WW Clubs and Groups - #199 Bale of Turtles Rocking Hard!

04-28-2008, 11:11 AM
:carrot: :welcome3: We are the Turtle Group here at www.3fatchicks.com. We welcome you to join us as we work toward good health and fitness in a persistent manner. As our inspiration we use the race between the turtle and the hare where the turtle was the victor because he didn't give up. We believe in keepin' on even when the odds are against us. We believe in giving each other support. Good luck to us all!
(for Lin and Lauren)

04-28-2008, 11:15 AM
Hi Everybody,
Today the weather is grim and rainy, just as promised by our weathermen.
I'm feeling good because it looks like I've knocked off a couple of pounds since
my last WI. Now the trick, as always, is to keep on keepin' on so that the loss registers on the official scale and then I can lose more weight for real.
Does anyone have tips when in a situation like this? For about half of the week, I can lose and be OP. Then I slip a bit and don't capitalize on the loss.
Boot Camp ideas have helped a lot, but I'm wondering if you turtles have any easy tips I may have overlooked. That's a long way to say, "Do you have any ideas to keep your motivation for a whole week?"
Take it easy--hey, we're so successful.. This club is approaching its 200th. thread. Wow. :bravo:

04-28-2008, 12:19 PM
Judy: The only thing I can tell you is the closer I get to W/I day the harder I dig in because I really want to see a drop on the scale come Saturday morning... that is my big motivation. Not much, sorry about that, I wish I had more words of wisdom for you...

04-28-2008, 05:11 PM
Judy: Wondering if you could give me some examples of things you can eat or make for meals on core plan? I don't understand it well.

04-28-2008, 06:14 PM
Princess, thanks for the hint. I've gotta try digging in harder rather than letting things go.

Cherry, the Core plan is like this:
Breakfast, eggs or omelets, any ff dairy product with fruit, oatmeal, or shredded wheatand ff milk(of course there are many more options)
Lunch: broth based soup and a salad with lean protein
Snacks: fruit, popcorn, or sf, ff puddings, or diet Jell-o
Dinner: any lean meat, fish, or chicken, lots of veggies and a salad if you'd like, some kind of carb--sweet or regular potato, whole wheat pasta, grits,
whole wheat couscous.

The great thing is that if you're hungrier than usual, you can have five or six ounces of chicken breast and not worry about points. You don't have to write anything down. You also follow the eight guidelines that you follow on Flex and remember to eat lots of fruit and veggies. The downside is that many people eat past the point of being comfortable and therefore they don't lose weight. Also, you have 35 points per week to spend on off-Core foods (like ice cream or bread). You can also earn more points by doing activity. This is really the Core program in a tiny summary , but if you have any questions, I'll be glad to help you out.

You all take care and be well. I'll be traveling to see my sisters at the end of this week but I'll chime in as soon as I get back.
Looking for a good WI

04-29-2008, 09:27 AM
Morning all and happy Tuesday... cold here this morning but at least the rain has stopped for now. Went to Zumba class last night... OMG but the instructor was on a mission! Good Grief! I was tired when I got home, had a fruit smoothie and went to bed!

Tonight I will try and get a walk in but am not sure with the weather if that will work, will just have to wait and see I guess.

Judy: have a great time with your sister's... how fun!

Bandit: how are you doing so far this week?

Cherry: good luck with Core if you try it... I never have, I need the structure of points to keep me on track but I hear many success stories of folks that have tried Core.

Have a great day all!

04-29-2008, 11:11 AM
I am not sure if i will switch to core or not but i have been curious what kind of food is on plan for core. I don't know if i could do it either.

04-29-2008, 11:59 AM
Morning, ladies

Nice & sunny up here abit on the cool side, but no rain. Hard to believe it is suppose to get down to freezing for the next 2 nights.

I have been doing OK. Last night made up some chicken breasts & rice to have on hand for lunch. I had some pork, sweet potatoe & cauliflower with tomatoes & corn baked together for supper last night. Then later had tea with 2 cookies for snack.

Judy - my gf is coming tomorrow & I am making your Impossible Veggie Pie with pork tenderloin for our dinner. That stuff is sooooooo good & keeps well for leftovers.

Anyone try any new recipes lately?

