Anyone who’s been a Weight Watcher for any amount of time has their “Weight Watcher Uniform.”  Basically the lightest clothes you own so that you have the most loss on the scale come weigh in day.  And you pretty much wear it  It makes it a bit difficult when it’s 20 degrees in Chicago!  I weighed in before work so I’d be able to participate in the meeting at lunch and not spend time standing in line at the scale.   I wore the lightest pair of sweats I own and a tank top and wore that under my winter coat.  After having two good losses in a row, I was actually expecting to maintain, or have a loss of 1/2 a pound or so, even though I knew I stayed on plan all week.  Want to see all my blue dots?

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But check it out!

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I’m back in the 160s! Whoop!  That’s 6.8 pounds in the last three weeks.  I didn’t lose that in all of 2016!   Funny if you actually follow the plan you can lose weight Open-mouthed smile

I was so busy at work yesterday.  One of the secretaries was out yesterday so I took on her two people in addition to my two people.  My breakfast was amazing – steel cut oats, tablespoon of granola, a sprinkle of brown sugar and fresh fruit – breakfast comes in at 7 points.

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Our Weight Watcher meeting was fun.  I hope I don’t talk too much in the meeting, but I feel rejuvenated about the plan so I am just so excited to talk about all the good things that you can still eat.  Like Oprah says, she loves and she eats bread every day!   I picked up a small tomato and feta soup at Pret on my way back to the office because I knew I wouldn’t have time to put my lunch together that I brought.  I need to make a note to bring a “picky plate” that doesn’t require heating up.  The soup, although 110 calories, came in at 5 WW points, and the bread was 3.

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They handed out these WW snacks at the meeting yesterday.  They are mini rice crackers with a cinnamon flavor, I actually really liked them and it was kind of a lot for 2 points.  Look at me throwing the Weight Watchers logo in the pic – how did that get in there?! Open-mouthed smile

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I took a bit of insulin when I ate those, but I think it was too much.  An hour and a half later when I was getting off the train, I couldn’t tell if I was hungry or if my blood sugar was low.  Then I started to sweat, and new I had low blood sugar.  By the time I got home (not to worry, less than a five minute drive home) it was 55.

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Instead of running to chocolate like I normally would, I sat and ate about a cup and a half of grapes.  And then was immediately full and not ready for dinner.  I was busy though – I tweaked my copycat Starbuck’s muesli recipe to make it completely hands off (well, almost!).  My blog post for The Chopping Block is due today, and it will post on Monday (I think!) – I’ll let you know because it is so easy!  Look at how pretty it is, even in shitty lighting!

As I was on my train ride home, I went to trusty Pinterest to figure out what to make for dinner.  I needed to use up some Italian sausage, I had potatoes, and with that search, stumbled upon A Cozy Apron’s Saucy Hungarian Red Potato Goulash.  I did a spin on that for a quick 15 minute dinner last night.

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I wish that was a better picture, but this was delicious.  Super hearty, the broth almost tasted like gravy and it had a nice kick to it thanks to the crushed red peppers.  The whole bowl came in at 7 smart points via the WW recipe builder.  Yum!


I am super excited because thanks to Weight Watchers, they sent me a whole goodie box to have a Girls Night In, complete with wine glasses, craft supplies, an Amex gift card to buy food and wine for the party.  Hannah and I are having a Mother/Daughter girls night in and we are getting our crafty pants on.  I’ve wanted to do a vision board for a while, and what better way to do it with two generations of women!   Stay tuned for the full recap on Monday.

I am actually working at The Chopping Block on Sunday!  It’s been a couple weeks and I am excited to be working a Bagel and Brunch class (hey Chicago peeps! – still 3 spots left in that class!): 

Homemade bagels, cream cheese and smoked salmon? We can’t think of a better way to start the day! Learn, hands-on, how to make these crowd-pleasers, and enjoy a fun and delicious brunch.
Strawberry-Basil Spritzer (Sparkling Rosé Aperitif); Hot-Smoked Salmon with Homemade Bagels and Herb Cream Cheese; Cucumber-Dill Salad; Cheese Blintzes with Blueberry Sauce.

You better believe I’ll be sharing those recipes next week!

Here’s your Friday Feeling!

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