Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Diet, Cookie Detox and Healthy Food

I never got a chance to get on here yesterday. I started my new diet. I'm using the "Lose It" website. They have an app too but I spend most of my day sitting in front of a computer so that works fine for me.

You basically just keep track of your calories. To start you put in your weight and height and how much you want to lose a week (I think 2 pounds is the top) and it tells you how many calories to eat. Pretty simple.

So I've gone from eating half a box of Girl Scout cookies plus a day to around 1300 calories. Yeah Me!

I was a total bitch last night and this morning. It had nothing to do with my husband trying to finish our taxes and him getting frustrated about something I did (put in the medical we paid out in deductions to see if it would make a difference-it didn't) and he couldn't figure out how to undo and then this and that. Oh and trying to help Trevor find something right at bedtime.

I'm telling you, it's just too much to handle while you are having the cookie withdrawals.

I ended up screaming something not very nice and going to bed. Then I had to get up 12 more times to help him some more. It wasn't pretty.

So I got up this morning and damn, still in a crabby mood! Poor Trevor got yelled at to hurry up for the bus over and over. I'm definitely making myself get up earlier tomorrow. It's not fair that the poor kid gets yelled at to hurry up every morning when I should just wake him up earlier. Ahhh if only Mommy was a morning person.

In other news, here's a few things I made

Shepard's Pie Lightened Up, this is a really nice website. This recipe was easy to follow, didn't take too long and was only 290 calories for a pretty large piece. I had the leftovers for lunch today and it was good reheated too. I think it would be a little bit better with just a little more tomato something or other.

I also cooked up a batch of veggie soup. This is a Weight Watcher's recipe. I've made it a bunch of times. It's pretty filling. One recipe is 6 servings so I divided it up so it would be easy to take to work. It's 61 calories a serving. Not too bad. 

This recipe we had tonight. Easy Garlic Chicken. It said to put it in a 500 degree oven. I thought that would be too hot for my glass baking dish so I used the metal one. When I took it out it was all bubbling up. I think I cooked it an extra ten minutes because it didn't look done enough before that. I thought this recipe was "ok" nothing to write home about. I think it would be better with a little soy sauce on it. 

That pan should be fun to clean though, don't you think?

Add some redneck dipping sauce and it's delicious :)Pin It


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I am on week 9 of my diet. I am using the My Fitness Pal app, which works about the same as what you are using. On my app, I can scan bar codes to figure out the calories, which is very nice. I have a had time getting all my calories in. =/ I'm supposed to eat 1200-1300 calories a day. I am way under today. I was busy in my sewing room and forgot to eat. *shrug*

The first week is the worst. You are going through sugar withdrawal, so the crabbiness is not surprising. I was cranky my first week, too.

Good luck to you and hang in here. It does get better and easier. =)

Oh, I have lost (estimated since I don't do scales) over 10 pounds. I am thinking close to 15 pounds. My jeans are loose! Yeah!!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Hey Julie - yea that is exactly what I thought when looking at that pan - oooh tough to clean. Did you spray it first? Better you than me. :-)

I am so sick of dieting I could scream. I am longing for a big ass salad with olive oil. Been eating salad with lemon juice and vinegar and 1 packet of splenda and some herbs. it's okay but oh how i miss olive oil. can't have it on this damn diet. But i'm 65lbs lighter. So I can be thankful for that and stop whining right?

Thx for missing me! That made me smile.

Christine said...

I have to get on track!! I need to do more exercise... I'm just too lazy right now. Ugghhh....

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I haven't made Shephard's Pie in a while--I'm going to make some this weekend.

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