A Perfect Version of Myself

Losing Weight is Hard

Just Try February 9, 2010

Filed under: Weight Loss Updates — Tara @ 8:23 pm

I’m down 2.2 lbs this week.  It was a tough one, I seemed to be starving all week and had to constantly check myself before I attempted to eat the fridge.  Judging by the results, I was successful!

A couple of cool things to discuss:

I’m starting to crave new fitness challenges so I signed up for a 5K run!  It’s taking place on March 10th and I’m torn between being really proud of myself and scared stiff.  I’m running a 5K on the treadmill on a bi-weekly basis but I know that running outside is a whole different animal.  Not to mention that running outside in MARCH, in CANADA is a challenge in and of itself!  I’ll be signing up with a bunch of people from my Weight Watchers group and my uncle has reluctantly happily agreed to join me.  I have a goal to finish under 45 minutes, which is neither fast nor impressive but since it’s the first time I’ve attempted anything like this, I think it’s a reasonable goal. 

Another cool thing is that I’m trying this new thing.  This new thing where I TRY new foods.  I’m an extremely picky eater.  I don’t like my food to inter-mingle on my plate and I have a laundry list of things that I won’t eat (mushrooms, pork, olives).  I have changed so much in the last fourteen months, more of these changes being mental than physical, that I thought I should throw caution to the wind and open myself up to new foods.  This weekend I tried sushi.  California rolls to be exact, which I know that not everyone even considers sushi, but since I don’t like fish, it was a big step.  You know what?  It was delicious!  I had some with crab and some with avocado and loved every bite.  I also tried smoked salmon and enjoyed the heck out of that too!  I was so….impressed with myself!  I’m going to try to find more opportunities to try new things every week, starting next week with eggplant.  I’ve eaten it in the past, but I don’t think I gave it a fair shake so I have stuffed mini-eggplants on the menu.

Wish me luck!


Plan A August 25, 2009

Filed under: Weight Loss Updates — Tara @ 2:27 pm

I’m down 1.4 lbs this week.  Given the so-so eating I indulged in last week, I’ll take it!

Meanwhile, I have discovered a new breed of frozen meals for my lunches.  I think they’re the same ones the Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Elaine, from Seinfeld) has been flogging on TV lately. Healthy Choice Steamers are awesome!  I ate the beef one with potatoes and green beans and was pretty stoked.  There isn’t very much variety on frozen meals here, unlike the USA.  You basically have a dozen varieties of Lean Cuisine and six or seven choices for Smart Ones and that’s it. 

I like frozen meals for lunch (even though they’re full of sodium) because they’re easy.  It’s not much more complicated than that.  Sometimes I try to bring leftovers, but I usually prepare meals that yield one serving so….there’s not much left over from my dinners.

Alas, I only bought one of these new frozen entrees because I was afraid they were going to be gross.  When I realized how good they were, I went back to stock up and Sobey’s was sold out!  None of the other grocery stores have gotten wise and started carrying them yet!

I need a plan….


Nothin’ To Do February 1, 2009

Filed under: Recipes — Tara @ 11:27 am

I thought I’d share one of my favourite things to eat these days, so here you go!

Brown Rice with Spinach and Feta Cheese

Spray medium saute pan with non-stick cooking spray and set over medium heat.  Add one clove of garlic and 1/4 cup of chopped red onion.  Saute for approx 3-4 mins until tender but not brown.  Once onion and garlic are cooked, add 1 cup of cooked brown rice and 1 cup of chopped fresh spinach.  Stir together until the spinach is wilted, approx 1-2 mins.  Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of fat-free feta cheese over the top and stir to combine.  The rice will start to kind of stick together as the cheese melts.  Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Servings: 2

WW Points: 2 per serving