Hey y'all! Happy Monday and Roll Tide. I had to slip that in there because Alabama beat the number one team on Saturday. We still have a long way to go but we are sneaking our way back to the top. Meanwhile, in wretched diet land, I'm still struggling. I am an avid football fan but I have to admit, when football season bleeds into holiday season I am weaker than ever on my diet. This year, I'm borderline depressed because of my inability to stay strict. I used to have so much motivation. I did count calories yesterday and while I'm sure I ate more than I should last night, I had several hundred calories left before dinner. I also made myself get out of bed and go to this Body Attack class at the gym. So, the weekend wasn't a complete disaster but I'm thinking I need a change in a big way. I know a couple things. I am so tired of counting. I don't want to count calories or points or exercise minutes any more. I've been doing it for years and it's no longer motivating me. I also know I can't be trusted to eat right without some kind of structure. I have been heavily investigating the slow carb diet. I'm not generally a fan of "diets" but this diet has a cheat day, includes a glass or two of wine and includes food I like to eat. Most importantly, there's no counting. I feel like my body needs a shock out of this plateau. My mind also needs a shock. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet but I'm working hard to get my mind back to the place it was when I stepped on that scale all those years ago. I'm terrified of gaining all my weight back. I'm still looking so we will see. Having said that, I'm not just eating what I want until I decide. I'm counting today and I'm still in the fight.
This week I added some store bought spaghetti sauce to my zucchini that I made into strands of pasta with my new Veggetti. Once again I got a LOT of tasty food for a pretty low calorie count. This contraption is definitely one of my obsessions. I will note that though I prefer the taste and texture of yellow squash, the zucchini is firmer so it's easier to use in the Veggetti and squash also has a ton of seeds that get everywhere so I think I'll stick with zucchini. The squash also looks more like pasta but I'm not exactly one of those people that makes pretty dishes.
I used some of that same marinara sauce to dip my skinny mozzarella sticks in. I have made and showed these before but I made a good batch and wanted to remind you what a quick and yummy snack they are! It also allowed me to finish up those wonton wrappers finally! I only used two light string cheese sticks to make 9 mozzarella sticks. I love these things!
Have a good week!