Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Fat Tuesday. Yes, again.
I know. It's like Tuesday comes around with a vengeance never seen by Friday.
Or any day you might be looking forward to.
But not Fat Tuesday.
It taunts me and harasses me into sharing shameful facts about my week.
Like the ice cream cake for Derek's birthday.
It was from Cold Stone people. You can't say no to Cold Stone.
And the pizza.
It was pizza people. You can't say no to pizza.
But the week wasn't entirely shameful. As I mentioned, last Tuesday I joined the gym. This week I worked out 4 times. It would have been 5, but Alex's chin incident interrupted my week's plans.
And did I lose weight?
I lost FIVE WHOLE ounces.
What, did you think I was going to say pounds?
I knew I was going to run into a little trouble with the scale this week, because it had been awhile since I'd been in the gym. As is to be expected, I tend to gain a little weight when I start working out. The good news is that it should be muscle and not fat.
So overall, despite my weekend indulgences, I am happy that my weight didn't go up. And more importantly, my muffin top is a little less...puffy...than last week.
If I have to choose, I would rather see results in the mirror than on the scale.
But really, I want both.
I'm still a fan of the type of food I'm eating on ColorFUEL, and I'm ready to buy another set of recipes this week.
Each Fat Tuesday I'll try to post either a recipe or a healthy substitute for some basic pantry items. Today:
Have you met these things yet?
If not, allow me to introduce you.
Bloggy Friend, This is a Sandwich thin:
Sandwich Thin, meet Bloggy Friend.
These are great for sandwiches & burgers. The whole wheat variety has 5 grams of fiber, and can turn a burger into a healthier choice.
I was surprised to find that one of my ColorFUEL recipes is for smothered cheeseburgers. What's healthy about that?
Well, the amount of lean ground beef used is quite small, but you don't really notice because it's loaded with tomato, spinach, and sauteed bell peppers. Top it with a small amount of swiss cheese, and it's really yummy!
But I think the most important step is to eat it, without the fries or chips, and then step away from the plate.
I don't feel full, but I do feel satisfied. And I know that by the time I feel hungry again, it will be time for my next meal or snack.
I totally sound like an infomercial, don't I?
Here's to a week with less cheating, lots of gym time, and Fat Tuesdays to keep me on track!
And for the love of all that is good, would someone please come and finish off this ice cream cake before I can restrain myself no more?!?!