Monday, 8 October 2012

The Incredible Shrinking Me

Wow down 5.2 lbs! First week went really well! Just goes to show that you can still loose even when there is a holiday! If you want to see what I’ve been eating check out my posts of what I ate today.

I’m so glad to be back on track.

Much love!

What I Ate Today – Oct 7 Thanksgiving

Two days in a row of not really having an appetite. Until dinner that is. Holiday dinners are my favorite and you can’t say no, especially when it’s Thanksgiving. It’s hard not to eat all the amazing food that we are so lucky to have. So I did.

Here is what I ate:

Breakfast – Water

Lunch – Cheese chips(recipe here), salsa and sour cream

Snack – Bowel of home made soup that Cheryl (mother in law-ish) made

Dinner – Turkey, gravy, roasted potatoes (recipe coming soon), roasted parsnips, carrots, stuffing, 2 white dinner rolls, water, pear cobbler and whipped cream for dessert.

Snack – Another piece of pear cobbler.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

3 Ingredient Pear Cobbler

Ok, this is seriously delicious. Like lick the plate good. I made this today for Thanksgiving dinner at the in laws. It’s crazy easy and involves about as much work as sitting on the couch watching Netflix. The in laws, hubby and the rest of the fam loved it! They said it was rich and buttery. They didn’t expect it to be as light as it was.

The original recipe was a bit different from what I did. The original recipe is here. I didn’t have any canned peaches or yellow cake mix. So I used what I had. I had canned pears and Butter Pecan cake mix.

What you will need:

1 Large can of pear halves or peaches
1 Box of butter pecan cake mix. Vanilla would work here as well.
2 Sticks of butter – melted. The original receipe called for 1 stick of butter

Preheat your oven to 350° F. In a glass baking dish, empty the can of pears. Do not drain the fruit. I cut the halves into 4 or 5 pieces and placed them all over the bottom of the dish.

Next empty the dry cake mix onto the pears and cover the pears evenly. Melt the butter in the microwave and then pour it over the cake mix. Bake at 350° F for about 50 minutes.

I made some whipped cream and served that on top. I always add a little vanilla and sweetener when I make whipped cream. You want to whip the cream until it stands up on its own.

It’s that simple folk!

P.S I wish I had taken better/more pictures. I have this bad habit of forgetting until the food is already done:(

Giving Thanks

Being that it’s Thanksgiving, I wanted to share what I am thankful for. 

My Mum and Family
That I found the love of my life at such an early age
My baby girls
My FABULOUS friends
The little baby angels my friends have been blessed with
That I have a job
That I have a beautiful home
That I have a car
Clean water
My Readers
Long weekends
My shoe collection
Online shopping
Peanut Butter

And that there is no Zombie Apocalypse (I've been watching Walking Dead)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

What I Ate Today – Oct 6

Today was a lazy a little hung over kind of day. I have literally been on the couch since 8am watching Netflix. I have now finished the first 3 seasons of Sons of Anarchy and the first 2 seasons of Walking Dead. Great shows btw.

Here is what I ate:

Breakfast – Pop corn, couple pieces of bacon

Snack – Water

Lunch – Home made fruit and veggie juice

Dinner – Tuna melt with cheddar cheese on Weight Watchers bread

Kind of a lame food day, but I honestly haven’t been hungry. Could be because I have expelled ZERO energy today lol.

Happy Saturday!

What I Ate Today - Oct 5

Today was a weird food day. When you are low carbing it, and you don't bring your lunch, your options are slim. Salad. Boo. I'm not a huge fan of salad. We are definitely not friends. I keep trying to like it, but it's just not happening.

I resort to wraps when I'm out and about (if I can't get a steak or a burger no bun). Although they are still carbs, they are better than bread or buns. If its a large wrap, I'll rip off the excess that I don't need.  Plus you can load them up with lots of veggies.

I do buy low carb wraps from Low Carb Canada. I buy the Mama Lupe's Tortillas. They are 3 net carbs and you get 10 for $4.59. They are more expensive than regular wraps, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I will alternate between the low carb and regular ones for economical reasons. I did just find these wraps on for almost $1.00 cheaper! I'll try getting them from here next time.

Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast - Rest of my Club Wrap from Swiss Chalet and a little Chalet Sauce

Snack - Water

Lunch - Egg salad wrap

Snack - Diet Coke

Dinner -Chicken with salsa, cheese and sour cream

Snack - Pop corn, and Malibu Rum punch

Thursday, 4 October 2012

What I Ate Today – Oct 4

Ugh I’m so tired today. This damn cold won’t go away! I feel like it’s a little demon hiding out in my body. I might need an exorcism.

 I don’t have school tonight so I am chilling out on my couch and watching the rest of Rescue Me and I will go to bed at 9pm like a looser.

Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast – Glass of milk, handful of vitamins, 3 sausages, 2 poached eggs, HP and Get Lost Tea.

