I do love a week where I whoosh!

While I did sleep in this morning, I am still so pleased to see a weight of 195.2!  I started this week (my “week” goes from Tuesday through Monday) at  198.2.

What a great week!  Two more days to go before I get my weight by average.
(and to think last night at my Reward Meal, I had a 2.2 oz. hollow See’s milk chocolate Easter bunny as my carb.  I LOVE eating this way!)

Nice to see a new one day low!

I feel a certain satisfaction, when after a holiday on plan, I see not only that I don’t have a swing up in weight, but a new low!

My weight this morning is 198.2.  I’m looking forward to seeing a 197+ soon, and in the next couple of weeks, a sub-195.

Memorial Day 2014 Food Log

While I am not currently posting a daily log of what I eat, I did want to share how I handled food on a holiday.

CM Breakfast:
3 oz. home cured ham (no sugars used)
1 large egg
1/2 oz. half and half
1 slice Lucerne Thin Sliced Medium Cheddar cheese

CM Veggie:
1 whole scallion
1 whole white mushroom

I skipped lunch today in favor of an early, large RM dinner.

RM Dinner:
3 cups (is one serving) of Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Crunch Collection
*this is a mix of shredded red and green cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts and broccoli
1/2 serving of Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette (recipe by Slim Palate and it was superb!)

CM Veggie:
I tried a new recipe for grilled vegetables which I adjusted re what I used and oven roasted instead of grilled.  I had as my portion:
7 spears asparagus
2 whole white mushrooms
1 cup (raw) zucchini
1/2 green bell pepper
Marinated briefly in a mix of extra virgin olive oil, mustard and garlic, salt and pepper.  Dressed after cooking with fresh basil and parsley.  This too was outstanding, and the first time I’d tried this recipe.

10.3 oz (raw weight) bone in pork spareribs – with a sugar free rub and mop sauce (a Steven Raichlen recipe)
1 oz. half and half

1 See’s Amazing Walnut Square

This is how I try to handle holiday food so it is delicious but on plan.  I think I do pretty well!


At last I can say I’m under 200

My weight this morning is 199.5, for a new 7 day average of 199.77.

I lost just .66 of a pound this past week, but I will always take any kind of loss, with a smile.

My next mini-goal is to be 199.0 by average, and I expect that to happen either this week or next.

Have a wonderful Memorial holiday – I know I will – on plan.

Staying under 200

Though I’m weighing earlier than I have all week, my weight was still under 200 this morning, though barely.

My weight today is 199.7.  Two days to go before I get my weight by 7 day average, I am hopeful for a 199+ as a new average.

I’ve almost finished making a menu plan for Sunday and Memorial Holiday.  I find this is key to staying on track despite holidays. I will post what I eat on the holiday to show how I handled it.

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 12
  • Serving size: 2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 3 gms
  • Sugar: 3 gms
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Nice way to use fresh rhubarb and strawberries with a sweet twist.
  • 1.5 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1.5 cups fresh rhubarb, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛th cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  1. Prepare your strawberries and rhubarb.
  2. Place all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan.
  3. Bring to a gentle boil, then decrease temperature to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 45 minutes (or longer if you want it thicker).
This is a lovely compote with a nice twist to the flavor.
Serving Suggestions:

Use a serving on cheesecake or vanilla ice cream, or a half serving if using on a mini-cheesecake as in the photo.
Also would work well mixed in with homemade plain yogurt.