April 2, 2008

Day 10

I'm in Day 10 of Phase 1. And I've lost 12 pounds! I'm really excited! I am so motivated, too! I have to admit, I have absolutely lost ALL cravings of "bad" foods. It's amazing. Just the other day it was my co-workers birthday....and everyone brought in a dessert. It sat in the kitchen until today, and I didn't even want it...A month ago I would have been all over one of the brownies (my fav). I feel great too. I have so much more energy...and I'm never hungry. I do feel like I'm eating constantly...But it ends up in my favor. Because when I use to let myself get hungry, I would eat anything that was around. Now eating little bits at a time, I don't ever grab something "unhealthy" because my tummy is always full. I've also been drinking about 5 liters of water a day. They say drink 8-10 glasses a day...but I feel that more water I drink the more I'm full....and I eat even less. Which is great....since then the weight comes off even faster and more healthier! I have to give Mike credit too. He started this diet a day after me, and he has lost 17 pounds!!!! He has also cheated a couple times by eating a little chocolate. I'm a little jealous....but he ways a lot more than me so it's expected for him to loose more. We have 4-5 more days of Phase 1 and then we move into Phase 2. We will add 1 starch and 1 fruit. That is when the weight really starts to come off. I'm really excited because I LOVE fruit. It will be a real "sweet" snack.

P.S. It's so nice to feel your pants feeling looser!

Here is a recipe I am going to try tomorrow....It looks like it will be yummy..thought I would share :)

Mini Eggplant Pizzettes

Serves 4

1 eggplant, 3 inches in diameter, peeled and cut into 4 half-inch thick slices
4 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup pasta sauce
1/2 cup (2 1/2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 425°F. Brush both sides of the eggplant with the oil and season with the salt and pepper. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake until browned and almost tender, 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Spread 1 tablespoon of pasta sauce on each eggplant slice. Top, if desired, with the Canadian bacon (optional) and shredded cheese. Bake until the cheese melts, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve hot.