Monday, July 14, 2014

Lamb Chops

I have really been looking forward to my dinners since I stopped eating fish almost every night. I much prefer meat to fish. When I realized that lamb chops had almost the same amount of calories as Tilapia, it was a no brainer. I  much prefer the lamb chops. I made a big green salad and broiled lamb chops and I was very satisfied. I would have added a sweet potato, but I am being really strict right now. I am so tired of being overweight!

Sunday, July 13, 2014


This was an unusually full weekend for me. Anyone who knows me well, knows I have become quite the hermit. I do not like going out much. But I was invited by my son who lives in Redondo Beach to go to a Greek Festival. Since it was an opportunity for me to visit with my son, I went!  We took my Mom for a ride and had a nice scenic view of the ocean. We ended up dining at Petros in Manhattan Beach. I love this Greek restaurant. We ordered a few appetizers for the table,  but I only ate the salad and the beets and octopus. Opa!

Saturday, July 12, 2014


I went out for lunch again today! I was asked as a favor to go to a luncheon health conference by a pharmaceutical representative who I have known for a while. It took place at a steakhouse in downtown Los Angeles. I won't say the restaurant's name because the picture really does not do it justice. The food did not taste as bad as it looks. The first thing that was passed on the table was a big basket of hot bread. (My weakness) I didn't touch it. They served a small ceasar salad with fresh croutons, and I slid all of mine to the side of my plate and didn't touch them either. I had a choice of breaded fish, chicken Parmesan , or beef with a cherry sauce. I ordered the beef without the sauce. I was doing so well, I most certainly was not going to give in to temptation with dessert. They served one of my favorites, Creme brûlée. I immediately gave it to the nice lady sitting next to me. She was so appreciative, and I was proud of myself!
Ps. I did not touch the mashed potatoes either !

Friday, July 11, 2014

Lettuce Wraps

Today was a really great day. I have the best job ever. I got to work and was invited by my boss to go to the Design Center with her. We picked up her brother in law who was my boss over 30 years ago, and together went looking for furniture at different showrooms.  Then, we went to lunch at Wolfgang Pucks restaurant,  Red Seven. Rather than join the others and order an entree, I ordered an appetizer of chicken lettuce wraps. It was a perfect choice.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Filet Mignon

Patti's plate must have been very happy today! It was covered with delicious healthy food that Patti loved. I changed it up a bit tonight. Instead of fish, I splurged on a tender filet mignon. It took less than 5 minutes to broil. I seasoned it with a dash of kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, and a hint of balsamic vinegar. It was so good, I tried to eat it as slowly as possible to savor every bite. I made an arugula salad to go with it along with some leftover asparagus. I do not feel deprived at all. I also have 4 ounces left over to take to work with me tomorrow. I will have 2 ounces at 11 am and 2 ounces at 2 pm.
I am trying to eat little meals throughout the day to keep my metabolism going. On another note, I have been faithful to my commitment of going to the gym every morning! Winning!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Grilled Sea Bass

Another successful day under my shrinking belt, (I really don't even own a belt, but it sounded good). My eating was pretty boring throughout the day. I ate more or less the same things I have been eating the past couple of days. (protein pancake, fish for lunch, yogurt and fruit snack, couple of almonds with a glass of kombucha, and lots of water). Last night's dinner I tried to make it a little more appetizing. I splurged and bought sea bass instead of Tilapia or frozen Orange Roughy like I had the night before. I also made spinach instead of asparagus. I added a salad with heirloom tomatoes and felt like I was treating myself to a pretty meal. My husband has been very helpful. He has been making his own dinners. (spaghetti or sandwiches) It's much easier to concentrate only on myself. When I stop making the strict fish dinners, he will probably join me. But for now, it's all about me. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Today went much better than yesterday! I still probably didn't eat enough, but I overate so much over the weekend, I just wanted to lose whatever weight I had added so I could get back to a normal, safe reducing diet. I think I am there. Today I added a 4 pm snack that really helped me continue on through the night. I cut up a peach and added a scoop of Greek yogurt drizzled with raw honey. It reminded me of my trip years ago to Corfu when I would eat that snack every afternoon. In those days I was active and thin without even trying.  The sad thing is I didn't appreciate it enough at the time. My goal is to go back to Corfu in two years, (hi Kathy!) and be grateful for the fit body I plan to bring!