Entry 364: Making progress...
I found a new favorite! I had oven roasted cauliflower for dinner and it was scrumptious! Also it was very easy to make. I wish I could have used fresh cauliflower but I had a bag of frozen in the freezer & wanted to do something different. First I put the cauliflower in the microwave for 2 minutes and then spread them out on to a baking sheet I had covered with tin foil & sprayed with EVOO spray. I then seasoned them with dry grated parmesan, garlic sea salt, black pepper & cayenne pepper. Last but not least I drizzled a little bit of EVOO over the top and popped them in the oven for 25 minutes on 425, stirring occasionally. Very satisfying and was only 191 calories for the whole bowl. I chose to dip them in a little bit of ranch. YUM!
I went for my first walk of the year yesterday! It was 40 degrees out and I just felt like getting out and about. It started to mist and then snow a little bit but I kept on going. I actually jogged part of the way to warm up! I didn't realize how much I needed the fresh air. I can't wait for it to get warmer and warmer. Yesterday I also did a workout in the basement and came upstairs to Michael cooking bacon! I was very good and resisted the urge to have some. He even offered me a piece & I said no. I am proud of myself for resisting. Got to keep that will-power muscle strong!
I am in the middle of my 4 day Birthday weekend! I had Friday off of work and have Monday off too. So far I have been relaxing, exercising, wedding planning and anticipating my dress fitting on Monday! I can't wait!
Also tomorrow I will be 25, YIKES! :-)
Entry 363: Hustle & Bustle
Yesterday I went out of town with my Mom to meet with my wedding photographer. It was so nice outside! I actually took my jacket off, didn't have to have the heat blasting in the car and at one point I even had the windows down! On the way to meet with her we stopped to look at my dress that came in. My fitting is in a week but I just couldn't bear to drive by without stopping in to sneak a quick peek! I was dying to see it since I had ordered it in a different color than the one I had originally tried on. I am so in love with it that I am going to have a hard time not wanting to wear it every day. It is even more gorgeous than I had imagined it would be!
My meeting with the photographer was awesome. I am getting so excited but it also feels surreal! Things are finally getting to that point where I can start to see it all coming together. The photographer we picked is awesome and I cannot wait for her to photograph our big day!
I have Monday off of work and I hear that it's supposed to get up in the 40's. I told Michael that I am going to probably go outside in a tank top & get a nice tan lol - I am so happy that it will be lighter out later now (say that 5 times fast) with the time change. No more gloom and doom, I can already smell the fresh cut grass! HA! I may just go for a walk tomorrow if the weather man is telling the truth ;-)
For these next 3 months my brain is going to be in full wedding mode so sorry for all the wedding jabber because I'm sure there will be more of it!
I have been doing ok with my weight-loss. I still have yet to get in full kick-butt mode. I need to stop obsessing so much over it and proceed without caution! It is all I think about and some days that is the extent of what I do. My brain gets a real workout but sadly this process doesn't work that way if you want to see results! I do believe it is a mind over matter process but that is just step 1, step 2 is ACTION!
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.