Monthly Archives: May 2011

A big milestone

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As of today, I am finally  down exactly 40 lbs!  I’ve come close to it several times in the last month, but then I’d always have some reason to eat off plan and I’d bounce up 2 or 3 lbs.  However, I hit my lowest weight so far on Sunday, and then today I lost another .8 lbs to hit an even 40 lbs.  Woo hoo!

Now I just need to drop another .6 lbs today to hit my goal weight for June 1 by tomorrow.  But I’m considering it a success either way. 🙂

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Low carb fix for chocolate cravings

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I don’t really know what to call this recipe that I concocted to help soothe my sweet tooth.  It’s sort of like a Mounds bar mixed with a Reese’s.  But then there’s the pecans, too, which add another dimension.  It simply defies description.  There’s no good name for this, other than perhaps Yummmmmy.

This recipe has enough carb that you probably couldn’t eat it if you were maintaining induction levels of carb intake.  But at 5g, it’s not a bad treat on a night when you just want something a little indulgent and that reminds you a bit of a candy bar.

Yummmmmy (aka, the Chocolate Cravings Fixer)
(net carbs: 5g)

  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbsp SF vanilla syrup (like Torani or DaVinci)
  • 1/2 Tbsp SF caramel syrup (like Torani or DaVinci)

Melt the peanut butter and coconut oil in the microwave for about 20 to 30 seconds in a custard cup.  Mix in all remaining ingredients.  Freeze or refrigerate for 10 to 20 minutes until it thickens or hardens (whichever you prefer – you could just eat it warm and goopy if you wanted!).  Play some mood music, close your eyes, and eat it slowly to savor all of its deliciousness.

Weekly weigh in, May 20

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OK, I’m finally going to resurrect this blog, which I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time now!  One small change that you’ll notice is that I am now doing weigh ins on Friday, rather than Mondays.  As I noted in my earlier post, we are strategically splurging with some frequency, and it’s usually on the weekends.  When I do that, I generally see a small gain for a day or two and then drop after that.  Well, the problem with weighing on Mondays is that I am often on the “small gain” day, and that’s a bit disheartening.  So I decided to switch to Fridays from here on out, which actually works out well since we technically started on a Thursday.  My “weeks on diet” count will be more accurate now!

Alright, with no further ado, here are my latest results:

Weight Lost, Current Week: 1.8 lbs
Weight Lost, Total:
38.2 lbs
Weeks on Diet:  17

Will I finally break 40 next week?  I sure hope so!  It was my goal to lose 40.6 lbs by June 1 (it makes for a nice, round number on the scale), and I feel pretty good that I’m going to make it!