04-29-2008, 03:28 PM
Bandit: I found this one on the WW site:

Baked Parmesan Sour Cream Chicken

4 servings

1 lb chicken
6 oz light sour cream
1/4 c shredded Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic pressed
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 c Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Place fillets in single layer in Pam sprayed 13x9 inch baking pan. Stir together sour cream and next 5 ingredients. Spread mixture evenly over fillets. Sprinkle with Italian bread crumbs. Spray butter flavor Pam over this. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Not sure of the points... I would have to put it in the tracker to find out... will do that here in a bit and let you know.

04-29-2008, 03:33 PM
Another one that I thought looked good and easy for a work day. Again, not pointed out but I will let you know.


Serves 8

4 large butterflied pork chops
1 onion, cubed
6 medium potatoes (can use white or red) THICKLY sliced (and I washed them and left skins on)
1 small package Zesty Italian dressing mix
Salt and Pepper, to taste


Spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray and add potatoes, onion and salt and pepper. Lightly toss. Place pork chops over the potatoes and onion and sprinkle the italian mix on top of the pork chops. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

OK....when I first read this one I was wondering why there was no liquid added to the mix and afraid the pork chops would dry out. Well....they didn't and this had the absolute BEST flavor!!! I added 4 tsp of Flax Oil to my potatoe/onion mix.

Could it get any EASIER and FASTER than that??? LOL!!! I put mine on at 7am and turned it off at 3:30pm. The pork chops were literally falling apart!!

Mmmmmm........it goes well with any vegetable and/or salad! Point friendly as well. Without the oil added, I could count them on one hand! :)

04-29-2008, 04:16 PM
Do you all mind if I join you? I'm having a really hard time staying on track.

04-29-2008, 04:20 PM
Come on in and join us Lady Bug! You have come to the right place! Tell us a bit about yourself when you have a minute.

Again, Welcome!

04-29-2008, 04:29 PM
Princess - those receipes look really good. Will definately have to try them.

Ladybug - welcome & I am sure you will enjoy it here!

04-29-2008, 05:46 PM
Hi Turtles,
I'm crazy busy right now but want to welcome Ladybug :welcome3: Let us know something about yourself and we'll give you loads of support. We're all doing pretty well right now and weould love to have you join us.

Hey, those recipes sound better than good! I'm chime in tonight.

04-30-2008, 09:02 AM
Morning all and happy hump day! Very cold here but looks like the sun will be out and it should make it into the low 60's this afternoon. The scale is up for me right now but I guess that is to be expected since it is that TOM... UGH! I am on plan and on track for the week and along with chugging gallons of water to try and get rid of the bloat all should be ok.

The second recipe that I posted should be about 5 points a serving and the recipe serves 8, now that is without the dressing packet that it calls for... I could not find NI on it from the recipe builder but I think that the entire packet is about 80 calories so I don't think that it would add any points. I will figure out the points on the other one later today and let you all know.

OMG Bandit, the weather man covered your neck of the woods this morning, he usually does as you are basically directly north of us... it looks really cold your way! UGH! I am eager to start planting!!! Come on warm weather!

Hope all is well with everyone...

Ladybug: I am 45 years old, live in Indiana, have been on WW for about 2 years now and about 18 lbs from my goal, I may go lower then the 158 that I have as my goal but I will just have to wait and see... it is going to be hard enough to hit the 158 I fear. I am married, have two older sons, one in college and one that lives with his GF not far from where I live. I work for a small software company kind of as a jack of all trades but my official title is project coordinator... not that it means a whole lot... LOL. I hurt myself a while back and am just now trying to get back into exercising... I used to be a Pilates junkie but fear I over did it and ended up with a bulging disk in my neck that is pressing on a nerve, not fun to go through at all but I have managed to get through it with a ton of support from the Turtles! Thank the Lord for the Turtles! We are kind of doing a boot camp thing right now, we have all made up some goals that we are working on and all have a basic weight loss goal and a date in mind... think about that and post some things that you would like to work on or a goal that you would like to hit. Mine is down in my signature line, that way I won't forget where I want to be by September of this year. Very glad to have you with us!

Judy: You sound super busy again! Are either of those recipes Core friendly?


