3 cans corn niblets 3-4 chicken breasts 3 cans black beans (drained) 1 jar chunky salsa taco seasoning
spray crockpot with pam put corn in bottom of pot. place chick (fresh or frozen) on top. sprinkly taco seasoning on top of that pour in jar of salsa Pour beans on top of that Cook on low about 5 hours. After about 4 hours, shred the chicken with a fork (should be tender enough to just shred apart by stirring - or sometimes I'll take out the chicken, shred it up and place it back in the crockpot).
i do not put the corn in but put 2 large cans of green chiles on the bottom and i add one more can of black beans.
i am in great spirits today i weighed at home this morning and i am down 2.2 pounds from just monday's weigh in (at home). so i must be doing something right. i have been working on what we talked about this week at the ww meeting of practicing and preparing for your day. so i am planning out my meals to help me keep within my daily points. i am also making sure i get all my water intake as well. i am still working on going to bed just a tad bit earlier then i have been this week. with all that is going on with my buster dog it makes it a little harder but that will soon pass.
i went to water aerobics last night even though i froze but i felt good that i went, and did not pimp out. i am so loving the water aerobics this year, it a chance to get out of the house and do something for me. i have been able to see a difference in my abs that the are alittle more toned.
so i hope that you have a great wednesday as well.
points~ 3~oatmeal 2~english muffin with jelly 4~chicken cabbage salad 3~55 little gold fish crackers :) 0~1/3 apple 5~pork steak 2~mashed potato 1~green beans 4~root beer float :)
so last nights weigh in was not a big shock to me, but is was better then i thought it was going to be though. so the bad news is i have gained 4.6 pounds since july 7th. it really could have been worse but i am ok with it, i already feel better drinking all my water yesterday and eating better.
i was talking with one of my ww gals last night (she is also struggling right now) about how we are addicted to food and what is the reason for this addiction. why is it so hard to break the cycle of bad eating habits? and my other question is why is it so easy to break the good eating habits? all these questions with not a whole lot of answers but trying to keep the best out look and that i some day i will find the right answers to these questions (i will be old and grey by that time).
i just wonder what it truly my relationship problem with food. i have not had any major events in my life that i would have turned to food for comfort. i do know that i am a boredom eater, so i need to try to keep myself busy at home specially on the weekends so i will not over eat. so one thing i am going to try again to help is write in a diary about all my feeling that i have, sorry i just can't share everything here for the whole world to read.
i think i have babbled enough for today. i hope that you all are having a good tuesday.
points~ 3~oatmeal 2~english muffin with jelly 3~veggie corn dog with ketchup 2~100 cal pringles 4~starbucks 2~100 cal fig newtons 9~veggie pattie sandwiches
well things have been crazy here for me. i think my life will be back to (somewhat) normal again now that buster is home and surgery went well. (go here to learn more)
i got on the scale this morning at home and i am up 8 pounds from the first part of the month. this make me very :( sad that i have not been able to stay focus and driven. but today is a new day and i need a MEETING. i need a good meeting to help me get back on track and to help me rethink my food choices. it is all my fault that i have gained and the reason i have gained is i did not care about me or my weight i just cared about food. i have eaten what ever i have wanted to the last few weeks now and i have not been going to the meetings for the last two weeks. so it's out of my system right i don't need all the cookies burgers and junk food right?
i have a challenge for myself i need to be at 170 pounds by the 22nd of august, the reason being o have my yearly check up with my doctor and want to come off some of my meds and i want to know where he thinks i need to be as far as my weight and not what the ww goal for me is.
so today is my fresh start (again) to a healthier life and to getting back on track and watching what goes in my mouth.
points~ 3~oatmeal (cinnamon roll) 2~english muffin with blackberry jelly 4~chicken cabbage salad 3~cheese stick (cheddar) 0~fuji apple 6~morning star chicken (less) patties 4~hamburger bun with miracle whip and relish 4~strawberry ice cream
i am totally struggling right now and i am so mad and upset at myself for not being strong enough to say no or to stick within my points. so i have asked myself the question can i give up and the answer is NO!!! i can't give up i need to keep plugging along and find a way to get back on track 100% not just work the program when i want to. i need to be working the program each and everyday of the week. i just can't figure out what has changed that i am not able to do the right things. it was so easy before but now it's so hard and i just don't understand. i am happy with my weight now and like the size that i am, but in order to be a life time member i will need to be at 146-117 pounds can i really make it to there weight goal? right now i say no i can't, so is the 146 playing with my mind that i just think that i can't so why not mess up and eat what i want when i want. i am just getting frustrated again because the scale is not moving in the direction that i want it to move in and it's playing head games with me. :( why does this have to be so firkin hard and why does it play with your mind so bad? what can i do to change things mentally for me?
maybe i need to work on my word of the year again. SUCCESS!! i am to have success in 2008, this is my year to shine bright and stand out in a crowd. what is my success each day? this is what i am going to start working on first listing each days successes, and getting myself back into the happy place to help me start loosing again.
points~ 3~oatmeal 11~4 chicken strips (jack in the box) 6~small curly fries (jack in the box) 0~dt. coke 4~starbucks
so i have no more points left for the day so what will i eat for dinner? i will eat more points and try to watch how many points i eat. a nice big salad sounds good right about now.
i have been thinking about this question the last few days mainly because i did not drink alot of water too much pop this weekend :( so i ask you the question how much water do you drink in day?? thought it would be nice to give a piece of help full information on this hot summers day.
