Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Finally coming down...

I weighed this morning and I'm down 24 pounds from my highest point about a year ago. 14 of those pounds since I started again the first of September! I feel better even if the scale just moves a little bit in the right direction! I will probably stop weighing everyday soon, but for now I need to. Last time I lost a significant amount of weight (160 pounds in 2 years) I only weighed myself once a month, but now I have two scales that I can use everyday so I use them...or at least one of them!  :)

I am feeling better physically and emotionally. I can tell that I do a lot more around the house.

I've been having fun making new recipes this week. I made lemon chicken for the first time which is good, not wonderful, but something good and different. Another new recipe was some kind of chicken and mushrooms...almost like a stroganoff only with chicken.

I also discovered roasted vegetables, mostly squash, in the oven!  Mike and I both love those and they are so low in calories. The first night I used olive oil on them and they were  yummy, but a little greasy for me. The next night I used a no calorie olive oil spray and they were still yummy, but not the same as with the real olive oil. I have found if I use the no calorie spray on the pan and then just a little drizzle of oil oil over the top of the vegetables it is very very yummy and just right.

Oh, and last, but not least, I found an apple crisp recipe that we both love. It is about 300 calories a serving, but well worth it!

I have a place on that I can put a recipe into the website and it tells me how many calories it is per serving!  Pretty cool!  Now I feel like I can make things and know exactly how much I'm eating!  :)

Off to exercise this morning again!  I'm actually enjoying it! I just have to get it in my head that it's not an option to do anything else but go workout and I'm fine! :)