Sunday, March 25, 2012

Losing with Betsy ~ week 4

I have been so busy enjoying the gorgeous weather that I haven't blogged. So, this week Leah maintained, but, she is okay with that. She added more exercise. We track everything that we eat and are doing great with our choices. I am learning to adapt recipes to be healthier. I figure some will taste good and others we will wish we didn't waste the ingredients on.  We had just one of those tonight. They were chocolate mint chocolate chip cookies that were only 1 point for weight watchers. 1 point of ewwwww!
I surely didn't want to end the day with a failure, so, I tried something else. Chocolate mini muffins. They are really yummy! DELUMPTIOUS! They are also so very easy to make. Before saying eww gross, please try them. if you are craving chocolate, you will be happy that you did!
1- box of chocolate cake mix
1- 15  oz can of pure pumpkin
2- Tbsp mini chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 325. Spray mini muffin tins with bakers joy or your favorite cooking spray for baking.
Mix the above ingredients together. drop by heaping Tbsp in the tins (makes about 30 - 36 muffins). bake until toothpick comes out clean. Mine was about 13 mins. (I have a gas oven that seems to run a little hot)
Let cool in pan a couple of minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool. they are 3 points for 2 of them and they freeze great too.

Please try them and let me know what you think. My daughter and I were both really pleased by the taste.

  Leah made painted a tree on apiece of wood that every time we lose a pound, we glue a paper flower on to it. For each 5 pounds that we lose, we glue a button on it. The color of her flowers are teals and mine are yellows, so they complement each other nicely. I will take a picture of it and post it in the next couple of days.
Oh, this week I lost .8lbs! My 1 month total is 12 pounds! Yay! Okay, .8 pounds may not sound exciting, but, it is 2 sticks of butter. 2 sticks of butter gone from my body! I'll take it, gladly!!

I need to get some good sneakers so that I can exercise easier. I did a short jog with my dogs today, but, I kept getting pebbles in my shoes. I probably need something for walking in the woods too. I'm sure a pair of good sneaks would work for that also. I am very anxious to take the dogs and explore the woods around us. Anyone know a company that wants me to rate their sneakers?? ;-)


  1. just be careful i the woods if people are out there hunting! I don't know when hunting season is but those idiots with guns get too excited and shoot at anything that moves. s please wear something bright when you're out there to keep you and the pups safe! good job on the 12 pounds!!!!

  2. ps having to copy the 2 words to send a comment stinks. it's really hard to see the 2 words because of the way they are shaped. didn't know if you could change that or not.