My weight is sitting at 193 right now, which is down 12 pounds from 16 days ago but up 15 pounds from those pictures of me at 100 pounds lost on the left side of my blog. Two weeks ago I struggled to find anything in my closet that would fit without giving me a pronounced muffin top, but now that bulge is almost completely gone. I am back to wearing just about any top in my closet without worrying how my waist looks. My pants have once again gotten loose and I feel lighter when I walk. It's amazing to me how huge a difference 12 pounds can make! A lot of that was water/inflammation, so I just feel better all around from that and the associated pain being gone.
Yesterday for dinner I made a variation of cauliflower "potato" salad. I was wanting a simple, one-dish dinner that fits the Medifast Lean & Green criteria without a lot of fuss, so I just dumped 1.5 cups of cold, steamed cauliflower in a bowl with 3 peeled, cold hard boiled eggs and rough mashed them with a potato masher so that there were still some chunks of cauliflower and egg white. Then I added a couple spoonfuls of light mayonnaise, a teaspoon of yellow mustard, a minced dill pickle spear, half a small stalk of celery (chopped), and some onion powder, sea salt, black pepper, and dried dill. I mixed this all up and it made a really delicious bowl of low carb "potato" salad that also satisfied my cravings for egg salad and/or devilled eggs. I see no reason to even make actual potato salad again, since cauliflower is healthier and just as good in this recipe!
My "puppy," as you can see from the picture in the last post, is getting big! She is ten months old and weighs about 60 pounds now. We are staying active with lots of walks, tracking, obedience classes, dock diving, and fetching. She is the best activity partner ever!
Let's see, what else is new? Oh, I've been working on cleaning up the Bethany McDonald Memorial Blogroll. If you're new to Bethany's story and the blogroll, click the link and check it out. If you want to be added, let me know! Take some time to read the stories of so many wonderful folks trying to improve their health and lose weight. The Blogroll is a great place to make new friends and get new readers for your own blog as well. You can form truly meaningful relationships through blogging! I am in the process of adding new blogs, deleting broken links, and just generally cleaning the blogroll up a bit. I do go in every so often and delete blogs that have not updated in more than 3 months; otherwise, half the blogroll would be 'dead'/deserted blogs. So if you are on the blogroll and haven't posted on your blog in more than 3 months but would like to stay on the blogroll, please take a minute to update/post on your blog sometime this week, even if it is just "I'm still here, just busy!" and then I won't delete you. If you've been deleted and would like to be re-added at any time, let me know! I will add you back. There is always a link to the Memorial Blogroll on the left side of my blog.
Also on the left sidebar of my blog are two other blogrolls: one, a short personal blogroll of folks I have been reading for ages and enjoy. The other is the new Healthy Foods/Recipes blogroll which links to lots of great food blogs that show healthy recipes and meals (low carb and otherwise). Check out that blogroll when you need some mealtime inspiration!
I am still updating my meals (usually) on Twitter, and I also have a Facebook page if you'd like to hook up there. And there is also my BlogFrog community if you ever feel like chatting about anything weight-loss related. There is an "add yourself" blogroll there, as well. Check it out sometime if you're bored!
Have a great, healthy day! If not now, when?
Friday Update and Reality Check
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