OK. I finally did it. I have returned to the only weight loss plan that I can stick to successfully over a long period of time. Weight Watchers! I started –again –19 days ago at 152.8 pounds (I am short, guys— 5’2″) and now weigh 147.8. Five pounds off in 19 days and it shows…cuz I’m short! LOL
Now, mind you, I really have not been suffering. I have had dessert every day. I have gone out to eat three times and had 2 fullsize fish fry dinners and a steak dinner with all the trimmings. How? Just counted the points!
So, I have been humming right along. Enjoying staying within my 26 points per day. Not veering off too far and always leaving some bonus points that could have been used but NOT using them all. Perfect! More info: Calculating Weight Watchers Points
And then Father’s Day shows up. Ugh. And my sweet hubby says that all he really wants is a Frozen Pink Lemonade Pie! OK. I can resist eating any myself but, when I bake, I really do like to have a smidge. Just a smidge. So, I decided to figure out what size piece I can have without destroying the good work I’ve done. Well, one tenth of the pie (a small slice in my estimation) is 12 points. THAT ain’t gonna happen! I’d have to figure out a much smaller slice than that!
Number two? Date night. We go out to eat, or get take-out, every Friday night. Tonight is Red Robin night. Oh my goodness! A cup of chili and a ‘Shroom Burger are my favorites. Cup of Red Robin chili is 6 points and the burger is 19. I can, and will, do that but that lemonade pie is lurking in the shadows 2 days from now. Gotta have a plan!
- Graham Cracker Crust
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Frozen Lemonade
- Cool Whip
So, if the crust says 1/10 servings then I will ultimately have to multiply each value of that ingredient by 10. i.e Fat 6 X10 = 60 grams of fat in the WHOLE crust.
My Pink Lemonade Pie Recipe
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