04-30-2008, 10:33 AM
Princess- I definately want to try the pork chop and potato recipe. I love using the crockpot. It is much easier for me to make dinner with two small children hanging on me using the crockpot.

Judy- Looks like your busy. Hope things are going well.

Ladybug- WELCOME! I am 25 and only 5'4" but weigh 220. YIPES! I have a 3 yr. old girl and a 11 month old boy. I have been married over 4 yrs. I am doing the flex plan as of now and i take 1 step forward with 2 steps back. The turtles are a big support though.

Bandit- Your supper sounds yummy. Hope your dinner plans go well. We had it near freezing two nights in a row but it is supposed to be near 80 during the day the next two days.

04-30-2008, 10:42 AM
Well where do I start...I'm Dori, 28 years old happily married for 4 1/2 years with two children. Samuel is 5 and Teresa is 2. I've battled with my weight ever since I can remember. I remember the first time I noticed the size of my jeans was in 9th grade and they were a size 8. I have to say that throughout high school I kept some control of my weight, however that changed when I went to college. Seems as though the pounds just came on from every directions.

I got pregnant with Samuel and gained up to 172. After I had him I managed to get down to 130 on my own. Still not where I wanted to be, but I liked what I saw. In 2004 I moved to AK and gained more weight. When I got pregnant with Teresa I weighed 155 and by the time I had her I was 189.

I've tried WW's numerous times, but never really followed it like I should. It seems as though I did good for a week and then fall off the wagon. It's frustrating to say the least. I'm ready for a change and know that I can't afford to put anymore weight on my 4'10" frame. I'm at 184 right now I believe. I plan on weighing in tomorrow morning.

Sorry for such a long post.

04-30-2008, 11:10 AM
Ladybug: Not too long of a post at all! We love to have lots of posts and share info here, that is the only way to get and show support. Are you going to do the Flex or Core plans? And if you don't mind me asking, are you going to go to meetings or do the on-line program? I have been on WW before also, the difference this time around is that I made up my mind to do, no matter how long it takes, no matter what happens, NO MATTER WHAT! If I fall off the wagon I climb right back on. It really has to be a mind set, you have to make it an important part of every single day. Just my opinion but it seems to be working for me so far. That being said, I think that weight loss in general is a very personal thing and we all have to do what is best for us.

Very glad you joined us, I am sure that you will a wonderful success story!

I do the flex plan, I don't have enough control to do Core... My DH is also doing WW, he joined with me two years ago, lost a ton of weight, fell off the wagon and did not get back on until a couple of weeks ago. The plan works but you have to stick with it... just like anything I guess.

04-30-2008, 12:09 PM
I did the points on the first recipe that I posted and it is 5 per serving also.

Glad that they looked good and may be helpful to everyone.

Have a great day!

04-30-2008, 12:25 PM
Here is one that I just found... being from the east coast for most of my life I love Stromboli's! They call them Calzones out here but they are just not the same... Here is what I found... again, not pointed out, I will take care of that later on but what a fun thing to have on a weekend or when ever!


1 Pillsbury lowfat french bread dough
17 slices turkey pepperoni
4 oz lowfat ham slices (oscar meyer)
sliced onions and red peppers
1/2 cup rf mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

Unroll bread dough on cookie sheet sprayed with Pam. Layer ham slices, pepperoni, onions and peppers, cheese, and seasoning. Roll-up into into a tube. Place seam-side down on cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Serve with 1/4 cup pasta sauce. Very low in points and filling. Makes 4 servings/1 piece per serving.

04-30-2008, 05:11 PM
Hi Turtles,
Princess, the chicken recipe is not Core because of the breadcrumbs. However, if I used ground up oatmeal--it would be Core. Also, I'd have to use ff parmesan cheese. The pork chop recipe is completely core and sounds delicious.

Ladybug--welcome. I'm in my mid-sixties, a married retired elementary teacher with three children--all married--and with three grandkids. I like to read and quilt and I'm making nice progress now that Princess has us in Boot Camp. I do well and then slide backward, beat myself up, and get back on track. I've been heavy for a long time and I've tried everything out there but surgery. Right now I'm leaving tomorrow to make a road trip from NY to NC to see my dsisters. There are four of us and we get along great and love each other. I don't have time to chat now. However, I lost 1.2 pounds this week--had hoped for better than that, but slowed up my exercise and my resolve the second half of the week. I am seriously thinking that I need to add another ww mtg. to my week to help keep on track when I start to slip.
I also think that although Core is good for my triglycerides, it was too much pressure this week and I'll go back to Flex for awhile. Getting weight off for real will also help with my triglycerides.