Snack – Banana and Laughing Cow Cheese

Lunch – Small whole wheat wrap with ham, tomato and mustard, green grapes

Snack – Peanut butter and 5 chocolate covered almonds. A kid was selling them and came to my door! What was I supposed to do?!

Dinner – A couple bites of Club Wrap from Swiss Chalet

Lovely Finds

My Mum is awesome. She really is. My mum is a huge thrifter/garage saler. She heads out to all the Charity shops every Saturday with her partner in crime, Annette.

These ladies have some serous talent for amazing finds. Not to mention dedication. I myself love a thrift store, but I don’t have the patience to visit religiously. My Mum always comes home with really cool and useful things and most are under $4.00!

Thrifting has always been huge with my Mum. Ever since I was a baby, she trifted. She bought ladies clothes because she liked the fabric, then cut them down and make me cute little outfits. Since she was single mother of a child who loves clothes, this was how she made it work. She always said “5 cents is 5 cents. Its better in my pocket than in someone else’s.” And it’s true. It’s actually become one of my mantras.

Here are a few pictures of some of the pieces my Mum  or I have found in recent months.

This is a cool 80's necklace I found on one of my trips to a boutique.

These bracelets my Mum got for a $1.

A few more bracelets and a pin. The gold buckle bracelet if one I got for $0.50!

How freaking cute is this purse?!?!?! Another great find Mum!

Ok these shoes my mum has had since the 90's and she gave them to me. I think they are so amazing.

Last but not least, a picture of my girl Marilyn.

What I Ate Today – Oct 3

I was pretty hungry today so I ate a bit more than usual, including the Aero chocolate bar and bag of Lays chips my work handed out. I put them in my desk drawer hoping to forget about them.But I didn't.

I’m feeling a bit better today. All that seems to remain from my cold is the stuffy nose, cough and the desire to sleep and lay on my couch all day.

Here is what I ate:

Breakfast – Get Gorgeous Tea (post to come), 2 sausages and 2 scrambled eggs with HP. Care of my cafeteria at work :)

Snack – Laughing Cow Cheese and a small whole wheat wrap with a small amount of ham, tomato and mustard.

Lunch – A Healthy Choice frozen meal. It was the Roasted Beef Merlot one. That is really the only one I ever buy. It’s actually pretty good! It has beef, carrots, green beans and small red potatoes.

Snack -Home made fruit and veggie juice that Terrill made. This one is mostly fruit I think.

Dinner -Tuna on a whole wheat wrap from Mr Sub.

I’m slightly obsessed with the tuna wraps from Mr Sub. It was a late dinner 8:30pm. I grabbed the wrap after my class had finished and ate it on the way home. It made the long drive on the 401 a little more tasty:)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

What I Ate Today- Oct 2

Today is one of my busy week days. Work and school. Oh and lots of driving. Every Tuesday and Wednesday until the beginning of November. I get up at 6am and get home around 9pm.

Oh, I also weighed my self yesterday morning but forgot to take a picture. Sad. 200 lbs on the nose :(

Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast - Green tea, 2 sausages, 2 eggs scrambled) and HP sauce (it’s an English thing)
Snack – Laughing Cow cheese and a banana

Lunch – Small whole wheat wrap with shaved Tuscan Ham and mustard, green grapes and home made fruit and veggie juice that Terrill made (post to come soon) This one is green…Kale, celery, apple and I’m not sure what else.

Snack – Diet Coke, 1 piece of left over pizza from last night (seen here)

Dinner – Home made spaghetti sauce that Terrill made with ground turkey, peppers, onions and spinach. No pasta :)

I also drank a lot of water and went for a walk on my lunch break for about 35 mins.

Happy dieting!

Monday, 1 October 2012

What I Ate Today

Ok, Ok I’m gonna own up to my diet deviant ways. I’ve been eating…a lot…of bad things…and drinking…bad things.  

I’m paying for it now. I came down with a cold, a brutal, nasty, ass kicking cold. Achy, tired, sore throat, yucky cough, snot, so much snot. I think that if I had been eating properly then maybe I wouldn’t be sick…? Not only was I feeling shitty, but I looked shitty. My skin is dry, my lips are chapped and I’m breaking out. Not cute.

The only way I seem to keep on the straight and narrow (diet wise) is to log my food here for everyone to see. So here it is.

What I ate today:

Breakfast – 2 sausages, 2 poached eggs, low sugar OJ, a hand full of vitamins and a green tea

Snack – Water, Laughing Cow cheese, banana

Lunch – Cauliflower broccoli cheese soup (recipe), home made super juice. Terrill made this, I'm not 100%sure what is in it. It tasted like grapefruit, raspberries, apple and spinach

Snack – Peanut Butter

Dinner – 1 slice of low carb pizza (recipe)

Happy Monday!

Dinner tonight

Hello Darlings!

Quick post about what I made for dinner tonight. It’s cauliflower pizza. You can see my recipe here. Today was a bit different because I had caramelized onions, sautéed spinach, artichokes and tomatoes. It was divine:)