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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Flowers are Blooming Edition! May 2015

Finally got an outdoors work-out in yesterday, and I feel so much better. I think it was enough to make me 'hooked' on workingout again.

I have also been keeping a bag of "Nut Exactly" in the peanut-butter flavor in my freezer. Each one is probably the size of a dime (TINY) and 15 calories, but I have a few once a day to kill my peanut butter craving.
http://fishernutexactly.com/

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

FYI--Grilled Cauliflower turns into a Yay if you put pepper on it. IMHO.

May 23, 2015
GraceW in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

If I use a real egg, then I add it at the end. If I use liquid egg whites, then through out.

The noodles are a great idea, but I need it to be just light--so I add extra broccoli most of the time.

May 23, 2015
GraceW in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

YAY-Pastrami Smoked Salmon--Just excellent. I didn't even know if I liked pastrami, but indeed I do. ... I probably should have bought the other package because there were only two left, and they were buried/hidden behind other packages

MEH-Grilled Cauliflower--I will try making it in the oven tomorrow, but for now, this was okay. Right out of the package, it smelled great, but then when I warmed it up, it was just soggy, warmed-up cauliflower like any other frozen cauliflower warmed-up.. I don't have a grill so I was pretty excited about this, but meh.

YAY still-Shrimp stirfry--I add in a ton more vegetables and dump some egg whites in there while I cook it, and it is pretty much my emergency dinner for a few nights. I like that it does not have a sauce because it is light and works in summer too.

May 22, 2015
GraceW in Chains

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Flowers are Blooming Edition! May 2015

Thanks all for your ideas and encouragement. Back in 2012 I dropped some weight before a wedding using Zumba links on Youtube.. I think I will start those again. I just do not feel comfortable starting up again at the gym (and I don't know people in my area to workout/walk with) because I could typically go 5 miles on the treadmill or an hour on the elliptical with no issue.

In terms of food, this past week for snacks I have been only wanting popcorn--so at least my diet is pretty clean right now.

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Flowers are Blooming Edition! May 2015

I am not sure what it is: I have no commitment whatsoever. I used to workout each day, and I just do not feel like it. I thought this was a phase--maybe after a few days/weeks that I would return to being active, but I just want to go work, return home for dinner, read, then sleep.

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Flowers are Blooming Edition! May 2015

I was just going to post about that.. because I went to the store just for frozen fruit, on the way home from work, and sometimes depending on the stress of the day some snack items somehow jump into my basket ... on the weekend I can talk myself out of snacks/impulse-buys, but it is hard during the week. Anyway, I grabbed the frozen fruit and nothing else today. It felt so good to stick to the plan.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

I brought it to a party and the same thing happened... people didn't really think they liked it at first, but they kept eating it.

May 12, 2015
GraceW in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

Yes, I have noticed a few hours difference can mean.. no kettle popcorn-chia chips.

May 12, 2015
GraceW in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - May 2015

Mine is crazy too. I recommend Saturday right before close or Sat/Sun morning right when they open (if you don't have Sunday morning 'plans').

May 09, 2015
GraceW in Chains

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Flowers are Blooming Edition! May 2015

Because of my digestion issues, I feel full a lot even after little amounts of food.. so it doesn't take much.

May 09, 2015
GraceW in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Flowers are Blooming Edition! May 2015

I have also been having a lot of hard boiled eggs. I only eat the whites because the yolks taste nasty to me.. but I have been having lots of stomach issues and fevers, and hb eggs are one of the only things I always find palatable. I think I go through 6-10 per day.

GF Expo

FOLLOW-UP: I would definitely encourage one to go. It definitely was worth it--even though it was a lot of sweet-type items and snacks too. It was just really nice to have a room of safe--albeit mostly processed--items. Plus, I definitely left with more than the ticket-price worth of stuff. I also like meeting others who are GF because no one in my family is... and they don't understand it.

