Saturday, February 26, 2011

Our Delicious 'Snow Day' Trash Bowl

A few weeks back, I left work early because of an impending blizzard and it just happened to also be Matt's day off. For lunch, we fixed up a yummy 'Snow Day' Trash Bowl. :o) We gave it that name A) because it was snowing and B) because we wanted a fun name to give the big delicious mix of food that we'd dumped into our bowls!

This recipe can be done any time of the day - it is NOT just for breakfast.

'Snow Day' Trash Bowl
Serving Size: 2
Weight Watcher Points - 9
1 cup 'Fake' eggs (ie. Eggbeaters)
2 cups Frozen hashbrowns
As many as you want - Frozen mixed peppers & onions
1/2 pound of ham or turkey ham - diced
1/4 cup of shredded cheese

Fry up your hashbrowns according to the package directions - you can use a tbsp of oil, if necessary
Meanwhile in another pan, cook the pepper mix & diced ham
When both the hasbrowns & pepper/ham mixture are ready, add them together
Time to add the eggs!
Once the eggs are set & scrambled to perfection, add the cheese
Voila! Divide it into two servings and you have an amazing, delicious 'Snow Day' Trash Bowl!

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Pictorial Journey

I've been meaning to do this post for quite awhile - so now without further adieu, I'd like to take you on a journey.

We're not going to a magical place filled with sweeping vistas, ancient castles, and beautiful unicorns (though that might be a nice change of pace, eh?). Instead, we're taking a trip back in time...back through my life and my weight loss journey.

You need to understand something, before we begin. Do you see the girl in this first photo? Yes, that's me - circa 2006. But what you can't see is the unhappiness, the void inside. I didn't care about myself. I cared about my boyfriend (now husband), my dog & cats, and my family. That's it.

I ate whatever I wanted, when I wanted. I ate bags of chips, tubs of ice cream, boxes of candy. There was NO limit. There was nothing stopping me! A few people did voice their concern, but that's like trying to tell a rock that it needs to be paper. I heard what they were saying, but I felt like it didn't apply to me. This picture was taken when I was at my highest weight ever. I remember stepping on the scale and seeing 275. That was honestly VERY frightening, but I didn't do anything about it right away. Instead, I turned back to the food that had always been there for me, on my darkest of days.

To know that my family and wonderful, sweet husband have never given up on me means so much. I had given up on myself, but they were always there (and still are) with words of encouragement.
Our first anniversary - 2006
Christmas 2008 (Such beautiful sister in laws!!!)
Engagement picture
With our first foster animals!
On a road trip - 2009
Wedding shower at work - 2009
Rehearsal dinner
Wedding day - 2009
Christmas 2009
Friend's baby shower - late spring 2010
Summer 2010
July 4th 2010
Spring 2010
Brad Paisley concert - fall 2010
August 2010
February 2011
(Let's just say that these pants haven't fit since I bought them around 2004)
February 2011
I remember all of the compliments that I received on my wedding day...thank you again for all of them. I wish that I would have BELIEVED them at the time! As I've mentioned in previous posts, I'm working on myself from the inside out. It's been an arduous process, but it's worth it. :o)

My weight loss journey is not over - I'm down 82 pounds and have about 50 more to go. Thank you for cheering me on thus far!