Okay--Bandit and Cherry and Chrily and Ladybug--take care, be well. My dh is here keeping the house company LOL and I'll be back in about a week. If we get too long, someone just go ahead and start a new thread.
Good luck to us all. Princess thanks a bundle for the recipes--they are all doable. Bandit, glad you're getting together with your friend and am so glad you'll be getting to meetings.
See you soon.
234.6/216/thinner into onederland :cool:

05-01-2008, 08:56 AM
Morning all and happy Thursday! It is going to be a pretty day here today, warm and sunny.... Yah! Went for a walk last night, about 2 miles but it is getting easier and faster the more I do it. I wish DH would start walking with me, maybe he will soon. I have yoga class tonight, that is a good work out and I look forward to it.

I pointed out the Stromboli recipe, it is 5 pts per serving as far as I can tell.

Judy: Have a great time with your sisters! We will hold down the fort here, don't worry about a thing and go have some fun! Safe travels to you!

Bandit: Any plans for the weekend? I will see if I can find some more recipes today... anything special that you like to use as the main ingredient? Such as chicken, beef, pork, etc?

Ladybug: I gained a ton of weight with both of my boys also... that was hard but getting it off is do-able... just take it day by day and keep at it...

Cherry: How are you doing? Anything new with you?

Chris: Hope all is well with you!


05-01-2008, 02:11 PM
Hi turtles:

Sounds like everyone is doing great

Princess - your last recipe looks tasty as well. Thanks for the recipes.
Doesn't really matter what they are about - just like to keep trying new things.

Judy - hope you have a great trip.

It has been cold up here the last few days, actually had to scrap my car windows the last 2 days - that is not a good way to start the day this time of year. But suppose to warm up, but then rain all weekend.
Maybe I can get some cooking time in & make my meals for next week.

Have you guys tried Judy's Impossible Veggie Pie? If not, you should.
I really like it (for frozen veggies I used caul/broc/carrots with abit of corn & peas) & brought piece today with my lunch & a few people thought it was quiche & when I told them what is was they all wanted the recipe.

I had that last night with pork tenderloin pieces & was very good.
Of course, we had to drink a bottle of wine with it, but I was still within my points & counted & weighed everything.

So, Ladybug - how are you finding ww this time around?

Everyone - have another glass of water!

05-02-2008, 08:59 AM
Good morning everyone and a very happy Friday to you all! Rainy here today and not supposed to get much better over the weekend. DH and I got our grass mowed last night and we were going to get the garden turned but ran out of time and energy. Scale is finally starting to move down a bit from having that TOM but it is still not lower than it was last week... oh well, not much we can do about that.

Bandit: I like to try new recipes also! I don't always have time during the week but I try and do something new on the weekend. I did some chicken in the oven last night with some jarred salsa over the top and then served in on brown rice with a vegetable on the side, it was pretty good. I really like spicy foods but DH does not so I have to walk a fine line when it comes to seasoning.

All: have a great on plan day and don't forget to drink your water and take a walk if you can!


05-02-2008, 12:21 PM
Hi turtles - cold & rainy up here but at least its Friday!

Went to my ww meeting this a.m. & was down 4.2# for my 1st week back, so was very happy with that. Even had my wine!

Princess - nice you are dropping, keep up the good work

Judy - hope you are staying OP while you are away

Cherry & Ladybug - how has your week been?

Everybody have a great weekend.

05-02-2008, 02:25 PM
Bandit: HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you, great job!

05-05-2008, 08:54 AM
Happy Monday everyone! It is going to be a beautiful day here today... W/I was not so great on Saturday but with TOM it never is... my gain always hits me at the end of the period for some reason, seems strange as I think most ladies have a gain in the beginning... Hmmmm.

I was up 2 lbs but I am working like crazy to get it off. Busy weekend and Monday has come way too soon.

This is DS last week at college, he comes home next weekend for the summer, it will be nice to have him home.

Bandit: Congrats again! You are doing really great!


