Tuesday, June 22, 2010

weight watchers and margaritaville

so after reading this inspiring post over on Puttin' On The Grits, i decided to go back to my good old friend...Weight Watchers.  i've never been very good at doing WW, but since you guys know that i'm moving into my own place now i really need to branch out with ways that i keep myself entertained, and one of these may just be COOKING.  i know, i know...my success with burning down microwaves (melted two in one year...le sigh) does not bode well for the future of my apartment complex.  regardless.  i think a great thing about both joining weight watchers and living alone will be that i will have a lot more reason to cook and fewer reasons to depend on processed/frozen foods like i usually do.  based on the height and weight that i entered in (which are from my last weigh in, and i said my height was 5'7 even though i keep measuring in at 5'8 during weigh ins at work) i get 22 points a day and 35 extra (flex points) a week.  today, i ate:
breakfast: my delicious english muffin and one slice of kraft 2% reduced fat cheese = 2.25 points (calculated as one englsih muffin is 1 point and two slices of cheese are 2.5 points. during the day i consumed two slices of cheese on two separate english muffins, hence the quarter point possibility)
snack: another one. ha. they're irresistable. = 2.25 points
lunch: smart ones english muffin sandwich = 4 points
morningstar farms asian veggie pattie = 2 points
snack: clif mojo trail mix bar = 4 points (this was unfortunately a fairly poor choice because the high fat content means that a 180 calorie bar has as many points as something else a lot larger/more filling)
dinner: rubio's roasted veggie salad (i had them put the dressing on the side and only dipped my fork into it as opposed to actually dressing it...i also subbed shrimp for chicken but assume the calorie/points value is fairly similar) = 6 points
100 calorie pack of popcorn = 1 point 
dessert: mcdonald's ice cream cone! = 3 points
 so! this puts me at 22 points plus 2.5 flex points for the day, and i'm *so* full!
and also, quite honestly, another inspiration for this cooking obsession (i was obviously at work all day so i couldn't cook at all unfortunately) has partially been my best friend and old roommate (well, 'old' come july 1), beckyher blog is full of exciting recipe experiments and she's a recent vegan, so they're all very healthy. 
guess what i got!!!!!!!!!!!! 
the key west margaritaville margarita maker!!  it can make 1, 2, or 3 servings, and because the ice is shaved, not chopped (like a blender), it makes beYOND restaurant quality beverages!! I WAS SO EXCITED I BOUGHT TWO!! i got the bahamas margaritaville margarita maker for my parents as a christmas present, but i was so freaking excited i couldn't resist calling my mom and telling her and insisting that she and dadsy accept an early gift.  after all, who wants a margarita maker in December?!

best news ever - my brazilian blowout appointment is for 4pm tomorrow, so i should be able to post pictures and a review by thursday or friday!  i think i'll wait till friday because i close at lilly on thursday and i really want to find out which sororities are doing the totes and scarves so i can tell y'all!

i have a super fun rest of the week planned - hair appointment at four tomorrow, trainer appointment at 630 (i wonder if bob will be mad when i clearly don't have any interest in sweating?), lilly on thursday, boyf's work party on friday afternoon, saturday we'll probably go to the san diego fair (free tickets!) with his friends, sunday pool day at the new complex with the girls...love san diego summer!  can't wait to take pics of my new place btw - y'all will LOVE!



Southern Lilly Lover said...

One of my girlfriends has that margarita maker and we all congregate at her place in the summer to use it! They are delicious. Now, if only we could find a mixer with less than 1000 (okay, exaggeration) calories, we would be set!
Good luck on the dieting, I hope to follow your example and stay on mine as well!

Juliana said...

Weight Watcher's? You look amazing.

BTW-your hair is so long and pretty. It's going to look even better with your BB babe!

California Wife said...

My parents also have a Margarita Machine like yours, and it is perfect! They make the best daquiris ever!

J and A said...

Girl, you don't need WW, you look ah-mazing. But good for you.
We have a Marg machine just like yours at the lake and they are great! Makes great frozen lemonade too. Yum.

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

I think I would be terrible at WW, but you seem to have it down...although it doesn't look like you need it AT ALL!

Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Becky said...

I'm so excited to read your post and your motivation for cooking experiments!! We can help each other out and share extras (since you're only moving ONE block away). Annnnnnd.... I can't WAIT for Sunday Margarita Funday at your new pool! I'm already brainstorming all sorts of fun drink mixes we can make with your machine (since I think tequila is bleeeeh).

Marian said...

I can't wait for pictures of the new place AND the hair!!! I really really can't wait for pictures of the hair!!!

Have a lovely weekend

Virginia Belle said...

So jealous of your new purchase! My in-laws have the Margaritaville one and it makes the most delicious drinks. Enjoy!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have been sucking at weight watchers. I cant believe youre on it you look fabulous! That margarita maker is to die for!


Fashion Nicotine said...

Nice picture!

I'm having another CSN giveaway at my blog, check it out if you like ;)

The Boob Nazi said...

I'm actually eating a Morning Star veggie patty right now with a bagel and egg whites. I want my turkey sausage back. boo

Ali said...

I laughed out loud when you said you bought 2 hahahahahaha!

You and Mr. Trip are too cute!

I'm thinking of doing WW too, however we don't have a weigh in facility here- and lord knows I'd pretend to see 109 instead of 190 on the scale if I have to do it on my own.

Looking forward to hearing about that blowout!