Horrible photography disclaimer: My apologies for the drab photos on this post. I had an issue with my camera this week that prevented me from using it, so I took these photos with my phone. The fact that bright sunshine hasn't shown it's glorious self around this part of Wisconsin since late last October certainly didn't help matters, either. Trust me when I tell you that this dish looks MUCH more yummilicious in person! Make it and find out for yourself
I just returned from my 2nd Weight Watchers meeting. Based on my reaction at the weekly weigh in, I've decided that I need to cut back on my viewing of The Biggest Loser and suck up to the fact that there's no way in high Heaven that I'm gonna lose 6-12 pounds a week, no matter HOW hard I try. I lost just over a pound and a half, and judging by the crocodile tears streaming down my face, you'd think I had just been introduced to a bed of nails. I was NOT a happy camper with that weight loss. I worked my butt off and felt like I deserved a bigger loss than that, but I'm going to be grateful that I had a loss and leave it at that.
For as far back as I can remember, eating has been an emotional adventure for me. Happy, sad, angry, elated...my mood didn't matter. I ate. That's the kind of trouble that has helped me gain the 50 excess pounds on my body in the past 9 months. Losing this weight is going to take a lot more than adjusting my eating plan. I'm gonna need a brain adjustment, too.
I need to teach myself to eat when I'm HUNGRY, and for no other reason. Easier said than done sometimes...especially when I'm constantly baking up goodies for this blog.
SO, I'm not going to cut the sweets out entirely, but you WILL be seeing some healthier options. At least this way, I can eat my creations and not get all crazy high on the sugar train.
This spicy shrimp salad can't rival my Snickers Cheesecake Bars, but it was definitely a tasty food choice for lunch this past week!