Butter lettuce, green onion, red bell pepper, cucumber, fresh mint. Dressing: 1 spoonful of peanut butter, a few splashes each: soy sauce and rice vinegar, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and water to thin to desired consistency. Wisk in small bowl with fork. Taste and adjust ratio of ingredients as needed. The braised tofu is a… Continue reading Salad with Braised Tofu and Spicy Peanut Dressing
One year ago today, I started this blog. (Happy Birthday, Blog!) One of my first posts summed up my prior weight struggles: I lost 100+ pounds and gained it all back Here I am, exactly one year later and I have undone the damage that I previously did and undid and did again. So today… Continue reading I lost 100+ pounds, gained it all back, lost it again, and I will never gain it back.
One challenge many of us have is finding the time in our busy lives for home cooking. It isn’t necessarily that we don’t have the time, it’s just that we aren’t used to devoting a portion of it to cooking. When I first started making an effort to cook more often, I would tell myself … Continue reading Finding Time for Cooking
Early in 2010, a few events changed my dietary habits drastically. In 2009, I lost 66 pounds by limiting my caloric intake and exercising. But I had not paid much attention to what I was eating, only how much. I had some vague notions about keeping down the fat and I leaned toward low… Continue reading 2010 – The Year in Food Photos
As 2010 comes to an end, I find myself thinking about changes I’ve made in my life in the last two years. Lost 114 pounds, went from size 22/24 to size 10. Quit smoking cigarettes Cut way back on drinking Made exercise a priority and a habit Went back to being vegetarian Stopped eating out… Continue reading Proof Positive, People Can Change
There is an article in the New York Times today about the quest to increase the number of people who qualify for Lap-Band surgery by lowering the BMI requirement. The hero of our quest? Why the manufacturer of the Lap-Band, of course: Allergan. The change being sought would more than double the number of potential… Continue reading Lap-Band for Those with Smaller Laps
Average calorie deficit per day for November: 632 Number of “treats” (cookies, candy, etc) eaten in break room at work: 0 Number of planned days at the gym skipped: 0 Days over RDI: 1 (Thanksgiving, +162 calories) Weight lost in November: 4 pounds Total weight lost: 114 pounds Take that Holiday Season.