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.
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!
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!!