Friday, November 09, 2007

Mini-Me Friday - Check In #8...ANNND...A recipe!!

First things first -- thank you for all of the kind words, support and encouragement. I think that the scale just sort of was the tip of the iceberg for my bluesy attitude the past few weeks. I'm happy to report that I'm not feeling so "funky" anymore -- and that was even before the good news I got at my weigh in last night.

Yes, I said good news. I lost 1.5 pounds this basically, I undid the last three weeks and am now back and ready to keep on truckin'.

I feel good about my efforts in all of my 1st Place commitments and know that I did the best I could this week. The funny thing is, last night after my meeting, I came home and had that "bottomless pit" feeling. I just wanted to eat. And eat. And eat.

And eat.

So, I sort of did...but not on anything that I felt horrible about and nothing that put me over on my daily exchanges, so I don't feel guilty. (And let me tell you what a great feeling THAT is to not lug around today!)

I also finally busted open the motivational cd's that came with my starter package and have listened to them the past few days. There really was some good stuff on there, and I've had lots to think about.

Okay -- I have to go clean up the house from today now that the kids are both snoozing away. I'll leave you with the recipe for my dinner. Jennifer's Veggie Stew (which, by the way, made me giggle because it has a roast in it! How awesome is that??) inspired me to make some vegetable soup, so this was my quickie, off the top of my head version. I'll put the "recipe" (ha!) below. Enjoy -- and Happy Friday, friends.

Quick And Yummy Veggie Soup
1 cup whole grain pasta (I used mini penne)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 yellow squash, chunked
1 zucchini, chunked
1/2 red pepper, chunked
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Whatever seasonings you choose, I used about 1 1/2 tbsp of this salsa seasoning mix
2 cups vegetable broth (1 can) - I only used half a can because that's what I had, but it didn't make a whole bunch of broth.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic, squash and zucchini and sautee for 3-5 minutes. Add red pepper and tomatoes, and seasoning. Sautee 5 minutes longer. Add vegetable broth and cooked pasta. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5- 10 minutes. (This is also the part where if I would have had it, I would have added some fresh basil.)



Renee said...

Yippee!!! Yay!!!! Woo-hoo!!! (I'm doing a happy dance over here, just for you!!)

I am soooooo proud of you, Tara!! Not just for the 1.5 lbs (but that is WONDERFUL!), but for the way that you have persevered over the last few weeks. I know it hasn't been easy, but you've just kept on going, and that's the best part of it all, I think. It's easy to keep going when you see's a totally different story when it's rough. And you've kept going.

I love you, am inspired by you, and am sending you a big high five across the miles. You go, girl!!

Alana said...

YAY!!! I'm with Renee. I'm so proud of you for pressing on. I know how hard that is!

Go Tara, Go, Go, Go Tara!

Mari said...

Yeah!!! I'm so happy about your weight loss. Keep on going!

BethAnne said...

So glad to hear that the funk is over! Yay! 1.5 lbs, huh? I think I gained that yesterday when I ate half a bag of Hershey kisses - can you send me one of those motivational CD's? I think I need them.

shelley said...

I am proud of you too! It is SO hard to stick with it, I know! Especially after an "Off" couple of weeks. Good for you for not letting that completely derail you. Your comment on my blog made me laugh! Your darling girl sounds like quite a handful! They can be that way sometimes :) The potty with her brothers pee, HA HA HA! My 5 1/2 year old daughter is allergic to flushing the potty. We've had some unfortunate incedents too...the worst was when her baby brother found the potty, with pee and toilet paper in it, and decided to splash around a little! YUCK!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! :)
Way to go. I ditto what everyone else said too.


Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Hi Tara,
Thanks for stopping by my blog- nice to "meet" you!
Good job with the weight loss- it's the hardest thing. Keep on going- it'll keep paying off.
I'll be stopping by your blog often!

I'm Sadie said...

You are such an inspiration to me Tara! You are such a wonderful woman! WTG on the weight loss and on your path with Him!

Earen said...

Great job sweet friend! I'm so proud of you for sticking with it & perservering! Congrats!