Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday Weigh-In #1

This is my second post for today, so if you're here to see the Pink Cat Studio Sneak Peeks, be sure to scroll down to the entry below this!

If you're part of the group that is joining me in the Pound for Pound Challenge though, you're in the right place! So tell me, how did you do this week? What were the highs, the lows? How much closer are you to reaching your goal?

The good news here is that I did fairly well this week with eating right, exercising daily (mainly strength training), and not eating late. I could do better with water, and we ate out one night at Applebee's. I had a sandwich, fries, and soup, and ended up gaining that night! OMG! I was so mad! The kicker was it didn't even taste that good to me. I hate it when that happens. All in all though, I've lost 4 lbs towards my 28 lb goal, so I don't think that's bad at all. I was actually down 6 lbs prior to that Applebee's incident, then bumped back up and had to work my way down again. UGH! I guess that's all part of real life though, right?

One of our participants, Pat, has agreed to share some of her favorite low fat recipes with us over the coming weeks. I haven't tried this one yet, but it sounds divine. I love tuna casserole, and can't wait to get to the grocery store to give it a whirl.

Baked Tuna Casserole
(from JoAnna M. Lund book)

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can of cream of celery or mushroom soup -- (Pat says, "I have used both and both are just as good")
1/3 cup skim milk
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/2 cup (2.5-ounce jar) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup canned chopped pimiento
1 (6-ounce) can of white tuna, packed in water,drained and flaked
2 cups of hot cooked noodles

Preheat oven to 350
Spray an 8 by 8 baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray. In large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray,saut'e onion,green pepper 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
stir in soup,milk,and cheese. stir until cheese is melted.
Add mushrooms,pimiento,and tuna. mix well
add noodles
spread into baking dish

bake 25 to 35 minutes

divide into 4 servings.

Each serving equals:
257 calories,5gm fat,22gm protein,31gm carbohydrate,721mg sodium,2gm fiber
Diabetic: 2 meat,1 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable
Weight watchers: 5 Points

So, how did you do? Leave a comment and let us know!


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Lorie said...

Pretty good week for me. I'm an emotional eater (when I'm mad) or bored. Anyway, down 2 pounds this week. I wish my family liked tuna as that casserole sounds yummy!

Dani said...

I'm down 4. We ate out twice and I had more than my fair share of rice krispie treats, so I'm sure I'll pay for it next week. :) Tomorrow is payday which means grocery shopping so I can get things to better prepare for this week. That casserole does sound good, I wonder if chicken would work instead of tuna? We don't eat fish at our house! :)

Jess said...

Well, I lost 8 pounds, mainly by doing Wii Fit and drinking lots of water, and eating less, but not really dieting. I suspect I will see a MUCH smaller loss this week. Great job, Sarah!!!

Kimmie0270 said...

Congrats! That's a great loss for one week. I'm posting in on Fridays on my blog. I lost 5 last week. I have weigh in at TSMMA tonight but with my "friend" I hope I'm not too bloated. Got tons of exercise in though - that's a good thing!

Pat's little corner of the world said...

I'm down 2 1/4.. not very good..but It is a loss and not a gain..Could do better and will..I had butter on my popcorn and I think that was my mistake...but it sure was good "SHAME ON ME".
I hope you try the Tuna Dish and let me know what you think..she has very good recipe...and yes you can use chicken in it..I have..I will do another for you next week..
your big sister..

JenN said...

Not too proud to say I'm the only gainer this week. I gained about
.8 of a pound. The main culprit was the church retreat I was on for the weekend at which there was a long table FULL of junk food. The meals provided weren't that great which meant a lot of grazing. Planning on doing better this week!

Gina said...

I an down 2.0 lbs. I didn't get as much walking in as I had planned so I am happy with that number. Good luck to everyone else!

Janna said...

Sarah, congratulations!!! That is fantastic! You are realy doing a great job!!! And thanks for sharing the recipie! I am definitely going to give it a try!


Becky Carafa said...

I am the same. I've been doing an hour of cardio every day, and eating better and less. According to my sister trainer, it could take 4-6 weeks for my body to accept what I'm doing. So on I push.

Cal said...

I am down 3.5 lbs. I know that I could do better on the exercise front so I am going to work on that this week. I also found and they have some great recipes to try. Breakfast is always hard for me and they have a ton of great ones for me to try. I made the switch from white flour to whole wheat and I hope that will lead to better choices as well.

Lisa Foster said...

WhoooHooo! Congrats on your weight loss! All of you! How great that you support & encourage each other! Recipe looks great too, I'm gonna give it a try!

Kelly said...

Congrats!! Your tuna noodle sounds pretty good! Give a review when you finally make it!

I'm not a gainer, but not a loser either. I stayed the same at WW this week.

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