Saturday, July 31, 2010

Eating Rogue

Phase II (third round) | Weight Loss: 70.2 lbs lost since Jan. 17th

Sometimes preparing all of my meals in P2 can either get boring or impossible. Tonight we are at a dinner theater and faced with either not eating or taking chances. While I'm not usually a fan of buffets (too much unknown activity by strangers around my food) this evening "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at a local dinner theater motivated me to give it a go.

We checked out the menu online ahead of time and found that the protein options were going to be limited but figured we take our chances. They had a mish-mash of options: oriental crispy chicken, salmon with some type of soy-based marinade, beef stew and roasted turkey. For vegetarians (if that was really their intention) there was a sticky sort of cheese ravioli available.

The salads were either iceberg lettuce and bits of shaved carrots or romaine with croutons and Parmesan cheese. I opted for the Romaine and picked around the croutons and cheese.

Since the salmon was drenched in that soy glaze I checked out the turkey and was surprised to find a uniformed carver slicing to request a beautifully roasted turkey breast. Although I suspected that it was brined or roasted with butter and/or oil - it was the least of all evils.

I had the carver lay the turkey on top of the Romaine and then topped it with some pepper and lemon juice to make a nice fresh salad! It was delicious and I felt good about my decision not to stray.

Bon appétit!

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Cherry Tomato and Basil Eggwhite Omelet with Fresh Strawberries

Phase II (third round) | Weight Loss: 70.2 lbs lost since Jan. 17th

Quick post to show off my lovely basil and cherry tomato egg white omelet with fresh strawberries I made for myself this morning.

Although it is certainly missing the feta or goat cheese, for P2 it's not half bad! ☺

Bon appétit!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's not always about the numbers....but sometimes it is!

Phase II (Round three) | Weight Loss: 67.6 lbs lost since Jan. 17th

Much fuss is made over scales. Cartoonist love to make those crazy sweat drops fly from Cathy as she even thinks about stepping on a scale.

So I have not been one to subscribe to the idea that my goal is only a number. But today is different. Today I am happy to report that through healthy living I have achieved a sub-goal that I've been carrying around for years. The last time I was at the weight I am today was Sept. 11, 2001. I remember that day for many reasons, one of which is that I was as I heard of the national tragedy I was leaving the gym where I had just weighed myself after (at the time) a routine morning workout.

So here's to the tiny celebration of numbers and all the other goals we aim to achieve!