Friday, August 6, 2010

Positive things happening!

This is going to be a short one.

I’ve been doing better eating and tracking this week. I have, everyday so far, eaten something that was not on plan, and that I really shouldn’t have, but for the most part, I was able to work around those choices, and remain fairly well on track.

Last month, I found an excellent sale on Tilapia fillets. You get a bag of 5 separately wrapped fillets, all about the same size, and although I didn’t weigh them on my scale, they’re all fairly close in weight as well.

So then I’ve been searching for a recipe that would work with it, and I found it! You bake the tilapia for about 10 minutes, until it’s no longer pink, and make the sauce while it’s baking. When it’s cooked, you brush on the sauce and sprinkle seasoned breadcrumbs over the top of the fillets. Then you broil or bake it again until the top is crusty and lightly browned. It was absolutely delicious, especially when it comes in at only 138 calories and 3 points! And Jeff really liked it!

I’ve also been trying to make an easy cheese sauce, with my new Magic Bullet, but haven’t gotten it quite right yet. I measure the cheese and add a little skim milk, cayenne pepper and garlic salt. The first time, I added too much milk and it turned out too runny. And last night I don’t think I added enough milk, but I put it into the microwave for way too long, and it made the cheese become more solid much faster. I still plopped it onto the broccoli and we ate it; it was good, just not a sauce at all.

And of course, Aunt Flo came for a visit today, so I’m kind of down (that it bothered to show up at all!), achy, crampy, and right now, I want to eat everything in the fridge. I know as a pattern that I gain weight over this time, due to water retention, but I’m going to try to avoid that and the bloat by drinking water with some lemon slices in it. It’s helped before during my TOM, so hopefully it will help this time too.

And lastly, I actually put reminders in my phone to exercise, which was a teeny tiny step in the right direction, however I still haven’t done it. In fact, I haven’t done anything extra since we got back from camping. Why is it that if you know doing some weights and cardio will guarantee weight losses, you can still plop yourself down on the sofa after dinner and not move again until bedtime? You would think that it would be a motivator, a little extra effort and your weight goes down. What’s wrong with that?!?!? Craziness! I need to get ahold of myself. Luckily, I think my eating is making a small difference, so I just might have a loss next week.

Wow, I have more thoughts than I thought. LOL.

Have a great weekend! I know I will!


  1. Sounds like you had a great meal! Keep up the good work. My post was a little cranky today :( Get going with the exercise if you know it will make a huge difference! So jealous! I wish my efforts were making a difference. I am sure they will again soon though. At least that is what I am telling myself! I am not giving up and neither are you!


  2. thanks so much for your comments on my blog. I just read them. You are sweet!


  3. Need the recipe for the fish. Yummy! And I also have had the same thought about exercise. Funny isn't it? Kiddos for you having your phone remind you. I have my phone remind me to eat every 3 hours. Strange I know. smile.

  4. Stupid Aunt Flo - hate her. Keep up the good work okay? You can do this.