The flip side of this, obviously, is that I'm even better at gaining it. Which is how I know I'm good at losing.
I lost another 1.2 pounds last week and was pretty satisfied with that. My total to date is 11.8 pounds in six weeks. I'm not expecting - nor am I needing - The Biggest Loser type numbers so approximately two pounds a week is perfect. I'm actually pretty proud of myself. Obviously I would totally be prouder if I hadn't packed on the pounds over the summer but it happened and now it's going, going, (almost) gooooone.
I feel good. My jeans fit. What more can a girl ask for? (I mean, besides seeing two more pounds going bye-bye-bye?)
How about a little non-scale victory too?
If I can make it to tomorrow (and I can!) I won't have had fast food in ONE MONTH! This isn't a big deal to a lot of people but it is for me. I haven't even had so much as a burrito bowl from Chipotle in a month and I'm feeling pretty awesome about that. My wallet is as well ...
A couple meals to share.
Friday is generally pizza night at my house. I'm kinda obsessed with these pizzas I've been making on Flat Out wraps (I just top mine with mozzarella, banana peppers, green and red peppers, and onion.) This past Friday I decided we needed some boneless wings to go with our pizza. I used the SkinnyTaste chicken nugget recipe then tossed them with buffalo sauce. Soooo good! The boys loved them too.
I found this lasagna roll recipe on a blog several years ago and I LOVE it. It's a great way to eat lasagna without getting all carb-crazy. I make mine with wheat noodles and stuff them with ricotta, garlic, spinach, a little big of sauce, and Parmesan cheese. This entire meal is less than 300 calories! And so filling! The kids also had roasted baby reds and garlic bread with their dinner. But I, uh, carb loaded a little heave with my friends Sam Adams and Yuengling over the weekend and decided I didn't need all those extra (yummy, potato-y, bread-y) carbs.
I'm not sure how this week will look in terms of weight loss. I could've done better with my eating over the weekend (as always!) so who knows.