On March 5th of this year, I logged back onto Weight Watchers online. I’ve mentioned before how I was happy I didn’t need Weight Watchers this time around. I’ve also mentioned the fact that when I lost over 50 pounds about 6 years ago, it was by using the Weight Watchers online program.
So I guess I finally broke down and admitted to myself that I do need the structure that I get from doing a program like Weight Watchers. I’ve kept off a 10 lb. weight loss for about a year now, as well as losing an additional 10+ lbs. since beginning Weight Watchers online in March.
Now that I don’t have 100 lbs. to lose anymore, it feels more attainable. Just knowing exactly how much I should be eating each day, as well as knowing that I can have a few treats throughout the week (but not too many), is really a great thing for me. Unfortunately I’m simply not at a point where I’m able to eat “intuitively,” so having structure is really helping me.
Here’s one of those “treats” that I’ve just learned to make about a week ago. It’s called Yorkshire Pudding, but it’s not like any pudding I’ve ever had before.
All you need is 3/4 cups milk, 3 eggs, 3/4 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup canola oil (you’re really supposed to use beef roast drippings or something like that, but who keeps that around?).
Add the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Beat the eggs and milk together until frothy, then add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Distribute oil evenly into 6 (or 8—I think I’ll try doing 8 next time) parts of a muffin tin. Place in a 450*F oven for about 8 minutes, to get the oil steaming hot.
Get the muffin tin with the oil out of the oven. BE VERY CAREFUL because the oil will be very hot. Pour in the eggs-flour-salt-milk mixture into the hot oil, then carefully place back in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
You can use those 15 minutes to clean up the mess.
They come out so hot a crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside. A wonderful little treat!
Have you learned to make something new lately?