Weight Watchers Scale Giveaway & Weekend Wrap-Up

This weekend was so much fun, celebrating birthdays, salsa dancing, engagements, hanging out with friends and getting my workouts on!

Friday night we started off the night with a little vino at a local winery, the State Street Winery. I bought a glass of my favorite red for the birthday girl Jackie!

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We were classy and brought in Chipotle for dinner 😉 Love me a Chipotle veggie bowl!

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Then it was time to get our groove on! My friend had a bunch of couples head over to the Coco Palm  in Pomona for a salsa lesson and dancing!!

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It was so fun, the HUBBY has some moves!!! I also loved that we got to get all dressed up (let me note that I went to yoga right before and got ready in 15 minutes!!!).

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We were out pretty late dancing the night away!!! But my internal clock went off and I hit up the gym at 7am with my gym buddy Amy!!! We are on week 2 of NROL and boy it’s getting tougher!!! Like my new shirt?? You can buy yours here

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Saturday night we got to watch two of our dear friend get ENGAGED!!!! They are perfect for each other, It was so sweet I cried!!!

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Lately after Church we have been trying out a new place for lunch every week and it has been a lot of fun! This week we tried out a local Indian cafe called Delhi Cuisine and of course it was AMAZING!!! I LOVE Indian food and it’s so vegan friendly!

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Sunday night I made a huge batch of Cooking Light’s, Black Bean, Hominy and Kale Soup! I will be enjoying this all week-long!!

Black Bean, Hominy, and Kale Stew

-from Cooking Light magazine

Roasting the poblano chiles offers a fast route to deep flavor in this hearty bowl.

Cooking Light    MARCH 2013

  • Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
  • Hands-on:25 Minutes
  • Total:32 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2  poblano chiles
  • 8 ounces tomatillos, husks removed and halved (about 4)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1  jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2  (15.5-ounce) cans unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  (8-ounce) bunch kale, tough stems removed, leaves chopped (about 4 packed cups)
  • 1  (15-ounce) can hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 ounces shredded sharp white cheddar cheese (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Place poblano chiles on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 7 minutes on each side or until blackened and charred. Place in a paper bag; fold to close tightly. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel chiles; cut in half lengthwise. Discard seeds and membranes; coarsely chop. Set aside.

3. While poblano chiles roast, place the tomatillos in a food processor, and process until smooth. Set aside.

4. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and jalapeño; sauté 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cumin; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add tomatillos, broth, and next 4 ingredients (through kale); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add roasted poblanos and hominy; cook for 2 minutes or until heated through. Ladle into each of 4 shallow bowls; top evenly with sour cream and cheese. Sprinkle with cilantro.

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I have also kept up with my Power Beet Juices!!!

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And still wearing the boots, scarves, and cards! COME ON SPRING!!!

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Ok time for a fun giveaway!!! I HATE THE SCALE!!! But I do know that when one is trying to lose weight the scale can be used as a great tool to help one stay accountable and stay on track!

I am loving my new Weight Watchers® by Conair™ Glass Body Analysis Scale (Model WW78) not only measures weight, but it also measures body fat, body water, bone mass and BMI (body mass index). If you’re determined to meet your weight loss goals this year, then incorporating this fabulous, sleek scale into your dieting regimen will direct your road map towards success!

The Weight Watchers® by Conair™ Glass Body Analysis Scale Model WW78 is available nationwide at stores such as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Sears and Rite-Aid, as well aswww.conair-store.comfor an average retail price of $39.99.

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So you want to win one?????

HOW TO ENTER: Just leave me a comment below, letting me know your thoughts about stepping on a scale, is it helpful?

Full disclosure: I received the produc free of charge for the purposes of your review and all the opinions are mine.


Comments

98 responses to “Weight Watchers Scale Giveaway & Weekend Wrap-Up”

  1. I do think it is helpful, though I’ve limited myself to once a week to account for daily fluctuations. I’m also trying to keep track of how my clothes fit versus the number on the scale.

  2. I have a scale but I’m fairly certain that it’s off by a few pounds – I step up on it during the week in the mornings and keep track but like some other people, I only use one day of the week to gauge progress.

  3. Michelle W Avatar
    Michelle W

    What a great idea for a scale. I used to weigh myself everyday but now I just go by how my clothes feel. I don’t like how obsessive I would get so I am much happier now 🙂

  4. I don’t use a scale very often but I will weigh myself once a week or every other week. I also use the scale before and after my long runs to know how much water weight I have lost so that I can make sure I properly rehydrate!

