Pounds Lost = 2
Total pounds lost = 8
# of Diet Cokes Consumed = 1
# of Times Exercised =4
The numbers are all going in the right direction! I'm truly proud of myself for my (lack of) diet coke consumption and really think I've found the answer, albeit a simple one - just don't buy diet coke. It works, so I'm sticking with it.
Eat.Live.Be. topic for this week, "Straight from the Experts", really had me drawing a blank. There are so many diet tips, dos and don'ts, latest fads and trends, that I wasn't sure what I wanted to focus on. I Googled for a few days and came up with some gems.
- "The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day, you're off it." Jackie Gleason
- "A diet is the penalty we pay for exceeding the feed limit." Author Unknown
- "The cardiologist's diet: if it tastes good, spit it out." Author Unknown
- "In the Middle Ages, they had guillotines, stretch racks, whips and chains. Nowadays, we have a much more effective torture device called the bathroom scale." Stephen Phillips
I no longer subscribe to any dieting principals that have to do with denying yourself. Not that my way of dieting is the healthiest, but it fits my lifestyle and I loose weight when I adhere to it - a small, healthy breakfast, snacking on nuts, fruit, vegetables during the day, and enjoying my evening dining experience with family and friends. I will be the first one to say that I love food, but I love it immensely more when I'm sharing it with those I love.
To quote an expert, I choose Roger Ebert; a man who can no longer eat, drink, or speak. He provided me with a wealth of inspiration for my 1st anniversary blog post, and I'm determined to keep his sentiment alive by sharing it with as many people that I can.
From Roger Ebert's blog post titled Nil by mouth:
"So that's what sad about not eating. The loss of dining, not the loss of food. It may be personal, but for, unless I'm alone, it doesn't involve dinner if it doesn't involve talking. The food and drink I can do without easily. The jokes, gossip, laughs, arguments and shared memories I miss. Sentences beginning with the words, "Remember that time?"...So yes, it's sad. Maybe that's why I enjoy this blog. You don't realize it, but we're at dinner right now."
I want to end by sharing a much-loved recipe in our household. Its low on ingredients but high in flavor. Horseradish, thyme and parsley, mixed with panko breadcrumbs that encrust a simple piece of salmon. It's a perfect package since the crusty exterior wonderfully compliments the soft and moist salmon interior. I came across this Horseradish Crusted Salmon recipe on Jennifer's blog, Savoring the Thyme. She references her recipe back to a Good Housekeeping recipe which also includes a refreshing vinegar-based salad of English cucumbers and spinach. I've tried that as well, and it compliments the salmon beautifully.
Sarah at Cucina Bella
Cate at Sweetnicks
Maris at In Good Taste
Chris at Mele Cotte
Faith at Bon Appetit
Kristen at Dine and Dish
Emily at The Anderson Crew
Joanne at Eats Well With Others
Casey at The Starnes Family
Patsy at Friends, Family and Food
Tri-Fit Mom at Tri-Fit Mom
Claire at Cooking is Medicine
Allison at Sweet Flours
Jen at NJ Epicurean
Jenna at Stop, Drop, and Blog
Rivki at Healthy Eating for Ordinary People
Sarah at Sarah’s Sweet Creations
Denise and Lenny at Chez Us