You read correctly friends...thanks to the 2 pounds I lost this week (and the 25 pounds I have lost since having Blake)...I am now at my PRE-BABY WEIGHT! Woohoo! But before we get too excited, lets remember that I was about 12 pounds heavier than I wanted to be when I got pregnant. So I still have a little ways to go. But hey...at least it's progress!!
Now, to reward myself for a job well done, I wanted to indulge in my favorite dessert...a banana spilt. YUM!!! But at around 25 Weight Watchers points (thats almost a whole day for a nursing mom, and more than a day for everyone else)...I decided I needed to go with a less fattening option. So, going back through my Real Simple recipes, I found this one...
Frozen Yogurt Sundae with Bananas and Chocolate Sauce
Serves 4Hands-On Time: 10mTotal Time: 10m
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 pint low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
- 2 bananas, sliced
- 1/4 cup unsalted roasted almonds, chopped
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and cocoa. Gradually whisk in ¼ cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring, until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Divide the frozen yogurt and bananas among bowls and top with the chocolate sauce and almonds
This recipe turns out to be 7 Weight Watchers points (362 calories, 10g of fat, and 4g of fiber) and if you have that to spare, it is delicious!! But if you want to shave off another 3 points, you can opt for Hershey's Sugar Free chocolate syrup.
I could seriously eat one of these every single day!! Sweets are my total weakness. Do any of you have any great low-cal/fat dessert recipes that almost taste like the real thing? I would love for you to share :-)
Today's Weigh-In: 152 pounds
Total pounds lost: 27
Goal: 140 pounds
Left to lose: 12 pounds
This was a very successful week, but now I need to get serious about exercising because I know that eating healthy alone won't get rid of the belly. But I need to be realistic so this week's goal is for me to exercise two days this week. We will see how it goes :-)