05-05-2008, 10:59 AM
Bandit- Wow that is a great loss! Keep up the good work.

Princess - TOM is a mean thing. I am in the same boat as you are. Wanted to say thanks for the new recipes to try. They look tasty.

Judy - I hope that your week away goes well. You will be missed.

05-05-2008, 11:15 AM
End of last week wasn't that good, but weekend was better. This morning I didn't do too well either. However, the rest of the day is going to be good. Just because my morning wasn't good doesn't mean the rest of the day has to be bad as far as food choices go.

05-06-2008, 08:14 AM
Morning all and a very happy Tuesday to you! Had to go and vote this morning so I am in the office early today... All eyes are on Indiana and North Carolina today, eager to see what happens! Went to my Zumba class last night and also got a short walk in, the scale is not moving at all right now so I am going to have a few super low point days and drink lots of water and get in lots of exercise to see if I can get it going again.

Bandit: How are you doing?

Cherry: You are very welcome for the recipes, I will post more when I can.

Ladybug: Just keep at it... no matter what, don't let a bad moment turn into an entire bad day or week. You will do this! I have faith!

I have to run!


05-06-2008, 01:45 PM
Hi everyone

I am doing fine, been busy up here. Had baby shower Sunday and that was good but lots of little sandwiches & treats, of course.

My dd got back safe & sound from Vegas & had a great time. So spent time with here SUnday night & last night she made dinner of pasta & meatsauce which was very good. She is now back to her apt since summer school started today - she is a busy gal.

Anyway it has been sunny and abit warmer, but still very cool in evening & mornings. Hoping for nice weekend to get some more yard work done.

As far as eating, haven't done too bad. But had a few things at shower I didn't need but counted everything. I have already used my flexpoints for the week, so have to be careful not to overdo it.

ANyway, have a great day!

05-07-2008, 08:26 AM
Morning all and happy Wednesday! It is supposed to rain cats and dogs here for the next two days... But I guess that all comes with spring and summer. I have been on iron replacement therapy for months now... UGH! It just rips my stomach apart, but I fear that I will be on it for a very long time so I guess I just need to deal with it... again, UGH!

My mom is coming in for the weekend and to celebrate mothers day, we are hoping to cook out but the weather may not allow it so I need to come up with a back up plan for the celebration meal... not sure what yet! DS comes home this weekend from college and I am sure that he will have a car load full of fun stuff for me to take care of... Blah! Nothing like dirty laundry that has been fermenting on his apartment floor for the last three weeks :dizzy:. It will be nice to have him home though, he heads to Europe mid-June and will be gone till August, at least we will have a few weeks together.

Bandit: So glad your daughter enjoyed herself... I would imagine that there is lots to see and do in Vegas. Sounds like you are on track for a great week! Good luck with your W/I... Friday, right?

Cherry: How are you doing?

Chris: How have you been doing?

Ladybug: Have you been able to stay on plan this week? It always makes me feel better and more determined every week that I am able to stay on plan and not have a gain.

I have to run but will check back on my lunch break.

05-07-2008, 10:40 AM
Recipe that sounds pretty good.

Laughing Cow Cheesy Bake

1 can 98% FF Chicken Soup
1/4 cup low fat sour cream
3 Wedges LC Garlic and Herb Cheese
1/2 cup water
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup cooked chicken, cut into small bite size pieces
1 cup Stove Top Dressing
8 oz no yolk egg noodles

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 2 qt. casserole with cooking spray.
Prepare pasta according to package directions.
Place peas in collander. In a small saucepan, add chicken soup, sour cream, cheese and water. Heat until melted. (Add more water if you want thinner sauce.)When pasta is done, drain in collander over peas. In pasta pan, mix all ingredients together, including chicken. Pour into casserole and cover with Stove Top dressing.Spray dressing with cooking spray.Bake approx. 15 minutes or until brown and bubbly.

Serves 4 @ 7 pts per serving

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05-07-2008, 07:52 PM
Hi Turtles,
I'm back from visiting. It was a good trip, but I drove to NC from NY so I'm pretty tired. You all sound great and I'll respond to you all tomorrow after a little rest.
You are all the best. :bravo:

05-08-2008, 08:40 AM
Morning all and happy Thursday... rainy here today but tomorrow is supposed to be nice... Went out to eat last night with DH, DS and his GF... went to a place that is buffet style but they have sushi and other items that are not too bad but I fear the sodium content was very high... will just have to wait and see I guess.

