Weekend! A Look At —Well, the Weekend!!!

First of all, I want to thank my childhood friend Linda Fay Gordon for suggesting a blog post about titled “Weekend” –I’m telling you, those childhood friends are the friends for life!  Thanks so much Linda!!!

Secondly—Happy Easter!  It’s weird but as an empty-nester, Easter just isn’t the same.  It is more a spiritual reflection these days. And YES!!!  Being on Weight Watchers means no Easter Candy in the house.  I ain’t gonna lie.  I miss those cheap, waxy hollow Easter Bunnies and eggs.

No chocolate eggs for me this Easter!!!   But a Happy Easter to all!!!

Yesterday I made more 2-ingredient, 3-point bagels. I’m telling you, these are great!  And they have been placed in the freezer!

I enjoyed one of these yesterday afternoon for lunch. At three points it was better than what I was doing last week…

Eating these.  With a ton of melted cheese. It was my last hurrah before going back to Weight Watchers–hey, everyone needs a last meal!

Instead, I baked a pizza crust for dinner tonight.  I made the crust from the Weight Watchers 2-ingredient bagel recipe.  I made a dough, cut it in half, froze one half and rolled out the other half and baked it for twenty minutes at 375.

Half of the dough is now frozen for next time.  I also finished up the tzazaki I made from the non-fat Greek yogurt I had so the dough has some extra flavor..

I flattened and rolled out the dough but it stuck so I had a brainstorm..

I formed it back into a ball and rolled it out a second time–only this time on parchment paper. Worked like a charm!  From counter to oven!

It puffed out a bit and looks more like a flatbread but it’s fine.  I’ll be topping it by spreading one ounce of Chevre on it, topped with Baby Arugula and slices of poached salmon. All in all, the total Smart Points will be 8.  Six for the dough and two for the Chevre.  The salmon is zero points!

The finished crust. More like a flatbread. Next time I’ll prick with a fork so it’ll stay flatter..

The salmon is already slightly poached. I like my salmon like my steak. Rare!

I’m looking forward, sort of, to weigh-in tomorrow evening. My goal is that I hopefully lost one pound this week.  I look at it this way.  14 weeks at a loss of a pound a week will bring me back to 140 pounds and it took longer than 14 weeks to put the pounds on!

Last night’s dinner was a family favorite that I tweaked a bit to make it lighter for me.  I’ve written about the Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken recipe quite a few times.  Well, to lighten it up, I omitted the thigh meat and used only breast meat.  I served the sauce on the side so I wouldn’t be tempted to load on the extra calories.  I’m lazy and didn’t do the math, but since chicken breast is zero points on the WW FreeStyle program, I figured that with the Sesame oil I sautéed the chicken in (two pounds of chicken—and there is plenty left over), and with the coconut oil added to the chili sauce, the recipe comes in at between 6 and 8 Smart Points per serving which makes it very WW friendly.

This is one of my favorite spicey dishes of all time and tweaked for a bit of a healthier recipe!

Since I refuse to deny myself, I had a gougere—I figured they are two points apiece since they are so small.

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Bonaparte is thrilled that I only have one of these now. It means more for him!

And, added to my weekly points allowance, there is room to enjoy the aperitif of a Kir Royal with my husband!

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No denying this.  At all!!!! T’chin T’chin!

The best part of revisiting Weight Watchers is that I can be accountable for what I put into my big mouth and not just eat without thinking.

On Friday, we got out of work early so it gave me a chance to do some grocery shopping.

I picked up these tortilla-type whole wheat wraps.  They are one-pointers and I made a nice Good Friday meatless dinner of a wrap topped with Chevre, Baby Arugula, mushrooms that I pre-cooked, eggplant that I dry-roasted in the oven and strips of roasted red pepper!

And where did I find these?  Why–at Walmart!!!

I calculated this.  One point!!!!

I’m so thankful that I decided to resume my weight loss journey before my clothing stopped fitting altogether.  I’ll post you on tomorrow evening’s weigh in!

While we were out and about yesterday, I saw the first sign of Spring.  Buds on the tree!!!

Here’s some of the outfits I wore over the week!

It was still very wintery last week.  I was back in tights and a turtleneck but wore my favorite tan suede skirt!

My Good Friday outfit.  Catholic School homage!

and this replica Goyard tote gets a ton of compliments–I can’t believe it!

