Saving My Life

Anything I post on here about PCOS or any other condition, is general information or information I've accumulated in my experience having PCOS or other conditions. I'm not a doctor, so nothing I say should EVER take place of a real diagnosis from your doctor. My eating plan described on this blog is one I've made for myself and I'm constantly changing it according to my body's needs.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Weekend Eating ☺ and Awesome Recipes!!

Ok, so I'm back from my little blog vacay. I've really enjoyed just reading blogs and commenting for the past couple of days. I had a great weekend. Joey and Niki stayed one night over this weekend and of course we had some awesome food. I didn't cheat on my diet although it really felt like it b/c the recipes I tried this weekend were just THAT good! I took this weekend as an opportunity to try out some recipes from a couple of awesome blogs I read and I tell ya these ladies could give any chef a run for their money. The two entrees I tried out were from Tami over on Nutmeg Notebook. If you've never been over to her blog, you should check it out. She takes beautiful pictures of nature and has some wonderful yet easy recipes. I always have a hard time finding simple, but flavorful recipes to try, so I end up cooking the same meals over and over again. If you've ever been in the same rut, I highly reccomend visiting her blog. Ok, so the night before Joey and Niki came over I made Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon. I will definitely be making this again. It was tasty, had good ingredients, and it had just enough steps in the recipe so I felt gourmet-ish by the time I was done. lol! I made salad, skillet potatoes w/veggies, salad, and whole wheat rolls to go with it. On Sunday, I made Pot Roast w/ Caramelized Onion Gravy . This is one of the best pot roasts I've ever made honestly. It's a crockpot recipe, and there's not a ton of prep time on this one either. The gravy consists of an ingredient that you'd never guess! So, go check it out. Alongside the roast we had homemade coleslaw, whole wheat rolls, greenbeans w/ minced onion, and baked sweet potato fries.
  I ate brownies this weekend....but, don't worry, I didn't cheat! I used a recipe from Cara's Cravings . Again, this is another sweet lady that really takes a lot of time to experiment and come up w/ healthier ways to make our favorite foods and man do I ever mean she figures out a healthy way! lol. Would you believe that two of the ingredients in these brownies are black beans and avacado?? Well, trust me...just trust me, try these. Cara says in this particular post that it passes the husband test and I admit....I was skeptacle. However, I let my husband try it today and they passed! I was so happy b/c he can be really picky. When I made them, over half of them were gone almost instantly. Niki loved them too and so did my kids...actually they finished them off today. I didn't pig out on them though b/c a little bit really satisfies.
  I just want to say thank you to the bloggers out there that are posting healthy, tasty recipes just out of the goodness of their hearts for all of us. ☺
  Ok, so I'm not going to attempt to remember everything I ate over 3 would be too hard, but I can honestly say I did not have any slip ups and it shows on my ticker...I've lost 26lbs now. Yay! So, here's what I ate today. I wasn't very hungry today and skipped a meal which is not good, but I'll do better tomorrow.

Breakfast: 1c. Kashi cereal, 6-7 raw walnuts, 1c. almond milk, 1/2 banana

Lunch/Dinner: Nachos (whole grain tortilla chips, 1/3c. cheddar cheese, 1/4c. fat free vegetarian refried beans, 2tbsp. guacamole, 3tbsp. salsa, 1 tangelo)

Lots of lemon ginseng green tea and water

I do realize I did not get nearly enough fruits or veggies today...tomorrow is grocery shopping day so I'll get salad back into my house and that will help a lot. Have a great Tuesday!!


  1. So glad you liked them and that they passed not only the husband test but also the kid and friend test :)

    I confess I'm a little jealous of your blog vacay. I've been working really hard on mine lately and it's sad that something I love so much can become so consuming and frustrating... but I think I need a few days off myself!

  2. Oh, you sound like me. Looking at recipes. I'm a foodie thru & thru. And there are good recipes out there.

  3. I just want to say thank you for such a sweet write up you did and all the kind things you said about my blog.
    I am just getting started with my blog and your words of support mean a lot to me.

  4. Glad you enjoyed your family time, but man, you made me hungry! lol

  5. @Cara: It's definitely worth taking a weekend...I promise, it will feel good and you'll look forward to blogging again afterward. :)

    @POD: I'm a foodie too. I was always told that being a foodie and losing weight don't combine. I beg to differ. lol

    @Tami: I'm a new weighloss blogger. I've been on the blogger scene for a while but I really used it for venting and collecting my thoughts. This blog has been a super positive experience...I'm glad your's has been great experience too. :) I look forward to using your blog as a cookbook and looking at your lovely pics of nature. :)

    @Aunt Juicebox: I made me hungry too! lol. Go to Nutmeg Notebook while eating a plain dinner. I swear looking at the recipes make food taste better. lol!