I hate those annoying selfie shots taken in a mirror…I always think…seriously, you couldn’t have someone take that for you?
Well…I couldn’t RESIST taking one of myself (crazy eyes and all). I was shopping alone and trying on evening gowns. There was a beautiful purple one that I knew was too small…I figured I’d give it a shot…and it fit PERFECTLY!!
The picture doesn’t do it justice! But it does go a long way in showing how my body is transforming. Just a few ounces from the 50 pound mark, and you can tell a huge difference. What an “atta girl” – especially coming off Thanksgiving week (and the hubby’s birthday which he thinks birthday = food fest) with a 3.4 pound loss. Go me!
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a few of the great recipes I prepared for Thanksgiving that helped with that fabulous loss.
Mini Pecan Pies from Dashing Dish: These were incredibly easy to make, and they give you all the flavor of pecan pie, but without downing a day’s worth of points. Divide your pecans evenly among fillo shells, mix 3 ingredients together, pour the mixture into the fillo shells and bake for 15 minutes. How easy is that?! Oh, and don’t forget the best part – they are only ONE POINTS PLUS EACH! Yes, I said that right ONE POINT!!
Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin from Skinnytaste: I love potatoes. Seriously. If there was a potato diet, I’d weigh 5 pounds…fries, potato cakes, mashed, sweet…you name it…I love them. What makes potatoes even better? Cheese. In the past, I’ve “cheated” on my Thanksgiving sides and purchased premade scalloped potatoes that are like a zillion calories. Not this year. I found this great recipe from one of my favorite blogs and you can have a cup of this for only 3 points plus!! A whole cup!! This one is a bit more involved, but with a nice vegetable peeler (hello Pampered Chef Vegetable Peeler) and mandolin (ditto Pampered Chef Ultimate Mandoline) you can make light work of the prep. The end product is totally worth it.
Current Pounds Lost: 49.6