Sunday, September 25, 2011

So here's the skinny...

Ever have one of those moments where you read something on someone's blog and you think, 'it's like she read my mind'.  I had one of those moments this week.  April over at posted about a website full of 'skinny' recipes.  I had just been tossing & turning the night before reading this, thinking I need to really get serious about losing some weight, eating healthier, moving more.

It's not just about joining another diet program...I've done that, Lord knows I've done that.  It's about me doing something for me, finding what works, being more aware of what I'm eating, making a plan to be more active...just making a change.  I started looking thru old Weight Watcher stuff, wanting to apply some of their points plan into my menus.  I took a bit of break to jump on and read some blogs when I came across April's post about a recipe website called Skinny Taste.  And it was like she was calling my name.  This website has some Weight Watcher recipes, with old & new points values already calculated.  So here's the plan.  We're going to try a few of the recipes this week and then take some photos & do some reviews of the recipes along the way, you know like a Julia & Julia kind of thing.  A very amateur version of that anyway. 

So here are the recipes from this site that I plan to try for this week: 

I don't plan on doing rice with the Santa Fe chicken, I'll be making this into more of an enchilada.  

Let's hope our results taste as good as these photos look.  It will be interesting to see how close we can re-create them.  Interesting might be code for stressful, I'll let you know that as well.  

Anyway I know this isn't a beauty post so for those of you who only come here for that, I apologize but I do have some beauty posts coming including a hits & misses from my recent shopping haul.  

So wish me luck, we're off to the grocery store list in hand!


  1. love it!!! i'm gonna make a post on my site too with the recipes i'm trying also<3

  2. I'm in for a try of the crock pot dish. It's been so bloody hot here that I'm trying to stay off the BBQ (really hard for me to do)and do some easy prep dishes. Thanks!

  3. Great website! I just saw a recipe for carnitas. Oh dear lord...I'm starving! We love recipe posts so can't wait to hear what you think. I think i'm going to print out some too. Eating right can be so hard! I just started boot camp classes and go a couple of time a week and then I play on a football team every Sunday. But i can't get my eating under control so I'm feeling better but I look the same. Same weight...Gotta do something soon!
    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  4. Ok, printed off Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Mexican Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas and Chicken and Mushrooms in a Garlic White Wine Sauce. YUM! Thank you for giving us a new website to try!!

    Jayme @ HLNC

  5. You go, Tracy D!

    I try to do this once in a while but it doesn't last for longer than 3 meals max. But I'm a shameless junkfood lover and have to eat Taco Bell once a month or I would DIE.

    Good luck and eat well! :D

  6. Thank you all so much for your support! I really appreciate it and am so excited to hear what you all think of the recipes you try :)

  7. You can do it !!! That's great wish you super luck and those plates look yummy


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