Saturday, September 25, 2010

30 Pounds Lost!

HAPPY DANCE!! I hit the 30 pounds lost mark this week!! I have been hard at it since July 22nd, so a little over two months. I feel great, and am excited about this new adventure in my life. I have to admit, the first few weeks is hard. VERY hard. Surrender...commit...obedience...count calories...count fat...count fiber...count points!
It can be VERY overwhelming at first until you get in the routine. I put everything on an excel spreadsheet so it is easier to go there and keep track. I also put my successful tasty recipes on there too.
I am using the priciples of Alcoholics Anonymous in this and going to weight watchers and also being very aware of my Diabetes. I love a challenge and this is challenging every day. If I cheat, it is me I am cheating, not another person. Unfortunately it shows on me if I don't lose weight. Another thing that keeps me on this....tell people!!! I tell everyone I am doing this and if I quit then they will look at me in disappointment or disgust and my ego will crash. After all, I am a people pleaser and hate people being disappointed in me.
Sherry, my sis-in-law shook her head at me and smiled and said "You are making this fun, aren't you"? Well motto in life is: If it ain't fun, I'm outa here!
The recipe this week that I fell in love with is: TA- DA:
Roasted Cauliflower!!
I cut a head of cauliflower into flowerettes, put them in a big baggie, pour 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil over it, fresh ground sea salt, fresh ground pepper, 2 tablespoons minced roasted garlic (In a jar) No, Mary Lou, don't throw the jar in the bag, just the 2 tablespoons of garlic. Shake it all up and pour onto a jelly roll cookie sheet or baking pan, sprinkle 1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesean cheese and drizzle balsalmic vinegar over it. Bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes, then turn on the broiler for the last 5 minutes or so until it is crusty enough for you. (I like it really crusty). Total points for entire pan is about 9.....(Okay, I have to admit I ate the entire pan). But be very careful, the next day you and everyone around you will suffer. ahem.
Oh, by the way I hate to say pounds lost, because they seem to find their way back to you. I like to think of it as pounds discarded for good!!


Dick said...

Good for you! Annie was a Lifetime member of Weight Watchers and swore by the program. It teaches you a better way to eat and that will stay with you after you lose the pounds while with most of the other diets the pounds return when you start back to the old eating habits.

I've not been around checking my blogs that I like to read for awhile and just discovered that for some reason my blogroll on the sidebar of my blog is gone. That makes it harder to check them. Guess I need to spend some more time working on mine.

Phyllis said...

But I think they do know what they are doing here and it does keep me thinking about evrything I want to eat. I'm sticking with it. It was hard going to the Women's retreat this weekend and eating what they put on the table. But I had other choices, so instead of those delicious juicy little sausages and wagffles, I had oatmeal & felt good about it.

And instead of going to Johnny Carino's for an Italian Wedge salad (1,200 calories) we went to Subway.

Anji said...

I'm sure I commented on this post before. Great news. Keep it up - you'll be able to publish a book of recipes soon.