First, some blog business. I have been the worst weight loss blogger. Ever. Since my Dad died in April, I have gained almost 30lbs. I really never thought I was an emotional eater, I KNOW I am now. I want healthy to be my new normal instead of eating garbage and whatever is fast and easy to eat. I hate what I have done to my family. I want them to be happy and healthy and the things we have all been eating will not allow any of us to be happy and healthy!
I LOVE numbers, lists and cute little tickers to reach my goals. I also need daily accountability or the weight loss will not happen. I know some people say to eat healthy and exercise to feel better and not to worry about weight loss, but when you have nearly 100 lbs to lose, you HAVE to keep track of things. I realize that and I’m truly ok with it, in fact, I’m excited about it. So, starting tomorrow I will be keeping track of my weight, water intake and exercise minutes and reviewing these weekly. I can use all the support I can get!!
For breakfast today I had two slices of whole grain toast with butter, sprinkle of flax seed and poached eggs.
And a perfect little plum to finish off the meal.
I have never been a huge fan of tomato soup, but this was really good! I loved the chunks of tomato pieces in the soup and I loved how thick it was. And it was only 200 calories for the whole can of soup (100 calories for 1 cup) I will definitely buy this one in the future. I paired it with a grilled cheese sandwich using Muenster. I love this cheese!!!
Dinner was a HUGE success! It’s very rare that everyone likes dinner every night, but tonight, there were no tears and everyone was full of smiles 🙂 The hit of the meal were these potatoes. Wow. Wow. Wow. I got the idea from Yes, I Want Cake, I love her blog! She always has the best meal ideas!!! Once I read about cooking potatoes this way, I knew I needed to try it!
1. The bottom of your potatoes is the flattest part. Then you just peel the top of the taters.
2. Make little slats all the way across the top of the potato, make sure you don’t go all the way through, I just cut down to where the skin was still on. Drizzle with olive oil and whatever seasonings you want. I use Mrs. Dash Italian Seasoning this time. Then you cook them for 1 hour at 400 degrees. I took them out with about 5 minutes left because they were starting to get really crispy on the top.
3. They come out looking like a little pocket of heaven! Once they came out, I put a bit of sour cream on top. SO flipping good!!!
I served this with the husband’s favorite; steak and the kiddies favorite vegetables; green beans. It was a happy night in our house 🙂