I just joined Weight Watchers and attended my second meeting last night. I lost 5.4 lbs for the week! This isn't my first time with Weight Watchers. I was successful about 8 or 9 years ago just doing their program online. A few years after that we had meetings at the place I worked at. For some reason I didn't do very well that time. I think it was a combination of things and the leader didn't seem real motivating. I have been blown away by the two meetings I have attended here in Minocqua. The people are so nice and friendly and Kristi the leader is phenomenal. She's very good at what she does.
As I stated, I've been through the whole weight loss thing before and it's not fun. I had some medical issues starting in 2005 and because of the medications, I had 53 lbs to lose. The weight gain came from inflammation, fatigue, not eating right and the medications themselves. In January of 2008 I went to a clinic in Minnesota called Slim4Life and by June of of that year I had lost all 53 lbs. You do lose the weight fast with this program, but you have to check with your doctor before starting. Below the recipe, I have added two pictures showing "Before" and "After" from 2008.
Since I moved here I have regained 20 lbs. Moving, boredom, depression, laziness and again not eating right all contributed.
Here's today's recipe. I've made this a million times, but I don't have a picture. If you click here , the recipe is the fifth one down on the page.
Cinnamonlicious French Toast
3 slices light bread (40 to 45 calories each with about 2g fiber per slice)
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 no-calorie sweetener packet
Combine egg substitute with vanilla extract and half of the cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon). Use the egg mixture as an egg wash, and dip your bread in it.
Cook bread over medium heat in a pan sprayed with nonstick spray, flipping after a few minutes. Once both sides are brown, plate 'em, and sprinkle with sweetener and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Makes 1 serving. 3 WW points.
I make this alot and sometimes have it for dinner.
This was taken in August 2007 in Ashland, KY. I started with Slim4Life the following January.
This was taken at Bond Falls in the Michigan UP in July 2008. A big noticeable difference!