Time to Conquer! Week 2: The Mourning Period

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Oh, this week… *sigh*  It has been a good week but a tough week too.   I have been having problems remembering to drink my water.  I don’t really mind water (my hubby struggles to drink it because he says he just doesn’t like it).  I don’t have that problem.  I actually like water, I just forget to stop and drink it.  This week I did ok on my water.  I try to remember to take it with me where ever I go, but I run out fast.  I think I might need to get a bigger cup.

What are some of your tips to help you remember to drink your water?  I would love to hear them.

So, After a 7 pound loss last week I was excited to continue.  But as the week continued I kinda got into a slump.  No, I didn’t cheat on my program, I was really good.  I ate what I was supposed to eat and didn’t eat what I wasn’t supposed to eat.  But for some reason every time I saw something I “can’t have” I got bummed out.  I started to feel sorry for myself and all the things that I “won’t EVER be able to eat again!”  Yes, a little dramatic.   I finally figured out that this week was my mourning week.  I LOVE food.  I love it more than I realized.  And since I haven’t been able to have a lot of it, I miss it.  It is like a good friend has died, and everywhere I look there are things that remind me of this friend.  (yes, dramatic again)

But, something great also happened this week.  I learned that I can substitute things that I love with other things that are good for me and, guess what, I enjoy them and I feel better!  I am sure the mourning period isn’t completely over, but I do know that I feel better than I have in a really long time.  I have more energy and I get more done in a day.  I am also happier (as long as I remember to drink my water and eat on time).

So, after a little bit of a bumpy week, I am happy to report that I have lost another 4 pounds.   That is a total of 11 pounds.  Not a bad start.

Oh, and for those of you who missed my post of Facebook today.  I made Zucchini Lasagna tonight and it was Awesome!  Everyone loved it and it is So Healthy!  So, by request, here is the recipe.

Zucchini Lasagna

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Favorite dish, but healthier!  This recipe makes 4 servings.  I doubled it to make a larger Lasagna to have some for leftovers.

Ingredients

2 Zucchini (thin sliced with peeler )
16 oz Ground Turkey (very lean)
2 c Low-Carb Spaghetti Sauce (or make your own with tomatoes and blender)  I made my own  - more info on that below.
2 c Spinach (fresh)
12 oz Cottage Cheese (1%) – I used No Fat.  It was great!
1 Eggs
4 oz Mozzarella (low fat)

Instructions

  • With a potato peeler, slice zucchini into thin ribbons for “noodles.” (My “noodles” were much thinner than in the picture above but they worked great.  I made too many so I double layered them and it was perfect. )
  • Make spaghetti sauce if you are making your own.*
  • Brown ground turkey and add sauce.
  • Combine spinach (chopped), cottage cheese, and egg in bowl.
  • In a pan layer turkey and sauce, cottage cheese mixture, and zucchini “noodles.” Repeat layers.
  • Top with Mozzarella Cheese (I used about half).

Cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes- enjoy your healthy “lasagna” with the whole family!

Heads up, mine didn’t look like the picture.  It was much more soupy.  Of course, it took me a little bit longer to make than I thought it would, so we were HUNGRY and didn’t wait for it to set.  It might have firmed up a little bit.

* Easy Spaghetti Sauce

  • 2-3 cans Tomatoes (I used 2 cans Fire Roasted and one regular for more flavor) – You could use fresh tomatoes if you have them.
  • 1 can Mushrooms
  • 2 packets Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning

Put Tomatoes in a blender and puree.  Combine mushrooms and Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning and you have an easy and yummy spaghetti sauce.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Lorraine Lorraine says:

    Way to go Becky! My struggle with water is that I get busy, and mostly – it’s just hard to keep track of how much and I get annoyed with counting. My solution is to get the huge water bottle and leave it in the fridge (I have to have it COLD). All I have to remember is to empty it 3 times a day. Once by 11, once by 3 and then again before bed. So much easier to make sure I drink enough that way. Good luck!

  2. Michelle says:

    I have always struggled getting my water too, until I bought one of those big 32 oz. hospital mugs with a straw. I fill it up twice a day with ice water and I know if I can empty it twice then I have had my water intake for the day! Now my biggest problem is trying to keep my husband and kiddos from “cheating” and drinking it for me. :)

    Good luck. We are cheering for you!

  3. Hi Becky! I’m excited about your success! For the past 3 years I haven’t been able to drop the 15 – 20 lbs I picked up somewhere along the way. Finally this summer something has clicked and it’s a good feeling to know that I think I will be making some great headway. Water is one of those important things. I have to have mine cold. If not, I won’t be drinking. So I’ve got an 18 oz. bubba brand mug that keeps the water cold for a long time. 18 oz is more easy to handle for me. I take it wherever I go and know that when I do take a sip, it will be the right temperature.

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