Drum roll please........
I am down FOUR pounds since last weigh in day!! Woo Hoo!! That mean I am down TEN pounds since I started tracking my weight. Here is how it breaks down:
Friday April 8: weight in to get starting point
Weds April 13: start diet
Friday April 15: down 6 pounds
Friday April 23: down 4 pounds
I am so excited and motivated. Considering that I have reduced the amount of exercise I have been doing AND have not been limiting my amounts of good fats as recommended in the book 4 pounds is nice surprise.
Hot water with lemon
2 whole eggs with 2 egg whites scrambled with feta cheese
2 mugs green tea
6 oz greek yogurt
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
leftover chicken wraps and cabbage salad
chicken breasts w/ sauteed artichoke hearts
On another thread we were talking about how good food tastes when you limit processed sugar. Tonight was a perfect example. I seasoned skinless/boneless chicken breasts with salt and fresh ground pepper and cooked them in my cast iron skillet and put aside. I deglazed the pan with chicken stock, added some minced garlic and maybe a tsp of olive oil. Cooked the garlic till fragrant, added quartered artichoke hearts, more chicken stock and cooked until the hearts were heated thru and the stock was reduced. I served the chicken with the artichokes on top and a simple side of grilled asparagus. It was delicious!! Such intense flavor from so few ingredients. Definitely a keeper!
This diet has really made be creative with our dinners. Sure chicken and turkey are versatile but after a while...snooze fest. Plus I am not just cooking for me, I am cooking for my family. I have never believed in cooking separate meals or being a short order cook so I wasn't going to start now and I want to continue modeling healthy eating for my son. Its hard enough to come up with dinners that whole family will eat! So I have another seven days come up with new and interesting ways to eat poultry that does not involve grains, beans, butter, sauces or sugars. Got any ideas??
Edited by HollyBearsMom - 4/22/11 at 3:42pm