Daily Archives: January 20, 2012

A Weigh-In Update and A New Snack

I know I’ve gushed about my Weight Watchers meeting before, but I just cannot express how much the meetings help me.  It makes every week a fresh start, but it’s more than that.  It’s an opportunity to vent my frustrations, to share motivation and to celebrate little accomplishments that add up to big success.

This week, I tracked my food and exercised, and I showed a 3.2 pound loss, and I’m determined to show another good loss next week.

Wednesday night, I felt like snacking so I tried something new – roasted spinach chips.  And it was fantastic!  Here’s what I did…

I placed 5 cups of spinach in a zip-loc bag with a teaspoon of olive oil and a little dash of salt and shook it up.  After the spinach was coated, I placed it on a cookie sheet and baked it on 300 degrees for about 15 minutes.  The spinach seemed soggy as I used the spatula to remove it from the pan, but it got crispy pretty quickly.  And it was delicious so I made it again last night.  Next time, I’ll make it without salt.

Picture Courtesy of Cooking-Books.blogspot.com

I forgot to take pictures the first time I made them, and now I can’t find my card reader so I borrowed a photo from cooking-books.blogspot.com  though I didn’t use that recipe.  And honestly, this picture is prettier than mine anyway. =)  Now i’m excited to roast kale and baby bok choy and other leafy greens too!

My workout schedule has been crazy this week so I plan to exercise much earlier today.  There were a couple of days in this week in which I didn’t exercise until midnight.  And while I’m glad that I got it done, I know that I need to get it done earlier so I can rest better when I sleep.

How’s your week going?  Are you working out? Eating well?  Do you need encouragement?  What’s new?