Progress of soon to be thinner me....

17 January 2010

Day 17 Blech!

I made my Broccoli Raab with the White Bea...well, you know...and if I have to be honest here? It wasn’t very good (that’s being kind). How disappointing! It looked so pretty on the pages of Vegetarian Times and at a calorie count of 220 (plus my 1/2 cup of rice) it seemed a good choice. It was packed with all sorts of good-for-you things and it looked as pretty on my plate too.

It just wasn’t what I expected. Broccoli raab or rapine or whatever it is you call it, is...a little bitter...a lot bitter in fact...and I might have guessed it wasn’t going to suit my palate because I’m not fond of any of the “wilted green foods” (Though I will eat spinach in my omelets). It was all I could do to finish most of what was on my plate. Now Mr. Soontobeskinnygirl got the “don’t complain about what I’m making for dinner" lecture in advance and so I think he was afraid to say that he didn’t like it either. HE finished his plate…and then he noticed that I was tossing the flaccid bits of leafy greens and squashy grape tomatoes to the side of my plate, sorting through to the rice and beans. I managed to get down most of it...after all, it WAS healthy, but...I won't be making it again!

Live and learn...

Nasty dinner aside, yesterday was another great day! Perfect yet again. I’m almost afraid to say that for fear of cursing this amazing run I’m having, but I feel so confident about this journey. I know it’s not going to be a picnic (though low cal of course), but it just seems so effortless this time around. Why didn’t I count cals a LONG time ago?

Mr. STBSG and I watched a movie last night. I had allotted myself a few Tostidos Multigrain Chips in my daily count...14 to be serving...and 2 tbsp. of salsa (I could have had more, it’s almost calorie free!). I did enjoy them. I made a point of eating them slowly which is pretty unusual for me...normally I'm eating them by the handful. So, 14 chips later, 2 tbsp. of salsa...and that was "oh dear lord, I really want more". Snack satisfaction! Everything in moderation! (Patting myself on the back)

I am sooo happy!!!
Looking forward to another good day!

Happy Sunday!


  1. Your doing great! And there will probably be more meals you make that leave you... what's the word I want... displeasured, BUT it happens. And I let hubby know right away if I don't like something so that he doesn't feel like he has to finish it if he doesn't either. hehehehe!! I found a great way to stretch my dressings and use less was to add 1tbs of non fat greek yogurt. So adding Lime juice to yoru favorite is a perfect solution also. :) Keep up the hard work!! :) You're doing great!

  2. I hate it when something I think will be wonderful turns out Blech! My son & I have been gluten-free (no wheat, rye, malt, barley, blah blah blah) for just over 6 months now so there's been an awful lot of experimenting with recipes and a LOT of blech. BUT there have been an awful lot of pleasant surprises, too.

  3. Hi, I am Ida and I linked to you from Karen's page. I've had plenty of yucks in the kitchen over the years. But, hey, you are in there trying to cook healthy, and THAT is what is important.

  4. I know how you feel! Im learning to cook and it hasnt all been great and wonderful so far! lol I found your blog through Karen (make just a ripple)...gonna follow you and encourage every chance I can! And FAB loss yesterday! Congrats!!!

  5. I also didn't like Broccoli Raab or however you spell it...and I DO like wilted greens...go figure. Way to go on the loss and buying the new scale...good idea. You inspire me!