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.
Favorite dish, but healthier! This recipe makes 4 servings. I doubled it to make a larger Lasagna to have some for leftovers.
|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.|
|12||oz||Cottage Cheese (1%) – I used No Fat. It was great!|
|4||oz||Mozzarella (low fat)|
- 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.