Friday, February 26, 2010

Birthday Celebration!

Last night I made a huge pot of one of my favorites....though I don't have a name for what it is. :) I made up the recipe one day while trying to get rid of a lot of zucchini that I had. Basically it is kind of like a veggie lasagna, but made w/ Smart Taste macaroni instead of noodles. I chop up about 3-4 cups of zucchini, and saute it with chopped onions and garlic in a bit of Pam. When that is almost done coooking, I add in some spaghetti sauce, then the cooked macaroni. After it is stirred, dollop in a few spoons of cottage cheese, and then cut up a few light cheese sticks, and stir that in. It all melts together to make a fabulous cheesy, Italian type comfort food. I love it. And since much of it is zucchini, it is pretty healthy. Last night I also threw in some veggie burger crumbles. The veggie crumbles (or you could use lean ground beef) makes it a little more substantial. So I have lunch and dinner ready. :)

Tonight we are headed to my parents' house for a birthday celebration. Of course there will be food, but I am bringing the veggie tray, and will try to stick with healthy choices. No, make that I WILL stick with healthy choices!

Have a great weekend everyone, and I will touch base when I get back!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I've Got to Do Something!

Hello all you blogger friends - if any of you are out there anymore. :) I did not disappear from the face of the earth, though it may have seemed like it. I have been very busy gaining back almost all that I lost last year. It has been so discouraging. I know that many of you struggle with weight issues as well, and I am sure you know the old story...."taking a break" from stepping on the scale or from carefully watching what you eat turns into a 6 month or 10 month hiatus that results in finding many pounds that were lost.

Sigh. Well, I at least have started blogging again. I do feel that is the first step to making it back into positive territory. I know I need to do something to change my eating habits, but don't want to do the same thing I have in the past. I feel like I need something new and exciting to motivate me. I know what I need to do to lose weight, I just don't feel like doing all the food prep every day and counting calories again. It gets so old.

My fitness counselor friend called me the other day. He thought I should try Medifast, and thinks it is a great program. I looked at it, and I agree it looks good. But I honestly have to say that I don't think I can afford what it would cost me to do it. Though I may not eat the right things, I do not spend a lot of money on food. Since it is just myself and my 7 year old son, I can make one cooked meal last for several dinners and lunches. I just don't have the extra money to spend on shakes and supplemental meals at this time. I wish I did. So instead, I am going to ease back into this by just writing down everything I am eating each day. That should help, and tomorrow I am going to decide how I am going to jump back on this health bandwagon, and super glue myself to the wagon seat!