Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Eat, Sleep & Whatever Else It Takes To Lose Weight

Hello all! I hope your week is stress free! I won’t take this opportunity to turn right around and discuss how NOT stress free my week has been because I think that is sort of a cheap intro. I will instead take this opportunity to discuss the recipe I made last night:

This was a cheeseburger casserole. I say “was” literally because there is none left. It looks like more than it actually was. It had Yukon Gold Potatoes, ground turkey, mushrooms, onions, garlic, a low fat Velveeta cheese sauce and crunched up Baked Tostitos. It wasn’t bad...I think the next time I make it, I will add some low fat cream of mushroom soup or something. Turkey can get dry very easily and this casserole didn’t really have a proper binder that would keep the turkey moist. I think it would be worth it to add more points so the casserole is rich. Having said all that, I still ate it of course and it tasted good. I am obviously in a cooking mood because every time I open my refrigerator, I look at unused items and think about what sort of meal I could throw together. I have my heart set on making chili dogs & fries this week so I will have to let you know how those turn out. Normally, I make my recipe on Tuesday’s but I have dinner plans with my friend Stacey at Moe’s tonight and I haven’t been there since like Saturday so clearly, it’s emergency status.

Saturday morning, I went to weigh on the scale and I was only down .4 so I decided I needed to reevaluate and weigh again. Basically what that means is I took my pedometer off and forced myself to go number 1 again before I got back on the scale. Would you believe that little bathroom pep talk pushed me to be down .8 on the scale? I know, I know, that’s cheating but I don’t care...my spirit needed that extra .4. That brings my total loss to over 64 pounds. I am hoping to show a little more loss this Saturday morning. I have almost completely made it through June without slipping up at all. I’m very proud of myself. While I know there may be a couple Saturday’s in July that I’m not perfect, I really don’t want to go overboard. I want to show some restraint with my cheating instead of always making myself so sick. We’ll have to see how that goes. So, after this weekend, I may do a lot of staying the same weight give or take a pounds for a few weeks. That’s OK though...I hope to get down 7-8 pounds by the end of September. I know that’s a slow rate but if I’m being realistic, I’m going at a slow rate. I have decided that my more major goal will be centered around the renewal of my driver’s license next year in May...I no longer want to be a liar in the weight section on my license. We will see if I can pull that one off.

This past weekend was a lot of fun. Mya’s birthday party was great. It was really hot outside but there was a bouncy house thing and they did it up big with food...great party Whitney! I posted a couple pictures below of Mya and then one of me and the bubble blower I got her. Did you know that it takes a degree in rocket science to open kids toys these days? It’s ridiculous. Anyway, Jordan and I also had fun going to the Mamma Mia sing-a-long Saturday night. All in all, it was a good weekend.

Have a splendid afternoon/week! P.S. Welcome back to the states Nish!

“I might have a reckless streak
at least a country-mile wide...” Real Good Man-Tim McGraw


  1. I have been listening to the Mamma Mia! soundtrack for a week now. I can't get enough and can't get those songs out of my head!

  2. Thanks! I'm glad to be home. Ready to see you!!!!!!


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