Hello you chilled, cool hepcats!
Are you preparing for fall and winter? Now is the time I am already focusing on swimsuit weather for next year. I plan to shed fat and get into a cute swimsuit if I have to duct tape myself into it. Come hummus or chlorinated high water, this will happen.
I am already thinking about making my pumpkin caramel cheesecake recipe. You can make this into bars or into mini cheesecakes too (and you can skip the caramel as well).
Now what I had yesterday… First of all, here’s the plan I’m following and here is the introduction post to the Mid-Year Resolution Challenge. While you look at what I’m doing, be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled to give some ideas, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). I am, however, here with you to cheer you on when you’re so skinny you will have to watch slipping through the cushions of your couch.
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Wednesday, September 25
I ate this:
Breakfast: Caffeinated Beverages. Deadlines!
Snack: A grape tomato as I run through the kitchen
Lunch: Low carb nachos filled with nomminess
Dinner: Grilled hot dog with cheese, onion, mustard
Exercise: Walked and worked for 2.2 hours at my treadmill desk at 1 mph.
Notes: I have so much mental clarity because of the exercise that I get so much more done.
What I learned:
I won’t weigh more than I should a week, even if I’m sure I know better.
Even though my clothes are looser and I feel thinner, that doesn’t mean the scale is going to show it. In fact, water weight can create fluctuations of up to 8 pounds per day! Not encouraging, is it?
I hereby slap my own eyeballs for peeking early and will wait until at least Sunday to make sure I’m on task for a loss next Monday at TOPS.
I really do know better.
Your deliciousness is making me drool!
And the way the pounds are melting off you….no duct tape will be needed next year!
I’m not above the duct tape, though… just saying…
I have never commented before… but I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your website. Your recipes are amazing and you always make me laugh. I am also doing the challenge — you help keep me motivated and excited for the changes I am making. In short: you go, girl! Thanks for all you do. 🙂
Hi, Jess! I am so happy to hear you like being here. I am so glad you’re here, too. I have as much fun as I do because of meeting new friends like you. The more we prop each other up, the less we are doomed to feel alone in this journey. Snickers should be what come out of our experiences and not what goes into our shopping carts.
I am so proud of the changes you are making, too! Go, Jess!
Do you have suggestions as to how to make a pumpkin mousse? Can you whip up some cream and fold in pumpkin? Also … these deadlines … did you say you were a ghost writer? Can you tell us what it is when it is done? Or give us a hint? I’d love to read anything you write.
Hi Amberly. How are you this zippy bippy fun evening?
I could whip that up for sure! If you want to, just make this mousse, but instead of chocolate, add pumpkin: https://yourlighterside.com/cheesecake-factory-kahlua-coffee-cheesecake/
Per the writing, I am, in fact, a ghost writer. This means I create the content but my name doesn’t appear in or on the finished product. I am currently on the second book. The books will be out next spring and summer I believe! I am working on some new projects as well, and act as a copywriter and editor for various business owners. Thankfully, I have too much to do rather than not enough.
AND on top of all that she is OUR GIRL.. one busy busy little gal….and she does keep us all in line…MOST of the time.hehehhe. and her recipes……oh my……thank you little one for all you do
sjwnana in Georgia…….
Are you calling me little one? Because I’m not there yet. Still, it’s fun to think about it!