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This is week 3 of the Losing It challenge.  Head over to Giving Up On Perfect to see how everyone is doing!

Goals:

  • Track: ummm… about 60%
  • Run: ran once-then got sick
  • Drink: doing ok with this one

This week I lost 1.1% of my total body weight (1.6lbs).  Not bad but I need to kick it up a notch if I want to reach my goal weight before vacation.  I have 10 pounds to go!

I weigh in at WW earlier in the week so I have already begun looking ahead toward my next weigh in.  This week I decided that I was going to mix things up and try my South Beach/WW combo diet that has been successful for me in the past when I have wanted to kick it up a notch.  So this week I have been eating eggs (local duck eggs from What Did She Do Today -thank you, again!) for breakfast, cheese sticks, and lots of salads with chicken or tuna on them.  I am hopeful that this will prove to be a banner weigh in next week!

In other news, the whole family has been sick so that has made it hard to exercise.  I’m hoping that once we get over these colds that the husband and I can spend some quality time at the gym together.

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Thank you What Did She Do Today? and husband for the eggs that you surprised me with this afternoon!  It was so thoughtful and they are much appreciated!  In honor of the fresh, local eggs (both duck and chicken) that are sitting in our fridge now I’m going to talk about eggs today.

In one of my weight loss episodes along my journey, I tried South Beach.  Of course, I did South Beach within the confines of Weight Watchers POINTS because I have ‘drank the splenda sweetened cool-aid’ and can’t look at a piece of food without seeing a points value floating above it.  It’s just my frame of reference.  In the first two weeks of the South Beach plan you cut out all carbs, which meant that I was basically eating tuna on salad, chili, veggies, cheese, and eggs.  Do you realize how many breakfast foods have carbs?  Pretty much I just ate eggs every morning.

And it worked for me.  I did the South Beach plan for about 4-6 weeks and I lost over 7 pounds to get me down below my goal.  However, my theory as to why it worked was this:  I was paying attention to what I ate.  Sure, I bet the cutting out all the bread in my diet helped some, but I think the fact that I was thinking about what I was eating, tracking my points, and making healthy choices is what really made the difference.

Since I was single at the time, and had to be to work early, I used to make up a batch of eggs and portion it out into little containers for me to grab and zap in the microwave on the way out the door.  Here is how I prepared my eggs when I was on South Beach:

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • veggies – as much as you want.  I used frozen chopped onions and peppers, broccoli, and tomatoes.  The more veggies you use, the bigger the servings will be. 
  • 1/4c ched cheese (optional)

Whisk the eggs and egg whites and then just throw everything together in the frying pan and mix occasionally as it cooks.  Easy-peasy.  Makes 4 servings.  2pts per serving without cheese, 3 pts per serving with cheese.

I think I’ll be adding this recipe to my morning routine this week!  (Especially since I’m falling behind with my Losing It goals for this week.)

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