In case you didn't notice, I lost another pound this week, bringing me to 35 POUNDS LOST since I started this blog/journey/whatever you want to call it. For some reason, 35 pounds just all of a sudden, sounds like A LOT. It sounds so much more than 30, or even 34! I am grateful and proud of myself beyond belief.
However, I think I have been desensitized to how much weight is a lot to lose by things like the Biggest Loser, and Jenny Craig ads, etc. I mean, seriously, I would not be amazed at all if a contestant on the Biggest Loser lost 35 pounds in the 12 weeks they are there. Even though that is TOTALLY healthy and a huge accomplishment. Now, if a contestant loses 35 pounds in one week, I'm jumping up and down cheering. I will be the first one to point out how effed up this is. Gotta love America, right?
So, to celebrate my victory I pulled out a shirt from my closet that I bought on super sale at least 3 years ago, if not more. It still had the tags on it. Its a simple green Calvin Klein t-shirt with huge black flowers printed all over it. When I bought it I thought, well, its so cheap, if it doesn't fit, oh, well. It didn't fit. I have tried it on periodically over the past couple of years, to see if maybe I was mistaken and it did fit? Nope. Well, I'm wearing it today. I'm also wearing a belt I haven't worn in over 4 years because the jeans I'm wearing I can take off without unbuttoning, or unzipping them. Yes, it might be time for new jeans.
I was craving junk food something fierce the other night. Not so much a craving, but just more wanted to rebel and do something "bad" (sabotage?). I've mentioned before how I use eating as a way to feel some adrenaline or endorphins because some foods are 'bad' and I shouldn't eat them. Luckily there was nothing in the house that could do any damage to my plan, so I whipped up this delicious (and healthy!) snack:
Into my Cuisinart went:
5 dates (pitted)
1/4 cup unsweetened organic coconut
3 tbsp. unsweetened organic cocoa powder
I blended these ingredients real well, then added 1/4 cup shelled walnut halves. I pulsed the mixture until the nuts were chopped, but still big enough to see.
I dumped the contents of the Cuisinart out onto some wax paper, and squished and molded the goo till it held together nicely, and formed it into a rectangle brick. I cut it in half, wrapped up the rest, and enjoyed my dense, chocolatey, sweet treat. It did the trick!