It’s almost May which is a very busy celebration month so I’d like to begin with a little housekeeping.
Happy Anniversary to my Mom & Dad! Tomorrow, they will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. If you are married to anyone for 30 years, you deserve a medal so here’s a BIG congrats to them!
Also, this Thursday is my BFF Jordan’s birthday and I want to wish him a happy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am so fortunate to have him in my life. Here’s to a fantastic birthday and many, many more!
I have declared it officially ‘no weigh May’ starting tomorrow. I get nervous when I do this but honestly, I think weighing during the month of May would be nothing but discouraging. I weighed this weekend and after being perfect, the scale showed I was up 3 pounds. I kicked the scale as hard as I could and then for good measure, I kicked it again. I realized that it just wasn’t my week. I reacted a little poorly though and ate far too much this weekend. Over the next few weeks, it will be important for me to be as on point as possible on days that I’m not celebrating a birthday, graduation, anniversary or something else so that I don’t gain too much. I will weigh again on June 2nd to see what kind of damage was done.
If you are reading this and you see that I am not weighing in May and that I gained weight, you may think that I’m beginning to unravel but that’s not the case. As you diet, you have good days and bad days. The key is to never beat yourself up for too long and to always get back on board the next day. Even though there is no hope that I will lose weight in May and I will most certainly have to work hard to lose the gained weight, I know that I am not giving up, just giving myself a break. When a baby first learns to walk, they take small steps, and in many cases they take only one or two steps at a time and then fall down. The important part is that they get back up and try again until they can walk smoothly the rest of their life. Even when they learn to walk, they stumble and sometimes have to go back to crawling. There is a reason people tell you to take “baby steps.’ Sometimes you may fall and need to be picked back up. Hang in there!
I wanted to share a product with you this week. A girl at work knows that I diet and showed me this dip which I am totally loving. I got it at Winn-Dixie. It’s Sabra’s (they make hummus, too) Greek Style Veggie Dip, Roasted Garlic Flavor. There is only about 40 calories in a 2 tablespoon size serving and it’s low in fat. Not only is it good to dip crackers in, I’ve been using it as a salad dressing. It’s kind of thick so if that bothers you, you could put milk in it to thin it out. You would have to count those calories, though. Either way, it’s packed with garlic flavor and I’ve enjoyed having it around.
The recipe this week is more of a discovery. I always thought I didn’t like sweet potatoes. I’m not really a fan of sweet potato casserole because I find it a little too sweet and on holidays like Thanksgiving, I’m looking for savory only on my plate before it’s pie time. However, in the past couple of years as I’ve tried more things, I’ve developed a liking for sweet potatoes in some forms. I have discovered that I love sweet potato fries but since I can’t have those very much, I thought I’d try getting the kind you can microwave in the oven. I took the single sweet potatoes wrapped in plastic wrap that you find at Wal-Mart, heated it up in the microwave for the appropriate time and then added the new flavor, Cinnamon Cream, Laughing Cow cheese to the top. There are only 45 calories in a wedge of the laughing cow cheese and it melted nicely on top of the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients and it was filling so I have made it a couple times since.
I plan on having a great week and I think I’m going to Nashville AND Birmingham this weekend to be with good friends. I should have a fun time!
I hope everyone has an amazing week! Bye!
“Tonight, we are young…” We Are Young-Fun.