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Weight Watchers Shrimp Tacos Recipe: (3 Smart Points)

Weight Watchers Shrimp soft taco recipe: During warm weather months, I eat a lot of shrimp tacos. In fact, if you’d rather be outside, you can even (carefully) grill the shrimp and soft taco shells for this recipe.

Weight Watchers Shrimp tacos Recipe: 

Videos for Weight Watchers recipes on youtube are a little crazy. I usually have to watch them 5 times to digest all the info, (and my heart rate goes up!) so here’s an actual recipe:

1.) To make the slaw:


  • 2 Cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

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Sometimes You Really Are Hungry

Have you guys heard the acronym H.A.L.T.? I heard it in a Weight Watchers meeting the first time, though it is not strictly a WW thing. It is a checklist of sorts for determining if you should eat or not.

H… hungry
A… angry
L… lonely
T… tired

If you’ve ever struggled with weight you know that there are lots of times we eat for reasons other than hungry. We may be lonely (or anxious or feeling awkward in a social setting). We may be tired, or thirsty, or sad or angry or just want to treat ourselves. We often eat to celebrate, or to grieve, or to remember. We eat for many many reasons.

That is a lesson I understand. I am fully versed in eating for a host of reasons. But there is one lesson that I am still learning: Sometimes we want food because we really are HUNGRY. Duh. I don’t know why this is so strange but it happened to me again this afternoon.

I was driving E1 to choir and thinking about food. I wasn’t angry, or lonely. I am not terribly tired or stressed (any more than normal). I wasn’t thirsty – I had a liter of water with me in the car. Lunch was 4 hours ago, it turns out I really am hungry!

So often I think I have to wait to eat, that if I eat outside of my meals I will go crazy. I am not sure why I feel this way. More often than not if I have a snack in the afternoons I am better able to handle dinner, but hunger still takes my by surprise.

Sometimes I get uneasy allowing myself to eat when I am hungry, but slowly I am learning to recognize my bodies cues and giving myself permission to eat. When I got to choir I grabbed a protein bar and an apple for a snack and am writing a blog post while I wait for E1.

Hopefully having a snack will make tonight’s portion control easier.

Eating when you are hungry. What a concept.

(I am sometimes a slow learner)

(Also I am often Captain Obvious)

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WW Meeting Weigh-In Week 67

Weight Watchers Meeting Weigh-In Week 67: Another week, another weigh in. Sometimes I am bogged down by the repetition of all of this…the tracking, the weigh ins, etc. But I do snap to my senses because what other choice do I have?

The choice is between doing the work and losing weigh and bouncing back up to 350+lbs. Seeing as I don’t like the way my body feels or looks, not to mention my health, at that weight it really isn’t an option. So I keep going, even though sometimes I still grieve how I used to eat. (Of course it is better to grieve it than to slip up and eat that way, which I have been known to do from time to time).

I never know quite what to expect by the scale, but I had a strong week. More eating than I ought, but I did track and I had plenty of Activity Points to help offset things. I was more worried about the fact that I had lost 5lbs in each of the last two WW weigh-ins and I know that that pace is impossible to keep up. And sure enough I had a small loss this week, but it is still a loss and I am happy about that.

-0.8 Pounds
89.2 lbs lost on WW to date

When I am tempted to get down on a loss like this week I remind myself that it is three sticks of butter and I feel a bit better. Beyond that though I worked really hard and I met my non-scale goal of reaching my goal step count each day (10,000).

Despite making the goal each day I can look at these fitbit summaries and see clearly which days I worked out and which days I had steps that were a function of my daily life with no extra movement. But working out each day wasn’t my goal, getting to 10,000 steps was.

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