Monday, September 05, 2011
Well been rocking my program doing my therapy homeworks as given and feeling great. I am actually feeling like i can do these more and more each day. I discovered the greatest cook book from Taste of Home called the Comfort Food Diet. I have made cream of chicken and veggies soup at 200 calories, i made shepperds pie 350 cals tonight and it was great! i served my piece over a bed of shredded cabbage it was awesome and filling for dessert i learned this one from Hungry girl. I used a Won Ton wrapper and filled Apple cinnamon and splenda brown sugar and baked it in the oven then dusted with cinnamon sugar :) 100 calories i am soo satisfied, i drink sparkling water with MIO flavorings since those are splenda based i can drink them can't do diet pop anymore gives me migraines. Water is what i grave more of now. I don't feel depreived my book has lots of ideas and so does the net under taste of home. I also feel that there some foods that maybe "high end" foods but if i eat a smaller portion over a bed of lettuce, cabbage or spinach alot of the times i don't feel the depreviation, my new attitude is i can have anything but all in moderation. I find that not binging gives me more opportunites to focus on different things like my exercise, things to challenge myself with and i am much more organized when it comes to meal planning. I tell myself by planning and making these great choices that I am worth it. I feel good!
I love to cook and getting creative. I love soups and as winter approaches i cannot wait to create some great soups and stews! My other find for sandwiches and burritos i found from Hungry girl. is the Laughing Cow cheese wedges, 35 calories for great flavor. Weight Watchers has the same type of cheese and my favorite is the Jalapeno Pepper.
I planned my breakfast & lunches this week. I made a great egg scramble with turkey bacon or one with turkey sausage. I will make burittos or pita sandwiches for breakfast this week. I will add cabbage and tomatoes and salsa to them and fresh fruit. Lunches will consist of my new found cheese on toasted bread for a grill cheese with tomatoes and will have it with soup (tomatoe veggie or chicken veggie based) I made them ahead and froze them, each week i'll swap my ideas around if it gets too hot i;ll do a salad instead of the soups.
My snacks consist of yogurts, trailmix (fruity or nutty) types, fruits and homemade jello. Since i have an allergy for artificial sweetners i have had to make some changes. So I got knox gelatine and added fruit purees or juices that are 100 % in order to get my jello. So it is feeling much better to know i still have choices like that.
My budget is tight this month so i'm going to have to relay on my walking and dvd's for exercise.