"Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You may have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles." Helen Keller

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Busy Life!

I haven't taken the time to update, but things are going so awesome!!   I have lost a total of 25 pounds now, and Don is around 30.  My inches are melting off - last I measured it was 23+ inches so far!!

We both feel amazing and are learning a lot.

So we went on a road trip with a bunch of teenagers last weekend where we were treated to free all-you-can-eat Pizza Hut Pizza and bread sticks.  We had been warned, so we made a pizza that morning to bring.  It was yummy.... so was the salad bar.  we had brought our own salad dressing, which helped a lot, too!

Saturday night we were at Golden Corral and able to pick out our Lean and Green meal.  It was delicious!

I was curious how I did on the trip - lost 2.2 pounds last weekend!  Wahoo!!

Monday I discovered a new recipe.  Spaghetti and meatballs.  It was so yummy!  I doubled the recipe on the meatballs, which were so easy to make, and the kids loved them.  They had  regular spaghetti while Don and I had spaghetti squash.  They snacked on meatballs throughout the week.  :)

Italian Meatballs

21 oz 93% reduced fat ground beef - should yield 3 - 5 oz portions cooked 
2 tbsp  parmesan cheese
1 tsp basil leaves  
1/4 cup egg beaters
1 tbsp parsley flakes  
1/4 tsp garlic powder  
1/4 tsp pepper  
1/4 tsp fennel - optional  
1 1/2 cups Italian diced tomatoes - less than 5 grams of carbs per 1/2 cup  

*Note:  I used Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powder instead of all those individual seasonings and it was delicious!!  I also used eggs whites since I didn't have egg beaters. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients except the diced tomatoes in a bowl until combined. Form balls from the meat. Bake for 20 minutes or until done. Measure out 5 oz of cooked meatballs and add 1/2 cup of Italian diced tomatoes in a small saucepan over medium heat until heated thoroughly. We used our Magic Bullet to blend up the diced tomatoes and it made yummy marinara sauce.  

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