Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Weight Watchers Wednesday, Week #1

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Monday's weigh in: -2.7 (Thrilled!)
Favorite WW Recipe from last week: Chicken Tortilla Soup (recipe listed at end of post)

Hi, everyone! Hope y'all are having a good week.
Did you weigh in today?
Please leave your comments for your scale and non-scale victories, or other encouraging thoughts for those of us following my Weight Watchers Wednesdays posts.

Update from last week's post where I said I was going to give up Coke. I'm so funny. I like my Coke. I'm just going to switch to Coke Zero instead.

Coke 12oz = 9 points ........................ Coke Zero = 0 points

Weight Watchers Freestyle

Last week was hard the first couple of days on the WW program. But, if you can get through those first couple of days and stock your pantry with healthy choices, I promise you, things will get better and easier and it will became a part of your life. Not something you "have" to do, but something you enjoy doing, to something that is just part of who you are that you don't even think about.

Please check out this link to the Weight Watchers official site with information about the new Freestyle program. Includes a couple of videos that are 2 minutes or so if you care to watch them. Also includes links to other very awesome things... like a list you can print with over 200 foods that are 0 points. This has been updated since I was on the program before. It includes fish, chicken, shrimp, corn, beans..... all those southern foods I grew up on and looooooove.

I'd love to hear about your journey in the comments, or any questions you may have. Make sure you click the option that allows you to get notified when I reply to you.

Enjoy your week everyone!

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Weight Watchers Recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup 

shared from Weight Watchers with permission
2 points per serving
0:30 minutes Total Time
0:05 minutes Preparation Time
0:30 minutes Cook Time
Serves 6 people
Difficulty Level: Easy
This spicy and substantial soup cooks up quickly with the addition of Weight Watchers Frozen Chicken Breasts. Serve it topped with Weight Watchers Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese and crushed up chips for a fun twist on traditional chicken soup.


  • 1tspolive oil

    1 Points
  • 12cup(s), choppeduncooked onion(s), chopped

    0 Points
  • 12tspkosher salt

    0 Points
  • 4tspminced garlic

    0 Points
  • 1mediumjalapeƱo pepper(s), seeded and minced

    0 Points
  • 1tspchili powder

    0 Points
  • 6cup(s)reduced-sodium chicken broth

    1 Points
  • 15ozcanned diced tomatoes, fire roasted, drained

    0 Points
  • 20ozuncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

    0 Points
  • 13cup(s)fresh lime juice

    1 Points
  • 1cup(s)cilantro, chopped

    0 Points
  • 13cup(s)Weight Watchers Reduced fat Mexican style blend shredded cheese(about 6 Tbsp)

    3 Points
  • 12chip(s)tortilla chips

    4 Points


  • Heat olive oil in a large soup pot set over medium heat.
  • Add onion and salt and cook for 5-10 minutes or until onion is softened.
  • Add garlic, jalapeno, and ancho chili powder and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add broth, tomatoes, chicken breasts, and lime juice.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook, covered for 20 minutes or until chicken breasts are cooked through.
  • Remove breasts from soup and use 2 forks to shred. Return chicken to pot with cilantro.
  • Serve soup garnished with cheese and tortilla chips.
Serves 6- ~1 ½ cup servings soup, 1 Tbsp. cheese, 1 Tbsp. chips. Brand of ingredients used may impact the nutritional information of this recipe resulting in a different SmartPoints value.

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