Monday, January 23, 2012

Fat Loser

So, I've started Weight Watchers.  It's been 3 days.

The good news is I've been able to pretty much stay on target, point-wise, without feeling overly hungry or cranky.  Fantastic!

The bad news is it's been demoralizing as a cook.

I am used to 95 percent of what I cook coming out beautifully and tasting how I expected it to.  I'm used to making GOOD FOOD.  It's sort of my thing.

Over the weekend, I tried a few "new" recipes out, subbing my old no good very bad ingredients for a few more healthy choices.

I made chicken stir fry.  The chicken, sauce, and vegetables were delish and I could actually just eat them plain, and I think I will. Because I also made brown rice with coconut milk.  MEH.  The rice took an hour to cook and still didn't seem done.  Lindsey says it never gets really soft and fluffy like jasmine or basmati.  It's always going to have sort of a "tooth".  I hated it.

Then that night I made spaghetti and meat balls.  The meatballs were good, albeit salty, but that is my fault.  I used whole grain pasta.  Mr. Meat and Potatoes, in all of his supportive goodness, said the pasta didn't bother him at all, but I found it slimy and disgusting.  Again, #FAIL.

Do you know what it's like to be a "cook" and have two meals in one day come out unsatisfactory?

I have a lot to learn, I guess, about how to make this work.

The beauty of Weight Watchers is you can eat whatever you want; it's about moderation.  So I could go back to using regular pasta and rice, but I'm going to have such small portions I'm afraid I'll be hungry all the time.  So, for now, I believe I'll be on a mostly carb-free diet.  The carb choices are just too disgusting.

I've been reading about low-point tortillas, and I guarantee I'll go waste some money on some and try and hate them, but this is a journey and I'll (hopefully) soon learn which "light" products I can tolerate and which I can't.

So, dieting sucks.  But being thin doesn't. Here we go.


Lindsey said...

I believe in you!!! You can do it!

Redhead Fae said...

I do, too.

shera said...

I saw a new tortilla wrap at Checkers that was super low calorie. It came in rye and other bread flavors. I'll update you if I grab a bag today. You can't miss them, they are by the yummy cheese.

Tara said...

Ok friend. I'm in. Let's do this! My mom is back on WW too. This convinced me! Let's support each other! I will be excited to try some if the awesome recipes that I know you will come up with! I'm excited to see what you will find. My family will be thrilled I'm making something they will like too! Good luck! Keep posting great food ideas! You rock!

Megan Stuke said...

Okay! Here we go! Tara, I'll be sure to publish all the successful recipes either here or on my flying fork blog...

Lindsey is a WW pro and she'll be a great resource for all the things we can eat. She lost 100 lbs!

Post a Comment