Monthly Archives: August 2018

Episode XXIII: Shout-outs and The Sous Vide Experiment



Greetings!

This week we share some insight on where to look for support outside of Connect or your meeting rooms. There’s a whole big community out there if you look for it!

We also give a recap of the Stan’s Donut 5K race that we ran over the weekend. What a fun themed race this was! We recorded a little video, and will be posting that soon.

Run Done!
Fun inflatables!
Medal & Treat

For the Weigh In, Greg shares how he’s doing. Tab still hasn’t had her monthly Lifetime weigh in, yet, but seems to be holding pretty steady.

In the Freestyle, we talk about “Cool Moves” and how to keep active in the hot summer months. Also: don’t hate on sweating! It’s awesome!

In the Recipe Corner, we have a double header.

First up, our review of the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker.

We cooked a flank steak first, adding about 1/4 cup Trader Joes Cold Pressed Green Goddess Salad Dressing, salt, pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp dried onions. From frozen, we cooked it at 131 degrees for 2 hours, then seared it 2 minutes per side in a cast iron skillet.

It. Was. Perfection.

Next we cooked 4 eggs at 146 degrees for 45 minutes. Most recipes suggest simmering the finished product for an additional couple of minutes, since the outer part of the egg white stays pretty loose still after the sous vide poach. We have to agree that this would be a good idea. Alternately, we’ll try poaching in sous vide for a minute longer and/or turning the eggs out onto paper towel before placing the finished product on toast.

The yolk of these eggs was magical.

And our other recipe – Greg’s Buffalo Chicken Salad

It’s super simple. We use pre-prepped chicken strips from Costco and bagged kale salad.

  • 3 – 4 oz Chicken strips
  • I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter Spray
  • Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (to taste)
  • Bagged Cruciferous Crunch or other kale/brussels salad.
  • Low-fat Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Warm up the chicken, spray it with butter spray and toss it in hot sauce. Toss salad greens with blue cheese dressing.
Top the greens with the warm chicken, toss, and serve.

That’s it. Simple!

We also share a few new-to-us treats that we’ve been enjoying.

The winner of our “Yes, Italian!” cookbook giveaway was @katrinashree_ww – congratulations!! Our last giveaway will be up soon, and the prize is a 9-in-1 kitchen tool kit from Weight Watchers!

Don’t forget – we have an “Ask Us Anything” episode coming up soon, so get your questions ready. What segments do you like? What do you want to hear more of?

And our 1 year Weight Watchers anniversary is coming up – we’d love your suggestions for what to do to celebrate!

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!

Episode XXII: Simply Filling & Sprengel Plan Review (plus another Giveaway!)



Hello friends!

We start this episode with a recap of our Rock’n’Roll 1/2 marathon recap – how did we do? Did we meet our goals? We definitely had a great time, and recommend the races to folks who want to try running at any distance from 5K to full marathon.

Before the race – trying to ignore those low-hanging clouds…
After the race – proud of crushing those goals!

In the Weigh In, Greg continues to battle his way back to goal. Find out what’s been up on that front, and what new challenges he’s facing.

In our Freestyle discussion, we tackle “Boost Self Esteem”. How can your self esteem affect your weight loss journey, and what can you do about it. Well, be your own BFF for one!

We share another recipe from “Yes, Italian!” for our Recipe Corner. Get ready to enjoy the Porchetta Spiced Chicken with Broccolini! You can also find it on the Weight Watchers website and app if you don’t have the book. Here’s the link to the recipe!

We also share our thoughts now that we’ve been following slightly different versions of the Weight Watchers plans. Greg has been adapting his Freestyle points to the Sprengel23 Plan and Tab has been following Simply Filling. We share our thoughts on the pros and cons of what we’re doing and whether or not we’ll keep following these plans. (For the record, it can be tricky to find a lot of information about Simply Filling on the WW websites, so do some digging, ask around on Connect, and use the Help feature on your app. When in doubt, you can always ask your leader for information.)

We have a winner for the Weight Watchers Food Chopper – congratulations to Rosella Parretta of Canada! We’ll be shipping your prize off soon!

Our next prize is the one and only “Yes, Italian!” Cookbook! We’ll be using Instagram to give this one away, so look for the post announcing the giveaway shortly.

Looking ahead a couple of episodes, we’ll be doing another “Ask Us Anything” episode, so get your questions ready. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!

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!