Sunday, November 23, 2008

Fat Ticker Friday - Week 11

Well, late again this week. No change in my weight and for a good part of the week I kept track of what I was having by writing it down. And what about this week? I'm supposed to weigh on Friday? After Thanksgiving? Yikes! I will do my very best to stay in control this week and would actually be happy if I just don't gain.

Next week, I think hubby and I are going to try something totally new - one of the diet methods we haven't tried before and give it at least the first couple of weeks to see if a new way of eating might jump-start our bodies - LOL!

I hope all of you have a wonderful, healthy and happy, blessed Thanksgiving!

You should stop by A Box of Chocolates - she has great ideas for a healthy Thanksgiving meal!

Lisa :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Healthy Recipe: Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Just in time for Thanksgiving, here's another recipe with cranberry in it. This is yummy - I got the recipe off the internet several years ago.

Cranberry Gelatin Salad
2 (6 oz) packages sugar-free cherry jello
2 cups boiling water
1 (16 oz) can jellied cranberry sauce
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1. Combine the jello and boiling water; stir until jello is dissolved. Mix in cranberry sauce and pineapple.

2. Transfer to glass serving dishes. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Chill until set and serve.

Makes 12 servings, approx. 2.5 pts each

Try it out and let me know what you think. It could work as a side dish or even a dessert.

Hope your week is going well!

Lisa :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fat Ticker Friday - Week 10

I am running behind! Of course, if I had a loss last week that probably wouldn't happen, right?

Yes, I gained .5 lb. Apparently I got confused and didn't realize this was supposed to be a weight loss journey. Sigh.

I know I've said it before, but I'm really going to make an effort to do better this week. I must have a loss and I know that it is possible!

The best way I know to get on track this week is to write down everything that I eat and keep track of WW points.

How are you doing? What are you going to do this week to get back on track?

Have a great week! I hope to have a better report for you next Friday!

Lisa :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Healthy Recipe: Roasted Spring Veggie Medley

I love this recipe! I have even included it in my Thanksgiving Menu on my other blog. I don't care if it says spring veggies - LOL!

Roasted Spring Veggie Medley
1 lb green beans, trimmed
1 lb baby carrots (2 cups)
3 medium red onions, cut into eighths
2 large red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2-in. strips
2 large yellow bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2-in. strips
8 sprigs fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon paprika

1. Place a rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil.

2. Cut green beans in half. Spread on prepared pan along with carrots, onions, peppers and thyme sprigs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. Whisk garlic, olive oil, basil, paprika, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Pour mixture over vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Roast for 20 minutes. Using a wide spatula, turn vegetables. Roast until tender, 15 to 25 minutes more.

8 servings
163 cal, 10 g fat, 5 g fiber, 3 pts

Hope you get a chance to try this sometime. My family really enjoys it!

I'm linking this up as a side dish for Tried and True Thanksgiving Recipes Week at What's Cooking At My House!

Lisa :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fat Ticker Friday - Week 9

Well, brief again 'cause I am out of town visiting my in-laws. No change this week - at least I didn't gain! There are only 4 weeks left though and Thanksgiving is part of that! How am I going to do this? I am only down 2.5 lbs. If I could just manage to lose 2 lbs a week, I could end with a respectable 10 lbs. Help! I need a kick in the pants to really go for it the next few weeks.

Stop by Mel's 5 Point Friday to get some healthy meal ideas. And you can link yours up so we have more to try!

Have a great weekend!

Lisa :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Healthy Recipe: Cranberry Nut Turkey Salad

This recipe is good for using up turkey after Thanksgiving or you can just use chicken. It came from Weight Watchers a few years ago. I really like this recipe - nice for lunch or a light dinner.

Cranberry Nut Turkey Salad
1 pound boneless, skinless turkey breast (or chicken), cooked and cut into 1/2-in. cubes
1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 cups romaine lettuce, torn

Combine ingredients (except lettuce) in bowl and mix well. Serve over salad greens.

4 servings, 5 pts each

Try it out now and then have it again with your leftover turkey after Thanksgiving!

Lisa :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Winner!

What a great week of Bloggy Giveaways! The winner of this prize is...drumroll...


Congratulations!! The winner has already been notified by e-mail. Thanks everyone for stopping by and entering. Hope you had fun!

Lisa :)