Thursday, April 28, 2011

The diet is going well, It's been too long since I posted that I'm not sure what we've lost each day and what we've cooked, but it's been a tough but exciting road and the weight is going down!

On a much more exciting note, Helaman is officially crawling, and he is a doll. the other day I saw that he was about to grab a plant, I looked at him slightly cross and with a firm voice said, "Helaman, no no, you can't have that." he paused, looked at me, looked at the plant and then reached again, "No, no Helaman you can't have that." He stopped and moved away. What a smart little boy I have. I think the Lord has truly blessed us with a sweet little angel.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Upside down, but still a start.

King Louise the beard-less boy.
S17/day 9 Shoot, I don't rememeber this far back. nor do I remember what I lost. probably less then a pound.
We cooked a slow cooker meal that was a dash too much cayenne pepper so I couldn't eat it all. lesson learned, don't add more than it says in the recipe.

M18/day 10 I don't think... okay yeah I lost this day. -1.5. their is a BIG correlation with water intake and weight loss, the more you drink the day before the more you will lose.
Chicken with tomato paste and other seasonings (Italian I think) and I used the lettuce as a wrap for a sort of tortilla affect. and veggies added to the chicken mix which when in the wrap.

T19/day 11 Tara -0 Gnanam-0
fish-tilapia dipped in lemon, seasoned with a random chef season. (that doesn't have sugar in it.)
AND I found out a lame rice substitute, I thought the recipe said cauliflower but really it said cabbage, so I followed the idea and went with it since I already started chopping. Cut cauliflower up in ity-bity rice size pieces and then with "I can't believe it's not butter (fat free) spray", spray the pan and cook the veg until it's lightly brown. I also added a bit of a my favorite season and it turned out great. Gnanam loved it.

W20/day12 Tara -1 Gnanam -3 I stared dreaming again about food i shouldn't eat, it stinks because even in my dream I feel guilty for cheating.
I made a BBQ mix, sorry you sort of have to by the mix from the peeps who make this diet stuff up but the rest was easy. (and you don't really need to use apple cider vinegar from bragg, it tastes just fine with normal vinegar.) then with the BBQ mix I grilled on the George foreman my chicken it was really yummy. I also put together a cilantro-celery-cucumber mix with some balsamic vinaigrette which wasn't so yummy. probably not a repeat.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


F15/ Day 7/ Gnanam -1lbs Tara -1lbs. All is well, I started to imagine food in my dreams and Gnanam needed a pep talk.
I cooked a spicy chicken soup, celery and onion with chicken and a Cajun spice (no sugar).

S16/ Day8/ Gnanam -0lbs Tara -0lbs. We talked about it and I think if we don't drink the amount of water we are supposed to (which we didn't on Friday) then we don't lose. :(
Dinner- Gnanam made a curry paste (using all the allowed products) and with cauliflower and chicken we ate good.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Your fat, your fat, you know it!

Okay, first thing. Photo bucket is having some technical issues, but assured me they are trying as best they can to fix the photo problem asap.

Second thing, We (Gnanam and I) have started a diet. I won't get into the details but I would like to keep you up dated about the progress, they say one of the best ways to have success is to record your successes and failures.

Day 1-2 (Saturday and Sunday) started eating like crazy and taking the drops. Gained 3lbs

M11 Day 3 (Monday) Low cal-high protein diet begins. Everything looked good that wasn't allowed and nothing looked good that was allowed. By night time both Gnanam and I had head aches. (I talked the Dr. and he said that is the most common side effect and should pass in a few days.) Gnanam's headache went away by morning and mine turned into a migraine that resulted in a welcome vomit followed by restful sleep.
*Cooked -Chicken in pieces with yellow neck squash in a pan with water and season all.

T12 Day 4 . Tara -2lbs, Gnanam -3lbs. The head ache was gone and although we were both still somewhat hungry, we both agreed that the first day was the worst.
*Cooked halibut fish in a pan with water and season all (I lacked creativity yet. well, I still do)

W13 Day 5. Tara -2lbs, Gnanam -3lbs. (We weigh ourselves first thing in the morning). We feel much better and I find that I'm not as tired in general. Gnanam claims he can play basket ball better.
*Cooked Beef steak using a BBQ mix (sugar free) I got especially for the diet. I also had cottage cheese for lunch instead of chicken.

T14 Day 6. Tara-0lbs, Gnanam -3lbs. I'm not sure why I didn't lose, but I'm guessing I've met my plateau, and will have to start working harder. But I'm still diligent in drinking my 8-10 8oz classes a day and taking my drops and I'm hopeful that things will pick up (or pick down if we're talking weight wise.)
*Chicken seasoned with Walden farms dressing. It's really great stuff and I'm sad I didn't discover it sooner. It's 0 cal, 0 fat, 0 sugar, 0 carbs, 0 cholesterol and gluten free. Believe it or not, Gnanam and I are sold, this stuff doesn't taste bad and we can use it to marinade anything.

(side note, I'm so proud of Gnanam, today we went to Grandma's house and brought our own food, and guess what they ate? all the best food imaginable! stuffed potatoes, honey BBQ'ed meatballs and green beans. [I seem to see food in more amazing detail now that I can't eat it] And Gnanam and I both didn't touch it, but we sure did stare a lot. :)
Stay tuned, more to come as the days go by...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Some Professional Pictures

I was teaching Helaman to army crawl when I got pleasant knock on the door from our neighbor Sarah, she asked if she could take some shots of Helaman for her photo final in a photography class she's taking. A bit later she dropped off a CD with the following pictures....









And my two personal favorites, Helaman loves to make us smile and does this face when we do it to him.