Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday weigh in and running update

Today was my weightwatchers weigh in. My meetings are Thursdays at noon and I have a very sweet friend who watches my girls so I can go every week. Today however she was unavailable and my other sweet friend who I usually call for back up is out of town. The easy option would've been to skip it or go to another meeting but I love my leader and the group I'm in so I decided to be very brave and took all three kids with me.

I gave the girls a breakdown of what the meeting would be like. Mom will stand on a scale, people will talk and clap for each other, and if I'm good they'll give me stickers. They liked the idea of stickers and promised to be really good if I shared. Deal.

The girls were good for their word. They were seriously perfect angels the whole time. I had packed the iPods, snacks, and even bribery goodies but never had to use any of them. They loved it when I got a sticker for my 2.4 loss today! aw yeah!! And Teya was beaming when everyone clapped for me and she told me to raise my hand and talk again so I could get more stickers/praise. : ) I was prepared to leave in the middle of it if things got hairy, but we were able to stay for the whole thing and afterwards Teya said, "Actually mom, that was pretty fun!" Seriously love my kids and so glad they decided to have a good day when I really needed them to.

So yeah, down another 2.4 which is a big loss! Down 13.4 lbs since I started WW 2 months ago, and down 30 lbs since the end of my pregnancy 3 months ago. I credit the solid losses I've had over the last 3 weeks to the fact that I started running again. It's really made a big difference. Last week I ran 4 times. I did 3 two mile runs and a 4.6 miler on Saturday. I'm getting faster and my pace is now around 10:30 min/mile so that's kind of exciting. I feel like I have a million more things to talk about but I gotta get back to the kiddos. So, I'll leave you with a recipe and some pictures of my kids because they're awesome.

Angel hair with Tomato, spinach and Feta: WW points plus 8
1 cup of cooked angel hair pasta
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes (you can also use canned tomatoes if you don't have fresh ones)
1/8 cup feta cheese
2/3 cup of Spinach leaves
sea salt to taste

Heat 1 tsp oil and garlic in a pan. Add tomatoes and cook for 3-5 minutes until soft. Add spinach leaves and stir until wilted.

Toss angel hair pasta in remaining tsp of oil and season with sea salt. Add tomatoes and spinach and the feta cheese. Toss until everything is mixed together. This is so easy, it's my back up dinner when I haven't' really planned for anything because I always have canned tomatoes and pasta. Really yummy and my whole family loves it.

They also really love this guy. He's constantly getting smothered by his big sisters. Such a good little sport : )


  1. Way to go girl! I'm so proud of you and can't believe you are running so much already. I'm doing a 15 min mile right now and by the ends of it, I am dying. Can't wait to get better. I also love all these recipes you are putting up. They look so yummy and your little girlies are absolutely adorable smoochin Camden. Keep up the good work.

  2. Yeah! You go girl! Do you like WW? It sounds like you do. Is it hard to keep up? I'm thinking I'm going to need a little help getting off this extra "padding".... wondering if WW is something I should look into.

  3. Boston next year????? :) I could really use an excuse to head east....

  4. haha he does look like he's just bearin' it in those pictures, so cute, what a sweetie.
    MAN, 13.4 pounds in 2 months! I know how hard you've worked for that. I got back to the gym in November after having Kyle and I just barely hit the 15 pound loss mark since then. So yeah, took me 5 months. I've got 10 more to go to get back to where I started, but I'd love to lose at least 15 more:). It's so dang hard to lose weight. I actually lost the last 5 pounds relatively fast because of Weight Watchers! I'm not in the program, I'm just following what I've pieced together online about it. I used ehow to estimate how many points I can have and then just looked up recipes. I really needed help with portions.. it becomes clear pretty quickly how much you're overeating when you eat the amount your body needs. Anyway, great job, and so happy for you the kids were angelic also, I know what sweet relief that is!