Day 4, No Pasta No Taters No Rice for dinner…

Total Win Y’all.
I came back from vacation at 220 lbs. Despite all my efforts to drop a few Ell Bees this is the same weight I was a year ago after having Lil Man. GAH!!
After hearing that my aunt had success with the 17day diet and knowing that I won’t do a diet from a book, or site, or company I figured I’d just go back to what I know works: moderation.
I cannot, at this moment, live without the white stuff. You know… white pasta, white rice, white (actually Yukon GOLD BABY!) taters. It’s not devil food that would be cake, it’s just not good in the quantities that I eat.
To help me with the moderation thing, Mr. B and I set a goal to go one week without eating pasta, rice or taters for dinner. I can have all the chocolate chip cookies for dessert that my little tummy can hold!
It took some thought after the first two days, and I ended up sending hubby to the store to grab something fresh because I knew if all I had to eat was a piece of chicken and some veggies then those veggies better not be from a can!
I feel lighter. Climbing the stairs, I don’t feel like I’m dragging a hippopotamus. I’ve also dropped 9 pounds. I don’t expect to keep dropping like that; I feel certain it is just my body dumping nasty stuff since I’ve upped my fiber intake. Hubby says he feels tired. I think it has more to do with him readjusting to taking his Ambien again not so much the change in his diet.
I think for the second 7 days (oh yea, I’m gonna do it again!) I’ll add some exercise. I’d add it this week but my feet haven’t recovered from all the boardwalk walking last weekend.
Do you have a yummy, veggie side dish? I’d love to have you share a linky in a comment!

A Birthday Dinner for my Prince…

Today is my Prince’s birthday. For the next 24 days he will be the same age as I am and we joke every year about it.
We do stuff for each other throughout the year so presents are usually colored pictures from the kids and a yummy meal.
This year I made up a recipe for his dinner. Stuck to his favorites: beef, veggies, beer.
For a veggie we had butter fried squash with sweet onions and carrots.
For dinner, I took out half a london broil I had purchased 1/2 off a few weeks ago and put it on the George Foreman for a while.
When the meat was done, I set it on the cutting board to sit while I tossed a tortilla on the Foreman (soaking up the goodness!). Moved that to his plate and layered red leaf lettuce and shredded mozzarella cheese on top of it. Sliced up the beef and filled the tortilla with strips, then poured on a little A1 (cracked pepper variety).
Hubby loved it! I did too, which is odd, normally only one of us are in love with something new I make.
I’d share a picture, but …there wasn’t anything left to take a picture of.
Happy Birthday Honey!