Monday, December 3, 2012

weight watchers update

i'm still chugging away.

i was very worried about thanksgiving.
although i did indulge (a bit),
i'm still losing weight.
that is one reason why ww works.
(at least for me)

it's been 6 weeks and i'm down 12 lbs.
that's about 2 lbs. a week. not bad.

here a a few new tips i've learned...

1) the weight watchers website and pinterest are great
places to find yummy ww recipes.

2) thomas' bagel thins = amazing!!! pair a slightly toasted bagel thin with 
lots of veggies & 6 slices of deli turkey for 4pts! perfect lunch!

3) crystal light is a life saver! i'm was getting pretty sick of water
and i've cut out diet soda.

4) i currently can't live without frozen veggie steam bags! so easy and fresh!

5) i don't put anything in my mouth unless i write it down
so i can be accountable for it. it totally works.

6) you don't need to cheat... if you track all of your points, you make
room in the day for a special treat. a glass of wine or a hershey kiss.

7) we still have friday night pizza night. i just eat a few slices of 
thin-crust restaurant style veggie pizza, track the points and
work it into my weekly allowance of points. 

i also wanted to share one of my new 
favorite ww recipes...

carne asada tacos

2 lbs uncooked flank steak
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
24 small corn torillas
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/4 tsp ground cumin
2/3 tsp kosher salt

rinse & pat beef dry. trim of any excess fat. place in a pyrex dish.

in a small bowl whisk together cumin, garlic, salt & lime juice. 
pour over beef and use a spoon to coat meat entirely.
marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes.

grill beef until cooked to your likeness (i like medium-rare).

let beef to rest for 3-5 minutes before cutting.

Steam corn tortillas.
i wrap them in a paper towel and microwave them for a minute or two.

while tortillas are warming, cut carne asada against the grain, 
into small, bite-sized pieces.

stack two tortillas on your plate and add 3 oz. of carne asada, 
cilantro, onion, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

(you can add extra veggies.... tomato, jalapeno, lettuce, etc. 
or for extra points... cheese and avocado.)

serves 12 and 5pts. per serving. 

hope you had a great weekend!
xoxo - e 

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