Thursday, January 21, 2010

Less of this...and More of This

Less of this...although Tyler Florence's recipe is so delicious...

and my homemade chicken pot pie, I'm sorry is out...

more of these salads with balsamic vinegar and olive oil...

and lots of fresh veggies for the natural carbs...

After doing so well on my diet last year and losing 30 pounds,
I must admit that I slipped.
I will admit that I have gained back less than half of my loss.
I am embarrassed to share this with you.
This is the game plan.
We are purging the bad foods from the house like spaghetti and cabbage rolls and
homemade breads so that all temptations are void.
Back to proteins and veggies and no caffeine...but not yet...
tonight we will have my husband's famous spaghetti sauce and I will savor
the flavors and mop my sauce from my plate with the savory garlic bread.
Ahhh...I wish I was born thin!




14 comments:

Nurse Nancy said...

I hear you my friend! We are in the process of the same thing. Had a wonderful stew with crusty bread last night and it all ends there!

TSannie said...

No more bread or potatoes....life is crap. :(

Tammy said...

Sounds like we are in the same boat! Trying to imagine being born thin is just so hard to do! I've been back on my workout routine, the food part is slowly coming around too. I had a big a** salad for dinner last night.

Snooty Primadona said...

Oh, I am so with you! I'm still questioning God's infinite wisdom at why he allowed my brother to get the thin gene instead of me, but I've learned to diet well over the years. In fact all of our cold weather this year has added a certain amount to my waist, but mainly because I can't get out to walk or anything during such cold temps. I adore soups, stews, chowders & chili, but apparently they don't like me.

At least we can all try to kind of back one another up, right? So, you go girl! Thirty pounds was quite a fete, so you know you can do it again. It's just so not fair that there are so many delicious foods out there that aren't good for us. I feel like Eve with the apple dangling in front of me... Every. Day.

I hope you can gather strength from the fact that you are not alone...

Daryl said...

Well, here's a tip from someone who was born thin ... protein NOT salads burn calories ... all that lettuce is nice and crunchy but unless consume protein - meat be it red or white; or fish - you will not burn calories and you wont lose any weight.

You can eat bread, pasta, rice .. drink cocktails or wine or beer .. just in smaller quantities and protein along with fruit/veggie .. IMO Weight Watchers original diet was the best there is.

Good luck .. think of it not as a diet but as a way to be around to dance at Jack's wedding

Mental P Mama said...

GAH. I hear ya!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

ok I NEED that recipie for the chicken pot pie... that picture made me drool and I know mike would love it...

Country Girl said...

No caffeine?
No spaghetti?
I would not want to go on . . .

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

And here I was, thinking all week how yummy home made bread would be! I need some of your will power!

Chatty Crone said...

It would be hard to diet if you ate food that looked as good as that - yum. sandie

Diane said...

I don't do well with deprivation. It's an effort for me to go with smaller quantities. Because I know I'll go back to the foods that I love, I try to just eat less of them and exercise more. On the other hand, you've lost 30 pounds and I've only lost a few. Kudos to you!

Jo said...

You'll do it, Deb. You did it once and you'll do it again. The key to keeping it off, once you get it off, is LOTS of exercise -- walking, walking, walking.

I couldn't face the world without coffee, though. *sigh*

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

OK, bread, pasta, I can understand that. But caffeine is found in coffee, and coffee provides the only reason for getting out of bed in the morning. Therefore it's good for you.

That's my story, and I'm sticking with it.

Asthma Girl sent me, and I'm sending positive thoughts your way, along with a pot of fresh, strong coffee.

DesertHen said...

I stay away from the caffeine already, but no way could I give up the homemade mac & cheese! I make it from scratch at least once a month. I don't over do, but I do enjoy...=) Your pot pie looks wonderful....don't think I would give that up either.