Date Night In and Saturday WW Weigh In

Drum roll please . . . .

- 1.2!

My plan is to hit my 10 pound loss next week (only 1.6 to go!) and hit my 5%.  I want the 5% sticker dammit! 😀

While I normally look forward to party pizza Friday, I keep forgetting that it’s lent.  Since Tony’s favorite pizza is a meatza (sausage, mushroom, pepperoni, meatballs, bacon, etc!) and he’s not a huge fan of veggie pizza, we went to Plan B.

He emailed me this with the subject line:  Dinner??

Shrimp and White Wine Pasta Sauce with Tomatoes

  • 2 servings – 10 PointsPlus per serving (8 shrimp, 1/2 of sauce and 1 cup pasta)


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (which I pureed, can’t do chunky tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 16 medium size shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat a skillet to medium heat.  Add olive oil and butter.  Add garlic and cook for a few minutes.  Add tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes. Add wine and Italian seasoning and simmer for about 10 minutes, the sauce will reduce somewhat as the wine cooks down.  Add raw shrimp and simmer for 2-3 minutes, just until the shrimp is cooked through.  Toss in the pasta and coat with sauce.

Well, I had to have some wine since it was open! 😀

I always buy frozen, peeled and deveined shrimp - saves so much time and these defrosted in water in about 15 minutes

since my shrimp were medium size, they cooked in 2 minutes

with some shaved Parm on top - dinner comes in at 11 PointsPlus

It was a perfect dish – the pasta absorbed the sauce, the shrimp were so tender – a perfect date night in dinner – and done in 30 minutes from beginning to end. 😀

If there were any leftovers, I would have eaten this for breakfast 😀

So my plan for this week to get to my 10 pounds lost:

  • drink water on the weekends – I do great at my desk, but not on the weekends
  • exercise on the weekends – even if its just going for a walk
  • less wine! 😀
  • more veggies – I plan on adding salad to a lot of my lunches

The sun is shining today – and we may hit 50 degrees – hello spring! 😀

Enjoy your weekend!


33 thoughts on “Date Night In and Saturday WW Weigh In

  1. That is fantastic!!! You’ve made some good goals for this week. Here’s to another good week and many more to come 🙂

  2. Awesome job Biz!! You are doing so great, and I know you will hit you goal next week 🙂

    Dinner looks fantastic by the way!

  3. Woohoo!! Way to go, Biz!! You are doing great!

    We had shrimp and pasta last night, too! Yours looks delish! I’m definitely book marking this recipe!

  4. Congrats on the weight loss!

    That dinner looks great. I love date night in.

  5. M.J. Jacobsen

    Way to go! Dinner looks fab, I’m going to make this on Sunday for my PIL’s! 🙂 I love shrimp, and this recipe is great.
    Have a good weekend, you will do awesome! 🙂

  6. Congratulations on your weightloss! I know that has to feel good. Your pasta dish looks fantastic. What a perfect way to celebrate and share with someone you love! Way to go!

  7. Way to go Biz! I’ve been stuck at the same weight for the last few weeks but I think that has to do with not exercising. My big assignment will be finished this weekend (God Willing) and I plan to get back into it. I want my 5% too! Even though I’m only online.

    That pasta dish looks great. I love shrimp but never cook with them. Peeled and deveined would be a must for me!

  8. Husband sending you recipes via email? He so rocks! My husband would be sending me Pizza Hut coupons! That looks awesome, I so should have came over! Nice on the weight loss. Step away from the wine and you’ll see that 10 lbs. lost! 🙂

  9. 0w! What a great dinner! Shrimpppp. I’m so addicted right now 🙂 Congrats on the loss! Keep pushing pretty lady! We had a date night in last night too- and ours also involved shrimp (in the form of baked egg rolls- recipe to come). Hope you have a fantastic weekend

  10. Yeah Biz on the weight loss!!!!! You’ll make it next week I know you will!

    Your dinner looks awesome – nice choice Tony!

  11. Great loss 🙂
    Dinner looks good and hope you get some warmer weather.
    I battle to drink water on the weekends especially when it’s cold out!

  12. go girl!! keep up the good work! i love this dish, i so wish my husband would find shrimp recipes for me, he can’t stand the stuff.

  13. You rock! You will totally get that sticker next week. That shrimp dish looks soooo good. Another for the “try” pile. I just finished making and freezing a few Reuben quiches from your recipe with my leftover corned beef. Have a great weekend!

  14. No doubt you can do it! And if you need help I will gladly come by and drink the wine for you.

    You know, just to save you the temptation. 😉

    And you know what I love and am now craving [you reminded me] Mussels in white wine sauce. YUM. We can get a huge bag of mussels for 7 dollars and it is a meal.

    Now I am wishing they were in season. 😦

  15. Great job on the loss and that shrimp looks amazing!

  16. Congrats on your loss this week, Biz!!!! That shrimp dish looks amazing!

  17. Good going on the loss – must have been all those killer bike rides and treadmill time! You’ll hit your 10 pounds soon at this rate! 🙂

  18. I hope you get some nice spring weather! I would be freezing if it were only 50 degrees though 🙂

    Good luck with your next weigh-in. You WILL get that sticker!

  19. You’re getting so close to your goal! Gooo you! I am drooling over your shrimp dish – it’s like a sort of tame version of fra diavlo.

  20. fantastic weight loss!

  21. Cheers! To 10 lbs! That’s awesome, and Tony must be feeling better to be emailing dinner options – love that! It looked great too!

  22. Congrats on your goal and a great week . this shrimp dish looks amazing. so vibrant and fresh!

  23. Yayay!!! Great loss!
    I think those are fantastic goals – way to break it down. I need to drink more water on the weekends, too! Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday, Biz!

  24. I hope you hit goal…I know you will! The date night dinner looks fantastic Biz..

  25. Weighting For 50

    Way to go Biz!!!! You’ll hit that goal next week for SURE!!!! Have a great rest of the weekend!

  26. Yay! You are doing so great!!
    Love this dinner! It looks so fresh and perfect for a date night. 🙂

  27. what a beautiful shrimp meal!! shrimp is one of my ALL TIME favorite lean proteins!! sooo delicious! and yours looks SOOO PHOTO PERFECt! lurveeeees it!

    • Posted on Hi there, I discovered your blog by the use of Google at the same time as sanhcrieg for a similar matter, your web site came up, it looks great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  28. congrats on a good week that paid off for you! 🙂 Got my fingers crossed for that 5% sticker for you! lol Then on to the key chain! lol

  29. Great job! It’s always a nice feeling when we meet our goals..go for it girl…

  30. Great loss, Biz!! Congrats!! You are doing so well and it is so motivating for us readers 🙂 And that pasta dish…yum! That’s going on my list to make!

  31. Oooh…my husband would LOVE that shrimp pasta dish. I’ll have to make it for him! Congrats on the weight loss! Slow and steady is the way to go.

  32. Congratulations on your journey. I was so grateful finding your blog, I am a newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic, scared to death and wondering if WW is the route for me. I have belonged before and have been successful – still have a ways to go. Thank you sincerely

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