Welcome home to Judy! So very glad to have you back with us. I'll bet you are tired! That is one long drive!

Hope all is well with everyone!

05-08-2008, 10:45 AM
Sausage Kielbasa
POINTSŪ value | 3
Servings | 8

Main Meals |


10 3/4 oz Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup
10 3/4 oz Campbell's 98% Fat-Free Cream Of Chicken Soup
5 oz frozen hash brown potatoes
14 oz Oscar Mayer Turkey smoked sausage

Cut up sausage into 1" pieces. Add all ingredients together in Crockpot. Cook 4-6 hours. Serve with a side of veggies. Make about 8 1/2 cup servings. If you have time you can use real potatoes and make hash brown size. I used frozen to make a really quick meal.

05-09-2008, 08:48 AM
Morning all and happy Friday! I am having some bad neck pain again... not sure what I did this time... sigh. Taking a half day off this afternoon to get some rest before my mom gets here this evening... really wish this was not happening again but hopefully the chiropractor can help me this afternoon and with a rest maybe I will feel a bit better.

The scale is just not budging one bit and that has me kind of upset... after the gain last week I was hoping to get it off and maybe a bit more but it does not look like that is going to happen.

How is everyone doing? Kind of quiet here this week. Hope all is well with everyone. I am going to make th sausage recipe later today so that when my mom gets here we can have a late meal... I will let you know how it turns out.


05-09-2008, 12:05 PM
Hi Princess - too bad about your neck again. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Did my w/i today & was up 1# - I know I had too many extra's with the before & after shower & I brought home a few goodies as well, but was hoping to just stay the same. But I should know better - if I have more points than my target + flex then I usually gain. So shouldn't be surprised.
But will have to be better next week.

Not doing much this weekend - bingo tonight with my mom then yard work tomorrow. After lunch today I am going grocery shopping and will get stuff to plan ahead for next week.

Everyone else - hope you are doing great!

05-09-2008, 02:37 PM
My weight hasn't moved in a month or two and maybe goes up a pound or two then back down. I am feeling rather discouraged and want to give up but i really don't have the choice to give up so i am still struggling.

Princess sorry to hear that you are hurting again

Bandit- 1 pound isn't bad you will have a loss in no time

Judy - great to hear that your back. Can't wait to hear from you

05-09-2008, 03:56 PM
Hi Turtles,
I was only gone a week, but so much has taken place.

Bandit, :cheer: :bravo: :goodscale: I know you gained back a pound, but you had lost so much your first week! Great. I bet it feels good to be back at WI's an dWW's. I feel so much more in control once I commit to WW's. Good luck this week with your Flex points, etc.

Cherry, don't give up. Don't ever give up. If the worst that you've done in the past couple of months is to gain and lose a little bit, at least you have stopped the gain!!!! Now, trying baby steps I know you'll start to see a real loss. You can do this :bravo: :hug:

Princess, I'm sorry your neck hurts again. That isn't fun. Glad you are taking time off to see your chiropractor. Hopefully he can ease the pain. You'll lose weight soon. I remember that you often don't lose for a couple of weeks and then you see a really satisfying loss. Good luck with everything this week.
And let us know how that kielbasi recipe works out. :chef:

How are you doing? You'll do fine following baby steps.

Turtles, losing weight is really hard and it takes brave people to do it! I know we're all in different places and I had been on a good roll. Now I've slowed down to the gain some lose some, but I'm ready to make good choices again.
What is very cool is that although I was gone for a week I did not gain any weight. That's great for me!!!

Everybody have a nice weekend and those celebrating Mother's Day, have fun. We're having it here this year and I'll make low cal foods.

05-09-2008, 04:35 PM
Judy - congrats on not gaining any weight with being away. That is always a challenge when you are not in total control of your foods.

Cherry - hang in there, if you follow the programme it will work. Just keep trying and remember we are all in this together.

Ladybug - hope you are doing well.

Everyone have a great weekend & Happy Mothers Day!

