Sunday, July 06, 2008

Five to go... really was ME.

Not the thyroid or retaining water or some other excuse I considered...with a little self-control along with alot more portion control, I've actually dropped the first five pounds I was trying to lose.

I will say that it was very hard over the holiday with parties and stuff. Yesterday we went and visited a friend's restaurant and of course, he wanted to treat us well. I did good with a big ole' salad that he made me but then he brought out several large pieces of cheesecake. Ouch.

So, I've been walking and running and lifting weights and I'm back to my old days of throwing out half of what's on my plate and it's all very familiar to me...I hate it. But, I come from genetics where we all struggle with this and it's a fact of life. I'll be 35 this year...oh brother...and I know that if I'm not careful and a good steward of my body, it will only get harder. This is for God and I have to remember that...especially when Matt reminds me that he doesn't like the "skinny girl" look! Can you believe that?

Oh well.

Below is a recipe that has saved me this weekend. My mom has lost 40 pounds this year on a sugar-free type diet and she made me this pie when she came to see me. It's very yummy! If you're looking for a healthier desert, you may want to try it! Made my way, it's 150 calories a slice! WOW!

Key Lime Pie (Or I call it "diet pie" but that's less appealing!)

1 box of sugar-free Lime jello (four serving size)
1/4 cup of boiling water
2 fat free key lime yogurts ( Use Yoplait's thick and creamy-100 calories)
1 (8 ounce) container of cool whip (light, sugar free, or fat free preferred)
1 reduced fat graham cracker crust

First, get all your ingredients opened and ready to dump into a bowl with your mixer. You don't want the jello to set up but it will if you aren't fast enough! Boil the water and mix into the jello until dissolved. Quickly add the two yogurts. Mix the jello and yogurt with the mixer until well blended. Add your whipped cream container and mix gently just until blended. Pour filling into your crust and refrigerate until chilled. You can serve topped with or without more cool whip.

This pie is totally interchangeable so you can do any flavor that you can find jello and yogurt that are the same such as strawberry, lemon, pineapple etc.

Trust me! It will take you 5 minutes to make it and it is a crowd pleaser!

Happy Dieting!


Steph said...

Umm - why are you trying to rush this? You already HAD your b'day this year turning 34. Thus the statement that you will be 35 this year is UNTRUE!!!
Felt the need to correct that...
bravo on the five pounds!
(and for the record...I'm still 33)

Charity said...'s always been some peronal mission of yours to protect me from my age! I'm not at all upset about being 35 and it's going to happen within 6 months or so so I wasn't lying!'s not about how old you are but how old you act!

(She may be 33 but she watches Cold Case Files...That screams 55- at least!)

Tiffany said...

Hey! What's wrong with Cold Case Files?! I've never Steph but with that one comment I'm certain that we could be fast friends!

Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to give it a try and not let the hubby know that it is "diet". I hit the ground running again tomorrow with my walking and dieting. I believe I"m going to give your just eat half thing a try.

As for dinner... due to my hubby's schedule I'm not availabe until a week from Wed or a week from Friday. Just let me know... I miss you guys!

Charity said...

Oh Tiff...I'm sure you would be great friends with Steph...

First, you're young and apparently she likes young people!

Secondly, Steph...let me introduce you to my friend, Tiffany-Tiff will not go to my discount grocery sale because she has a thing with expiration dates. Sound familiar??

Happy new friendship to the both of you! I'm sure in a matter of days you will be mocking me somehow! :)

Steph said...

Hello Tiff -
Let's bond together to promote all things good like Cold case and expiration dates (they are there for a REASON). Oh, and do you like the show "Without A Trace"?
I'm lovin' that one even more than C.C.
Oh - and about the age thing - I'm just sayin' stick to what you are...otherwise, let's say we are 65 and start claiming retirement!

Charity said...
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Tiffany said...

"Without a Trace"! Another good one! (I have DVDs of both of these wonderful shows!)

Thanks for the introduction, Charity, we won't mock you too terribly bad. :)