Thursday, April 4, 2013

pintertest kitchen :: april

i'm gonna tell you a little secret.
i've been doing Weight Watchers since january.
i gave myself a goal of 33 pounds to lose.
and i have lost 22. bam.

now...the lessons i've learned and tricks of the trade are for another post.
but the point of this is that i have had to change a LOT of my eating habits.
and by a lot, i mean, all of them.

something i have now learned about myself is that i get a sweet tooth at 2 different times of the day.
the rest of the day, i could care less about cupcakes & candy.
but right after the kids go down for naps and down for the night, i crave anything sweet that i can get my hands on.
it has been good to recognize this about myself.
sometimes i also crave a margarita right around the same time.
but maybe i should keep those thoughts to myself.

so i have been looking for healthy, quick, & satisfying recipes that fulfill that sweet tooth so that i'm not wanting more when i'm done with it.
i went looking on the weight watchers website & found a few recipes that i want to try.

this month i tried the chocolate root beer float.
i'm not a big root beer fan, and i can give or take chocolate, but it looked easy and the froth drew me in like froth tends to do.


now the only thing i did different than the recipe is that i decided to get greek fat free frozen yogurt instead of just regular. there was no change in health value at all, i just like the taste of greek yogurt a lot so i thought i'd try it.

listen, you guys. do this recipe.
so easy. so fast. so light and refreshing. and just the pop of sweetness i needed to satisfy me.
the tiny splash of chocolate gives it a good spin on a reg float.


and you know what else? it feels good to know that it isn't fattening.
i made sure to measure out my portions and felt good about it when i was done.
i call that a successful pintertest.

p.s. this may shock the world, but i got a pinterest. i have no clue what i'm doing. i had to ask my techo friend how to pin something. i had one a few years ago for like 3 months and it has changed drastically since then. so far, i have pinned two things and continually forget my login. i'll let you know my name when i figure it out.

you should too.


16 comments:

  1. ok. this looks GOOD. and i'm so proud of you. you look great, mama. teach me your ways in about 12 months. i see lots of diet root beer floats in my future.

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  2. Wait. There's frozen Greek yogurt? I Must try it. And root beer floats and chocolate are two of favorite things, but I have never considered putting them together. Hmm. I'm interested.

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  3. Girl, I'm crazy proud of you and totally inspired. And this looks so, so good.

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  4. Good for you, Katy! Carry on. I have a life time WW membership. I should probably think about getting it out of storage and practicing again. Thanks for this inspiration!
    xoxo

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  5. Wow! Way to go, Katy! Plus, these look delish!

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  6. I'm so proud of you. One, for getting Pinterest. Two, for losing so much weight! You are amazing.

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  7. First off, way to go!! That's so awesome. Second, it's no secret I crave a good marg every now & then so...let's have one together one day. Third, how have you been doing these Pinter-test posts with no Pinterest?! Last, again, way to go!

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  8. Wow!! You go girl, that's amazing!!

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  9. Seriously. High five on your 22! Woo hoo!

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  10. I'm so excited about this! I crave sweets at the exact same times, too! I can't wait to try this instead of eating ANOTHER Reese's Egg. Why are those things so good??? :) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. 3 things:
    1. 22 pounds?!?! You rock!!! So proud of you!
    2. "sometimes i also crave a margarita right around the same time" Yes. Me too. Or wine. Amen.
    3. These rootbeer floats looks amazing. Totally going to try them.

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  12. Pinterest secret boards. Where it's at.

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  13. i'm priiiiiitty sure i need to make this dessert.
    i also like that i'm your techo friend.
    not to be confused with your techno friend.
    but i feel like i could be that too. :) just let me know when you need dj cuppa in the house.

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  14. This sounds so good, and I love a good WW recipe!
    Ps. You go girl!! 22 lb. is an amazing accomplishment!!

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  15. First, this looks yummmyyyyyy!!!! Secondly, AWESOME weight loss, Katy! I have fifteen pounds to go to my goal and I've plateaued. Boo. Maybe I need a root beer float to kick-start myself? I'm sure that's it! ;-)

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