I feel like I have found my MoJo again! After 3 weeks of consistently going to bootcamp every day for 5 or 6 days each week and following a strict meal plan of eating every 3 hours, drinking about a gallon of water a day, I weighed in and was 9 pounds down! YES!
I started this challenge Jan 11th at 233 (yes I gained a few over the holidays – who didn’t?). Yesterday I weighed in at 224…Yes! Considering I started this journey at 280…it’s a lot to be said. I felt like I’m back on track and for this particular challenge I am participating in I am on track to lose 15 lbs within 5 weeks. I feel positive this is possible. It gives me the accountability that I need to push myself! :o)
After picking up my daughter from school today I was walking home and received a great compliment from my neighbor today as she noticed the weight loss I’ve dropped this past few weeks. It made me feel so great and put a smile on my face. I’m sure you have had that moment in your life when someone notices something you’ve poured your heart and soul into something every day and finally there’s that one day that someone notices! It touches you deep down – quite rewarding to know that hard work does pay off.
I wanted to share a few tips and recipes that I’ve been experimenting with as some of you reading this may want a few pointers to kickstart your weight loss journey too. Today I had cravings for some cookies as I was baking with my daughter. What kid doesn’t like cookies? I have finally figured out a way to do a great oatmeal cookie for the family that is diabetic friendly (for my husband), low in sugar and full of good, healthy stuff. I’ll post that recipe at a later time. But the one I want to focus on right now is the Sweet Potato snack (cookie?) that hit the spot for me today. It was super easy too!
Mix together like a puree and drop onto a baking sheet like cookies. I used Reynolds Non-Stick Aluminum Foil to avoid using oil, butter & flour (they still stuck a little bit, but not too bad). Bake at 350 for 18-20 min depending on your oven.
This made 4 cookies for me. I paired it with 2 egg whites & celery for a quick grab-n-go meal. They satisfied my sweet tooth today! Give it a try and let me know what you think. :o)