Thursday, February 25, 2010
Yes, just like a commercial or a sale at a local drive-thru "299 for a Limited Time!" The numbers on my scale haven't moved in a week for me. This is very strange, I have consistently had great numbers over the last 6 weeks, but that number hasn't budged at all! I reflected over the last week and pondered, what have I done differently? No much, all though at times I feel ravishingly hungry.
Within Caloric Range - Check
Exercise - Check
Water - Check
Tracking Food - Check
Blogging - Check
Good Nights Sleep - Check
Stress Management - Check
So what's happening? That number on the scale still reads 299, UGH, the evil scale. If I only thought of that number, I might be ready to just throw in the towel but I realize, it might not reflect in the number but something wonderful is happening in my body. My clothes fit better ( I can wear clothes, I haven't been able to wear in such a long time), I have more energy, I am enjoying exercise (usually), I am eating better, I am loving water... good things are happening.
So today, I begin my special.... "299 for a limited Time." I will continue to work towards being a healthier person and creating a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family. The battle with the scale will have to wait, eventually, all the good choices will catch up with number on the scale and my daily special "299 for a Limited Time" will end.
P ushing myself
R esulting in
T aking control of my life and most importantly my physical and mental health
A t all times
N ever ever
C easing to love myself and
E njoying the journey every step of the way
PERSISTANCE = SUCCESS
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Eggplant covered in a zesty tomato sauce, smothered in cheese and full of crunch.
Let me just say "Oh My Goodness, this is GOOD!" Not only does this satisfy the desires from something packed with crunch, but this zesty and cheesy eggplant, is a great way to mix things up for dinner. Not your ordinary same ol' same ol' when this is served!
This was a great way to mix things up at dinner, we ate this as the main dish and enjoyed a side salad and a small baked yam. What a hit at the dinner table. I really really enjoyed this one!
Two Thumbs Up for Taste and Presentation!
To get the recipe, please visit my blog at
Monday, February 22, 2010
Last week I accomplished several HUGE goals:
31 Pounds Lost
No Smoking in 6 weeks
Consistently cooking and eating healthy
No Fast Food in over 6 weeks
No Candy Bar in over 6 weeks
I'm not sure what happened, but somewhere in the excitement of getting under 300 pounds, it seems like I have lost my stamina and my focus. I have to admit, I feel like I am living in the Night Before Christmas except instead of visions of Sugar-Plums dancing in my head, I have been seeing:
Oh my, I just want something fried, I don't care what it is, anything fried is good. For crying out loud, at the State Fair they had Fried Butter. Anyhow, I haven't caved but I feel so close. My workouts have been so drab, I haven't put a lot of energy into them.
Monday rolls around and its time for a workout, I went, I didn't want to go but I put my girl pants on and headed to the gym. Naturally, I felt so much better after working out and I can proudly say that I worked out harder today than I have in the last 3 days.
I know I will make it past this, I am completely focused on becoming a healthier person this year. Even becoming a healthier person, it doesn't change that I want foods that are not so healthy. Yesterday, I made a homemade pizza, which was 99 calories a slice, it wasn't my favorite, of course, it didn't compare to Pan Crust Pepperoni, Bacon and Jalepeno Pizza I was craving. I am going to work on it again, when I find a hit, I will post a recipe until then... I will keep trying.
I've decided to sit down and refocus. I am here today because I have one to many times in my life given into that Burger, Pizza, Fries, Cheese Sticks, etc. These foods will never ever go away however, I will in my journey find the balance. I will understand moderation and recognize what my body is truly hungry for.
For the time being, I must continue to do my best to eat healthy and stay away from foods that are not healthy for my inner athlete.
I am here to change my life and giving in right now would be to similiar to going back and giving up.
I am not gonna be the one on the floor, food will not conquer me another day of my life. To continuing on my journey and working towards my health.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Get ready to call the Fire Department, these wings are packed with a punch!
These Wings would be great for game day, the boys will have a hard time keeping their hands off these. Now, if you don't like HOT, use a mild sauce because these bad boys are H-O-T, have the water hose ready!
You can find the recipe on my blog at
Friday, February 19, 2010
Who said the days of succulent rich Alfredo sauces were over? You can enjoy every bite of this dish without any guilt and folks, no extra workout required for this dinner. We ate this with a nice salad on the side. YUM YUM YUM, did I mention YUM?
This is something I just threw together, somewhat playing in the kitchen and oh boy, it was a hit! You could also add other veggies like thinly sliced bell peppers, green onions and capers, I think the green onion and capers would be a great combination with the shrimp. If you don't care for shrimp, just hold the meat or dice up a grilled boneless skinless chicken breast.
This meal was a delight, it was very filling and no fuss in the kitchen, very quick and easy.
TWO THUMBS UP on Flavor & Ease.
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