The time has come . . .
Ok - I've said it. It's out there in writing. As of May 21, 2012, I am flimsy-paper-card-carrying-member of Weight Watchers! And you know what? So far, I LOVE IT! That may be the nerdy, techie girl in me speaking, but the electronic tracking got me. Sucked me in and is keeping me there. Is that all it took? Had I only known sooner. Will it last?
I hope so! Come with me and see!
UPDATE: March 17, 2013: 43 weeks, and I made my goal! Weight loss at goal, 61.6 pounds - 29.2%!
UPDATE: April 28, 2013: I'm a LIFETIME member now!
Weight loss to date: 73.2 pounds

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Reduced Calorie Whole Wheat Bread Bread

Sliced reduced calorie whole wheat bread
Well, now I'm hooked! I got a wild idea and decided I wanted to grind my own wheat, and bake some reduced calorie bread that I could use on Simply Filling. I almost think that was a mistake because now I do NOT want commercially baked bread again!

It was so easy. I bought the grain on Amazon, from Palouse Brand. I love this company! I purchased a sample pack of soft white wheat berries, hard white wheat berries, and red wheat berries. Tossed them into the dry blending container of the Vitamix, and voila! Whole wheat flour!
in the container, ready to grind
Poof! Flour!
I used my bread maker to take it through the dough step, then turned it out, kneaded it a few times, put it in a silicone loaf pan, and baked it in the oven. Delicious!

 I had so much fun I baked more mini-loaves for my Cypress WW girls!

Mini loaves for sharing!
Then I made some whole wheat pasta. What an ordeal. A LOT of work, and it tasted awful. I threw it away. Anyone want to buy a Farberware Pasta Machine? All the parts are there, including the original instruction book (which you won't find on the ones selling on eBay for $80+), and an additional pasta recipe book. All this for $20!


  1. So glad I found you! I have been arguing with my "experts" on the ww site about grinding wheat. Thank you! I knew I was right :)
    Ann Marie

  2. Good for you! Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment, too.