Monday, November 20, 2006

You know what? It's getting easier.

It really is. I'm not as hungry and I am learning to love the foods I am allowed to eat. The cravings are actually not that bad (anymore). Hopefully it will only get easier over the next 9 days and I will be ready for Phase 2 next Thursday. I hope to stick to phase 2 as much as possible through December (but who am I kidding? It's Christmas and I will be cheating!) and start with Phase 1 again in the new year, even if only for a week.

I would really like to weigh 160 lbs by summer. That gives me about 7 months to lose 24 lbs. Totally doable!

Check out my ticker. I weighed 206 (my heaviest) back in January.

What's on the menu today?

B: Delicious new and improved quiches (recipe below), sliced cucumbers & tomato
S: celery w/ Laughing Cow cheese
L: garden salad w/ pork and l-f feta, Renée's balsamic vinaigrette
S: cheesestring and a few slices of lean ham
D: more leftover sage and rosemary pork, steamed broccoli and roasted peppers
D: fudgsicle-PB-whip -> sooo good! way better than the sugar-free Jello I had last night!

Going to the gym tonight, too!

On with Day 5!

Oops, almost forgot the recipe!

Yummy Breakfast Quiche

1-1/2 cups diced veggies - green pepper, celery, red onion, mushroom, etc.
1-1/2 cups lite sharp cheddar
4 oz canadian bacon or ham, diced
8 eggs
1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cook bacon in non stick pan until slightly browned. Mix in with remaining ingredients.
Divide equally into 12 large non-stick muffin tins that have been sprayed with a non-stick spray (for insurance). Divide into the 12 tins. Bake for 30 minutes.

These are so yummy!


Cheryl said...

Hi Marlene! It sounds like you're doing great :)

I think you should be able to reach your goal by summer. It *does* get much easier, especially when you see results so quickly.

As for Christmas eating, what I try to do is bring something healthy with me whenever I go to a party or a dinner. Usually a veggie & dip tray goes over well. After you fill up on veggies, having a couple of bites of this or that isn't so bad. And remember, on P2 you can eat fruit and grain and even drink wine or clear liquor (vodka/rye/rum) with sugar free mix.

Anyways, have a great day!

Marlene said...

Thanks Cheryl. It's good news that I will be able to have some wine over Christmas! And thanks for the tip - I will definitely try to bring along something healthy to all of our holiday get-togethers!