Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Saturday, April 21, 2007

I'm chubby... and not liking it right now.!! Last spring I was so proud of myself.. I ran our track.. I lost weight, clothes fit better and I felt better I had TONS of energy... then my son got sick in October and we didn't even figure out what he had til February... I didn't think about myself in those months.. and depression set it.. I gained all my weight back and more... You know what they say.. the weight you lose.. you always gain back more and I did..!! UGH!! So I have decided this Monday to go back on the Journey of Weight Watchers... It's the BEST program for me!! I know that I would do ok on my own.. but I need the accountability and the justification of spending the money! My hubby supports me 100% and tells me I'm beautiful just the way I am... awwww... but when my clothes don't fit.. and summer is coming I don't want to feel frumpy and feel like I have to hide! I have let the enemy sneak in and cover my emptiness and sorrow with food... Psalm 18:17 "He rescued me from my powerful enemy" my powerful enemy is food! Soooo all my bloggy friends.. can you keep me accountable and ask how it's going? I really truly honestly want to be successful this time!! I don't want to give up!! On that note.. I have to scoot to a friends for dinner and a birthday cake.. yikes...

side dishes
Was POINTS® Value: 6Now POINTS® Value: 4Servings: 4Preparation Time: 12 minCooking Time: 10 minLevel of Difficulty: Moderate

Don't bust your waistline with high-fat, fried cheese sticks. Our slimmed-down version hits the spot and is much healthier for you.
2 sprays olive oil cooking spray, divided
8 oz canned tomato sauce
2 tsp ground oregano, divided
3 slice reduced-calorie wheat bread, torn
1 tsp dried thyme
8 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 finger-like strips
2 Tbsp honey mustard
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a small saucepan, combine tomato sauce and 1 teaspoon of oregano; set pan over low heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine bread, remaining teaspoon of oregano and thyme; process until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Place crumbs in a shallow bowl. (Tip: Use the ends of the loaf of bread for the bread crumbs since those slices are often uneaten.)
Coat cheese sticks with honey mustard. Transfer cheese to bread crumb mixture and turn to coat. Arrange cheese on prepared baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray.
Bake until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with warmed tomato sauce on the side. Yields 2 cheese sticks and about 1/4 cup of sauce per serving.


Susanne said...

Cheering you on in your weight watcher's adventure! I need to do something too. *sigh*

BTW, your comment on my post on the condiment meme? Wow, that was pretty good. You pegged me quite well. It was surprizing!

Mere said...

Thanks for finding the son for me!! I LOVE third day...saw them in concert last year!! I do WW too!!


the real ~Roxann~ said...

I know you can do it!!!! Good luck w/ Weight Watchers. I did well on their program, as well!!


Cris said...

You can count on me. We can hold each other accountable. ;)

cajunquilter said...

oh sweetie, don't be so hard on yourself! You have been through alot. I have faith that you will do it again. And I will keep you accountable and you can keep me accountable as I start back up too.


Miss French Jessica said...

Ah, I can so commiserate on the weight thing. Maybe we could all keep each other accountable! I need to get back to the gym. After my hurt back last week, I was told to stay away for about 3 weeks, but I think I'll try for the end of this week and see how it is. Good luck in your journey. It's so hard! Oh, and YAY for the sun! :)

Heather said...

You're going to do great!! You are motivated, that's half the battle! Oh and when are we setting up your daughter with my brother? heehee!