Tuesday, October 25, 2011

it worked!

This past week I worked on goal setting. Hard. At the start of the week I made a list of healthy goals I wanted to shoot for... for the week. Attainable goals. Not lofty months-from-now goals. Here's what they were:

1) Exercise 3x for at least 30 min each time. Doesn't sound like much, but I'm a gal who's on my feet pretty much all day anyway, so to work in time specified to get my heart rate up and tone muscle was tricky, but I did it. I used my Wii fit and did aerobics, yoga, strength training and of course some fun balance games.

2) Try a new recipe. Done. In fact I tried two new recipes. The first was for a cider pork roast that I found in my Betty Crocker cookbook. {my good 'ol standby fav} The second recipe was one I concocted to avoid the high calorie pizza I was serving my family. I created my own roasted veggie pizza that was only 6 points plus for the ENTIRE PIZZA! And not only was it filling, it was delish! And lucky you, I'm sharing the recipe at the end of this entry.

3) Have 10 flex points left at the end of the week. Didn't happen. But honestly, I didn't think this one through entirely. I had a "girls day" with my mom and one of my sisters on Sunday where we ate out for 2 meals {which turned out to be Arbys & Grazi's}. I used every last one of my flex points for the week, but according to my calculations, I didn't go OVER my points allotted for the week. {and I even had an Arby's Roast Beef and Curly Fries} I planned ahead. Saved points. And ate well. And thanks to my Mom's support of my efforts, she was set with Weight Watchers ice cream and Fiber One muffins. Thanks Mom!!

And finally, 4) Loose 1.8#'s for the week. Well, I did even better than that. I lost 3.2 #'s this week. This program works. I was able to eat well when I needed to, and splurge when I wanted to. And I feel great! I'm now down a total of 16.4 #'s total since I started Weight Watchers on August 30th.

Here's what I looked like the week I started...

and here's what I look like now {8 weeks later}:
{can you see a difference?? The pants I'm wearing are starting to be too big. Being yoga pants they can be worn for a while, but they're getting saggy-baggy in the legs and hips.}

And now for the recipe:

Homemade Pizza {6 pp value for entire pizza)

1-8" Ole' Xtreme Wellness {12g of fiber in just 1 of these babies} {2pp}
-spray a cookie sheet, place tortilla on the pan and spray with cooking spray lightly. sprinkle with crushed pepper flakes and garlic salt. bake in a 425 degree oven until lightly golden brown.

While the tortilla is browning, spray a frying pan with spray and saute' some veggies of your choice. I just did peppers and onions. Saute until lightly browned and tender.

Once the tortilla is brown, pop it out of the oven and spread the sauteed veggies on top evenly.

2 slices of Steve's provolone cheese slices {4pp}
-tear into pieces and cover the top of the veggies. put the pizza back into the oven until the cheese is melty. cut into 4ths and enjoy.

This recipe has so much flavor, and is remarkably filling due to the protein of the cheese and fiber of the tortilla. Let me know if you try it and any variations you make on the recipe!


Stephani said...

Wow - 3.2!!! That's awesome! :) Good job meeting your goals this week. Here's to another great week! :)

colette said...

you look great!!! yes, i can totally see a difference! awesome job!!

Michelle said...

Thanks ladies! This blog sure is motivating me to keep up the work it takes.

emwilson47 said...

Michelle! You look great!!! Keep up the good work!