Friday, October 9, 2009

Best New Recipe EVER...and some other stuff

We just had an AH-MAY-ZING dinner-and it was only 4 points (give or take) on Weight Watchers. That will bring me to my "some other stuff" in a minute. First of all, this Rigatoni with Grilled Vegetables, courtesy of Sandra Lee was so freakin good-y'all! At first, when I watched the episode, I thought, yummmmmm! Then, when I was making it, I thought, hmmmmm, this never turns out as good as I think it's going to. BUT, yeah, it was! And very quick and simple! Check it out.

Now, for the "other stuff." The reason I said 4 points give or take is because there is about 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the recipe-according to WW, olive oil is 1 pt per teaspoon. BUT, you aren't like eating the olive oil straight up-you are using it to saute and grill the veggies. SO, how do I account for this, and how many points should I actually say the EVOO is? B.E.G. and company, share some advice with a sista! Also, I went to my first WW meeting last night-it was very fun and interesting! I loved the ladies I met, and they were ALL OVER Emma. Which was good, because she was not down with the weight loss class at first-I think she was still cranky from her two shots. My leader lost ONE HUNDRED FOURTEEN pounds y'all! That is amazing! We talked about emotional eating and good snack choices for when we are really hungry-it was nothing like I had imagined. I really enjoyed it!

OK, so that is all my friends. Not much planned for this weekend except some SEC football, a little exercise, some cleaning (always!), and chill time with the baby girl! WHO BY THE WAY went to her babysitter for the first time today and did wonderful! The lady LOVES her-who wouldn't!?!!? :D Oh, and I am joining a gym on Monday-sweet! It's right by my work, so it will be super convenient for me to go by there, do my workout, then jet to get Emma. It's brand new and SUPER NICE and some of my old parents from school work out there, so I can have mini gossip sessions! Ha! :D I'm just so glad that I'm finally motivated to DO SOMETHING-I can't wait to take gym classes like yoga and Zumba-I've missed it!!!

Happy Friday and a good weekend to you all! (Could I have any more exclamation points in this post-srsly?)


  1. Congratulations are starting Weight Watchers.. I bet you will do fantastic! Have you every checked out the website It's a great website to keep track of all your food and your workouts and everything. I used it to lose a bunch of weight last year before my wedding. It was great. And you can set up a webpage kinda like you do on myspace or facebook where you can connect with other people trying to lose weight and get support and stuff. It's pretty cool.

  2. You are stinkin' adorable - your energy and exclamation marks just put me in a good mood at 9am on Saturday morning while at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Not many people can say that! ;)

    Your leader at WW. O.M.G. That is hugely inspiring Maybe ask the question about EVOO (Rachel Ray!) at your meeting? I always thought the same thing but just preferred to assume it was higher in points than in reality. Like, I know I'm not doing EVOO shots and I'm not REALLY eating 3 tbsp of EVOO, but beccause I have no clue as to how to calculate that, I just assume it's in my meal and just prefer to estimate higher. This probably is all sorts of jacked up but it's how I've been rolling. I wish I had better advice LOL!

    Emma, where are our pictures of her? You cant talk about babygirl all that much and then deny us our right to see the kid! :)

    I'm so happy you're happy and doing well and looking forward to everything coming up - that's awesome!

    Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

  3. I love that you are gonna go to the gym. All I can think about is college and how you would carry on in the gym grunting and stuff. YOu will love zumba!
    I am SO proud of you for getting all healthy and shizz!
    Now is the diabetes gone yet?


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