So, I decided that this year I am going to lose weight, even if it kills me. My brother and SIL have both had gastric bypass surgery and keep encouraging me to do so, but I refuse to. Plain and simple - I like to eat!! Since being diagnosed two years ago with Type 2, I really haven't done anything about my condition, so this year is it.
My part-time job is being a cashier at Walmart. Try dieting while scanning all kinds of yummy goodies. Not easy!!! Well, people in personnel decided to have a "Biggest Loser" type contest. We had to pay $5 each (which the total is donated to Children's Miracle Network ($140)) and were put on teams of 4. I wasn't going to join, then a bunch of my friends did, so I bit the bullet on the last day of sign-ups and joined. I am on Team Flab-u-Less - cute, huh? We didn't know who we would be teamed up with, but funny enough, I know all three of the other members of my team and we are on FB together already. We just weighed in on Monday for our first week and I lost 3 lbs. Go me!!! My secret - salads every day for lunch.
Here's what usually goes into them - lettuce (usually romaine, green leaf & red leaf - don't like iceburg), green/red peppers, cucumbers, a protein (home cooked chicken or imitation crab meat), cheddar cheese, sliced almonds, light dressing, a few croutons (trying to slowly cut these out, but I like crunchy things in my salads). Usually by now, I'd be sick of eating salad, but I'm in the middle of my second week. It has become harder and harder to find sliced almonds. I just contacted one company called Wonderful Almond Accents, only to find out they've been discontinued for lack of interest. WHAT - I'm devastated!!!! But then I was using Fresh Gourmet Sliced Almonds and now I can't find them either, except in one supermarket chain in my area. I want to buy them at Walmart for heaven sake - I don't want to go here there and everywhere for my groceries. Grrrr… I will not go traveling from store to store looking for things, so, I've decided to buy the plain sliced almonds, lay them out on a cookie sheet, spray them with a little bit of olive oil and season them myself and then bake them!!! Ok, venting over, thanks for reading this far!!
What else do you guys put in your salads? I'm a VERY VERY picky eater, but I'm going to take that step this year and try some new things so I don't get bored and decide to cheat. Any ideas?
Thanks from the bottom of my stomach, I mean heart :)
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