Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Going Down

Today was the third weigh-in:
I'm down 2.8 pounds!!!!
I was really worried about how this week would pan out.  I went out with Steven on Friday and Saturday nights, and we indulged in fish & chips, fajitas, cookies, and bread pudding.  I tracked my points, though, and I kept it under control.  I also worked out regularly.  It's very promising to know that I can date and eat!
It's getting better all the time.
So there's that,

Everything's Coming Up Laura

I'm feeling pretty good right now.
I'm officially dating an incredible man - that rare mix of kindness, affection, intelligence, good looks, and great career.  He lets me set the pace, he wants to spend time with me, and he doesn't freak out about the time we spend apart.  I don't know what I did to deserve this, or how I lucked out manwise for probably the first time in my life.
I went to an audition for the first time in over 2 years, and I just found out that I got it.  I got into a music improv program that accepts only a few people, and only holds auditions about once a year.  I'm excited to start working with people again, to start singing again after so long.  Too long.
I get to go home for 10 days this year, and I want to get the most out of it.  I miss seeing my family, and now I finally get the chance to spend more than 4 days with them.
I'm losing weight again after a LONG bout of negative outcomes and negative emotions.  I have yet to weigh in today, but I'm optimistic that I lost at least a pound.  I must have.  And if I didn't?  I'm not going to get discouraged.  My clothes fit great, and I know that I CAN lose.  I know I'm not completely fucked up.
I feel like my life is heaving a big sigh. 

So there's that,

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Add This to Your Holiday Repertoire

There are many reasons I love John Malkovich, and this is a new one:

So there's that,


Pomato Frittata

I had a little red potato sitting on top of my microwave, a pint of untouched grape tomatoes, and some goat cheese that was doomed for spoilage if I didn't eat it, stat.  So I put it all in in some eggs!
Pomato Frittata
Serves 1, 6 Points
1 c Egg Substitute
1 Small Red Potato, diced small
1 c Grape Tomatoes, halved diagonally
1-2 oz Goat Cheese
1 Small Clove Garlic, minced
Salt, Pepper, Parsley
Cooking Spray or Olive Oil
Water or Chicken Broth
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Spray with cooking spray or add a tsp of olive oil.  When oil is hot, throw in the minced garlic and potatoes.  Saute until potatoes have browned.  Add a few tablespoons of water or chicken broth to the pan and cover to cook the potatoes through.  Toss in tomatoes and stir for a minute.  Add eggs and stir until everything is coated.  Season with salt, pepper and parsley.  Crumble the cheese over the top of the eggs and cover the pan.  Turn the heat to low and allow to cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until eggs have puffed up and cooked through in the center.  Remove, slice and enjoy.
I recommend making all your leftovers into frittatas - it's such a lazy weekend treat!
So there's that,

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Way In

I had my first weigh-in since starting Weight Watchers again last week.  I'm down 3.4 pounds!  I admit I was a little disappointed at first.  I excercised 5 days this week, I ate mostly portion-controlled meals, and there were 4 days that I couldn't eat enough to meet my Points goal.
But still...that's a good deal of weight.  And I think it's worth noting that I am wearing black pants that are a size smaller than the black pants I wore last week.  It's always a good sign when I can step over to the skinny clothes side of the closet.
Here are the things that made my food life easy this week:
  1. Healthy Choice meals kick ass.  Sooooo much better than when they first came out.  Now I can get protein, starch, veg, and dessert for 7 Points or less.
  2. Thank God Yoplait Light yogurt was on sale this week, because I've fallen in love with it all over again.  New favorites:  Pineapple Upside Down Cake, the Light Thick and Creamy line, and Lemon Meringue Pie.  I put a little bit of Honey Bunches of Oats Just Bunches on top for a little crunch.
  3. Clementines = jewels of pleasure.
  4. Frozen veggies.  Nuff said.
  5. No substitutions, just compromise.  I could eat my Wednesday bagel and schmear, I just had to cut back the rest of the day.
  6. Sharing food.  A cupcake is bad news.  A half cupcake?  Just a bit better.
  7. Support from friends.  It's so much easier to work out with buddies.
  8. A new BEAU.  He's much more interesting than food.
So...I'mma stick with the portion-controlled meals for just a few more weeks so I can readjust my satiety levels.  It's steered me right so far.  In my next post I'll publish my new frittata recipe!
So there's that,

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Dear Dairy (sic),
Tell me old friend, as I lie here on my bed, on my stomach, with my legs kicked up behind me, sporting a side ponytail and waterfall bangs, listening to Debbie Gibson...
Why does my life, like, totally suck????
I mean, I totally understand that life should challenge me.  I get that like DJ Tanner got tickets to the Beach Boys.
But why oh why, on the week that I start Weight Watchers - AGAIN, FOR LIKE THE HUNDREDTH TIIIIIIIME - did a Dunkin Donuts have to open just a block from home?
I guess I need to change my path.  Put it out of my mind.  Or maybe, just maybe, I can go ONCE every few weekends, for a cup of coffee and an eggy crueller.  I can handle that, right?  It's just 3 points...
Oh cruellers, you are cruel.  As cruel as those kids were to that fat girl on that one episode of Highway to Heaven.
Well, bye.  I'm off to watch Dr. Quinn.  I think she and Sully will make eye contact this week.  Squeal!
So there's that,

Monday, December 1, 2008

Back to Basics

Inspired by Michelle, Toot, Dusty and Rita, I've decided to put my Weight Watchers hat back on.  Renewed my monthly pass.  Measuring portions again.  I'm a bit excited!
So there's that,