Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Creamsicle Magic Mousse

Ok, this treat has been around quite a while. However, I found I can have this on the modified plan and not gain!
This treat goes by the name Jello Magic Mousse.  It is revamped with sugar free jello and sugar free cool whip.

Watch the serving size.  1/2 cup is all you get, so savor every single last bite!

3oz box of sugar free jello
1 1/2 cups boiling water
8oz container of Cool Whip Free

In a large bowl-
Combine the boiling water and jello and stir until dissolved.  Add in the cool whip and stir until combined. 
Pour 1/2 of the mixture into serving dishes (prefer clear so you can see the layers). Makes 5 servings.
Chill for 4 hours minimum in the fridge.

Round about calories are no more than 60.  Yummy! 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Losing Weight

I took this from a Pinterest pal! I believe this will be on a tea towel soon!

"I'm not losing weight.  I'm getting rid of it.  I have no intention of finding it again!"

Amen Sista!!!!!

Skinny B*tch!

I embroidered this pin-up tea towel for a friend.  We are in this whole diet thing together.  There are some days I know I would have thrown in the towel if it weren't for her. 
The towel says:
So, you can either be fat and jolly or a skinny bitch.  It's your choice.....

Our mantra for this crazy quest we are on to improve our bodies inside and out!

Green Bean "Fries"

I have been craving french fries. I don't usually like them all that much, but this past week I could have gone for some 5 Guys fries.  Alas, I abstained!
I created something to replace those dangerous, yet delicious fries.

I don't normally care for green beans.  But, I needed something different this week.  So I found a bag of fresh steam french style green beans at our local Walmart market.   I steamed them half of the time that the instructions allowed. I then sprayed them with the no calorie butter spray and tossed them in a parmesan seasoning mix  by Kraft that I found with the cans of parmesan cheese at the market.  I used a third of the bag and tossed them in a bowl before spreading them out on a cookie sheet in an even layer and baking for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
The result was a nutty flavor and a slightly crisp texture.   I even served them to the husband who agreed they were good. 
I am guessing this will serve as a replacement for fries long after this phase of the diet is behind me.  Of course, this is a "rogue" recipe as it is not compliant with Simeon's protocol.  It is however, a better match for the modified OWL plan.

Week 7 Re-Cap!

Today is day #51.  I am happy to report that I have lost 30.5lbs! I have lost a total of 43 inches.  11.5 of those 43 inches are from my hips!
I lost 3lbs this week and 5.5 inches.  Though the loss was a little slow this week and I stalled for a few days, I am still pleased.  I was able to throw out (well, donate to Good-Will) an entire laundry basket of clothes last weekend.  I am fitting into my smaller sizes and even some of those are loose. 

I have fallen in love with loose leaf tea and drink a cup in the evening when I get home from work.  I am on the search for interesting flavors of black tea at the moment.
I don't typically care for green beans, but have found a fondness for them as well as plain steamed broccoli and cauliflower.  Of course these foods are not on the original protocol that Dr. Simeons developed, but on the modified plan they are allowed.  And it is a good thing for me as salads are getting a tad boring!

This diet has helped with some of my health issues.  No migraines in over a month! I have been able to cut out one of my medications for my polycystic ovarian syndrome as it causes hypoglycemia now. 
Though extreme, this diet is working for me.  I am looking forward to traveling home in October.  I have changed my mini goal from 50lbs lost by October 26th to 55-60lbs.  I think this is doable because of my 30.5lb success in 51 days!