Archive for November, 2006

Week 13 Recap

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Week 13 was my first time dealing with a major holiday and all that delicious foods that go with it. We cooked a turkey and had all the fixings.  I was able to have my lefse and mashed potatoes. As we were eating dinner I looked at Ace and said “Man, corn was the food I really missed.”  The corn was sooo good and I knew if I wanted to, I could easily eat the whole bowl.   Due to the holiday meal, and making the rest of the weekend an extended holiday, I gained 0.4 lbs.  This was my first week since the program that I had gained or not lost any weight.  I wasn’t surprised about the gain but it still kinda upset me to see a gain on my program.

Next week I am off to Vegas for a mini 3 day vacation.

Week 12 Recap

Monday, November 20th, 2006

This week I actually DID track my food but I am finally in a phase of the program that I am experimenting with more and more foods. I managed to lose 4.4 lbs this week so I will definetely take it.

This week I had my first alcoholic drink since September. It was a great drink and didn’t turn me into a crazy hunger monster.  On Sunday, I had a pc of Carrot cake.  yummo! 

But I think Saturday afternoon was the best meal I have had in a long time. It was one of those meals that as you are eating it you just get happy and your whole body starts to tingle with every bite.    Ace and I went to a Vegan restaurant in Redmond that was amazing.  Both of us started to eat our food and both of us were speechless with the quality and taste.   We were persuaded to order the “cheesecake.” As soon as the waiter said “No eggs, no milk or dairy, no butter at all” I was really intrigued.  Holy cow, best cheesecake ever.  The consistency was spot on and the taste was incredible.   The whole time we were eating it, we were both just smiling with glee and so happy that this cake was made out of protein and it was good for us. Also, it didn’t have the regular “tired’ effect that most desserts would. We were both wired from the sugar and the protein.  I highly highly recommend it.  

Week 11 Recap.

Monday, November 13th, 2006

I didn’t track at all during the week.  I was still able to lose 1 lb.  Not my best but it could have been worse. I didn’t cheat too much this week but I know during the weekend I was just munching all day without a care to how many calories. 

This week with the nutritionist we talked about the “Holiday Plate Model”. It’s basically a strategy on how to stay in balance while eating carbs during Thanksgiving and other large meal days.  We are big turkey people so that will help. :)  

I had pizza last night!!!

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Pizza has been my “talk about way too much” food since my 20/20 program has started.

I saw a recipe on The Biggest Loser a couple weeks ago and I thought I would try it.

It’s basically a Whole Wheat Tortilla, Pizza Sauce, Cheese and Toppings.  I was out of Black Olives so I went for a Mushroom Pizza and it was heaven on a plate.  

I baked it in the oven for about 10 minutes and the cheese was nice and browned and the tortilla was crispy on the edges.  The only thing I might try next time is to brush the tortilla with a little bit of olive oil and pre-bake it before I put on the topppings. 

My mouth is watering just thinking about it. :D

Week 10 Recap

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Another half ass week of keeping track of my calories and protien and it showed on the scale.  I am down 2 for the week. 

I should be happy with 2 considering how much I cheated this week. I was in a funk for the week and started to rebel a bit with my foods.  Halloween Candy, Cake, pretzels, etc.

I took Friday off from work and I was hoping to get a lot done around the house but I just sat on the couch all day. My Friday workout was brutal because of my food choices that day.  I know what I should be doing but sometimes I just can’t do it.  

I’m shooting for a 4 lb weight loss next week. That will keep me on track for my 45 lbs in 15 weeks.

I am able to have cooked grains now so I can actually have pasta and Oatmeal again.  It’s nice to be able to eat just about anything I want now.

Pumpkin Push Photos

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Here are the photos from my race last weekend.

Seeing these photos jazzed me up and made me motivated for the Jingle Bell Run

Here are the photos

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