Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Weight Watchers Lemon Snack Cake

These little guys are TASTY! Weight Watchers has these little one-point lemon snack cakes (along with chocolate, caramel and carrot) and the lemon are by far my favorite. They remind me of Zingers, without the filling (and now I see that Zingers has a 100-calorie version - need to try those). The lemon flavor is subtle, and I really enjoy the icing on top. These are sold in some stores in the freezer, but I much prefer these at room temperature. Not filling at all, they do hit the spot when you want a little tasty bite.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 80
Total Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 90 mg
Total Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 10 g
Protein 1 g

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Walking is pretty much the easiest exercise you can get, and I highly recommend buying a pedometer. Mine is a simple one from the folks at Accusplit.

I like it for several reasons:
  • it counts steps, which is something that is equal for everyone (the models that count miles need to be calibrated per user, etc)
  • it has a cover so you don't accidentally bump the reset button
  • it has a kickass warranty, which is printed on the inside cover, just in case something goes wrong later
  • it comes with a little "leash" to attach to your belt loop so in case the pedometer falls off, it's not going far
I track my steps every day and try to aim for an average of 10,000 steps a day (over a week). This week I've been not hitting even half that because of the crappy weather, but last Sunday I hit 19k.

It was invaluable when we went on vacation - we walked over 154 miles in 14 days, and seeing those numbers kept us motivated to keep on walking instead of taking the subway.