Thursday, July 31, 2008

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

Raindrops on rainbows and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens.

Oh wait, I'm talking about my favorite things that have actually helped me on my weight loss journey. Seeing others sites with tips have encouraged me o pause from my issues and try to lend a helping hand. Since I've been doing Weight Watchers a long time, I thought I'd past on some of my loves. Above all, I am the parent of 3 boys: a 7 year old and two 2 year old twin boys and I work full time as a teacher. I need easy and convenient while still being healthy. I hope you find it useful and practical.

0 point go to's:
Individually portioned baby carrots

Crystal Light- Classic Orange/Lemon already bottled (the mix-in packets contain aspartame which gives me headaches)

Sugar free jello

Splenda French Vanilla coffee mix-ins

Light Progresso soups

Sugar Free Chai tea

Smucker's Sugar Free Strawberry Jam with Splenda

1 point go to's:

Bing cherries/Black plums/Strawberries/Pineapple

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter- This deserves an explanation. I LOVE peanut butter but I never want to spend the points on my measly 24 point day allotment. This tastes like peanut butter, is organic, only has 54 calories and 1.87 grams of fat and you get 2 tbsp for 1 point!!! So if I use the Sara Lee bread and Smucker's Jam mentioned, I an eat a PB & J sandwich for 2 points!!!! The shipping is a bit pricey but it's so worth it. Here's a link to the site:

WW reduced fat cheese/Laughing Cow cheese wedges

Sara Lee 45 Calorie 100% Whole Wheat

Hershey's 60 Calorie Caramel sticks

Jello Sugar Free Dulce De Leche Pudding (so good!)

Weight Watchers Giant Fudge Bar (Not only do I like it better than Skinny Cow Skinny Dippers, you get more food for less points)

2 Point Go To's:

Smart Pop 94% Fat Free Popcorn

Fiber One Bars (My fav is Caramel & Oats)

Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided Pretzels

Newman's Own Spelt Pretzels (for those who are wheat/gluten free eaters)

Athenos Baked Whole Wheat Pita Chips

Pacific Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Quakers Oats Lower Sugar Maple Sugar Instant Oatmeal

My 3 Point Go To:

Microwaveable Baked Potato- Again, when my family wants something quick they usually want fast food. I only eat out once a week so that doesn't work for me. I make sure I have plenty of these potatoes to make for a quick and filling meal. Here are a few different things I do with them:

Baked potato topped with turkey chili and 1 slice WW cheese = 8 points

Baked potato topped with 3-4 oz. pulled BBQ (made with Ketchup and Coke 0) chicken = 6 points

Baked potato topped with a bag of Birds Eye Steam Fresh Broccoli and 1 slice WW cheese = 4 points

My 5 point go to's:

Clif Bars

Amy's Organic Especial Black Bean & Rice Burrito (can be the one with cheese or nondairy they both are 5 points)

Other things that have helped me:

I subscribe to these 3 magazines:


Weight Watchers


And I love these websites:

Dotti's Weight Loss Zone


spunkysuzi said...

i so want to try those flavors for coffee by splenda and also the pb2 ;) So far i haven't seen either in canada ;(
Nice list!!

Kate said...

thats the same bread I use! I haven't found anything that tastes even nearly as good for a point!

Amy said...

Great post! :)

I've seen those splenda coffee things on a few blogs now.. but no luck in Canada!

Is pb2 a powder? Do you mix it with something to make it PB?

KK said...

I love so many of the foods you posted! Great post and great job all all of your weight loss and running achievements!!!

Katschi said...

I love alot of things on your list but sadly alot of them aren't available here in Canada.
I've never even heard of powdered PB. How do you mix it? In a smoothie? With water?
I added you to my blogroll today :)

new*me said...

your favorite things make me hungry! This is the second time I have heard of the PB2...will be getting some next week :)

Jenny said...

Wow... you are amazing that you lost all that weight! I just found your blog, and you are such an inspiration to me. I know I'm sounding like a crazy stranger... but I just had to should be so pround of yourself for what you have accomplished! I read another post, and just so you know, I would LOVE to have tribal boobs!! LOL At least they could be tucked into a smaller bra and look..... SMALL! I'll get there someday, i WILL.

Maisy said...

That roasted red pepper soup is my favorite!! It's sooooo good.
Great post.