Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Weekends Are Hard

Weekends are really hard for me.  We generally go out to eat or make more elaborate meals at home or both!

I made my My Fitness Pal food diary public and that has been helping me keep my calories on track and preventing me from ordering food that I shouldn't.   For example, we went to lunch at our favorite pizza joint on Sunday and I was all set to order a Spinach and Apple Salad with blue cheese and chicken on it.  But then I plugged it into My Fitness Pal and decided to go with the garden salad with dressing on the side because I wanted a glass of wine.  A 150 calorie salad instead of a 650 calorie salad!

While we were sitting there, I thought about what Keith had in the smoker back at home.  Ribs.  I decided that we need to increase our veggie intake (thanks to The Omni Diet book) and we walked across the street to Whole Foods to get something yummy for dinner.  I threw together a couple Summer Salads that used my new fresh herbs that I planted a few weeks ago.  Click HERE for the recipes.

Both were a big hit with my family but they all really loved the tomato salad!  I'll be making that all summer long.

What vegetables are you enjoying this summer?


  1. Connie that is an awesome tip to make the MFP public, do you mind to befriend me on MFP that way I would have some peer pressure !lol!

    The Salad looks yummy-I will surely try that, and I am enjoying Cucumbers this summer.

    1. I'd love to be friends!


  2. Those salads look amazing!! I love MFP for the exact same reason, it really helps me to make wiser decisions when I'm ordering out :) Great job!!

  3. I've been trying to use the Lose It app but I'm not doing well. I have got to get it in gear!

  4. You know I'll be trying those salads STAT. Good for you on making meaningful choices...."Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out." - Robert Collier That's my weight loss mantra!

  5. I've been eating roasted cauliflower, brocolli and tomatoes like crazy. Your salads look great, by the way. I'm thinking of trying tomato salad soon.


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