Wednesday, October 3, 2012

106.5... Only 5.5 lbs down since May

Weightloss is so frustrating!! I guess it's better than nothing.

I took a few pictures to show mt size. I'm 171 lbs now.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Long time no update - 100 lbs down!

Well I have finally hit the 100 lb mark of weight loss!  At least this time around. My total weight lost is equal to what I now weigh - 175 lbs.  I can't believe I ever weighed that much! Mind blowing... I don't have many digital images of myself back then. I am going to get all my printed pictures though soon and will scan some for comparison.  I have a lot of pictures of me now because I don't mind my photo being taken anymore!  I'm still overweight, but I care about it less and less as I lose more weight.  It doesn't  really seem too bad.  My age does affect me though and especially after being so overweight for so long. Knees and back hurt... even my elbow hurts sometimes just because I bend it too long!

Well - here are a couple of pictures.  Not great for side by side comparisons but still I think I can see the difference.

This is me yesterday (May 2012)... eating of course...

This was me last Feb 2011

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Low-carb Mango w/Hint of Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

I got the inspiration for this recipe from Lauren at Healthy Food for Living.  I wanted to change a couple things because I wanted to use Splenda and also I added some no sugar added blueberry jam.

2 cups chopped mango
1.5 cups Greek yogurt
1/3 to 1/2 cup Splenda, to your taste
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 tablespoon vodka
2 heaping spoonfuls of no sugar added blueberry jam

  1. Blend chopped mango in a food processor first to get it really smooth
  2. Add everything else (check your sweetness and taste test) and blend until smooth
  3. Pour into a glass bowl and cover
  4. Place in the freezer until ripened

The vodka is used to keep the yogurt slightly soft so it doesn't become too hard to scoop from the bowl.  Brilliant.

Blended mango and yogurt before blending


I just made one of the delicious things I have ever eaten!  Since I am low-carbing for my DS, I really don't get to eat pizza often. Plus the crust fills me up so much and I actually am not one of the ones who like to just eat the topping.  I have really been missing vegetables lately, so this was really satisfying.

Feel free to change to suit your carb/protein needs.

  • 2 flatbread Flat-out Multi-grain W/flax
  • 8 tbsp Tomato Paste 
  • 2 tbsp chopped Sun-dried Tomatoes In Herb Oil
  • 1/2 cup Frigo Whole Milk Ricotta
  • 1/2 medium Yellow Onion
  • 1 medium Zucchini (raw)
  • 1 medium raw Green-bell Pepper
  • 1/2 cup 3 Cheese Italian
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese, shreded
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil or butter
I think if you don't want to deal with the sundried tomatoes and tomato paste, use pizza sauce instead.

Prep vegetables:
  • Chop zucchini, onion, and green pepper into 1/4 inch pieces. 
  • Sweat onion in a pan with a little water for about 2 minutes. 
  • Add green pepper and zucchini then gently sitrfry unti they are soft.

Prep flatouts:
  • Cut Flatouts in half 
  • Spoon about 2 tablespoons tomato paste on each half of flatout

  • Sprinkle half tablespoon sun dried tomato on each
  • Evenly drop pieces of ricotta over each slice

Assembling - for all 4 halves, do the following:
  • Heat a pan with 1/2 tablesppon oil or butter on medium
  • Add flatbreat to the pan
  • Immediately add 1/4th heated vegetables

  • Sprinkle with cheeses

  • Cover with lid and heat until flatbreat is crispy and cheese melts
  • Eat!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

10 1/2 months post op

Whoo! Down 80 lbs! It definetly has not been easy.... Not doing a very good job of taking my vitamins and not drinkin protein shakes.  I have been doing pretty good not eating carbs, at least until the holdidays got here. Sigh.

So happy the holidays are almost over. I find the whole thing contrived and depressing.

For some reason typing takes away any creative thought I had and writing anything I was thinking about earlier is now just a boring sentance. Fuck it.