Tuesday, August 05, 2008


I DID IT! I'm a LIFETIME MEMBER of Weight Watchers! I need to go next week so they can officially get me marked in as a lifetimer....but it's all done. I'm there!!! WOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO Todd went with me and snapped a few pictures. The first one here is of me up at the scales as I weighed in.
This is a snap of me signing my name to the lifetime board.
And of course my handy dandy 10% key chain with my charms on it. WOO HOOO!!!!
Well, I thought that the mower saga was over. Not hardly. This morning I went out to mow. The grass was dry, but the ground is just plain and simple saturated. (I had the same problem last week) SO I was being careful. At one point I was swinging around in the mower on a very slight grade. The mower started to slide and I kinda slide into the front deck/porch. Uhhh yeah, I dented up the mower something fierce. I'm OK, the porch is OK (only a mark on the support post) and the mower (other than being dented on the front end) is OK. I actually finished mowing after the 'wreck'. What's next though?? I told Todd he didn't believe me at first. He took it well....could it be because it was only 5 or 6 months ago that he backed up and hit my car (the car that had just come back from the auto body shop after getting the side fixed where the deer had run into me). So he dinged and dented up TWO cars!

Sad..my weight watcher meeting is closing. They are taking away the meeting that I attend. Tis no wonder...the leader was...uhhh...lackluster. The only problem..that was the only meeting that I could/can consistently get to each week at my center. To attend a meeting regularly, I'll have to switch centers (I think this other place has one that I can get to each week). Other than that, I'll simply float from meeting to meeting. Who knows! SO a bit of a downer at my lifetime meeting.

Chocolate Meringue Cookies and Morning Update

Zero point Chocolate Meringue Cookies

3 egg whites
dash salt
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
*Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line non-stick baking sheets with parchment paper, silpat sheets or tin foil.
*In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cocoa and sugar together; set aside.
* IN a large bowl beat egg whites until foamy/frothy. While beating add salt, cream of tartar and vanilla extract. After reaching the frothy stage, add the cocoa sugar mixture one tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until egg whites are stiff and glossy.
*Drop batter by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 tsp cocoa and cinnamon. Using a sieve or a sifter, sprinkle mixture over the non-baked cookies.
*Bake 90 minutes; turn off the oven, open the door slightly (secure with a wooden spoon), and allow cookies to cool in the oven. Remove from oven and store in a airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
48 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat-0.1 g
Cholesterol-0.0 mg
Sodium-13.3 mg
Potassium-11.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate-2.4 g
Dietary Fiber-0.2 g
Sugar-2.1 g
Protein-0.4 g
Each cookie is zero points. In fact, you can have two cookies for zero points. However, that third cookie knocks you up to 1 point! They are not the ooey gooey cookie that I love, but they are tasty.
I weighed myself this morning 178.4. WHEW! I shouldn't be in any danger for my official weigh in tonight! I'll post tonight the official results!
Clean eating......I normally eat as cleanly as possible. And as low fat and healthy as possible. Well, last night I ate at my parents house. I had worked the eating into my budget so I could eat with them last night (the night before I took a lunchbox with my own food...kinda weird but hey, if it works) I ate the food that my mom prepared. It was tasty...but you know.....I'm not used to the higher fat content foods. So even stuff like mashed potatoes a normal dish that I make at home were much more laden with fat (I use skim milk, she uses whole. etc etc etc) Well, we ate and then I headed home because I had a few things that needed to be done here at the house. Half way down the pike...ohhhh my stomach started aching. I know it was from the higher fat content. It eventually settled down...but very interesting.