This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching product and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #WeightWatchers #WWsponsored
Since starting my Weight Watchers Journey I have had to get real with myself. I am not a morning person at all and if I don’t plan ahead for breakfast it just isn’t going to happen. A couple of weeks ago I showed you how I made Make Ahead Breakfast Muffins. Those were such a success that I decided to make another “make ahead” breakfast food with these DIY Instant Protein Oatmeal Packets. They are a lot like the store bought version, but these are made even healthier! I love the Strawberries and Cream version I made, but there are many flavor ideas you can use with this.
This is my 5th week on the Weight Watchers Program with Personal Coaching. The last call I had with my personal coach was really great and we made a plan for me to start adding exercise into my week. I was the one that actually made the suggestion, but she really helped me to solidify a plan of doing it 3 times per week for 30 minutes. I have to admit that this week was pretty hard because we went out of town. When we came back home most of my family was sick with a stomach bug! It was awful and I was tempted to just throw in the towel and call it quits, but I pushed through a made time for exercise.
After adding breakfast and exercise I have had so much more energy. It’s something I really plan to keep up with. The exercise has really helped too and I can feel myself getting stronger everyday.
DIY Instant Protein Oatmeal Packets! 5 WWP+
- 5 cups Dry Oats
- 1/2 cup Truvia or similar sweetener
- 1/2 cup Whey Protein Powder unsweetened vanilla isolate is best
- 1 oz . package of freeze dried strawberries make sure there is no added sugar on the package
Take 1 1/2 cups of the oats and process them in a blender or a food processor until they are grainy texture. This is not necessary, but I find that it adds a creaminess to the oatmeal. Add the processed oats and the rest of the ingredients into a medium bowl and stir. Take out 1/2 cup scoopfuls and place them into snack sized bags. You should get around 8 to 9 1/2 cup servings. When you are ready to eat your oatmeal pour the contents of one bag into a bowl and add either 1 cup of water or 1 cup of milk (I use almond milk). Microwave on high for around 2 minutes. Take out and stir. Enjoy!
I ran across some old photos the other day and had to share this one. This was partly funny because we were just married and leaving the church after the ceremony. My new husband didn’t know he needed a “going away” outfit and this is what he had! I thought it was cute, but he was pretty embarrassed at the time. lol This picture is significant to me because I still have that dress hanging in my closet. The last time I wore it was in 2010 on our 6th anniversary. I would really love to wear it again for our 11th anniversary this year. I know that with the support of my Weight Watchers Personal Coach and the Weight Watchers Points Plus Program I can do it. I’ve already started to see changes in my shape and I am losing weight. I am loving their tracking system tools and the awesome mobile app. It makes it so easy to know how I want to spend my points at each meal and which foods choose throughout the day. Weight Watchers has been so motivating for me! If you would like to get started with Weight Watchers then be sure to check them out on the Weight Watchers website. Let me know if you do and we can motivate each other!