Now Playing: Here Comes The Sun by George Harrison from The Concert for Bangladesh
Topic: Weight Loss
I weighed in this morning and lo and behold, I have now lost 32 pounds since starting my medication on August 28. The last couple of days my weight has been dropping at a pound a day. I'm thankful, but wondering if this is still water weight or what. How could I be losing weight so fast? I'm not questioning it in a bad way, I'm just wondering how this is happening. My husband is convinced it is my hormone replacement therapy, and I really am starting to believe it.
The South Beach diet is helping too, don't get me wrong. I am still following phase one pretty strickly even though I am past my first two weeks. I am really enjoying the food and tastes and don't miss anything - this was the way I always ate anyway - except the bread, rice, pasta and potatoes.
It was a challenging day yesterday. Our auditors threw a luncheon for us - Italian food. YET - no pasta in sight! It was chicken parmesan with either marinara sauce or cheese sauce, mixed veggies (potatoes, squash, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli), a tossed green salad (w/tomato, cucumber, red onion, red cabbage, shredded carrots) with Italian dressing. They of course had garlic bread and chocolate brownies, but those didn't even tempt me. So, I found the smallest breaded chicken breast I could (had to be about 4oz or less) smaller than the palm of my hand with the least amount of cheese on it and only a tablespoon of marinara (who knows what they put in that), so I felt that was okay. I picked all the potatoes out of the mixed veggies and didn't eat those. They served us on those paper plates with the three sections - so, I used the big section for my salad, one of the small sections for the chicken, and the other small section for a heaping pile of veggies. To drink was iced tea with either lemon or sweetner and I spoiled myself with half a packet of real C & H pure cane sugar *hums the little song from the commerical* "from Hawaii, sweetended by the sun". It was a very satisfying meal and I felt I met the challenge well.
So that's two 'restaurant' like meals in as many weeks that I have taken on and won! Yay me if I do say so myself!
Matt went grocery shopping yesterday as I still find it tremendously hard to go shopping even with skirting only the outside of the store. The bakery is the worst. It's not that I have bread cravings, I don't really, but the bakery at Dillons is next to the deli, and the artisan sourdough bread and rye bread call to me "Have a deli sandwich made, Ali - with lots of pepper jack cheese and pickles and mustard." Sandwiches are far and away my favorite food in the entire world. I am SOOOO like Joey from Friends. There are just so many kinds of sandwiches - Italian meatball, turkey club, good old ham and cheese - mmmm veggie sub with olive oil and feta! What can I say - that Subway diet by Jared looked amazing - but didn't work for me. LOL - who can only eat a dry six inch turkey sub? Please! Have to have mayo and mustard and olive oil and cheese and all that yummy delicious stuff - that or NOTHING.
So, I am going with the nothing!
Today, though, is going to be a delicious feast for the senses. Matt found two beautiful portobello mushroom caps the size of softballs at the store yesterday, and I have had them marinating in some Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon & chopped garlic since 6:30pm last night. Tonight when I cook them for dinner, I will be enjoying some very yummy mushrooms. I have some ground turkey left over and I am going to combine the wine, turkey, celery, onion, & carrots and some tomato paste for a Bolognese sauce that I am going to put over some spaghetti squash, and eat that with my grilled marinated mushrooms and some provolone cheese. I'm sooo looking forward to THAT!
Now I need to go get breakfast though, as I slept in for once, and it has been more than a half hour since I took my hormone pill. *Sings* "I'm so rumbly in my tumbly" - - la la la.