1st Weigh In Day

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Today makes my full first week of Weight Watchers. I will weigh in tonight at the meeting. I haven’t been following the program like an angel. I had pizza, fried chicken, cake, ice cream and a hamburger. Not all at the same time but definitely each in larger than necessary portions. In fact, I was 30 points in the negative for the week.  Turns out the stuff I would normally eat was seriously point expensive. I guess I’ll be measuring my success right now on how little I go over the point limits.

However, even in my transgressions, I have been faithful in my tracking.

It’s a well-known fact that tracking what you eat will ensure you are consciously eating and is the #1 aid in weight loss.

I came across it again in this article entitled “How to Lose Weight: 30+ Fast, Easy Tricks”

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/how-to-lose-weight/

I love the app My Fitness Pal. As you know, I was using that but I just needed more accountability. I found my weight bouncing around the same minus and plus 10 pounds.

I need to pay someone monthly and weight myself in public. I’ve done Weight Watchers before and had success.

Also, I couldn’t resist the commercials showing how awesome Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Simpson look.

So last Thursday night, I went to a meeting and signed up. I jumped right into the plan and counting my points.  I’m starting to remember some of WW tricks but my breakfast is still the same. I’m debating taking away the tortilla because it really has no nutritional value but I just like it so I haven’t made the plunge. Maybe when I run out of tortillas I’ll call that one.

MY CURRENT FAVORITE BREAKFAST

Breakfast Burrito
o 1 Small Yellow Corn Tortilla
o 1 Jimmy Dean Cooked Sausage Patty
o 1 Egg
o ½ Tablespoon homemade mayo with Siracha

I heat up the tortilla and put it on a plate. Then, smear the tortilla with mayo. In a pan, scramble and cook the egg with the diced sausage patty. Transfer onto tortilla. Enjoy!

My mayo recipe came from the link below. I put my own twist on it by adding the Siracha because I love spicy mayo from Asian restaurants. I put this on everything that I can within my dietary restraints. Eggs and mayo may seem strange but it really is good. And for me, I’ve been making my own mayo since I did the Paleo diet and I won’t go back to the jar stuff. It’s very easy to make your own.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/10/two-minute-mayonnaise.html

My Homemade Siracha Mayo

Ingredients
• 1 large egg yolk
• 1 tablespoon water
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice (from 1/2 a lemon)
• 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
• 1 cup light olive oil
• Kosher salt (to taste)
• Siracha Sauce (to taste)

Place egg yolk, water, lemon juice, and mustard in the bottom of an immersion blender cup. Pour oil on top and allow to settle for 15 seconds. Squirt Siracha Sauce to taste. Place head of immersion blender at bottom of cup and switch it on. As mayonnaise forms, slowly tilt and lift the head of the immersion blender until all oil is emulsified. Season mayonnaise to taste with salt. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

After my homemade burrito, I have a Yoplait Greek 100 yogurt. That’s my breakfast! At the very least, I start out the day on the right foot.

I’m off to make my breakfast. . . . Thursdays are a big day for me and I’ll tell you why another time.

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