First off, I did decide to weigh-in this morning afterall, and was thrilled that I met my goal of 136 pounds. At this point, I imagine that the weight loss will be pretty slow since I’m down to the last 10 pounds, so my new goal will be 1 pound per week. I’ve also decided to do the next Cinch Detox the week of March 7. I have a wedding to attend that Saturday (March 12) and I’d love to wear a dress that has always been a tad tight.
Starting Weight: 144 pounds (December 28, 2010)
Current Weight: 136 pounds (February 25, 2011)
Total Loss: 8 pounds
Next Week’s Goal: 135 pounds (March 4, 2011)
I’m on a role with my creative recipes (aka “MacGyver Meals”) this week! I made the Crabacado Tacos last night and they were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! And even better, it helped me use up some random ingredients I needed to get rid of. The only thing I’d change is next time I’ll use a wheat flour tortilla instead of corn. I just don’t like the strong taste of a corn tortilla – kind of overpowers the other ingredients. I think I’ll even suggest these to our [Ruby Tuesday] Executive Chef as a possible dish for our restaurants since we have all of these ingredients in-house.
- 2 taco-size whole wheat flour tortillas
- 2 oz crab meat (I used Ruby Tuesday jumbo lump – leftover from a food show)
- 1/4 avocado, chopped
- 1/4 cup red cabbage, chopped
- Lime wedge / splash of lime juice
- 2 Tbs pina colada sauce (mine is leftover from Red Lobster, but you could also make your own.)
Since I had most of the can of crab leftover, and also a bunch of frozen asparagus (more Ruby Tuesday food show leftovers), I found a recipe for Asparagus Crab AuGratin. I prepped everything last night and plan to bake it and try it out tonight. I forgot to take a picture of the ingredients, but you can go to the recipe by clicking on the below picture. I made it as directed except I used low-fat cheese, whole wheat flour, and omitted the butter in the last step. Looks yummy – we’ll see if it tastes as good as it looks tonight.
I also made some more Sugar-Free Coconut Brownies (click here for the recipe from my January 31 post), and I swear they are the most delectable brownies I have ever had! I know they would not be deemed “healthy”, but I’d rather have my 100-calories of daily chocolate in the form of a brownie! They have no sugar and the fat is all healthy coconut oil fat, so they’re really not that bad for you. I debated trying to make the mix from scratch rather than use a mix, but let’s be honest, Pillsbury really does do it better than I can…