Thursday, May 20, 2010

Weigh In & F R I E N D S

I can't believe I forgot to post about my weigh in on Tuesday! Seesh! Forgive me!

Starting weight: 313.8
Last week's weight: 287.2
This week's weight: 286
Loss: -1.2

Total loss: -27.8

I'm close, to my 10% goal, I can taste it! Hard work is paying off! 3.8 pounds to go and 2 weeks to do it in. That is less than 2 pounds per week. Totally do-able.

I am feeling really good after being sick and feeling great about getting back on track. I am looking forward to my first 5k in about 3 weeks. Thank you for all of your awesome comments on my last post about my progress. The bloggy world is truly awesome!

If you are looking for a good read on a topic that affects us all, check out Al's guest post at Kat Does Diets. Emotional eating is tough... Weight Watchers talks at great lengths about emotional eating and how to combat it. Food is always there, and always makes me feel better. When I was having a bad day, food is always there to make me feel better. Weight Watchers talks about other choices to make instead of emotional eating. For me, this blog really helps me.

Checking out twitter and seeing everyone struggles and their victories. It makes me realize that I'm not the only one going through this, that I have friends, and when I need to reach out, they respond. Share what works and what doesn't work for them. Angie was the first weight loss blog that I followed, and now on twitter.  Then was Marisa (first as Trim the fat now Loser for Life!). It was Liz who suggested the Couch to 5K training program for my first 5K. Al checks in with me and even if he doesn't know it, holds me accountable to what I do. (I mean if I tell him I am doing it then I have to do it) Steve, Jack and Ryan keep it real and make me laugh,  Mary helps with her challenge (#amerryworkoutpledge) and Kerri well I met Kerri through Steve and Ryans' #manhug and she is just lovely, always pleasant. And lastly, Carla from MizFit and her no excuses activity. My friends still think I am mad at them! even though I love them more for being honest with me!

There are others out there in the twitterverse but these fine few stick out and all the time and they are always there for me to talk me off the ledge (even if they don't know it!) I just hope that I entertain and help them just as much as they help me.

There are others out there that I've recently met, who I am looking forward to getting to know better. MrsFatAss; FitarellaAllTheWeigh; whoatemyblog; halfofjess I am sure I am missing some. Please forgive me. You are all so wonderful! Here is the link to my twitter list for "weight loss bloggers"

Thank you all, you all have helped me more than you know. And now I am off to the gym, because I told Al I was going to the gym today...

2 comments:

katdoesdiets said...

Congrats on the loss! You are kickin' butt.
Thanks for the shout out.

Melanie said...

Cassie,
Okay, so I have a few different recipes. They are for a gallon ice cream maker, so if yours is smaller, you'll have to adjust accordingly.


vanilla ice cream

Ingredients:
1 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 c sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
milk

Directions:
Mix together the cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt in ice cream maker. Add milk to the fill line.

Pudding ice cream

Ingredients:
1 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 c sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 large package pudding (any kind you want, cookies and cream is really good)
milk

Directions
Mix first four ingredients in ice cream maker. Add milk to fill line.

When you freeze, use about 1 cup of salt for every 5 cups of water. Make sure to keep adding ice and salt as your ice cream is churning. It should take right around 25-30 minutes to freeze. It will stop turning when it is finished. (I buy rock salt at the grocery store that you use for soft water heaters. You get a huge bag for cheaper than you can buy a little box of ice cream salt.)

So, I use 1% milk when I make ice cream. You could for sure use fat free with the pudding mix, because the pudding thickens the ice cream. I think you could replace the cream with condensed milk to lower fat and calories also. I have not tried Truvia (sugar substitute) but it would be worth a try if you want sugarless. I have tested out lots of different ways, so be creative and try it out too. The first recipe will be a little crystally if you use skim milk, but it will still taste good. You can add fresh fruit to either of these recipes, and it makes awesome fruit ice cream. You can also make frozen yogurt. I have not tried it yet, but when I do, I will send you a review. Good luck with the weight loss, and let me know how the ice cream turns out.
Melanie

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