05-10-2008, 10:44 AM
Hi Turtles,
I'm on site today to see if there are a couple of low fat, low cal recipes for the BBQ tomorrow for Mother's Day. Thought I'd say hi to you all and wish you a great weekend.
:chef: and :bravo:
Boot Camp carries on!!!

05-11-2008, 09:32 AM
Happy Mother's Day!

Hope you all have a great day & enjoy yourselfs.

Yesterday I spent 4 hrs outside cutting grass (1st cut of the season) and raking & breaking up branches. It was a nice day for it then last night went for an hour walk with lady across the street which felt good. So got in lots of exercise yesterday for sure.

I made a ww recipe in crockpot called chicken tacos & it was good. I divided recipe in half & it still made lots. So will have some for lunch tomorrow.

My dd is working today but coming home later tonight, so we are going out for dinner tomorrow night instead, so that will be nice.

Judy - how did you bbq go?

Princess - hope you neck is better

Cherry & Ladybug - are you staying OP?

Have a good one!

05-12-2008, 09:21 AM
Morning all and happy Monday! I did make the sausage dish on Friday to have when my mom arrived, it was good, a bit salty I thought but good. W/I was ok, I was down .6, not great but I will take it. Went to the chiro twice on Friday, the pain is down to a dull roar at this point and we had a nice weekend.

Judy: You sure have a positive attitude about weight loss!

Bandit: Have a great time with your DD tonight.

All: Stay on plan, drink your water and get a walk in when you can.


05-12-2008, 11:02 AM
I found this on the community WW recipe site. Although the warm weather is coming it sounds easy and pretty good when you need something fast.

8 can soup

From the kitchen of SNELSON39

Servings | 6
Estimated POINTSŪ value per serving | 3
Course | Soups


1 - 11 oz sweet corn
1- 15 oz sliced potatoes
1 14.5 diced tomatoes
1 15 oz green beans
1 15 oz veg all
1 15 oz hormel Turkey chili without beans
1 hormel chili beans
1 can rotel


empty contents into a large soup pot (do not drain) and heat through. The longer it sets, better it tastes, 2 cups = 3 pts..

05-12-2008, 11:20 AM
Hi Turtles,
:goodscale: to Princess! Any drop down is movement in the right direction! :bravo:
Princess, I'm trying to have a positive attitude because I know I can do this.
I have proven I can lose large amounts of weight three times in the past. This time I'm struggling, but I refuse to give up. I've noticed a couple of things that are different. I've gotten tips from you guys. My sisters had watched the show called "I can make you thinner" and they said the number one rule is "eat when you're hungry". Well, duh, don't we all know that. But hearing that mantra in my head means that I question myself before I eat something. I have also learned of so many substitute recipes that work for me and pack in fewer calories. :chef: Thanks for being so good about chiming in and good luck for a great weight loss this week. (Glad the chiropractor is helping you!!)

Wow, that's a lot of ambitious exercise. I think you should be applauded for doing all that yardwork and then still going for an evening walk with your neighbor. Amazing! :woo: :hat:

Cherry and Chrily and Ladybug, how are you Turtles doing? :grouphug: to let you know I'm thinking of you. Losing weight isn't easy for most. If it were, we wouldn't be observing so many overweight individuals in our world. But we can do this!! Persevere, don't think too hard about it, and take one baby step today. Drink more water, or exercise for 15 minutes, or keep track of points better. Choose one, do it and feel great about yourself.

Mother's Day was really good. My dd is on Jenny CRaig right now. She had a big weight gain in one month and is trying to knock it off. She would usually do Mother's Day, but I told her I'd be glad to host it. There were only 6 adults and our grandson. My dh cooked (and I bought FF hotdogs and very lean sirloin burgers as well as the regular BBQ burgers and hotdogs.I also bought light rolls and regular rolls) I made a low point potato salad. It's interesting and here's the recipe:

Roasted Red Pepper Potato Salad
(This is Core, but points out to 1-2 points per serving)
Serves 4
1# small red potatoes, boiled until tender and cut into large cubes
1/4c. chopped celery
1/4c. chopped roasted red bell pepper (from a jar)
1/4c. nonfat mayo
1/4c. nonfat sour cream
1 1/2T. skim milk
2T. dried parsley
1t. dried dillweed
1/4t. freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients and chill before serving.
(The original recipe calls for 10 oz. of potatoes, but when I made the recipe the first time I found I had much too much dressing for my liking. I'm sure upping the amount of potatoes boosts the points, but it also makes enough to make 5 small servings.)

