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Watchin' Weight

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Hey! We're on Weight Watchers, and have been since August of 2017. We thought it'd be fun to share our journey, tips, tricks, recipes, successes and fun experiences along the way. Join in if you're looking for honest opinions and lots of laughs!

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Hey! We're on Weight Watchers, and have been since August of 2017. We thought it'd be fun to share our journey, tips, tricks, recipes, successes and fun experiences along the way. Join in if you're looking for honest opinions and lots of laughs!

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iTunes Ratings

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Top 10 Episode of Watchin' Weight

Rank #1: Episode 11: Trader Joe’s Must Haves

Apr 15 2018
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Surprise! It’s a double-drop day! We’re bringing you TWO episodes today since you’re so cool! Today we check in about our Weigh Ins, talk about finding new ways to be more active and most importantly, share our Trader Joe’s Must Haves! We also ask: Is it Worth It? We had a date night that cost us a LOT of points. Is it worth it? We’re going to hit you up with LOTS of recipes next week, so be sure to tune in for that. That’s a wrap for this week. Don’t forget to find us on the sosh-meeds: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. On Connect, Greg is @ChuBGreg and Tab is @chitownrun. You can now listen to us on TuneIn, so check us out there. Subscribe, Like, Review, Share! Thanks friends!

Rank #2: Episode 16: The Simply Filling Experiment

May 24 2018
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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. 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. 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!

Rank #3: Episode 12: Four Recipe Corners make a Recipe Room

Apr 30 2018
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We are back! Thanks for your patience. Also, thanks for participating in our Twitter poll; “Is it Worth It?” We got a pretty resounding response to our 45sp meal question. (PS: You can find us on Twitter by clicking this link, or looking up @watchinweight). How is Greg maintaining on Lifetime and how is Tab handling Maintenance on her way to Lifetime, you ask? Find out in this week’s Weigh In segment. The Freestyle for the week suggests you just “Eat what you Want!”, and we talk about what that means for us, and how we manage it by keeping it as part of our lifestyle. And finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for. We pull away the plastic protective covering on this renovation – we have a Recipe Room! Four recipes we’ve been tried out – references to original recipes sources are included. No affiliate links here for the books, just good old fashioned word of mouth cause we’re fans. Artichokes from Love & Lemons * 4 regular or 8 baby artichokes * 1 lemon * 3 tsp olive oil * sea salt * freshly ground pepper * chili pepper flakes Preheat oven to 375 Clean and prep artichokes by trimming off leaves and cutting back the stem Cut in half lengthwise and carve out choke. Place cleaned artichokes in bowl of water with juice of lemon plus the quarters of the same lemon until ready to use. If baking in a dish, brush dish with one teaspoon of olive oil. Cover artichokes with remaining two teaspoons of olive oil and season to taste with salt, pepper and chili flakes. Toss to coat completely. Place artichokes in baking dish, cut side down. Place quartered lemon in baking dish as well. Cover dish with aluminum foil, bake for 45 minutes for full sized artichokes, or 25 – 30 minutes for baby artichokes. *air fryer attempt – wrap 2 artichokes and 2 lemon wedges in aluminum foil. Poke holes in the foil and cook 8 minutes on high, flip and then 5 minutes on high on the other side.* Chocolate Chick Pea Cake adapted from Katie_Donnelly_wwjourney * 14oz can of chickpeas, drained & rinsed * 3 eggs * 1 1/2 cup Pyure Organic Stevia * 1/4 cup cocoa powder * 1 tsp vanilla extract * 1/4 cup 0% Fage Greek yogurt * 1 1/2 tsp baking powder Blend the chickpeas in a blender with a small amount of water (a few tablespoons, just enough to get them moving in the blender) or mash them by hand until smooth. Whisk together the rest of the ingredients, minus the baking powder. Add chickpeas to the rest of the ingredients and whisk. Add baking powder and whisk. Pour into 8×8 pan (greased or lined with parchment paper) and cook for 25 – 30 minutes at 350. Herb and Parmesan Crusted Cod from Run Fast Eat Slow * 4 x 4oz filet of cod * 1/3 cup fine corn meal * 1 egg * 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese * 1 scoop Quest Multipurpose baking mix * 1 tsp dried oregano * 1tsp dried thyme * salt * pepper * cooking spray Rinse cod filet, pat dry with paper towel. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper Line up 3 bowls. Cornmeal in 1, whisked egg with a TBSP of water in the second one. In the third bowl, mix parmesan, protein powder, oregano and thyme. Dredge each filet in cornmeal on all sides, then dip (or brush) with egg, then press into the parmesan mixture on all sides. (discard the leftover coating mixture).

Rank #4: Episode 14: Ramping up for Spring

May 10 2018
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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 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.

Rank #5: Episode 13: Flamin’ Hot BBQ Tips!

May 07 2018
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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. 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! 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.

Rank #6: Episode 15: Wifetime Lifetime?

May 17 2018
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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!

Rank #7: Episode 19: Dim Sum Race and then Some

Jul 11 2018
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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. 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!

Rank #8: Episode 18: The Disney Special

Jul 05 2018
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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!

Rank #9: Episode 17: We’re Back!

Jul 01 2018
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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. 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!

Rank #10: Episode 10: Zero Point Cake and Ask Us Anything

Apr 15 2018
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Here we are! Episode 10 – it’s a super-sized episode! Can you believe it? We are super-excited to bring you this episode – it’s so full of good stuff! First we do the Weigh in, and guess what? Tab hit GOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!! Sound improbable? Have a listen and find out how it happened, and what it means. Oh yeah, and also… GREG MADE LIFETIME!!! It’s very exciting, and we’re very proud. Greg discusses where he’s at with that, mentally. Then, it’s Ask Us Anything! We compiled questions from all of you and they were good ones! Thank you to: @kjturpin, @sabthefoodaddict, @gw_gets_fit and @joshhillwrites_ww from Instagram for your questions, and also to our Connect buddies @europious, @julieinoregon, @mita23, @new_jewelie and @_duchick_ – we appreciate your questions and we had fun answering them. But the fun doesn’t stop there. We also have Recipe Corner, where you’ll learn we really are just flying by the seat of our pants sometimes. What’s a party without cake? How about ZERO POINT CAKE!! Thanks to a recipe from @Katie_Donnelly_wwjourney, we have learned how to use chickpeas to make a cake. Can’t believe it? Well here it is. It’s 2 points for the whole cake the way we make it, thanks to the almond extract and the vanilla protein powder but it works out to 0 points per serving, until you’re 3 pieces in. Then it bumps up to 1 point. Have a listen, hear our disasterous road to this recipe, and our thoughts on how it tastes. I mean, chickpeas? What? Then give it a go yourself, and find some fun modifications. That’s a wrap for this week. Don’t forget to find us on the sosh-meeds: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. On Connect, Greg is @ChuBGreg and Tab is @chitownrun. Subscribe, Like, Review, Share! Thanks friends!