An oldie but goodie.  I love these checked pants but the fly that keeps sliding opened reminds me of why I never wear these–a trip to the tailor is in need!

A Saturday uniform honoring upcoming baseball season….

…until I was reminded that it was National Stripes day and decided to stripe down and pay homage to my father-in-law Dany Lartigue and Bonaparte’s beloved Stepfather Jean Casadesus!

Again—happy Easter and I hope you got to wear your Easter best and topped it with a beautiful bonnet!! Ahhhh. Fred and Judy–what talent!!

 

About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!
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23 Responses to Weekend! A Look At —Well, the Weekend!!!

  1. Judy says:

    Good luck tomorrow, Catherine!

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  2. Haha… good post..
    Happy Easter & good luck for weight loss 👍
    Do check out my blog & follow if you like the content. ❤

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  3. Michele says:

    140 is low! How tall are you?

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  4. fiona says:

    Have you tried the WW teabread? I make it often, its so easy, I cut the sugar right down and it’s still good. Xx

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  5. Happy Easter love!!! Loving all the outfits- especially the Red sox one! Hope the healthy lifestyle is going well- have an awesome week xoxo

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  6. Q.D says:

    We are having a pretty typical Autumn, 30+ one day, 9 the next (in fact today we have had both extremes), the deciduous trees have no idea what to do!

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    • Catherine says:

      I LOVE CROWDED HOUSE! In Fact, I sang with them at The Bottom Line in NYC. They were bantering with the audience and I mentioned it was a friends birthday. I was invited to sing happy birthday with them–but then again, I was a huge Split Enz fan too!! Thank you for that video!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO!!!

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  7. Juliet says:

    I’ve missed you! I’m been under house arrest with my 90 yr old mother in N Z (no internet, hard 🙂). Now I’m in a motel in Thames (google Coromandel Peninsula – it’s gorgeous even if it is the other island from home). Love the food ideas, WW was going so well for me until we got to mothers… a 90yr old doesn’t take kindly to being told “I’m full to bursting mummy” not sure I can even bend in the middle anymore. Oh well WW when I’m back in Scotland. Love your outfits as always, NZ has quite a casual vibe and it is still warm and sunny despite being the absolute end of summer

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    • Catherine says:

      Hi Juliet! Oh…if my mother were alive it would be the same deal!!! I think we are in for a permanent winter here in the Northeast. The sun has been hidden the past two days and it’s going to be gray all week. Ugh! Yo Girlfriend–I’ll still be on WW when you return so we can do this together!!! XOXOXOXO!!!!

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  8. You make the best food! It sounds so gourmet and I love that you refuse to deny yourself, that is the key to sticking it out. Can’t wait to hear about your results this week!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  9. KB says:

    A very small elastic looped through the pull of your pants zipper and hooked around the button will keep it from sliding down until you get it fixed. Think of looping the elastic ‘larks head knot’ style to keep it from falling off.

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  10. Amelia says:

    Love all your outfits and the added pizzazz of the Goyard tote. Also love the shoes you wore with the Goyard. The pictures of those lovely food makes me want to go get a snack or something to eat. I’m trying to talk myself out of going to the kitchen. So far so good. XO Amelia

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    • Catherine says:

      Hi Amelia. Oh that replica Goyard Tote. Two women in my office are ordering it. It’s amazing and holds a house!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m glad that you are liking my foodie pics!!!! XOXOXOXO!!!

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  11. Marylou says:

    Catherine I am so proud of your true dedication to WW. I also went back to WW and have to loose 10lbs to get back at my goal. Of course Easter Sunday I completely fell off the horse and have to seriously get back in program. Reading your blog is encouraging me to stay in program. I love that you are blogging ideas for cooking WW style. I look forward to see what happens is coming next. Have a good week. BTW you are so creative with your wardrobe and accessories. Love your pearls worn with T-shirts it gives it a classy look.

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    • Catherine says:

      Hi Marylou. See–we can do the WW together! I have a couple of more pounds than you but it’ll be fun! Oh…the pearls and tee shirts go together like chocolate and milk my dear!!! XOXOXOXOXO!!!!

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  12. Can’t believe you didn’t have an “Easter diet amnesty”, Would it make you feel really holy if I told you I ate one whole large hazelnut Easter egg, pancakes with cream, and roast pork with crackling?

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