  5. i like the scale – keeps me accountable!

  6. I know they say its bad, but I weigh myself daily. I helps hold me accountable, and if I notice that I start to gain then it makes me work harder. Unfortunately I have to step on my scale about 5 times each morning because often times the weight changes slightly. I could totally use a new scale with all those features!

  7. Awesome giveaway!

    Yep, the scale definitely helps me keep in line.

  8. Yes it’s very helpful to weigh myself each week

  9. Yes it’s very helpful to weigh myself each week

  10. It is helpful for me every week!

  11. It’s helpful for me at least once a week!

  12. Jenny Viveros Avatar
    Jenny Viveros

    I step on the scale once a week due to being in an 8 week challange that requires it and it has been helpful because I am able to tracks progress 🙂

  13. I am trying to lose the 2nd baby weight and think this scale would be a BIG help! 🙂

  14. I try to limit myself to stepping on the scale once a week, but it’s hard for me to resist the temptation of getting on it every day. I’m 10 lbs down in my weight loss journey right now and I’m just so impatient to see real results!

  15. Christina Avatar
    Christina

    I only step on the scale once a week. I feel like it can become an addiction if I step on it too much.

  16. I step on the scale once a week right in the morning. Anymore than that and I think I would drive myself nuts seeing all the fluctuation. I think I really need a new scale though…the screen doesn’t always come on right away. 🙂

  17. Kristen D Avatar
    Kristen D

    I have a love/hate relationship with the scale. I’ve incorporated more weight training so the number isn’t changing like I used to see when losing weight, but I like that I could see body fat, etc with this one! That would be helpful! 🙂

  18. I try to step on the scale every morning – I know that my weight fluctuates, but if the trend starts going up, I know I need to clean things up a little.

  19. Shantel Higgs Avatar
    Shantel Higgs

    Using a scale if helpful if trying to loose weight. I heard its good to only weigh yourself once a week so that you don’t become obsessed with what the numbers say. Also I would weigh myself at the same time each week. I hope I win! 🙂

  20. Using a scale regularly is important for not only losing weight but maintaining as well, to help track where your at & to remind yourself of how far you have come. Some days are good & others may not be, but with the simple fact of knowing can help you determine where to go next.. (:

  21. I think a scale is helpful but I’m so curious of this one – how does it measure bone density?

  22. I find it’s helpful to weigh myself once a week right now because I’m trying to lose the last 7-10 lbs. of baby weight from my pregnancy. If I weigh in any more than that, I get discouraged if I don’t see a change even though I know it’s not realistic to see my weight change daily!! When I’m at a “happy weight” I go more by the fit of my clothes and weigh myself less often.

  23. I find that I have a love/hate relationship with a scale. If I weigh myself often, it totally gets in my head and I start obsessing about food, exercise etc. I am more balanced without weighing myself regularly. I think how your clothes fit is a better measure. Yet, if you do have a decent amount of weight to lose and are just starting on the health/wellness journey, weighing yourself can be very helpful in the beginning.

  24. i think it’s helpful to have a scale that you use on occasion just to help maintain a healthy weight. I would love to win this scale!

  25. Stepping on the scale is definitely helpful. I think weighing in once a week can help you to know where you’re at each week.

  26. Carolyn g Avatar
    Carolyn g

    It helps me because at least stepping on the scale makes me accountable for what I did or didn’t do.

  27. That Indian food looks delicious! I have to admit, I’ve never tried it…

    As for the scale, I’ve been stepping on one only once a week for the past couple of years. Otherwise, I get too hung up on the number. However, recently I’ve been doing a lot of at-home and running workouts, so haven’t had access to the same scale on a regular basis. I’d love to win one to have at home!

  28. First off, I would love to win this! I am trying to get back into shape after have my first child, so this would be extremely helpful!

    I think the scale can really be helpful in keeping the big picture in perspective. I really believe weighing once a week or every other week is the best-keeps you accountable without becoming obsessive about the day to day fluctuations.

    Good luck to everyone that entered!

  29. In my experience, the scale can be extremely helpful in reaching your goal weight. You just have to make sure you don’t get too obsessive and adopt unhealthy traits. Once a week is perfect for me!!

  30. I step on it everyday just to keep an eye on where I stand. If I should eat better one day or if I can eat whatever I want. Sometimes I don’t think and then I don’t even think about the food I put in my mouth haha.

