Tuesday, July 24, 2012

FEAUX weight gain

So, this morning, I stepped back on the scale to see if I actually did gain weight, or if it was a water weight. It was definitely water weight, because my weight was back down, 4 ounces less than Sunday. Yes, I am counting ounces, because it lets me know how this fluctuation thing is working on me.

So--- HAPPY that the confidence that I felt on Sunday was in fact well warranted.

Monday, July 23, 2012

How to handle set backs

This weekend was a great weekend. I hung out with friends, did lots of fun things, and tried to make the best of the choices that were offered. On Sunday evening, I felt pretty successful. Monday morning, I woke up, stupidly decided to weigh myself, and was disappointed to learn that I had gained two pounds. My thoughts are that it had something to do with the lack of water intake vs the salt intake. I am not going to panic. I am simply going to continue on.

I did, however, look up fat burning breakfasts to make sure I got the most bang for my calories this morning.

Just going to keep chucking along, not going to let this get me down!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Lunch is better than your lunch!!

I'm not a huge shrimp fan, but dress it up a bit, and I can make my way through it, with less WW points!
This recipe is a Dr. Oz favorite: I call it the great alfredo fake out!

Here's how you do it:

2 garlic cloves
olive oil spray
low cal butter stuff
laughing cow lite swiss wedge (1)
2 tbsp parmesan
4 tbs greek yogurt
1/4 cup almond milk

spray your pan liberally with olive oil. Add about a tbls of I can't believe it's not butter to the pan, along with two chopped cloves of garlic. *YUM*
brown the garlic, then add (precooked) shrimp. After the shrimp has warmed up turn your heat to low and add in about 4 tbsp of greek yogurt that has been mixed with about 1/4 cup of non-sweetened almond milk. mix this all around really good. You may see it separate a little, thats ok. Next Toss in a wedge of laughing cow lite swiss cheese. Let it get bubbly and melty. (very technical term). Then-- add in some pre steamed broccoli. *Double yum* Get it all warmed up, and at the end-- toss in about 2 tbsp of parmesan. Plate it up, eat it up.

Me and the Big C.

On my Facebook group, Healthy Habits, I talked a little bit about my struggle this year with some colon issues. The short of it: At 39 years old, I had to get a colonoscopy. At 39, they found 15 polyps, three of which were sent to the lab. Two polyps were found to be benign. The other polyp- pre-cancer, and according to the medical assistant, the aggressive kind. Not good.

So, I have been doing a ton of research, both by watching medical advice shows like Dr Oz, and doing my own internet research. The consensus is that we can avoid some cancers with a healthier diet. Good news.

My love affair with food isn't likely to stop, right? So, I am replacing healthy, cancer fighting foods with the luscious and decadent fatty foods that I have loved for so long. Sometimes this is a real struggle: not because I don't love my super yummy healthy substitutes, but because I am trying to replace SUGAR with a less caloric sweetener. Here is a hint: ARTIFICIAL = CANCER. Bleh.

I love sugar. I love e. How do I get those foods in that are low in fat, low in sugar, and aren't going to kill me? I am researching this little problem now.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Who am I to be giving advice?

I've started and stopped so many times.  I have failed one less time that I have tried.  What makes me think I can succeed now? Who am I to be going any advice?  How did I get here?

I am going to attempt to answer that question every day for the rest of my life.

I want to start out by saying that I am not a writer, not a chef, not a food critic, nor am I a nutritionist.  I am just someone who has a love affair with food.  Now, I am learning to have a love affair with nutritious  food.  GO ME!

My blog is going to be about my journey, through thick and thinner.  The ins and outs of not dieting, but truly making a lifestyle change.   I am going to be brutally honest about this journey.  I hope that just one person will read it, find a little inspiration, and take it forward into their world.

Over the coming weeks, I will be posting recipes, pics, and a journal style approach to blogging.  I'm not writing this for the masses, for rather for one.  Me.  I welcome comments, recipes, links, and informative feedback.  I discourage negativity.

So... here goes something.  :)