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mellow mushroom pizza is my favorite

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

We have a couple of mellow mushrooms in my town and I love their pizza. We used to go almost every Saturday to have mellow mushroom pizza. One of the MM is decorated with a space theme and the girls call it Pizza Planet (from Toy Story.)

We haven't gone since i started JC and yesterday was the day. It was Emmy's last day of preschool and I was wanting to commemorate it somehow. It was a sweet day, perfect weather, a great time. The girls loved it and the pizza was delicious. I went over on calories, but it was worth it. (Kosmic Karma is my pizza, by the way.)

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SMILINGTREE 5/21/2014 11:18AM

    I like Mellow Mushroom, too, but can't say it's my favorite...that would be a local place called Lupi's where they use locally sourced ingredients. It's somewhat similar to MM, though.

Sounds like a lovely way to commemorate the last day of preschool!

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My fat pants are fat pants once again! + WI

Monday, May 19, 2014

I started this journey at 254 lbs in August 2012 and was able to get down to 197 lbs by my 40th birthday (July 2013). When I was at my heaviest, I was doing a job that required I wear jeans every day. I didn't have any jeans that fit, so I went out and bought 2 new pair. When I lost weight, and my "fat clothes" didn't fit anymore, I gave most of them away, but I kept those 2 pairs of jeans so I could judge just how far I have come.

This past winter, as the pounds were piling on, I had to pull out those jeans again. I couldn't fit in my newer clothes and I didn't want to have to out and buy anything. At my highest weight this spring (244), those jeans felt pretty good.

Today, I am retiring the fat jeans once again. I wore them last week and they kept falling off. I am not quite into my clothes from last summer yet, but I am closing in.

Weigh in Monday: 231 (-3.4 lbs)
Weight lost since April 14 - 12.6 lbs

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SMILINGTREE 5/20/2014 8:12AM

    Congratulations. It's always nice to "level down" in pants size. I have several pair I'm waiting to wear.

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Feeling disconnected

Saturday, May 17, 2014

There is so much stress at work, morale is low, I am feeling disconnected from pretty much everything and every one. This week I will be living by my calendar as I run around and try to get all the last week of school stuff done. The following week the kids go to their grandma's house and I will have a week to play catch up before I leave for a month. So, in short, still crazy around these parts.

There as a tragic car accident in my town last week and a child was killed and 2 others seriously injured. This accident has really scared me. I have been nervous about driving with the kids in the car or in the rain or at night. I am off kilter.

Doing Jenny Craig has made it easy to keep making healthy choices while life has gone haywire. Sometimes I feel like it is a cop out to do JC since I "should be making healthy, home cooked food for myself and my family." But I have to let that go. I am choosing convenience food for everyone now, I am doing JC, the kids are eating a lot of chicken nuggets and pasta, but both those choice are better than eating out. And I am still making veggies daily and buying (and eating) lots of fruit.

I have tried a few new items since I last wrote about JC. I had the Ranchero Breakfast Skillet for dinner. It was good! This will be going into regular rotation. I have also tried Cookout Chicken and Beans (didn't like), Homestyle chicken casserole (LIKED!) and parmesan crusted fish (like enough to order again).

There are several other new foods that I have in the freezer or pantry but haven't tried yet.

Here are the things I will continue to order (this list is for me to remember.)
Ranchero Breakfast Skillet

Beef and Barley Stew
Cheesy Potatoes and Chicken
pasta ole
Broccoli and cheese potato
Southwest style chicken

Homestyle chicken casserole
parmesan crusted fish
Cheese Ravioli
Three Cheese Ziti
Chicken Pesto Pasta
Chicken Carbonara
Chicken fajitas
Turkey chili
Macaroni and Cheese

Still need to try:
Cheddar cheese omelet
Florentine breakfast pizza

Orange chicken
Chicken Salad kit

Fish and chips
Homestyle chicken casserole
lentils with beef
roasted turkey
sweet and sour chicken

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SMILINGTREE 5/18/2014 9:57AM

    Congratulations on continuing to make good choices even though life is chaotic at the moment. That's always when I falter -- when things get wacky.

Good luck, and I hope there is a light at the end of your tunnel of busy-ness soon.

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Still here, still crazy

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I hate this time of year. You guys might call this spring, I call it proposal season. It is a time when work gets insane.

I have been very happy to have my jenny craig "grab and go" options for lunch and dinner these days. I still have to do a little prep work. For lunch, I take a big tupperware with 1-2 cups of lettuce in it and a cucumber and knife. I cut up the cucumber at work, toss it with dressing I already have at work.

For dinner, I have to make my veggie side. Lately, that means roasting. It takes 10 minutes to chop the veggies and another 30 to roast them. As long as I am not starving, it all goes ok.

I got my new shipment of JC today which means I have lots of things I really like. I even got desserts for every day.

As of last Monday, I am down 9 lbs in 4 weeks since I started JC. Pretty good considering I haven't been 100% faithful, have eating out meals, have traveled.

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CAKAROO 5/14/2014 5:23AM

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GOODGETNBETR 5/14/2014 12:27AM

Keep up the great work!

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fruit pizza

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Today is my mom's birthday and she requested fruit pizza instead of cake. Fruit pizza (the way we make it) is a sugar cookie base with cream cheese icing and fruit on top. So good. I splurged and had a big piece. I tracked everything and wasn't over too bad.

I always feel bad for mom because her birthday is always right around mother's day so it is hard to take her to dinner. She wanted to go to outback but both outbacks in our town were completely booked all night. We went to logan's instead. I hope she liked it.

Starting April 6, ending May 10, we have 4 birthdays in our house (my two daughters, my husband and my mom). We call it birthday month and I am ready for it to be over by the end. I did really well this birthday month, having a slice of cake or ice cream on the day, then then being done with it.

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CAKAROO 5/11/2014 8:24AM

    Hope your mom had a great birthday!!

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OLIVIANIGHT 5/11/2014 6:11AM

    That sounds really tasty, I might have to try it.

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DMEYER4 5/10/2014 9:10PM

  keep up the good work.

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FITWITHIN 5/10/2014 8:47PM

    This is a great healthy pizza with unlimited options. Happy Birthday to all the family! emoticon emoticon

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SANDICANE 5/10/2014 8:46PM

    Oh boy, fruit pizza sounds sooooooooooooooo good. If only there were a way to make a low-carb crust for me.

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