Wow – I was overwhelmed with the response from my last post.  It makes me think that I am not the only one who gets unsolicited advice!  All I know is if anyone puts Biz in a corner, I have a posse backing me up! (insert Dirty Dancing reference here!) 😀

That being said, I’ve officially decided to join Weight Watchers! The location near me has 20 meetings during the week, and someone told me that the Saturday morning leader is awesome.  I will be there with bells on at 8:00 a.m.! 😀

For breakfast I had red pepper egg white tostadas with avocado.  I just put corn tortillas in my office toaster oven to crisp up – you need to be careful because they can go from being done to burnt in a matter of seconds.

462 calories, 35 carbs, 32 protein 22 fat and 9,8 fiber

Later in the morning I decided it was a good time to sneak out to the gym.  Only thing is that I drove the Explorer and not the Mazda – and my gym clothes were in the Mazda.  😦

So later I went to heat up my lunch.  I had the remainder of my ancho chile and hominy stew.   After I heated it up though, it had a funky smell and taste.  Then I remembered I made this right after Thanksgiving!  So I went down to our office cafe, and got an unBiz lunch:

it's really thin 481 calories, 50 carbs, 21 protein, 22 fat and 2.2 fiber

They call it an 8 inch personal pizza – I ate four slices, or half.  I’ve only had pizza twice in the last couple months – this one was delicious!  Maybe I can convince Tony to bring back party pizza Friday? 😀

Dinner was another bust.  I had defrosted pork chops a couple days ago, and again, when I opened the package they were just gross.  So on to Plan B.  Taco Salad!

If you have a stocked freezer it will save you.  At all times I have at least a couple pounds of chicken breasts and ground beef.

My salad:  romaine lettuce, iceburg lettuce, cucumbers, pickled jalapenos, ranch dressing, Tabasco chipotle sauce, 1/4 cup guacamole (that turned out to be spicy – sorry Tony!) and 3 ounces of ground beef.

488 calories, 6.7 carbs, 32 protein, 37 fat and 1.6 fiber

I also didn’t have any taco seasoning.  Turns out I took it to work and never brought it home – hey, I have to have a stocked work pantry, right?

So I made a quick one:

Biz’s Taco Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Oh, and for a snack today I tried new almonds – salt and vinegar! Oh my goodness, so good!  My CVS had these on sale for .50 a package – and while they say its one serving, I make each bag two servings.

And when I left work last night – it was snowing 😦

we probably got around 1/2 an inch, so I can't complaint too much!

BSI UPDATE! We are taking a break from BSI because of the holidays – we will resume on Monday, January 3, 2011.  If anyone wants to host, just shoot me an email at mybizzykitchen@gmail.com.

So it will be a fun weekend – starting WW tomorrow, and then my Mom is coming over on Sunday and we are going to a Voices of Harmony Messiah at the Raue Center in Crystal Lake.   Then she’s staying for dinner.  And sometime in between, sorry to say this Tony, but its time to bring out the snowmen and decorate our Christmas tree!

I still can’t believe Christmas is 15 days away already!

Stats for Thursday:

  • 1516 calories, 94 carbs, 88 protein, 88 fat and 15.1 fiber
  • no exercise 😦

So have a great weekend everyone – and thanks for having my back!  I’ll be back on Monday with a weekend recap.  Hugs! 😀


40 thoughts on “Feisty!

  1. The breakfast tostadas look soooo good. I can’t wait to hear what you think about the “new” WW program. It seems to be getting rave reviews. No snow here yet, but it was 9 degrees this morning. Way too cold in my opinion. Have a great weekend!

  2. I’m excited for you in joining Weight Watchers! Are you still currently doing the South Beach diet with Tony? I haven’t heard you mention in lately (although admittedly I have missed many posts). I know you can have complex carbs after the first two weeks but that’s all I know. Do you have to count them? Your taco salad is intriguing! I’ve never had ranch on one and I think that would be so good! I always use the traditional Catalina/French dressing to turn it into what I call the “typical white trash taco salad.” What a gorgeous picture of the snow. We have not had any yet and while it would be pretty, I don’t miss driving in it! Christmas is only 15 days away???? I have so much to doooooo!

  3. Can’t wait to hear what you think about the new WW program. I’ve heard so many opinions!
    Have a fantastic weekend – enjoy! 🙂

  4. Wow, I’m not sure how I missed the last post, but how rude! Some people.

    Anyway, I love weight watchers. It’s how I lost 57 lbs in 2002, and how I lost the last 25 lbs of baby weight. I haven’t been so good this time around (need to lose about 5-6 lbs), but I’ll try to get started over the holidays when work hopefully settles down a bit.

