Melting Away

If you wondered what happened to my diet - I'm still on it. I've got that last - always stubborn - 5 pounds to go!

I can say that I feel great, I can tell I'm lighter and I fit into my clothes comfortably again! Yeah! Summer is almost here and I'm looking forward to hopping on my bike and ridding more often.

Dieting has forced me to cook better, I can't believe just how full my fridge is with FRESH Veggies and fruit. I open my veggie drawer which was quite often empty, save that bottle of expensive champagne we've been saving, and I find yellow squash, carrots, zucchini, asparagus, green beans. And I've been cooking whole foods more, like green beans with caramelized shallots and roasted chicken.
Tonight we had baked salmon and roasted asparaus with pine nuts, yum.

Another thing I've been doing that I JUST LOVE is making Green Smoothies! Harrison loves his smoothies but until recently, it never dawned on me to just add the dark greens (spinach, kale or collard greens) to his fruit smoothie. Somehow I thought I needed a juicer. Dah! I know, I'm late jumping on the Green smoothie bandwagon, the hype is yesterday's news. But it's new for me and I'm all aboard. The last few days I've actually made the green smoothie for both of us in the morning. He has his after his "Star Wars breakfast" and I usually have mine FOR breakfast.

So to date, the G.I.D. has lost about 15+ lbs and I have lost 9-10 lbs. Not bad.

But oh the sacrifice. Too oftenI had to walk away from something extremely yummy - or at least yummy looking. But it's worth it and I don't have far to go.

I think I'll pull that bin of clothes out of storage now!


Daryl said...

I so wish I had some willpower .. I am trying to get 6 lbs off and it refuses to budge!


Brittany said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) Keep up the great work!

Christina said...

You rock, good for you for keeping at it! I am trying to lose some weight, too - down 5 pounds in 2 weeks so far! You know, we make smoothies all the time but I've never made them green....I'll have to throw some spinch in next time!

Kat said...

That is fabulous! Great job!

Kristen's Raw said...

Green smoothies rock!!!

I love them - especially with cinnamon added - YUM!

Cheers :)

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