A lot of people there had young children with Celiac.. so I would just be aware that there may be a lot of young children running around--in my experience (as opposed to the all adult crowd or foodie crowd at some other expos).

May 02, 2015
GraceW in Special Diets

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Springtime Inspiration Edition! April 2015 [OLD]

It's my fault--I had a bad week. I had a big "gig" for work and afterwards then I celebrated a bit too much and had tons of ice cream and snacks--multiple days in a row. To make things worse, I think that I have been eating too much protein.

Apr 25, 2015
GraceW in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Springtime Inspiration Edition! April 2015 [OLD]

CONGRATULATIONS: new pants! You are a winner. Plus, I don't even know what kolhrabi is--so way to be awesome.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

I would probably die. Almond butter loves me too much, but that sounds AMAZING!

Apr 10, 2015
GraceW in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

YAY-Dates+dill covered goat cheese+candied pecan+Prosciutto... Stuffed/wrapped dates. I made this for Easter, and it was well-received. You just make a cut into the date, take out the pit, stuff it with some goat cheese, stick in a pecan and wrap in prosciutto. I left some unwrapped too.

Apr 08, 2015
GraceW in Chains
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Springtime Inspiration Edition! April 2015 [OLD]

The warm weather does make me want to workout more so that's grand, but despite all of my efforts, working-out just doesn't seem to show. My new trick is, (besides saving more indulgent and rich dishes for the weekend) if/when I consider buying something really unhealthy, then I return to the fruits and vegetables section and see how much 'good, ripe' fresh fruit I could get for the same amount that the 'unhealthy' item costs, and then usually I switch it out for something healthy.

I will say I have also been trying to schedule/organize nice, 'splurge' dinners with friends which keeps me motivated to workout and eat healthy around those.

Apr 04, 2015
GraceW in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Can't Wait Until Spring Edition! March 2015 [OLD]

Is there a link to the APRIL thread? I searched and could only find old threads...

Apr 03, 2015
GraceW in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

That was the last non-gf item I had months ago.. and maybe that is adding to it, but I recall it was AMAZINGLY chocolatey. (Good thing the gf-flourless cake is amazing otherwise I might miss the babka.) I also brought both items to a party recently, and people loved both of them!
Trader Joe's really does have some amazing chocolate items!

Apr 01, 2015
GraceW in Chains
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Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

I HATE BANANAS. Please feel free to have all of my share of bananas in the world.

Although I recently had a 3-day craving for m&ms... all I wanted was m&ms. It was bad. So at least your craving is healthy!

GF Expo

Thank you so much for your review! I definitely think I might go because I am new to it as well.

Mar 30, 2015
GraceW in Special Diets

GF Expo

The GF expo is coming to my town soon... is it worth the cost? Has anyone gone? Please let me know if you recommend it or not.

Mar 29, 2015
GraceW in Special Diets

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

The other two TJoe's in my area are also out..and they said if you want it, call ahead because it was the most popular item for the month.

Mar 28, 2015
GraceW in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

FYI--If you want the eggplant (in the can), you might want to call ahead. I went to pick it up for a party.. and the TJ's said it was on back-order until May.....

Mar 27, 2015
GraceW in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

FYI: It is not labeled as Kosher--only labeled as Vegan.

Mar 18, 2015
GraceW in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

Yes, they had the Jelly Beans, but they were $3.99 or $4.99--and that seemed rather expensive for me (when I'd probably only want 10 or so and then have enough).

Mar 18, 2015
GraceW in Chains

Peanut Butter and. . .

I will also put it out there that my best-friend in college used to make pb&j omelettes.... super odd, but it was actually kind of good.

Mar 16, 2015
GraceW in General Topics

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

I am almost positive that it is... I can check the can tonight.

Mar 16, 2015
GraceW in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

You don't really 'need' to prepare it. It comes in a can with tomatoes and onions--so you can either eat it out of the can or incorporate it into a dish (like pasta or with pita bread, maybe?).

Mar 15, 2015
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