When you wish upon a star, your dreams may come true. Right now I feel like I’m living in a dream. I stepped on the scale today and I’m down 27.2 pounds in 33 days. Plus, I had my blood drawn yesterday at my doctor’s to run a few numbers and my cholesterol is down to 117. What an amazing number to see. A healthy number. All my hard work and clean eating is really paying off. I wish I would have listened to my friend a year ago when I first heard about Omnitrition and their Omni-Drops.
Tonight’s dinner was Bun-less Sloppy Joes. It was really quick to make (approx. 10 minutes total time0. Now that my husband is doing the diet also, I end up cooking two batches of both meals. Our son is eating along with us but is enjoying at least a double portion of what we eat plus tonight he did put his mixture on top of some bread.
If you’re following the Omni-Drops plan, this is a phase 2 recipe.
Total weight loss for today – 22 pounds in 27 days (R1P2D27)
Last night for dinner we made homemade chicken nuggets. No more processed, frozen nuggets for this family. These turned out so good. They were crispy and flavorful. I served them with a side of homemade BBQ sauce and roasted asparagus.
If you’ve been reading my blog, then you know I started a new diet at the beginning of January, on the 2nd to be exact. I am feeling great. The thought that my body hasn’t had sugar, oil or processed food is wonderful. It’s the journey I have been longing for and it’s even effecting the scale. I’ve lost a total of 17.8 pounds.
One thing that I’ve noticed over my 30 years of trying to lose weight, is how much attention we give to the number that’s on the scale. If it’s not moving downwards then we get discouraged and give up. I’ve been a victim of that. I once exercised for 5 months straight, 5 times a week for one hour and didn’t see any difference in the number on the scale. I decided it wasn’t worth the effort and gave up. When the scale isn’t budging, it’s important to look at the other positive things that are happening within you. For me, although the scale is going down, I do celebrate my “non-scale” victories. For example, I have so much more energy then I had before I started eating clean. Also, last weekend my sister and I went to visit my parents in upstate New York. They live near a casino and we had plans of going to bingo a few times during our stay. We stayed on plan the whole time, no cheating from the two of us. We met my parents at bingo and my mom packed us each a salad with grilled chicken. We both packed some “approved” foods from our eating plan so we were prepared. I brought in my homemade Honey Mustard Dressing and BBQ Sauce to put on our salads. For dinner we went to the restaurant and asked what vegetables they had as a side, none of them were what we could eat. My sister asked if they had access to any asparagus and the waitress replied that the neighboring restaurant had some. She ran next door and picked us up two side orders to go with the 8oz sirloin steak that we split. Unfortunately the asparagus wasn’t very much but my sister had packed a cucumber with her and I had packed my food scale. We weighed out the asparagus and supplemented with the cucumber. It felt so good to be successful by being prepared.
So, two tips for today: Celebrate the Non-Scale Victories and Be Prepared.
Here’s what I ate this week:
I’m on day 13 of my weight loss journey and I’ve lost 13.8 pounds. Hoping I hit the 15 pound mark by the end of the week. I didn’t realize I was four days behind on blogging, wow – time is flying by. I can’t remember what I ate each day but I will provide you with some food porn photos. 🙂
I’ll start first with tonight’s dinner. We had Chicken and Roasted Cabbage. It was my first time trying Roasted Cabbage and I really liked it. It had a kick of lemon on it.
Roasted Cabbage and Chicken
Day 9 of the Omni-Drops and I lost only .2 pounds yesterday. That’s okay with me as I’m focusing on the overall total, which stands at 11.6 – nice number for 9 days.
I did have a great non-scale victory last night. My husband and I went to see Lone Survivor at the movies and I chopped up an apple, squirted it with 1/2 lemon juice and a few drops of SweetLeaf’s Stevia Drops in English Toffee and brought that with me to the movies. I knew I couldn’t have the popcorn, which I LOVE and needed to be prepared. By the way, the movie was amazing. I had read Marcus’ book when it first came out and I couldn’t wait to watch the movie. I was surprised to see him in it and very proud that he decided to share his story with the rest of the world.
Okay, now onto what I ate yesterday.
Breakfast: 1/2 grapefruit
Lunch: Curry chicken, asparagus and cucumbers
Dinner: Filet Mignon and mashed radishes – If you’ve never tried mashed radishes, you need to. I really dislike raw radishes but cooking them, completely changes their flavor. I also made a “mock” gravy that I added to the radishes. I added some water and 1T of milk to the pan that I cooked the steak in and scrapped all the goodness off the bottom of the pan. I then added that sauce to the radishes and mixed in.
Snack: Sliced apple (at the movies)
I know I’ve been MIA the last couple of days, sorry about that. My daughter is home visiting from college and I’m trying to spend time with her before she heads back. Here’s my Omni-Drops update: R1P3D8 – I’ve lost a total of 11.4 pounds so far and my energy has been wonderful. For the past 8 days I haven’t had to deal with the afternoon nap bugging me and dragging me down. I’ve also been having a harder time going to bed. I normally go to bed around 10pm but I’m finding myself laying in bed at midnight, awake. I’m taking my NiteLite and it’s giving me a great nights sleep. I need to start making myself take it before I’m actually tired so I can get back to an earlier bed time. Since I skipped a day, I’ll be listing two days of menus. Wednesday: Breakfast – 1/2 grapefruit Lunch – BBQ Chicken Salad Dinner – Omni Burger Sliders and Asparagus Snack – Granny Smith Apple
Day 6 and I lost another full pound. I’m not at a total of 9.8 lbs lost.
Breakfast – Nothing
Lunch – Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
Snack – Granny Smith Apple
Dinner – Chicken Fajita Lettuce Boats
Also took Omni IV and Fiber ‘n More.
I woke up this morning, stood on the scale and celebrated another one pound lost for a total of 8.8lbs. It was also my first morning where I woke up with more energy then I knew what to do with. I decided to do a bit of housecleaning before work. I also realized that I haven’t drank coffee in 5 days. Although I’m allowed to drink coffee on the Omni Drops, I can’t have my hazelnut creamer that makes my coffee ohhh sooo delicious.
I really am feeling great and I didn’t even deal with any detox or withdrawal symptoms. I would guess it’s probably because I was already eating a clean diet with very little sugar and carbs, besides whole grains.
So, here’s what I ate yesterday:
Breakfast – Just a big tall glass of water (or two) with lemon
Lunch – Honey Mustard Chicken Salad
Dinner – Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
Snack – an out from the refrigerator, delicious granny smith apple
salt and pepper
Omni-Approved Honey Mustard Dressing (recipe below)
Yesterday I made my first round of homemade BBQ sauce and ketchup – following the Omni Drops program protocol. I topped my Sliders with the BBQ – yum.
· canned sauce)
· 4 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
· 1 tbsp Bragg’s liquid amino
· 1 tsp Dijon Mustard (Golden’s spicy brown has no sugar)
· 1 tsp Liquid Smoke*
· 1 tsp Chili powder
· 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
· 2 pkgs (2g) stevia
· 1/8 tsp Salt