Just checking in as we head into the first full week of January.
I have been THM'ing for about 4 months now, and am down 30 pounds. Made it through 2 weeks of traveling/staying with family/holiday goodies without gaining. As mentioned in my previous post, this is the first year in a verrrrrry long time that I'm not feeling overwhelmed about my weight; I know I still have a long journey ahead of me, but that's OK. I'm not focusing on the end result, but just taking it one meal at a time and making good choices. And if I screw up, that's OK, too.... but rather than getting down on myself and writing off the rest of the day/week/month, I'll get back "on plan" with the next meal.
I put these jeans on today; they technically fit, but were uncomfortably snug when I started making changes. I now have 4-5" of extra fabric (and that's fresh out of the dryer, too!)
To "celebrate" thought I'd share one of my recent diet meals, LOL. Backstory: my Mom attended a baby or wedding shower at least 25 years ago, and the hostess served spinach quiche. My mom got the recipe, and it became a family favorite; in fact, this even became my traditional birthday dinner. Played around with the recipe this weekend, and came up with this version. Under the THM guidelines, this is an S meal - "satisfying" since it's using fat as its fuel source (as opposed to "E" for energizing when it's all about the carbs)
Spinach Cheese Bake
1 pound ground beef
1 med onion, chopped
16 oz package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and pressed dry
8 oz block Neufchatel cheese, softened
2 c shredded mozzarella
10 oz cottage cheese
1 Tbsp oregano
½ tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350. Brown ground beef, then use same pan to sauté onions. Stir all ingredients together, and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake approx 50 minutes, or until middle is bubbling and edges are lightly browned. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving.