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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 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!