  31. In my experience, the scale can be an extremely helpful tool in reaching your goal weight. You just have to be careful that you don’t become obsessive and start adopting very unhealthy traits. For me, once a week is perfect!!

  32. For years I was scared of getting on the scale but I recently have started using it as another tool in my weight loss journey. I am against getting on the scale daily because I think you start really concentrating on the fluctuations in your weight versus the big picture, like how your clothes fit for an example. I weigh myself every Friday morning. Weighing myself on Friday not only gives me a little idea of how I did that week but it also gives me motivation to exercise and stay within my calorie goal in the up coming weekend.

  33. Allison Brown Avatar
    Allison Brown

    The word “scale” or “weight” makes me cringe! I always feel like the scale only provides a number, which is one small part of getting fit. I work out to get fit and gain muscle- not to just look skinny or be a certain weight on a scale. However, the scale keeps me somewhat on track! I try to weigh-in every couple of weeks to see my progress- which is usually good (to my pleasant surprise!) Scales and I have a love-hate relationship, but it’s pretty nice to have around when you’re trying to get fit and want to quantify your progress in a way:)

  34. I think the scale is useful until its not. That is, I think it is great for accountability so I weigh in about every day but I go through spurts where I find myself obsessed with the number and have to step away for a week or two.

  35. Using a scale is an important part of maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle, but it’s not the only way to track progress. It’s also important to record your measurements, keep a food journal, blog about your progress and have an energizing support team. One tip that I’ve learned along the way is that you shouldn’t weigh yourself everyday because weight can fluctuate so much during the week, especially for women. Personally, I try to check in weekly at the same time of day. If you are going to weigh every day, maybe it would be a good idea to average your weight totals together and record the average every week. Good luck to everyone and I hope I win a new scale!

  36. taylor ashley Avatar
    taylor ashley

    Hey! I like to step on the scale and am currently trying to lose body fat. I would like to know that when my weight goes up that I am actually losing body fat, and seeing that on the scale would keep me encouraged. I like to know the numbers to hold myself accountable once a week to how I have been eating and exercising or funning out, as I call it 🙂

  37. I think the scale is helpful to keep me on track. If I use it too much though, I become obsessive and it can dictate my mood.

  38. Personally, I like to have one to check in every week or so. I try not to put too much emphasis on it but feel it helps to keep me committed!

  39. I didn’t used to, but have started weigh-ins every morning just to keep myself motivated and accountable. I feel like everyone has different ways that work for them though 🙂

  40. I tend to gain weight if I don’t weigh myself everyday. Some people think it’s not healthy, but I just use it as a daily tool to keep me in check. Love your blog, BTW.

  41. I step on the scale every once and awhile to keep tabs on where I am and make sure my weight isn’t creeping up. I rely more on how I’m feeling and how my clothes fit. But I would love a scale like this that give you more than your weight. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  42. Caitlin F. Avatar
    Caitlin F.

    I weight myself every Friday morning. It keeps me in check.

  43. Amy Ramos Avatar
    Amy Ramos

    I weigh in once a week (Weigh in Wednesday to be exact!). It helps me ALOT. I used to dread the scale but now it keeps me accountable. I know it is “just a number”, however, I love seeing the scale go down.

  44. I find the scale helpful to gauge where I am, but how I feel and the fit of my jeans help more 🙂

  45. For me the scale definitely helps if I’m trying to lose weight.

  46. mary wise Avatar
    mary wise

    i don’t love the scale, but do step on every week to every other week just to keep myself in check! i believe it’s more about how you feel than what the number on the scale says….I would love this scale!!!

  47. Love your blog Bobbi!! 🙂
    I step on the scale weekly to keep myself in check and to use the number I see as feedback. I would love to have a scale that measures more than just weight, though. Sounds like this is a cool scale!

  48. I think scales and weighing oneself is such a personal decision. I used to never (and I mean NEVER) weight myself because I was just that apathetic about my health, fitness, weight, etc. But as I’ve adopted a more healthy lifestyle, I find that frequent weigh-ins (several times a week) help to keep me in check.

  49. I would love to win this and give it a try!! I step on the scale once a week, just to check in with where I’m at….but I also try to focus on how I feel!

  50. I”m one of those people. Every morning without fail I check. I just use it as a rough guide and only “count” ups or downs one day a week.