Monthly Archives: July 2018

Episode XXI: The Big Sugar Controversy! (and new Archer Farms Ice Cream flavors)



Hello friends! We hope you had a great week! We’re back with Episode 21 – or XXI if you’re Roman.

This episode we share about an activity we participated in – an Historic Fun Run about the Great Chicago Fire hosted by Fleet Feet Chicago. We learned a lot about the fire, and Chicago while burning a lot of Activity Points – win/win!

The Route

 

Formerly the O’Leary Barn

 

St. Patrick’s Church – survived the fire and is the oldest church in Chicago.
The site of the Haymarket Affair – a workers’ uprising.
Crossing the river.
We added some miles after the fun-run.

 

Don’t worry, Buddy got some Activity Points this week, too.

Would you believe we actually went to WEIGH IN this week? We share how it went.

The Freestyle Weekly topic was “Be Sugar Savvy”. It was very controversial in our meeting room – was that the case in your meeting room as well? We dig a little deeper and try and figure out why – bear in mind we are not doctors, we’re just trying to understand the topic. Weigh in with your own opinions.

In Recipe Corner, we share a “scandalous” recipe for Pasta Puttanesca. We don’t have the rights to reprint it, but we share the details on our podcast, so have a listen. It’s honestly just “throw a bunch of salty stuff in a pan and add cooked spaghetti”, but slightly more refined. You can also find it in the “Yes, Italian” cookbook from Weight Watchers, or by clicking this link directly to the recipe on the Weight Watchers website.

And did you know that Archer Farms (of Target Fame) has it’s own low-sugar, high-protein ice cream now? Well, we tried 4 of the flavors and we break them down for you. (Spoiler: they’re GOOD)

We also found two new flavors of Quest Protein Bars that are great. Peanut Butter Brownie Smash and Maple Waffle Protein Bar.
Check them out!

Finally: We announce the winner of our first raffle! The winner of the Weight Watchers tote, Weight Watchers colored pencils and Weight Watchers note book is….. Samantha Martin of Kentucky. Congratulations!! Your prize will be on it’s way shortly!

And we have a new raffle starting NOW! Go and enter our raffle for a Weight Watcher “Food Chopper” by visiting our Facebook Page and following the instructions there on the “Giveaways” tab. Good luck!

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 as well as on Stitcher and iHeartRadio so check us out and subscribe there if iTunes isn’t your thing.
You can visit us at http://watchinweight.com/tools-we-use to use our Affiliate Links, and help us pay for running the podcast.
Finally, you can also email us at watchinweightpod (@) gmail.com – or by using our feedback form on our full website: www.watchinweight.com – we’d love to hear from you!
And don’t forget Tab can plan your Disney vacation. Email her at t.wells (@) keytotheworldtravel.com or reach out to her at her Facebook page or website for a free, no-obligation quote!

Bonus Episode: Amazon Prime Day Special!



Get excited folks, because it’s time for Amazon Prime Day! (And a DOUBLE EPISODE DAY!)

The shoptastic festivities begin July 16 at 3pm EST. If you’re not currently an Amazon Prime member, you can still join in the fun. Visit our website to sign up for a free month of Prime to get your shop on.

In this special bonus episode full of *tech talk* we take you through our top items to watch for on Amazon Prime Day and why we love them so much. All of the items we recommend are things we use personally, and which we have found to be helpful on our Weight Watchers journey.

Go to http://watchinweight.com/tools-we-use and use the affiliate links there to help support our podcast!

What items are you hoping will go on sale this Amazon Prime Day?

But let’s be honest – it’s all about the giveaway so go enter!! You can enter at our Facebook page by clicking this linkhttp://gvwy.io/q8sa244 It’s live until Wednesday, July 18.

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 as well as on Stitcher so check us out and subscribe there if iTunes isn’t your thing.
You can visit us at http://watchinweight.com/tools-we-use to use our Affiliate Links, and help us pay for running the podcast.
Finally, you can also email us at watchinweightpod (@) gmail.com – or by using our feedback form on our full website: www.watchinweight.com – we’d love to hear from you!
And don’t forget Tab can plan your Disney vacation. Email her at t.wells (@) keytotheworldtravel.com or reach out to her at her Facebook page or website for a free, no-obligation quote!

Episode 20: Giveaway Time!



Hello Friends!

This week we bring you up to date on our return to Chicago and the fun we had at the #WWGood event in Lincoln Park. We had a blast! If the event is coming to your town, be sure to go!

Way to go WW for providing fresh fruits and vegetables to families in need.
We’re out here doing GOOD!
Drink your water, people!

Fun with props!
Side note: We could easily eat a bunch of grapes this large.
Getting our “Move” on.
Enjoying some inspirational speakers.

Then we focus on how Greg did with his dad visiting. Maybe you’ll recognize the decisions he made, or the struggle of “how do I stay on plan without being a party-pooper”. Can you?

