Monday, January 28, 2013

Week 4: Poject Weight Loss

I would definitely say this week has gone MUCH better than the previous weeks.

I will give credit to:

  • My low-point soup
  • Actually writing shit down
....EVEN when I've gone out
  • And, in general, wanting to actually stick with it

Week 4

Current Stats
Weight: 158.5lbs
Height: 5'5"
Goal Weight: 130lbs
Weekly Loss: -2.5 lb
Total : -1.5 lb

Mini Goal Breakdown: (I'm updating this because I've decided I was being a little unrealistic)

01/28/2013 - 158lbs - Almost made it!!

02/25/2013 - 150lbs

03/25/2013 - 142lbs

04/29/2013 - 134lbs

05/27/2013 - 130lbs

Also, I made a new soup last night that is 1.5 points per bowl. 

Katy's 1.5 Point Corn Chowder  - Crock Pot Style

(I'm following the old point system, so this will not be the same for the point-plus people)

  • 1 14.5 oz can whole kernel corn
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 cup (fresh or frozen) green beans, broken into 1” pieces
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup Mushrooms (I used brown crimini)
  • Medium red bell pepper (I used 2 because I looove them so)
  •  One package dry Country Gravy (for spices)
  • 2 cups non-fat Milk
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • (you can add whatever other veggies you like)
Chop all veggies and throw them in the crock pot.
Add broth
Set to low for 8 hours
After 8 hours combine the gravy package and milk, stir then add to chowder. 
Add cheese.
Stir and enjoy! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mid Week (3 part) Weight Update

This is kind of a random post, but for some reason really felt the need to say something...

Part 1:


I posted the recipe I found/created and would like to share that after day 1 of soup I decided it needed some hard core flavor enhancing. I went home stuck it back in the crock pot on HIGH for 3 hours and it seems to have cooked the lentils better. (from now on I will always cook them on the stove ahead of time) I also added the following:

Ass-load more Curry Powder (I guess it was maybe 2 tbps)
1 tbsp more Paprika
1 tbsp more Cumin
1 tsp more Cayenne
1 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

(so basically anything I had within my reach I threw some in. Those are IN NO WAY exact measurements btw)

Part 2:


I meant to post this on Monday. C and I decided to take our measurements so that we had a starting off point and didn't have to try to guess it later.

Waist: 34.5
Hips: 44
Thighs: 23

Writing this out now I just realized I missed Bust measurements, I'll add that next week.

Part 3:

Weight loss update

Success!!!!!! I definitely feel like I am doing something right this week. I'm pretty sure I'm just losing a lot of water weight, and I'll wait until the actual check-in day to post a weight (in case it fluctuates and I feel like a sack of shit for jumping the gun.)

I seriously attribute this week to the soup and actually writing down what I'm eating. I'm really  noticing that the soup banishes those horrible hunger pains, but I know that I'm only eating 1 point.

Seeeeee  Proof!!!

This, my friend, kicks freakin ass.

That is all!

Except for this, because it is funny... I wish my fridge wasn't stainless steel so I could use magnets on it! HAHAHA!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Week 3: Project Weight Loss

The results were disappointing this week. Though I shouldn't be too disappointed, since I haven't been putting in nearly as much effort as I should.

BUT, even if I screw up one day (or one week) I get right back on it! So that must count for something....right?

This weeks goal...


I really think this should help me determine where I'm going off. My only current theory is wine. Damn wine. You always mess with me!

Week 3

Current Stats
Weight: 161lbs
Height: 5'5"
Goal Weight: 130lbs
Weekly Loss: 0 lb
Total : +1 lb  :(

(sadly had to edit this because I weighed myself a few minutes later and it was 161 so I changed it)

Mini Goal Breakdown: 

01/28/2013 - 150lbs - will probably have to update this... obviously...

02/25/2013 - 140lbs

03/25/2013 - 135lbs

04/29/2013 - 130lbs

Another goal for this week is the low LOW point WW soup.

I caught the cooking bug yesterday and made my first edible crock-pot creation.

We'll call it:

Katy's 1 Point Veggie Lentil Soup 

So creative...I know.

Also, I'm following the old point system, so this might not be the same for the point-plus people.

In case you are interested here is the recipe, notes at the bottom for what I would change next time.

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh whole kernel corn
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced into 1/2” pieces
  • 1 cup (fresh or frozen) green beans, broken into 1” pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes instead
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups (dry) brown lentils
  • 1 cup Mushrooms (I used brown crimini)
  • 1 small zucchini
  • Medium red bell pepper
  • ½ tbsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tbsp. Curry Powder
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
I cut it all that shit up, then dumped it all in the crock pot at the same time and set it for 8 hours on low. 


*It could have used 10 hours for sure
*Add more spices (I don't care what kind...friend suggested Cumin, Oregano, Chipotle Chili Powder)

The best part about this is that you can use whatever the hell you want!

You hate zucchini?! Don't add it!

You love cabbage!? Throw that shit in there!

(This is not my soup, I forgot to take a picture, credit goes here, which btw looks like a great recipe too!)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Week 2: Project Weight Loss

Sadly, nothing that interesting to report this week. I lost 1 pound. I can't complain it is better than nothing!

I probably should do a better job at actually writing down my points daily and making sure I'm not accidentally eating more (or less) than I should be.

Week 2

Current Stats
Weight: 159lbs
Height: 5'5"
Goal Weight: 130lbs
Weekly Loss: 1 lb
Total : -1 lb

Mini Goal Breakdown: 

01/28/2013 - 150lbs

02/25/2013 - 140lbs

03/25/2013 - 135lbs

04/29/2013 - 130lbs

*source for photo

Monday, January 7, 2013

Week 1: Project Weight Loss

And.... I'm back! Taking my new year's commitments seriously!

The top goals I'm trying to work on are all about health. I have finally set up some doctors appointments to meet with two different RE's to get more information on IVF and what we are looking at cost-wise and for a time frame.

I REALLY need to get two of my wisdom teeth out, as I have daily reminders with painful and achy teeth :(

Also, I'm rapidly approaching my 30th birthday (late April) and I would like to get some regular health tests run to make sure I am doing ok in general.

And lastly, but also, importantly, weight loss. As stated in the previous entry, I'm going to try to keep myself accountable and honest by posting a Monday weekly weigh in/update.

So here we go.........

Week 1

Current Stats
Weight: 160lbs
Height: 5'5"
Goal Weight: 130lbs
Weekly Loss: n/a
Total Loss:n/a

Mini Goal Breakdown: 

01/28/2013 - 150lbs

02/25/2013 - 140lbs

03/25/2013 - 135lbs

04/29/2013 - 130lbs

I'm using weight.watchers (the old plan) to do this. It has been the only thing that has worked for me consistently. I will start working out more regularly when I've made a dent in my current weight. Maybe after a 10-15lb loss. I don't want to discourage myself, even though...yes...I know working out is good!

I tried to find a good "before" type picture. Apparently I'm really good at avoiding full body shot photos... I'll work on that....