  5. I’m doing the WW online, but last night was looking through a magazine and reading about so much success through the meetings that I’m thinking I need to start going to the meeting instead!

  6. Biz – good luck with your weight watcher meeting! I don’t know much about the new plan, but I know the old one worked. I think weight watchers is one of the best plans to be on. I hope you like it too!

  7. Can’t wait to hear how the meeting goes.

    Pizza….now I’m craving it. LOL Seriously

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Yippeee I can’t wait to read about your WW meeting experience! 🙂 Good luck & have fun! 🙂

  9. YAY!! Good luck at this week’s W W meeting!!!! Look forward to reading future posts about your experience. Have a WONDERFUL holiday season!!!! I’ll be back in January looking for your new posts!!

  10. Never has <500 calories looked so darned delicious!

    Have a good weekend, Biz!!!

  11. Looking forward to your WW thoughts!

    Have a fabulous weekend, Biz!

  12. I hate when I go to make something and it has a funky smell/taste. I’m always asking C if things look/smell rotten to him. That pizza did look yummy though!

  13. OK Biz, find out about the new program and let me know if you like it.

    Love the taco salad, I’d take that over pork chops any day!!

  14. I hate when food plans flop! Your backups were awesome, though!! Love the pizza + taco salad. Yum yum yum

    Have a great weekend, Biz! Good luck at WW, I’m sure you’ll meet some great people. 🙂

  15. When in doubt throw it out they say! Good job on the eats. So glad you decided to give WW a try. I think this is by far the best program they have had! I went to a meeting this morning, lots of complainers but it is a mostly older crowd on Friday mornings and they don’t like change. The weight losses were amazing though. I even had a good loss and I only did the program since Sunday! Wishing you well!

  16. Glad you are joining WW – it really sounds great! And hells yes, we’ve got your back. Don’t mess with bloggers… 😉

    Have a wonderful weekend – I can’t believe you’ve lasted this long without your snowmen!

  17. Oooh I hear great things about WW. I think you will be great at it! Have a great weekend. I am freezing to death here but no snow yet!

  18. you have my stomach growling! That taco salad looks amazing. I totally forgot about that as a super fun lunch/dinner option!

  19. I just ate lunch, but I want to eat all of that! Yum!

  20. Those almonds look great! I need to find those here

  21. OMG!!!!! I love all your photos of food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Good luck with WW! I’m sure you will do great.
    ps- I’m so jealous of the picture with the snow. Out here in arizona its 76 degrees. It would be nice to experience just one REAL winter in my life.

  23. Biz – A well deserved break. Have a joyous Christmas and New Year’s, stay warm and happy!

  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog! The taco salad looks so delicious. Anxious to read your thoughts on weight watchers new program. HAve a great holiday.

  25. ooo that tostada looks soo good!! mexican food has got to be one of my favorites

  26. I”m joining WW again, but this time not at work. The only time we could meet was lunch, and to have to weigh in then and sit through the meeting didn’t work for me. I prefer a morning meeting on the weekend. I think I will like the new program, will see what it’s all about! Good luck to us!

  27. I have got to try the Biz home made taco seasoning looks easy.

  28. Good luck with weight watchers 🙂 I love that last picture too – gorgeous!

  29. Congrats on your decision to join WW. I am curious how it works when you cook so much at home. Do you have any way to convert your recipes into points?

    • I ended up getting the monthly plan for $39.95, which includes free eTools. They have a recipe builder and I’ve already entered some of my favorite recipes, like my buffalo chicken chili – its so cool!

  30. I wish we had gotten to have a drink in Chicago too! But yes, 50 miles away is a bit out of the way – eek! I did think of you from when you went their earlier with your family!!

    Congrats on joining WW!

    In other news, I had your breakfast nachos this a.m. AMAZING. And we made your buffalo chicken chili! It was bizzy in my kitchen! 🙂

  31. The snow in your photo and the snowflakes in your header make me wish for snow! It’s been soooo dry in Colorado this winter.

    Love the looks of those almonds too. One of my favorite treats.

  32. Those tostadas look super fab!! 🙂

  33. I am SO Excited you are doing Weight Watchers!!!! I am finishing up my 2nd week on the program and LOVE IT!!!!! You will too 🙂


  34. Hope you enjoyed your first weight watchers meeting yesterday. I have herd great things about them versus just doing the program online.

  35. Congrats on the WW decision! That will be good. It’s a good program and having the support in meetings will be helpful. Good luck!

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