June 15, 2011

Exercise must be paying off

I actually weighed in at 148 this morning, which surprised me--I lost 1.5 pounds this week. It's GOT to be the exercise, because I ate an entire bag of chocolate chips on Monday I've not been eating so well lately.

Jerry and I made the same deal we made a few weeks ago--I told him that I have to count calories (staying within range) every day until June 30th. If I cheat, then Jerry gets to withdraw $500 from our savings account to spend on whatever he wants (which is always stupid shit, so I don't want him spending our money on it!) 

I counted calories yesterday and (so far) today. It's hard. I hate it. I need to put my cat on a diet, too. The vet told me that he's going to get diabetes soon if I don't. Paolo (the stray) is still too skinny, so I have to feed him EXTRA. It's too much work, having four cats.

This is Chandler Bing. Could he BE any fatter?!

I did discover a new food combo recently that I enjoy. It sounds completely disgusting too. I mix a (drained) can of tuna fish with 1/2 cup of cottage cheese and 1 Tbsp. of dill relish. Then I just eat it with a fork, but I suppose you could use it for sandwiches too. I was going to take a picture to post here, but I didn't want to gross any of you out before dinner, so I decided against it.

My weekly goal for my Summer Challenge is going to be to NOT go grocery shopping for a week. I love live for grocery shopping. I kind of suspect that a lot of fat people have this in common. When I was fat, I loved buying all kind of delicious, yet bad for you, food.

Now, I love to go and just IMAGINE I was buying all that stuff--I love to look at the cakes and cookies at the bakery and decide what I would buy if I was fat again. Is this totally weird? Does anyone else do this? My most lusted-after item? THIS:

A "Monster Cookie"... le sigh.

Do you combine any foods that other people would find strange? Other than the tuna and cottage cheese, I'm having a hard time thinking of any. I know I have to eat some weird stuff though! Hmm.


  1. Congrats on the weight loss, that's great. People think it's weird that I eat cottage cheese with garlic pits chips. This is the ONLY way I can eat cottage cheese. That stuff is gross!


  2. The tuna with cottage cheese sounds good! I'd mix it up with lettuce for a salad - I'm a huge fan of using whatever I want in a salad but no salad dressing. I'd rather have more "stuff" than a couple tablespoons of flavor for the same amount of calories.

    My weirdest food combination lately: a handful of shredded coleslaw mix from a bag mixed with a Yoplait light banana yogurt. It's creamy and sweet like my mom's coleslaw without being full of sour cream, mayonnaise, and sugar.

  3. AnonymousJune 15, 2011

    I've heard of people using peanut butter as the mix-in for tuna! Like, instead of mayo. I have NOT tried it as it sounds disgusting to me, but I've heard more than 1 person say it. : /


  4. The tuna and cottage cheese combo actually sounds good! I'll have to try it.

    Hm, oddest thing my husband and I make is a Senegalese stew that has a base of tomato paste and peanut butter. It's very delicious.

  5. AnonymousJune 16, 2011

    cottage cheese with ranch dressing in it. I also love cottage cheese on my salad. Ummm. I love shopping for food too Katie. Do you get them cookies at Meijer? I seen some there. I love Meijer... vanillamama

  6. Twinpower7June 16, 2011

    It's so funny that you imagine what junk you'd buy at the bakery. I do the same thing!! I do it at restaurants too. LOL I thought I was the only one that did that.

  7. What I love to eat, but it grosses many people out is a cold mashed potato sandwich. I toast two slices of bread, spread Light Miracle Whip on the bread, and then I pile on COLD homemade mashed potatoes. It is sssoooo delicious!

  8. I like to dip my popcorn in milk, or just put a handful of popcorn in my mouth and then a drink of milk before chewing it up. : )


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