Monthly Archives: May 2018

Episode 16: The Simply Filling Experiment



Hey folks! Are you ready to hear about Greg & Tab’s experience at the Night Nation Run in Chicago? Well, buckle up and get ready to laugh along, because they have opinions about it! So many opinions.

Fun?

After that, slide on over to the Weigh In, and hear how Greg and Tab are faring on Lifetime. Some might say that Lifetime is harder than the weight loss journey. We won’t say that. We don’t want to scare you. Just listen.

We check in with Tab; who, now that she’s Lifetime, apparently feels it necessary to fix what isn’t broken… She’s spending some time experimenting with Weight Watcher’s Simply Filling program to see if that is a good fit. Hear how it’s been going so far. (hint: pretty good)

There’s also a wee Recipe Corner easter egg in there if you want to listen for it. The recipe for Sautéed Beef and Tomatoes can be found on Weight Watcher’s site, and it’s really, really yummy.

Finally, our Sneak Peek has us looking forward to our show (tonight! at iO’s Jason Chin Harold Cabaret) and our trip to Florida to visit family and a few well-deserved days at Walt Disney World. Be sure to be following us on the sosh-meeds to get all the lowdown on how we’re staying on plan while we travel.

Don’t forget to follow us on all the sosh meeds: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. On Connect, Greg is @ChuBGreg and Tab is @chitownrun.
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You can also find us on TuneIn.com – so check us out and subscribe there if iTunes isn’t your thing.
Finally, you can also email us at watchinweightpod (@) gmail.com – or by using our feedback form on our (yet to be finished) website: www.watchinweight.com – we’d love to hear from you!

Episode 15: Wifetime Lifetime?



This week, we hear how Tab’s last minute race – the Cinco de Miler turned out. Spoiler: it was a lot of fun, and there were tacos and epic race photos – which for some reason we can’t upload here. We’ll post them on Insta.

Greg and Tab also share how their first BBQ of the season went. Were they successful at keeping points-friendly? You be the judge.

Moving on to the Weigh In: this is Tab’s final week of Maintenance. Does she make Lifetime? (If you follow Tab on Connect, you already know!)

In the Freestyle section, we go over the idea of what to do “Instead of Eating”. This is always a challenging topic, so we’d love your feedback.

We also give you the low-down on our first Instagram Poll – Nutter Butter Bites? Are they worth it?

In Recipe Corner, we revisit the cookbook: Run Fast, Eat Slow and share their easily adaptable Fish Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa. We cut the olive oil, and used an Ole Wrap instead of corn tortillas, but this was a quick and easy meal that was packed with flavor. If you want to purchase a copy of Run Fast Eat Slow, please consider purchasing it via our “Tools” page (which contains affiliate links). Any proceeds will help us cover the costs of running our podcast! We will continue to add helpful products we actually use and recommend.

In our Sneak Peek: We have a show coming up! At 10:30pm on May 23, we’ll be going bonkers at the Jason Chin Harold Cabaret in the iO Theater, Chicago. Tickets are $10 and available online or at the door. It’s sketch, songs and a little bit of improv, so if you’re in town and like comedy, come check us out!

We’re also headed to Florida to visit family and spend a few days at Walt Disney World. Do you have any questions about doing Disney on Weight Watchers? Do you have any hot tips? What would you like to know? We’ll report live as much as we can!

Don’t forget to follow us on all the sosh meeds: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. On Connect, Greg is @ChuBGreg and Tab is @chitownrun.
If you enjoy our podcast, sharing is caring, so please share about us in your meetings, Facebook groups, and among your friends. It’s the greatest compliment you could give us!
You can also find us on TuneIn.com – so check us out and subscribe there if iTunes isn’t your thing.
Finally, you can also email us at watchinweightpod (@) gmail.com – or by using our feedback form on our (yet to be finished) website: www.watchinweight.com – we’d love to hear from you!

Episode 14: Ramping up for Spring



Hi friends!

In this week’s intro we talk about how we’re introducing different kinds of activities into our workouts (and lives), and spend a minute acknowledging that some of you are interested in talking about healthy fats, and what that even means for our journey on Weight Watchers. We’re going to dig into that topic a little more in coming episodes.

We also have a very drama-filled weigh in for you. Tab is on week 5 of Maintenance, how’s that going? And even more dramatic – how was Greg’s first weigh in as a Lifetime Member?

The Weigh In also leads us into our Freestyle talk, where the topic is Scale Standoff – how to handle a plateau. We’ve talked about this topic a lot lately, and this week we reinforce the tools you can use.

Greg’s at the Farmer’s Market

Greg took a trip to our local Farmer’s Market for the new segment “Farmer’s Market Finds”, and came home with a bunch of ramps. What are they? What do they taste like? How do you use them? We’ll let you know!

You guys, Tab is super excited about this week’s recipe corner. You can find the recipe for Run Fast Eat Slow’s Wild Salmon Sweet Potato Cakes by clicking on this link.  (Sorry for the external link, but since we don’t have permission from the publisher to reprint it, we’d rather be safe than sorry!)

What we did differently: We replaced the almond flour with Quest Multipurpose Baking Mix, and instead of frying the cakes in oil, we placed them on a pan in our air fryer and cooked on 4 minutes per side.

They were so delicious, we ate them up before snapping a picture. What’s wrong with us?

Finally, our sneak peek of next week’s episode – Tab’s running the Cinco de Miler 5 mile race, we make Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa, we share our BBQ report, and… drumroll… will Tab stick the landing and make Lifetime?

Don’t forget to follow us on all the sosh meeds: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. On Connect, Greg is @ChuBGreg and Tab is @chitownrun.
Don’t forget if you enjoy our podcast, sharing is caring, so please share about us in your meetings, Facebook groups, and among your friends. It’s the greatest compliment you could give us!
You can also find us on TuneIn.com – so check us out and subscribe there if iTunes isn’t your thing.

Episode 13: Flamin’ Hot BBQ Tips!



We’re super pleased to bring you Episode 13!

We give a shout-out to some listeners (hi, Spain!) and share how we did with our Race Against Extinction 5K race goals.

We beat Extinction!

In the Weigh In, we check in with Greg to see how he’s doing on Lifetime, and find out how Tab’s Maintenance is going. Only a few more weeks!

Our Freestyle discussion centers around how hard it can be to be kind to yourself, and how we can start going about that.

Guess what? It’s just about warm enough here in Chicago to BBQ, and so we’ve busted out our Flamin’ Hot BBQ Tips! Little bits of advice we have to keep your gatherings on the Weight Watchers-friendly tip. We’re just getting started on this topic. We want your feedback so we can all plan for success this summer and make it the best season yet!

In Recipe Corner, we get you started on your healthy BBQ season by encouraging you to adapt this Martha Stewart New England Grilled Seafood Bake by trimming back the butter and/or using Brummel and Brown instead. It’s one of our favorites because it’s so easy, but it tastes so decadent. We’ve used salmon and cod in this packet, and they’re both equally good. Try your own favorite fish!

Look at these fancy beauties!

Finally, our sneak peek: it’s farmer’s market season and ramp season, so we’re going to figure out what ramps are, and how to cook them! We’ll have that next episode!

Don’t forget to follow us on all the sosh meeds: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. On Connect, Greg is @ChuBGreg and Tab is @chitownrun.
Don’t forget if you enjoy our podcast, sharing is caring, so please share about us in your meetings, Facebook groups, and among your friends. It’s the greatest compliment you could give us!
You can also find us on TuneIn.com – so check us out and subscribe there if iTunes isn’t your thing.