So--- HAPPY that the confidence that I felt on Sunday was in fact well warranted.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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.
Monday, July 23, 2012
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
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.
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
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. :)