In December, I graduated from grad school.
Now, I am a certified and licensed pediatric nurse practitioner and have been practicing full time for 2 months now.
During all the craziness of grad school, I finally tipped the scales from an OK weight for my height to being heavier than is healthy. Unfortunately I didn't realize it until I only had one pair of dress pants that fit and half of my scrubs sat collecting dust after they seemed to become mysteriously too tight, as if overnight.
You may not be able to see it in the above photos, but in them I am 5'6" and 170 pounds, BMI 27.4.
To remedy the situation, I started Weight Watchers in January. A first it was hard, figuring out the points system. So most of what I have been cooking hasn't been very shareable, as they are recipes coming straight from other bloggers. I have lost 8 out of the 35 pounds I need to lose, and am becoming more comfortable with the points system. In the near future I'm hoping to remake some of my older recipes to be a little healthier, and will include WW points info when I do.
Until then, if you need some yummy recipes and inspiration, hit up my older posts - or for some healthier options, check out some of my favorite blogs where I find healthier recipes! Later I may post some of our "tried it and loved it" WW recipes. Look forward to it! :)
- Iowa Girl Eats (you'll have to figure your own points if doing WW)
- Skinnytaste (we have loved EVERYTHING I have made from here!)
- Living a Changed Life
- Pointless Meals
- Eat Yourself Skinny (some of these recipes are a little bland but its a great jumping off point for learning to cook healthfully)
Here's to being healthy but still being a foodie!