Saturday, February 28, 2009


I don't want to write this post tonight. I have put it off for the past 12 hours. I have been very good this week. I stayed within my points. I resisted the donuts from Henry's on Friday in the lounge, as well as other goodies throughout the week. I exercised HARD for 3 days. And yet, when I got on the scale this morning, I was 1.2 up from last week. I don't know how this is possible, and I don't know why. But I am, and as much as I didn't want to admit this to all of you who read my blog and keep me accountable, I must remain true to the commitment I made 2 months ago. I will blog about my weight loss, good or bad, every Saturday. So here I am.

I'm not going to get upset about it. I know from previous weight losses that this happens every now and then. My body will plateau for a while and then suddenly I will lose again. I just need to remain consistent and steadfast. I still want to lose another ten pounds before my son's first birthday, and I will passionately work towards that this month.

In an effort to spice up my blogs (no pun intended), I thought I might share a recipe a week that has helped me in my weight loss. Most of my recipes will be crock-pot recipes (since that is how I am cooking lately), but all of them will be yummy, I promise. This week's recipe is for Chicken Tortilla Soup (only 6 points per serving!)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cans of black beans, undrained
2 cans of Rotel tomatoes
1 cup salsa
1 4 oz. can of chopped green chilies, undrained
1 14 1/2 oz. can of tomato sauce
Baked tortilla chips
2 cups grated fat-free cheese

Combine all ingredients except chips and cheese in large slow cooker. Cover. Cook on low 8 hours. Just before serving, remove chicken breast and slice into bite-sized pieces. Stir into soup. To serve, put a handful of chips in each individual soup bow. lade soup over ships. Top with cheese. Makes 8 servings.


Saturday, February 21, 2009


Weight loss this week: 2.6
Weight loss to date: 11.6
Okay, okay. So you probably thought I fell off the wagon since I haven't blogged for two weeks. Not to fear. I didn't quit. I just had a rough two weeks beginning with my birthday and ending with Valentine's Day. However, looking back, I think I did okay. I indulged, for sure, but I didn't over do it. And over 2 weeks I lost 2.6 pounds. Not too shabby!
So now all of the sweets are out of the house, and I'm back to my Healthy Choice Fudge Bars (1 point) and Skinny Cows (2 points) for dessert. My short term goal is to lose another 10 pounds before my son's first birthday on April 4th. I have six weeks to do so. Let's see if I can do it!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Well, I lost another 2.0 pounds last week, but I'm sure after this weekend's birthday celebrations I have gained it back. I feel as if I've stepped on a slippery slope and am slowly falling off the path I have so successfully cleared for the last month. It is a lack of self-control, basically, that leads me down this slippery slope. It has to stop today. February 3rd. My birthday has come and gone, and now it is time to get back to business. No more cupcakes, no more frosting. This is it. Today I am back on track.

Now, if I could just get my husband to eat the last cupcake in the refrigerator.....

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