No weigh in this week so we did another Double Freestyle talk. We cover “Boost your Body Image” and what that means to each of us, as well as “Bring on the BBQ” – always a good reminder on how to manage those food-focused celebrations.

But let’s be honest – it’s all about the giveaway so go enter!! You can enter at our Facebook page by clicking this linkhttp://gvwy.io/q8sa244 It’s live until Wednesday, July 18.

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 as well as on Stitcher so check us out and subscribe there if iTunes isn’t your thing.
You can visit us at http://watchinweight.com/tools-we-use to use our Affiliate Links, and help us pay for running the podcast.
Finally, you can also email us at watchinweightpod (@) gmail.com – or by using our feedback form on our full website: www.watchinweight.com – we’d love to hear from you!
And don’t forget Tab can plan your Disney vacation. Email her at t.wells (@) keytotheworldtravel.com or reach out to her at her Facebook page or website for a free, no-obligation quote!

Episode 19: Dim Sum Race and then Some



We’re still tucked tightly into our way-back machine, getting caught up on our very busy June events.

This episode, we’ll tell you all about the very cute “Dim Sum and then Some 5K” we ran in our neighborhood, and how it landed Tab in the ER.

The Start/Finish line was literally on our street!
There was a good turnout.]
I mean – that’s a pretty big range of pace right there.
AKA Tab’s people.
Here’s Tab crossing the finish line!
We got Dim Sum!
Buddy appreciated that it’s the year of the dog!
An attempt at a soreness recovery drink – a Golden (turmeric) Latte.
Everything’s fine.

We also talk about how 5K races (or longer!) can be very motivational and inspirational as well as very affirming. We really encourage folks to try it out if they’re even a little bit curious.

There was also a trip to Toronto to talk about – we ventured north for the weekend to attend Greg’s mom’s memorial event, and so that leads to a discussion about family events where you don’t control the food, and now we navigated this potentially emotional event,. How did we manage?

In Freestyle talk, we doubled up, visiting the “Plan your Summer” topic and “Zero Point Foods”. Do we have plans for the summer? Do we eat anything *other* than zero point foods? Tune in!

There’s lots of very real talk in this episode, so we hope you’re ready.

And finally, in our Sneak Peek – Greg’s dad visited – did they eat anything *other* than ice cream while he was here? Are you planning to register for any of the races at runDisney’s Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World in January? Oh, and we’re hosting a bunch of GIVEAWAYS for the next few weeks! Go check it out – sneak peek – the first one is LIVE NOW!!  Click this link or go to our Facebook page and use the “Giveaway” tab on the left side of the page.

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 as well as on Stitcher so check us out and subscribe there if iTunes isn’t your thing.
You can visit us at http://watchinweight.com/tools-we-use to use our Affiliate Links, and help us pay for running the podcast.
Finally, you can also email us at watchinweightpod (@) gmail.com – or by using our feedback form on our website: www.watchinweight.com – we’d love to hear from you!
And don’t forget Tab can plan your Disney vacation. Email her at t.wells (@) keytotheworldtravel.com or reach out to her at her Facebook page or website for a free, no-obligation quote!

Episode 18: The Disney Special



If you’re a lover of all things Walt Disney World, then this episode is for you! We spent some time exploring the parks (and beyond) at Walt Disney World, and we share that experience in this episode.

We include our recommendations for point-friendly snacks and meals, to help you realize that a trip to the theme parks doesn’t necessarily have to put the kibosh on your healthy food choices.

The episode wraps up with some Top 5 lists, including Top 5 Resorts, Snacks, Rides, Characters and Extras – and as always, we’d love your feedback on those. What are your favorites?

And speaking of Disney – did you know that Tab can now plan your Disney vacation? Email her at t.wells (@) keytotheworldtravel.com or reach out to her at her Facebook page or website for a free, no-obligation quote!

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.
You can visit us at http://watchinweight.com/tools-we-use to use our Affiliate Links, and help us pay for running the podcast.
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 17: We’re Back!



Hello friends! We are finally back with Episode 17 where we start to fill you in on what’s been up with us for the last month. We hop in the WayBack Machine to fill in the blanks.

We’re on our way!

This episode focuses on family visit in Florida, did we manage to stay on track while we were traveling?

We also talk about the weekly Freestyle topic – “be here now” all about embracing mindfulness. Greg’s all in. Tab’s not sure.

There’s a Recipe Recap, based on a delightful Salmon Panzanella salad we had when visiting family, but we don’t have the recipe. We’ll update as soon as we can.

And finally – for our Sneak Peek – we’re going to DISNEYWORLD. Our next episode will be all about our favorite Disney things, including how we manage it while on plan with Weight Watchers.

And speaking of Disney – did you know that Tab can now plan your Disney vacation? Reach out to her at her Facebook page or website for a free, no-obligation quote!

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!