Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday Milestones


This week I met my goal of exercising five days.  I also stuck to my eating plan, so I had a pretty good outcome and lost four pounds this week.  That brings my total weight loss to 24 pounds in seven weeks.  I have lots of energy throughout the day, then I crash at night.  I have NEVER been a night owl, and that trait is magnified now that I am exercising regularly. 

It’s nice to really start to notice a difference in the way my clothes fit.  I have lost at least one dress size, possibly two…it’s hard to tell, because I haven’t really tried on new clothes.  I’m trying to alter what I already own and delay buying new stuff.  Thankfully, I am able to do simple alterations myself. 

The Leukemia/Lymphoma Society called me this week and asked if I had any clothing that I would be willing to donate.  I saw it as a great opportunity to give away several things that I can’t wear anymore and that are not easy to alter (like blue jeans, sweaters, and a blazer)…you can see that I really don’t want to even keep around larger sized clothing because it’s more motivation to lose/maintain weight! 

Since it’s Spring Break, my goal this week is to exercise every day but Sunday.  I have more time, so it should be doable.  It will be more challenging to stay on my eating plan because Todd will be home all day and I must cook and prepare meals more often.  (And watch him eat stuff I can’t have!)  However, I’m determined not to let it get me off track. 

This week, I’m going to share a recipe for an easy, low-calorie/low-fat treat.  I made this to celebrate the birthday of a friend who is on a similar eating plan.  This is for a single serving:

Dessert Parfait

  • 1 Oats & Chocolate Fiber One bar, chopped
  • 1/2 c. sugar-free/fat-free pudding (I use chocolate)
  • 3-4 strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 3-4 tablespoons fat-free Cool Whip Lite

Start with a pretty wine or water glass.  Sprinkle 1/2 of the Fiber One bar on the bottom.  Layer with 1/2 of the pudding, 1/2 of the strawberries and bananas, and 1/2 of the Cool Whip.  Repeat layers.  Serve immediately.

This contains approximately 275 calories and 4 grams of fat (mostly from the Fiber One bar). 


Audra said...

Way to go, Joanna!!! Keep up the good work!!!

Anonymous said...

That was one of the best desserts I have ever had. No one would ever guess it was not on the "forbidden" list. Thank you for such a wonderful birthday dinner! The food was great and the fellowship so wonderful. jt