Joined March 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
200.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
200.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
160.0 lb
Still to go: 40.0 lb
I heard about this website at a Weight Watchers meeting and it's awesome. The support has been amazing and I like the recipes. It's so great to have people that can really relate to the whole weight loss journey thing. About me:
- I from Ontario, Canada
- I am an RN with my BScN and I am back in school to get my MN
- I am more concerned about adapting a healthy lifestyle then sheading the weight. Seeing firsthand through my career the devastating health outcomes of obesity has motivated me to change my lifestyle while I am still young.
- I work a lot and have a dog.
- I love the gym but exercise time is hard to fit into my crazy schedule
- I need a vacation!
- I read nutrition labels and make meal plans to try and follow.
- I love to cook and get a new great recipe.


melissa88's Weight History

melissa88's Latest Member Challenges

  10lbs in July!
status: Completed
ended: 29 Jul 09
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last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up
last weighin: gaining 0.5 lb a week Up

melissa88's Cookbook

cals: 58kcal | fat: 2.45g | carbs: 8.48g | prot: 1.93g
Chinese Style Hot & Spicy Green Beans
Make these tasty green beans as spicy as you wish by adding more or less hot chili flakes.
cals: 120kcal | fat: 5.88g | carbs: 15.32g | prot: 2.84g
No Sugar Oatmeal Apple Muffins
Tantalizing low GI muffins with plenty of goodness but no added sugar.
cals: 43kcal | fat: 4.69g | carbs: 0.78g | prot: 0.07g
Adobo Rub
A spicy Mexican rub great on grilled chicken, steak or tofu.
cals: 206kcal | fat: 3.53g | carbs: 34.56g | prot: 9.29g
Applesauce Waffles
Healthy, hearty and delicious waffles.
cals: 140kcal | fat: 3.20g | carbs: 23.78g | prot: 5.32g
Sweet Potato Bread with Pumpkin Seeds
A delicious whole wheat bread made from sweet potato and pumpkin seeds.
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melissa88's Latest Posts

I started doing Zumba weekly at the gym about a month ago. It is awesome! The workout goes by so fast and it is so much fun. However, I still like to do cardio before the class and some weights after.
posted 08 Jun 2009, 22:52
weight watchers favorite food or must haves!!
Best shopping list you can use is the one at the back of your weekly tracker, thats what I use and its awesome.

- Salsa is the best (i use it on salads, in omlets, baked potatoes (salsa + cottage cheese), for a snack with celery, in soup, the possibilities are endless)

- Hummus (great on wraps, for a veggie dip, on toast)I usually make my own its way cheaper then store bought
1 can garbanzo beans
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp fat free plain yogurt (you can put a little more to make it creamier)
pepper to taste
lemon juice to taste
^makes 2 servings, each serving is 5 points. it fills you up and has a lot of nutrients.

- Try to eat as much filling foods as you can. They are the best nutrients wise and fill you up. They will be the ones in green writing in any food lists.

- Popcorn I eat almost every day. Smart Pop is my favoruite one.

Some tips that have helped me lose weight with WW:
- drink lots water! if you are working out you should be drinking lots of water before, during and after activity. being thirsty is a sign that your body is dehydrated, but if you drink enough water for your body you should not get this feeling.
- you want to have foods with fibre
- watch the sodium, you shouldnt have more then 2400mg/day. it helps you loose weight.
- exercise helps soo much. find something you like and stick with it. but if you are exercising you will need to drink more water and make sure you eat a well balanced diet.
- easy on the snacks (especially sweets and salty ones). if you find your snacking too much or really hungry (happens especially if your working out a lot), have 5 smaller meals throughout the day rather then 3 large ones.
-past 7 or 8pm only drink water or ill have green tea (with nothing in it).
- watch your portions. my mom bought a scale and out of curiosity i weighed a banana i was about to eat (and count as points for one banana). turns out the banana was 3 bananas after i weighed it!!!

Hope this helps Smile
posted 16 Mar 2009, 03:03
Name TOP TEN HEALTHY items on your shopping list
1)Vegetables: lettuce, yams, corn, carrots, celery, frozen broccoli, scallions, spaghetti squash, etc.
2)Fruit: red seedles grapes, watermelon, cantalope, banana, oranges, frozen berries, etc.
3)Veggie burgers
4)Skinless Boneless Chicken
5)Skim Milk or Lowfat-Soy Milk
7)Baked Tostitos Scoops or High fibre chips
CoolLowfat Popcorn

posted 16 Mar 2009, 00:36
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