I also made a huge salad using bagged spring greens, sliced mushrooms, broccoli florets, grape tomatoes. Also had raw veggies for an appetizer with a red pepper dip. I had salsa and baked Tostito Scoops for a second appetizer. For dessert I had cut up lots of strawberries, pineapple, grapes, and kiwi, made the lemon mousse, and had those dessert shells (only 80 cal. apiece). It was a very WW's dinner and my one dd was disappointed I didn't have a rich dessert. I felt bad, but advised her to bring the dessert she'd really like next time. It was a great day, a got adorable gifts, and it was very pleasant.

Okay, I've rambled on enough. You all take care and do the right thing for yourself. Today I promise I'll be back on the :tread:

05-13-2008, 09:32 AM
Morning all and happy Tuesday! It is going to be a beautiful day here today... yah! I skipped zumba class last night, did not want to take the chance of hurting my neck anymore than it already was. Went for a two mile walk instead and then DH and I took the dogs to the park for quick walk. Will be taking a walk again tonight, that is for sure with this weather!

Judy: You can do it... I have faith in you, you want it bad enough and that is half the battle! Thanks for the recipe, it looks wonderful!

Bandit: How are you doing? Any plans for this week?

Cherry: Just take it day by day and you will be on track before you know it!

Chris: How are you doing?

Ladybug: We have not heard from you in a while, how are you doing?


05-13-2008, 10:55 AM
Thanks ladies for the encouragement. I am still here lurking and reading the posts. I will try to post more. I guys are such in inspiration to me for the fact that you haven't given up and are still moving forward. I am just trying to do the same. Just keep taking those steps forward.

05-13-2008, 12:53 PM
Hi Turtles,
Somehow I lost a long post. I'll try and catch up later, but right now I'm heading out to the aquarium with my dd and dear grandson.
Everybody do great. Today I'm going to work very hard on remembering Boot Camp and the journaling, exercise, and water.
Good luck to us all!

05-13-2008, 01:42 PM
Hi ladies:

Went for dinner last night with dd to a Thai restaurant & had spring rolls & chicken pad thai. I was surprised later to find out that it is quite high in points even though I ate half. But it was very good.

Had different company back to deal with squirrel still in my fireplace. It was getting in through the heat vent on top of chimney, so hoping now that it is blocked properly. Always something!

My chicken tacos in crockpot turned out good & had lots of leftovers which I have had the last 2 days for my lunch.

Sounds like everyone is doing well, so keep up the good work & talk later.

05-13-2008, 04:45 PM
Bandit: Can you post the chicken taco recipe when you get a minute? Good luck with the squirrel... they are super cute and fun to watch but can be very pesky.

Judy: Have a great time!

Cherry: One day at a time... you can do this...

05-13-2008, 06:02 PM
I don't know what is happening. Maybe my computer is wacky right now, but I've posted two previous posts and nothing is showing up. any ideas?

05-14-2008, 08:58 AM
Morning all and happy Wednesday! Very rainy and stormy here today... I took a walk last night, just two miles but it is getting easier and faster, I guess I need to move it to three miles now... LOL.

Judy: I have no clue what is going on with your posts... maybe try doing them on a word doc first then copy and paste them into a post... that way they will not be totally lost if they don't stick... just a thought.

Bandit: I have never been to a Thai restaurant... DH is not big on ethnic foods so we pretty much stick to the same places when we do go out... which is less and less and will be down to none here really soon. Gas prices jumped here again last night, we are at 4.00 a gallon now and the prices at the grocery store and everywhere else are just going through the roof. I really need to start looking for a part-time job for evenings and weekends to make ends meet I guess.

Cherry: How are you doing?

Ladybug: are you still stopping in and checking out the posts?

Chris: How are you?


05-14-2008, 06:19 PM
H:i Turtles,
I'm going to start the next thread because (at least on my computer) we keep on missing the posts beyond #43. So, I'll see you all on the #200 Turtles thread.

05-15-2008, 10:51 AM
Hi Turtles,
Judy doing a computer check