Tuesday, November 8, 2011

For Your Consideration (Volume 1)

If you occasionally need to dole out an insult, it's OK to call your dog a "son-of-a-bitch." It's not only reaffirming that he does indeed have a mother, it's a way of calming your nerves after you've tripped over his toys which he always places right in front of the stove. EVERY. DANG. DAY.

What am I eating these days? Do you really want to know? Because it looks like this:

I'm back on the South Beach diet and have lost 13 pounds in one month. I am slowly incorporating grains back into my menu at this point and I find that when I stay away from wheat and oats, I'm more able to control my hunger. This particular recipe uses barley and can be found here. I made a few changes, like subbing turkey breast for ground beef and I didn't use zucchini, but I think you'll be able to get the general idea. And for those of you who remember that I'm not a fruit lover, you might be pleased to find out that I'm forming a new attitude by selecting fruits that aren't so sweet..... blackberries, blueberries, Granny Smith apples, etc.

ELEVEN months today. Anyone remember what happened to me? You'll get extra credit and a huge HUG if you remember.

And last, but certainly not least, a few photos of the buster boy, Gavin. Not flattering at all, but it's all part of the journal journey, right?




And some sweet Halloween pictures just to let you know he's still Grandma's little pumpkin.


11 comments:

Kat said...

Good for you on the weight loss. I do not recall what you did 11 months ago today, so you will have to tell us!
You grandson is adorable.

myfort said...

Marge,
Awesome job on your weight loss. And did you stop smoking 11 months ago?? Tell me, tell me....what do I win again?? HaHa. Keep up the great work and tell Dave Hi!!

June said...

Holy cow Mags...thirteen pounds is awesome! I'd just like to know why you had to mail half those lbs. off to Tucson. Tell me that, now wouldya'. You quit smoking 11 months today. My goodness, it's darn near a year of tobacco free, and what a year it's been. Congratulations ...I'm so proud of you! P.S. Gavin's a darling little man

Pam said...

Great job on the weight loss! I'm working on that too, and eating lots of veggies, but thank goodness I adore fruit. I had some roasted apples the other night that were really good, just a little maple syrup on them, not too sweet.

M.J. Jacobsen said...

You quit smokin'!!! :)
Wow, major weight loss! I love barley and can't wait to try this recipe.
I call the neighbors dog a son of a bitch, I know they don't so someone has to!!
Gavin is soooo cute,love his costume!

The Mom Chef said...

Has it been 11 months already? I'm sure some days it's absolutely dragged, but wow, what an accomplishment!

Bravo on the weight loss as well, and on finding some fruit that you can tolerate.

vanessa said...

Congrats! I'm thinking about embarking on SBD again too and would LOVE if you posted some of your favorite phase 1 recipes or meal plans!

Julie said...

Congratulations on 11th months of no smoking! That's HUGE!!

Gavin is so cute!!

Debbie said...

Congrats on being smoke free for 11 months! Way to go! Such cute pictures too....

Shelby said...

Yep, you quit smoking...and now you've lost weight and you STILL married. :) Quite the accomplishments I say! Oh and Buster Boy is adorable! I REALLY love the first one with the wing sauce all over his face!

SeattleDee said...

Congrats on the weight loss and 11-month marker. Sigh, you lost the weight and I found some of it (and enjoyed every delicious bite of food I didn't really need). Drat.