Monday, October 25, 2010

Weigh-In: The Scale Doesn't Care that Black is Slimming

Well, I posted a couple of days ago that I was feeling heavy and that I would be happy if I stayed the same at tonight's weigh in.  So, true to my word, I'm going to be happy.  I stayed the same!  I really am just happy that I didn't gain.  I didn't want to have to move the weight loss ticker up and I definitely didn't want to change my Healthy You Challenge button from 10 lbs to 5 lbs.  I'm just going to keep on going.  I am registered for a cooking class next Monday so I will miss Weight Watchers and be going two weeks between weigh-ins.  Scaaaary.  After about seven days, I start to get antsy, munchy, restless, hungry.  For the next two weeks, I intend to stay within my points, try a couple of recipes, do the running and the Barbell Blast and a Boot Camp class or two.  Keep on keeping on!  Ugh, hehe.

I finally tried spaghetti squash.  I bought it over a week ago and it sat on the counter with the yam for three days.  It was looking at me like "now what?".  I baked it and nearly squealed with glee when I started shredding it with a fork.  Really!  This is the coolest vegetable!  Very versatile too.  It produced so much shredded squash I was amazed.  First I made Spaghetti Squash Cakes, for a few days I ate some as a side with a bit of salt, and one night I used it instead of pasta with spaghetti sauce.  All very delicious!!!  I'm starting to wonder how many other cool vegetables there are out there that I've never bothered with . . . any suggestions?

I've also been trying to be a little more creative with omelets (I love eggs!) and with pizza.  I just use whole wheat tortillas for a crust.  This one was onions, mushrooms (love), broccoli, and sundried tomatoes (new love).  Instead of pizza sauce I used a Laughing Cow wedge and topped it with some Italian cheese blend.  The cream cheese really enhanced the cheesiness that I love about pizza.  About anything really.  I LOVE CHEESE!  I also made an omelet with all these same things in it, minus the cream cheese and it was wonderful.

And yes, since starting this blog I have been drawn to taking random pictures of food I prepare.

Michelle :)

p.s. If you have any favorite veggies or creative ways to prepare them to make them more fun, feel free to share!  Thanks :)


  1. Cooking classes sound like fun! I'd loveeeeeee to make some spaghetti squash, but my hubby is very negative when I want to try new things. Though he did love the taco salad I made tonight (with bocca meat!). I'll have to pick a day when he's not around to cook it. haha.

  2. Great attitude about the weigh-in!! You can do this and keep a positive attitude even if the scale doesn't move down every week.
    I love the pictures of the food...the pizza looks soooooo yummy!
    keep up the good work, you deserve it!

  3. That is fantastic you were able to maintain! I am sure it will fall off next week with all your hard work and yummy new recipes!! Cooking classes are so much fun and you get to learn so many new techniques. I used to work in a restaurant supply store and we had local chefs come in and do cooking classes all the time! To bad I am didn't get to attend them all or I would be a way better cook than I am now! You are doing, great and like you said just keep going no matter what!

  4. I take a picture of everything I eat! Well, I just take pictures of everything. :)

    Spaghetti squash rocks! I love it.

    Good for you being happy with staying where you are. It's all part of losing weight and sometimes we just hold steady for a while. That's what's happening to me and I've decided I'm ok with it as long as I'm eating well and exercising. My body will catch up. :)

  5. That pizza looks amazing! I also love to make them on tortillas.

    I've had a couple of weeks lately where I've maintained as well. It's all long as there's no gain. Keep up the good work and you'll have a great weigh in next time.