Unbelievable...it 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?
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!