Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's Peanut Butter... VEGGIE Time?!

So I just polished off a tall, steaming mug of Godiva dark hot chocolate, complete with homemade sugar-free whip cream, slightly less stiff than butter. MMMMM!
It was awesome.
Now... can anyone explain why I'm craving VEGGIES like nobody's business? I just want some stir fry now. Gaaaah! How long until dinner tomorrow? 20 HOURS? What do you mean 20 HOURS?!!
It's amazing how my body is changing internally (as well as externally) on this journey. Instead of cheeseburgers, I crave stir fry. Want to hear something really sad? I'm an absolute HOUND for egg nog. Well, I used to be. I was getting shivers of delight and ecstasy just thinking about it last week. I decided to splurge and get some, and vowed that a quart would last me through Christmas, because of it's high calories. I couldn't wait to sink into the orgasmic creaminess of it. I popped off the top, hoisted the jug to my lips, aaaand... Wait a second. I don't remember egg nog tasting like THIS!
Suddenly, egg nog is found lacking. WHAT THE FUDGE?!
Anyone want a quart of egg nog?

On a bright note, we've done a LOT better about not eating out all the time.
1) Nothing really appeals to me.
2) If I have a craving, I find a healthier way to make it.

Just the other night we had pizza. I made an amazing, supreme style pizza. It was like 6 inches tall from all the toppings. Now, normally, 1-2 pieces of Za from your favorite chain would normally run 600-800 calories, right? The pizza I made... Less than 700 calories in HALF the pie! HALF!!!
It was a large pizza, too! I only used 1 cup of cheese for the whole pizza, and piled my side high with bell peppers, mushrooms, olives, red onion, pineapple... I don't even like olives or mushrooms! Andy made a 2nd pizza, and I started munching on that too, but restrained myself. Eat your heart out, Pizza The Hutt!

More good news: Thanks to diet and exercise, my blood sugar keeps dropping. Coincidentally, so does the amount of insulin I give myself in a day. Within the last month, I've dropped down by HALF. Clarene is going to be so psyched when she sees me in February. Hopefully I can keep up the weight loss. I'm down to 235 now. I wonder if I can get down to 230 by Christmas?

Maybe if I stop drinking hot chocolate.



Tara said...

good job, girl!! keep it up!