Hello and welcome to my blog! First, let's get to introductions.... I'm Teale. The E is silent, hence the cleverness of the rhyming blog title. It would just be silly to be called "Tealie's Meals". That doesn't rhyme, nor is it the way to pronounce my name...
Now that that's cleared up... who am I?
I am a soon-to-be 24-year old woman. I am getting married to a wonderful man in just about 6 months. I decided a couple weeks ago that I needed to adopt a more healthy lifestyle (again), and joined Weight Watchers. No, it's not my first time on the program, either. I had great success with the program a couple years ago, losing about 40 pounds in 4 months. The program works if you work it. The better you follow it, the better your results will be. I stopped attending meetings, thinking I could do it on my own (as many are able to), but that was a bad decision on my part. For the past two years, I've gone on and off of the healthy living wagon... so what makes this time different?
In the past, I've continued to eat bad stuff, but I ate less of it. Yes, technically you can still lose weight this way... but I didn't learn anything! I was staying within my points for each day/week, but I wasn't getting a balanced diet. So many people say it, but it's true: this isn't a diet, this is a lifestyle change! This time around, I am eating more fruits & veggies than my digestive system knows what to do with! It's been quite a shock to the old tummy to be filled w/salads & fruit, that it's taken a few belly aches & some getting used to before my body appreciated all that good stuff had to offer. I'm also trying a lot of new recipes instead of just falling into the habit of finding what I like and sticking to it. That gets boring, and when you're bored is usually when you start to stray from the plan.
What will this blog have to offer, you may ask?
I will be posting recipes that I've collected or made up, as well as points values, and sometimes pictures of what I've made. Any of the recipes can be tweaked; you can add or remove ingredients based on your tastes/preferences, but then of course you may have to adjust the points values. I'll also be posting summaries of my week at Weight Watchers, including my progress and meeting topics. Finally, I'd also be glad to answer any questions that others might have about the program, either based on my personal knowledge, or information other websites might be able to provide you with (simply leave a comment & I will answer the question(s) in an entry).
I think that's about it for now, I hope you enjoy my food/Weight Watchers blog, and I hope you come back soon:)