How Much Water Should You Drink? by J. Foster
We all know the importance of adequate hydration. However, water consumption requires a balance of sorts and it's entirely possible to drink too much water. Over-hydration and hyponatremia - although rare - can be a problem (particularly among endurance athletes). What do the experts really say about water intake? How can you ensure you drink the right amount? Keeping Count: The Traditional View Guidelines are constantly changing. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine effectively overruled the 8 glass a day rule - with a new report. They stated a general daily recommendation of 2.7 liters (91 ounces) of total water for women and 3.7 liters (125 ounces) for men. This includes water from all sources (foods and drinks). Water intake from food will vary depending on your diet (higher fruit and vegetable intake means higher water intake). Some experts suggest that 20% of water intake comes from food. Here are some tips to keeping count.
Wake up to water--literally. Before you eat or drink anything else in the morning, have a glass of water.
Drink out of a measured bottle or sports drink container. If you know 1 bottle = 12 ounces, you can figure out how many ounces to drink to meet your body’s daily needs. Know your numbers so you can meet your goal.
Track your intake with a loose schedule. Don’t be too rigid, but find a general schedule that works for you (say, 2 glasses in the morning, 2 in the afternoon, and 2 in the evening). This will help spread out consumption and regulate your water intake. Winging It: Using Urine ColorIf urine is dark in color - you are not drinking enough. Urine should be a light color and should occur every 2-3 hours (webmd). The trouble here is; what is "dark" to one person may be "light" to another.
Other Factors That Affect Intake Levels The more you sweat, the more water you lose. So heat and exercise play a major role, and, of course, any medical conditions that may affect fluid balance.
Controversy and a Thorough Debunking In the American Journal of Physiology (2002), Heinz Valtin does a complete and utter debunking of the "8x8 myth". He also goes on to question the need for a high water intake at all, and states that caffeinated and alcoholic beverages do indeed count toward daily water intake.
The Answer?It seems no-one really agrees. May I suggest that for the average sedentary person - there is no need to overdo the water intake. For those aiming to manage body weight - it may assist in the feeling of fullness and thus lead to less food intake.
For those doing exercise - increased water intake is important. Where considerable sweating occurs, then it is very important to maintain electrolyte balance (see a discussion on Gatorade). The Irony While we obsess about the correct water intake, there are still 1,067,789,000 people that do not have easy access to clean drinking water (WHO/UNICEF).
It makes you think. And while you're thinking about that - contemplate the words of Todd Jarvis, associate professor at OSU. "in America we’re spending $20,000 every minute of every day on bottled water." "tap water that originally cost maybe five cents a gallon can be sold now for $4 a gallon." Ever thought about the environmental consequences of creating up to 2.5 million tons of plastic bottles each year? Someones making a lot of money from our obsession with "adequate hydration".
taking one day at a time trying to keep a grip on my eating and controlling my weight. some days are so much better then others, why is that? why is it that you can do so well on some days and on other days you can eat everything in sight and not think about what you are doing. i am trying to have a good day, so far so good i have been thinking about my points and planning them out for the day, and i still have enough to eat a good dinner.
points~ 5~smart one breakfast sammy 4~starbucks (i know i was to give this up) 2~smart one 1~beagle 1~pudding
at this point i am not to sure what dinner will be tonight but i will keep it in my point range :)
and a small gain of .4 which i am totally okay with. i thought for sure it would be 1 or 2 pounds with all the food that i eat over the weekend. i am looking forward to this week and staying on track and staying within my points. i want to work the program lol (sounds like i am a drug addict working the steps)
i am happy with the fact that i have been working out doing water aerobics monday thur thursday nights from 8 to 9 pm then i am doing water walking on saturdays and sundays from 10 to 11. i am feeling myself thinning/toning which is something that i like sometimes more then when i loose weight it self.
so my weigh in did not go so well i gained 1.6 pounds i am hopping that most of it is due to water retention. i have been retaining water here lately and not wanting to drink a lot this last weekend either, so that's my story and i'm sticking to it :) so today is another new day and i have not messed it up so far.
points~ 3~oatmeal 4~chicken cabbage salad 1~apple sauce 1/2~half of a pita pocket 1~100 popcorn 6~turkey meat loaf 1~corn 3~mashed potato's ??? hello dolly bars (i should have never made these)