Late Check-In: down 10.2

Sorry for the late check-in.  Life has been pretty busy (see following post this evening).

Just wanted to hop on and tell you that this week I lost another 2 lbs for a total of 10.2 in 2 weeks.  I am determined that this upcoming week will be a BIGGER loss.  Check back in on Sunday for the “skinny” on how I am going to get “skinny” (AKA- healthy!).

Hope you are all enjoying this rainy day!  Remember, April showers bring May flowers!

XOXO

Helpful Hint for Holiday Food Prep

blogpic.JPGHey there.  As you know from my earlier post, I am changing my eating habits in an effort to get healthy and hot.  🙂  But it is hard, right?  Especially during these upcoming holidays.

We have tomorrow- Thanksgiving- which is the day where it is socially acceptable to gorge ourselves with any and all food products (and even some questionable “food” products) and it is totally cool.

I know we personally have a huge Christmas party the following weekend and then of course, Christmas day.  I am nervous thinking about it.

Tomorrow we are lucky enough to go to family’s for dinner.  I volunteered to bring an appetizer, a dessert, sweet potatoes and rolls.  To help myself with one little thing, I decided that I was going to add Pecans to the sweet potatoes.  I realize to many of you, this is normal.  I, however, do not like pecans and would typically not make the casserole with them so I could gorge on them (see above).  However, by making the small decision to add something I don’t particularly like, I have taken sweet potatoes off the menu for myself- no cheating happening there.  Its a small victory, but I will take it where I can get it.

Now to be clear, I am not telling you to ‘jack with the food’ so that it doesn’t taste delicious to family and guests.  I am merely saying- perhaps bring popular items that you aren’t a fan of and serve them.

For example this weekend we are having a small Christmas Tree decorating party day- I bought 2 flavor pies that I don’t care for.  They will still be decadent to my guests, but it takes the temptation away from me.

It helps me and if it helps you, well than, that’s awesome!

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Progress Report & A Recipe!

Progress-ReportHey guys!  Just a brief check-in to let you all know how I am doing since starting my healthier lifestyle change Monday am.  For all you knew, I wasn’t posting because I had gnawed my hands off because I was starving!

Well, rest assured, that is NOT THE CASE!  My fingers, hands and my whole being, for that matter, are all intact!  I am doing well, sticking to it and forging forward!  Has it been easy?  Of course not!  Will it be SOOOOO worth it?  You betcha!

Also wanted to THANK ALL OF YOU who reached out to me.  WOW! You guys are amazing and supportive and I am in awe of you all!  Keep up the contact!  I am loving getting to know you all and supporting one another!  We can do this!

Fun recipe to share (hubby didn’t like BUT EVERYONE ELSE DID)- he is kind of picky (that’s how he scored me!)

Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower-Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head cauliflower – chopped
  • 1/8 cup onion powder )
  • 4-6 cups water
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • In a 5 quart saucepan, add all ingredients.
  • Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender (about 20 minutes.)
  • Puree with an immersion blender until smooth.

I got this recipe from http://www.andoverdietcenter.com  Feel free to check it out for lots of lean protein recipes!

XOXO

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