My Recovery Strategy

I am struggling… and I hate it!

I have been following Weight Watchers, SmartPoints program a.k.a. Beyond the Scale, since March 2016. As of December 15, 2016 I am only down 20 pounds…

The problem is NOT the program… the problem is me…

I am in a very stressful time in my life right now, taking care of my ailing mother and that is my only excuse. Before my mom’s heart attack and heart surgery in May, I was steadily losing weight each week. Now, I am up and down, up and down and just stuck.

So, I have done some sole searching, checked back into my WHY and had to ask myself what am I going to do? With the price of WW being $49.95 a month, I can’t afford to keep this up if I am not going to follow the program and see the results I know I can have. Has anyone else been in my shoes? What do you do?

I know that with all the stress in my life this year there is a very real possibility that had I not been following this program I would be 50 pounds heavier right now. I also know that life happens and no matter what we have going on, we need to be able to find other ways to cope with life, without turning to food.

I am ready to re-commit to this plan, with 100% effort and discipline and to do that I am working on a weekly food prep plan.

I will post a meal prep plan but in the meantime, here’s a recipe for a Pumpkin Pie and Banana Protein Shake to get the day started right.

Banana and Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
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If you love pumpkin pie but hate the calories and smart points, this shake is for you. A refreshing and satisfying mix of banana, pumpkin puree and protein powder make this shake a great way to fuel your day.
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Banana and Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
Print Recipe
If you love pumpkin pie but hate the calories and smart points, this shake is for you. A refreshing and satisfying mix of banana, pumpkin puree and protein powder make this shake a great way to fuel your day.
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place all items in blender and blend at high speed until well combined. Entire shake is 8SmartPoints as calculated on the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com. Please note that the banana and pumpkin puree are not "0" points when used in a drink, which is why this shake is 8 SmartPoints instead of 2.
    Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake Ingredients
Recipe Notes

This is a versatile recipe that can be adjusted to fit your tastes and needs. You can add or decrease the ice or water depending on how thick you  want your shake. Change the amount of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon you use and also add other ingredients (try a scoop of PB2 powder) for additional SmartPoints.

 

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