Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It's a rough life...

OK, a little early for a weigh-in, tomorrow. But there's nothing wrong with putting up a post. You'll have to excuse my photos. My camera is trying to die and I took some of these with my phone. Dead food-camera. Hmm. It's really a small problem in comparison to the large problem I have! What's my problem you ask? Well, it's that my clothes don't fit! It's been so long that I was this size, that I no longer have any of the winter clothing that fit my skinny ass! OK, my ass isn't really skinny just yet, but my pants are too big nonetheless.

I know, I know. What a terrible terrible first world problem to have. It's such a terrible problem to have and it's made worse by all my friends, classmates, and co-workers noticing! They keep telling me that I look so thin and good. Really, I know that they're secretly judging me...poking fun at my baggy-in-the-ass and extra-room-in-the-hips pants! It's such a rough life I lead. In fact, it was so bad today that I ordered a new bikini, just to make myself go to the beach when it's warm enough. I know, a rough, rough life...


peaches for me!
 pepper snack in the T
 steak strips with cauliflower and spice peanut sauce
pasta fagioli with broccoli and green beans


cereal and peaches - I'm really trying to get away from the cereal and start bringing a shake to work to have instead
 mushroom risotto and butternut squash with cinnamon
cheese ravioli and crushed red pepper (perhaps my new favorite spice?) and mixed veggies


looks like the savory chicken entree with spicy peanut sauce and mixed veggies


 steak strips, mixed veggies and spicy peanut sauce
5 bean casserole with hot sauce and butternut squash with cinnamon


 cheese ravioli, broccoli, cauliflower, and strawberries
mushroom risotto and butternut squash


This was perhaps the BEST meal I've had in AGES!!!

I par-boiled the potato slices and then fried them with non-fat cooking spray with cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic and a little salt. HEAVEN, thy name is po-tat-Oh!
chicken creole entree with broccoli and cauliflower


fruit cup on the commuter rail...with my homework
 turkey chili with corn and a dollop of sour cream...strawberries for dessert
 fruit from Starbucks
 It is important to note that this is how I now eat when I go to restaurants.
mushroom risotto, back at home



Hmmm, I think this was the steak strips with spicy peanut sauce and veggies
cheese ravioli, spaghetti squash and broccoli


lunch salad with fruit
 turkey chili with spaghetti squash
pasta fagioli

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Food fantasizing

My food obsession has been incredible lately! I'm not hungry...I've just been eating HMR food for over 2 months. I'm dreaming of pizza, of desserts...of bread!! What I wouldn't give for a grilled piece of chicken, or a lamb kebob! I'd like to say that all of this food fantasizing is triggered by stress. While high, my stress levels this week have been bearable and very well controlled by exercise. All I can think is that this diet is nearing its end for me and I'm looking forward. It is meant to run in 13 week cycles, and I'm in week 9 now. I've hit the two goals that I had; 15 pounds and then 20. I didn't dare dream a larger goal! But, is it possible? Do I want to continue? Do I want to take a break and come back? I don't know.

What I do know is that when my family visits in May, I will eat what I want to eat. I will incorporate plenty of fruits and veggies, but I will eat pizza. I will eat sushi. I will eat chicken wings. I will eat desserts. The real trick will be going back to healthy eating after the fact...

I will have one thing on my side though. Time. I will have time to cook again! Oh! To be able to cook for myself again! To be able to go out to eat once in a while! It will be grand!


 cheese ravioli, broccoli, cauliflower and strawberries
 blood orange
turkey chili with tomatoes & onions and prickly pear cactus fruit


cereal, fruit and a little cheese

Oh yeah, I'm allowed to have just a little cheese...
 All of this is going to be heavenly when mixed....

steak strips, mixed veggies, red peppers and spices to make a spicy Thai peanut sauce
broccoli & mixed veggies with savory chicken


garlicy green beans and mushroom risotto
savory chicken cooked up with a spicy Thai peanut sauce, with peppers, broccoli, green beans and onions

 vanilla shake...Elvis style!!!
 cheese ravioli with broccoli and green beans
 5 bean casserole with hot sauce and mixed veggies

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Latest weigh-in results

Ya know, some weeks I like my scale much better than the scale at Harvard Vanguard. This is one of those weeks. Ugh. I worked out like there was no tomorrow, enough for a whole extra pound!! And by their scale only lost 1.4 pounds. Like I said, I like my scale better. 3 pounds by my scale!!
OK, so, when the short term news is disappointing, what's a good idea? Yup. You guessed! Focus on the bigger picture! No matter who's scale is right, I've lost 20 pounds!!! (21.5 by my scale though...) It's like I'm in the home stretch or something!

Seriously though, what I don't get is why my numbers aren't higher during high activity weeks...Although, I have been stress eating over the last couple weeks. No doubt that that's throwing things off. Either way, My weight still went down. That's all that counts. Eye on the prize!



I think this is the day I skipped the cereal...
 ravioli and squashes
 carrots on the commute
mushroom risotto and mixed veggies


 Mmmmm, Thai Beef!!!

steak strips w/ spices, mixed veggies and cauliflower
 Eh, I didn't even eat the salad...
 Mmmm, berries
pasta fagioli and broccoli


cereal, cherries, banana
 Savory chicken with spicey Thai spices and mixed veggies
 carrots at HMR class
chicken pasta parmesean with some added Italian spices