I have a couple of NSV (non scale victories) to share. What makes these different is that they are TOTAL FIRSTS for me and just SO DIFFERENT from what I'm used to experiencing.
1. Some guy made a pass at me on Facebook!! What? Are you kidding me? He saw my profile picture on Facebook and sent a message saying he loved my picture and wanted to know if he could get to know me! I was LAUGHING so hard. No one ever asks me that until now, at age 42! That is really TOO FUNNY!! I know he's just a player but still, a total first for me.
2. A friend of my husbands was talking to Brent and said, "Your wife it HOT" - accentuating the "HOT" as he spoke. No one - other than Brent - has called me hot before! I am the same person, but somehow, now, I am hot. Does anyone else find this funny? I laugh every time I think of it.
It's not that I am not flattered, because I am, but it's more like why is it that I am only hot or beautiful AFTER I loose 130+ pounds? Even to myself? Now, I'm this 42 year old woman and mom of 4 kids, and now I'm hot? Too funny! This is why I love Brent so much. He ALWAYS thought I was hot, even when I was 280 pounds! Not once in my life, has he ever made a negative reference to my weight, but he has always been ACCEPTING of me. And that is what I needed because I wasn't accepting of myself.
Last week I made some more Peanut Butter Balls using Medifast hot cocoa and PB2 - A favorite of ours! Here's a lean and green where I split up my lean in-between chicken and cottage cheese and had some delicious roasted asparagus!
On the left here is some Rotisserie chicken and some quickly sauteed red peppers & mushrooms. This is like my "fast food"... love it! On the right is left over asparagus and chicken mixed up with zucchini ribbons. This is where I used a peeler on zucchini and just made them into ribbons and sauteed them on the stove. A fun and different way to eat them.
On the left there is my Teriyaki Chicken bowl. I took a cut up red pepper and sauteed it with some chicken and added a little "Wok with Me" Teriyaki glaze/sauce. The "Wok with Me" sauces are so good and lower calorie and carb than most. On the right, is some cut up chicken patties from Costco, and my favorite Rachel Ray recipe of sauteed red cabbage again! This time I added in a little tomato just to see how I like it. It was still just as yummy!
Here is Brent's new favorite dish. These Amylui chicken meatballs from Costco - so low in calories and carbs and high in protein! He LOVES to put hot sauce on them. They already have their own little kick. So this rivals his other favorite of the Morning Star sausage patties. He's a little more particular on what "lean" he likes so when we find a new favorite for him, I get excited!
I hope you have an awesome start of your week. I love how every week is new and fresh and ready for good healthy choices!! Life is good!!!