I’ve noticed a lot of people joining my Please Pass the Tofu Facebook page. It has made me realize that in March it will be three years since I last posted a recipe. I have to admit that I am now very active and have taken my time and attention off of food and scouring cookbooks and experimenting with casseroles, desserts and such.
I am eating a very simple vegan and clean, low carb and low sugar diet within the Weight Watchers program. Weight Watchers is making big changes this coming week, and I am really looking forward to it because I have heard through the rumor mill that it is very in tune with the way I eat now. I have lost almost 85 pounds so far on Weight Watchers and have about 40 more to goal.
I never thought this would be attainable, but I now feel very confident that I can do this. Making my mind over was key, but it took two years to get here. If you need to lose a lot of weight like me, be patient, eat well, and be active. Your mind will slowly make changes along the way, and it won’t be so hard anymore. Make giving up not an option.
Surround yourself with like-minded supportive people. I have this wonderful Weight Watchers after-meeting group aptly named the Accountables. Dayna, Kim, Nannette, and I take the program to a whole new level. I wouldn’t have come this far without them. Also my Aunt Karen has been such a wonderful motivator and my biggest cheerleader. She has been very successful with fitness and diet and has always told me to “eat simple, eat simple, less carbs and sugar.” She was so right, and I am so happy to have her in my life and part of my journey. A great Weight Watchers leader ( Sandy) doesn’t hurt either! (See pictures of my support group below)
Although it took me a few years, I’ve gone from having to have a sugary dessert every night, such as a mug cake aka 321 cake, to eating a great bowl of fruit with toppings. Trust me, this is so delicious! I am a big fan of Trader Joe’s, so that’s where I buy my ingredients. The creamer is wonderful.
Teresa’s Fruit Bowl
1 cup of fresh blueberries or warmed frozen pitted cherries or Honeycrisp apple cut into bite-size pieces.
4 tbsp of plain coconut creamer
2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
2 tbsp sliced almonds
Currently this recipe is 3 WW points*
Here’s me before and now (well, I’m almost ten more pounds down now)
Whether it’s wanting to go vegan or wanting to lose weight:
YOU can do this!!!
Here are my partners in crime, the girls who keep me grounded!
My strong and slender aunt! Yep, she’s pretty awesome.