Monday, October 20, 2008

Writer's block? Or just Monday?

This morning when I first woke up I thought about continuing my style saga posts, but then I decided against it. I came to the decision to take an aside, sort of. I've been doing alright with my eating habits in my quest to release my inner skinny...but I know I could be better.

Last night I made my old maid aunt's chicken cacciatore. The kids ate it, but under duress. They'd had rather I made a call to get pizza. When I heat up leftovers tonight, I'll take a pic and post it and the recipe. I'm not sure if its overly healthy and NO IDEA what the calorie count is, but its comfort food to me. It just tastes like I'm sitting at my aunt's kitchen table out on the country enjoying the fresh air and slower pace of life. I know hubby will be upset he missed it. But I'll make his mom's chicken and rice when he returns.

I HAVE been watching my portions very closely. I think that and exercise are TRULY the key to successful weight loss. I have many friends who have tried, or are trying different weight loss aids (diet pills, shakes, specific plans, etc...) and I applaud their successes. And I'm not saying that any of them are inherently bad...Lord knows I've tried just about ALL of them, they're just not for me. I saw a snippet of an Oprah show where she had a chef on there with a new cookbook. It was all about this grilled cheese sandwich that her friend Gayle had traveled half way across the country to get a bite of. I made my own version of it and it WAS good!! His whole thing was that you can eat ANYTHING you want, so long as you watch the portion sizes.

How many times have you looked at something like this:

and thought...yummmy! MINE! MINE! MINE! Its a white chocolate molten, from Chili's. The only thing is, If you took that same thing and shared it with 3 other people, its not so bad anymore. Yes, it delicious and I could easily down the whole thing without letting anyone near it. But I'd feel horribly guilty after I did.

I'm still losing weight, but only going to allow myself to weigh in on my bathroom scale twice a week. I don't want to get obsessive about it.

I ended up writing much more today than I thought I originally would. I'm suffering with a pretty bad migraine today and have had to resort to major prescription meds in hopes that it will go away soon.

Be well friends!


Sunshine said...

Sorry you arent feeling well. Hope the migraine lets up soon.

Dawn said...

Hope your head feels better.

I've been having writer's block for a couple of weeks. Just can't think of anything new to say on here. I need something exciting to happen so I can talk about it. :)

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Hey Girl. Just droppin by to tell you to shoot me an email with your email address on it, so I can add you to my contact list for the BHBC (Big Hair Bloggesses Conference). We're gonna ROCK da HOUSE. We're gonna GET JIGGY WIT IT. We're gonna BRING IN DA NOISE, BRING IN DA FUNK. Okay, enough.

Katie said...

Feel better :( Migraines suck.

ModernMommy said...

I completely agree about the portion control thing. I lost some weight recently by counting my calories and exercising. One thing I noticed was that if I ate something bad I would still stay within my calories because I would eat just half or even just a couple of bites.

Sandi said...

I hope the migraine goes away! I wanted you to know I gave you two awards today. Feel free to come by and grab them. :)

Tracey said...

Oh my. I want one of those moltent cake thingies. But I don't want to share it.
Is that bad?

Real Live Lesbian said...

Wishing that migrane away for ya!

Call me next time you want to share one of those! YUM!

Merrie said...

You're right on about the portions. That's the way to go about losing weight. Slowly but surely, it'll work. Good for you -- I'm going to read this blog for motivation myself. Nice to have found you. :)

Shannon said...

Hope your head is feeling better. HUGS!

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