen over night nor will it happen next week or next month.  But we must give it time and soon we will all be celebrating as we have reached that goal. 


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Well it was not much, but there is next week...

Well I was pretty hesitant to step on that scale last night as good ol' Aunt Flow was visiting and she has not been very nice to me.  I feel like I should tie myself to something as I am beyond bloated and feel like a balloon that could float away an minute now, yuck!  I am pretty sure that had a little something to do with the wee little .2lbs that I lost this past week.  It is down and not up which was pretty nice.  I listened to a friend who gave me a little advice, hold back on carbs the week before you are expecting this visitor and this should help.  Well I believe it helped at the scale as I usually am a gain when I weigh in during this "week". 

I am hoping to get the basement semi organized this weekend so I can get back to my Biggest Loser workout, I really miss it and I slept so much better when I worked out or hell when I was able to go for a walk outdoors.  The way Mother Nature is treating us lately we will not be able to go outside anytime soon without freezing our asses off.  My poor dog is dying to go for a walk but like I said previously if her paws get cold she does the 3 legged hop and she is as coordinated as Mamma and cannot walk if we are not able to use all the legs God granted us with.  Maybe if I was not so top heavy I would not struggle...haha!!
Anyways here is to another week and if you don't hear from me in a week chances are I got lost in the disasterous mess downstairs attempting to clean it.