I thought I would add recipes that I might try or have tried. Today's recipe is

Chinese Egg- Flower Soup

4 c. reduced sodium chicken broth
3 tbsp. cornstarch
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
1 1/3 c. thawed frozen peas

Bring brothe to boil in large saucepan over medium
heat.Whisk cornstarch and 1/4 cup of cold water in
small cup until smooth; whisk cornstarch mixture into
broth. Simmer until soup thickens slightly, about 2
minutes. Reduce heat until broth barely simmers. Slowly
drizzle eggs into soup while stirring quickly in a
circular motion, cook 1 minute and remove from heat.
Stir in vinegar.
Meanwhile, heat peas according to package directions and divide
evenly among 4 bowls. Ladle soup over peas.

Weigh in on Saturday

I had my weigh in on Saturday. I feel good about my 1.6 pound loss. I have a total of 8 pounds lost. I am very excited. It is coming along, but at a healthy pace and I feel satisfied with eating my meals.

I tried a new recipe for apple sour cream coffeecake. AWESOME. I loved it. Tonight I need to make a cake for Anna's son. He loved it. I also am working on making my lunches for the week. I need to start planning a little better. I know tomorrow night have the boys game, so I need to pack a mini snack for the game. I really am doing my best to eat healthy and eat right.

I bought a new pair pants yesterday. They were a petite 12. I was so excited because they fit right. They were from the resale shop and all about that when it comes to cost. Until I get to where I want to be I will be buying resale clothes.

I will be tracking my steps with a pedometer. Today I did 3769 which equals one activity point. That is 1.48 miles. I will be tracking my miles. I will do it as if I was traveling a map. I will start in Houston and head to Dallas. We will see how long it will take me to do that many miles. Wish me luck.

Weigh in Day

Well today I weighed in. I only lost .4 lbs. I want to scream, but I knew with it being TOM it was most likely going to be a weight gain and not a loss. So I am actually happy I didn't have the gain. I will be drinking more water this week, since I read that doubling your water intake will help with weigh in next week.

I am noticing that when it is TOM I have some the worst headaches ever. I don't know what to do to get rid of the headaches except take excedrin.

Today I did buy a new scale. I bought the WW scale. I will see how that compares to my Biggest Loser scale. I have been weighing everything so that will be good, but I really like the fact that it will let me know my point value. I will try it out for lunch which should be right now.

I will see how the rest of my day goes. i do know that I am going out to dinner and drinks with my friends. I will definitely be paying attention to what I drink, etc.

Pretty Good Day

Well today has been a good day with points. I stayed way under. However, I think it is because I kept busy. I didn't sit on the couch and vegout on the couch.

I have been searching for low point snacks and desserts. Tonight as soon as I am done here I will make some Oatmeal Apple muffins. This is a 3 point snack. I think it would be great if this turned out pretty good. I will wait and see. The last treat I made tasted good, but looked like yuck.

I am trying to make sure I don't allow stress to help me find food. If I can just workout my stress and not let it bother me that I feel like I have to eat, I will be on the road of weight loss.

I really can't think right now, that I have no idea what I am writing. I guess it would be best to stop typing before I ramble any longer. It is back to work tomorrow, and I can't wait.

Hard Day

I found today to be the most challenging for me as to WW points. I guess because I was lazy, it was raining, and bored I wanted to eat more today. I went over my points by 3 which is not bad and I did receive one activity point for the day. I am still trying to figure out how the activity points transfer over to points in general.

I did not take a vitamin today and I feel very weary. I am not sure if that has anything to do with it, but I will be keeping tabs on the vitamin issue. I also wonder does vitamins contribute to gaining a little weight.

As for weight gain I did find out something interesting. I know that during your monthly cycle you do gain water weight. However from reading other post from WW people that if you double up on drinking water it helps with the water gain. Not sure how, but it does. Then I read that you can add a lemon to water you are drinking to help you out. I wish there was a way to know for sure. I will definitely double up on water if that is what will help. So I will be the guinea pig for this.

I hope tomorrow will be a better day. I think I need to start off good with a good breakfast to help me through the day.

I threw out a challenge to the WW group. A four week challenge. It is one I have done before but was not successful, so I want to do it again. It is a situp challenge. First week 25 situps. Second week 50 sit ups, Third week 75, and the last week 100. This is a toning and shaping challenge. I will find another challenge after we complete this. I hope this will help everyone start to tone up and shape thier body. You never know.

Well at least I am getting tired earlier due ot the diet and I have been sleeping great.

WW Journey

I started this last year, but deleted all my post. I want this to be the new me. I have decided my journey and hopefully others will do the same. This way others can leave comments on here. I am going to share what it feels like to be a short women in a obese body. That is what my BMI says anyway. Oh well. I might have a few inital to let you know what I think of the BMI.

I have been on WW's since January 3, 2011. I am thinking this is probably one of the best decisions I have made. I am taking control of my eating and my health. I have done WW before, but didn't take it very seriously. One reason might be is I was still in denial with my weight. I knew I was overweight, but assumed it would melt away. Ha ha ha! I started this journey at 164.6. The mid 160's. Yuck.

I am going to be celebrating this week with healthy and wise choices. I said good-bye to the 160's and hello to the 150's. I plan on not seeing 160 unless that is the amount of money someone gives me. LOL.

I hope with my group of WW friends, I will find the support I will need incase I have a bad day. It is nice to know that there are others going through your journey. I would love to hear how others are doing and how they keep their chins up on a bad trackers day.