Friday, November 29, 2013

Recent Eats Israel edition

Last week we went to Israel. The first picture is of eggs I made when we returned on Tuesday but the rest are the yummy healthy treats we enjoyed (read: pounded) while there!

Official weigh in on Wed morning (pre Thanksgiving): 149!!!!!
Go figure after a week of no real exersize but lots of walking and healthy eating!

Basically my diet is fruits, veggies, whole grains, eggs, and cheese. Except for the day of two jelly doughnuts.. but it was Chanukah so its ok.

The week of eats:
Breakfast eggs!

Stir Fried Salad w/fried halloumi cheese, mushrooms, bean sprouts, and tomatoes.

Fresh Juices and Iced Coffee

French Fries aka chips

Village pizza with corn, mushrooms, onions, and peppers

Some of the doughnuts.. Krembo, Lemon lime, and reg jelly filled

Another Stir Fried Salad with Bulgarian Cheese

Fresh  sandwitch with whole wheat bread, eggplant, cheese, pesto, red pepper

Eating my plain rugs!!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Potato Soup

It's major soup weather here in NJ so last night in order to use up some of the veggies I had I made this:

1 onion
1 red pepper
squeeze of minced garlic
salt, pepper, dill, thyme, parsley
6 red potatoes (cut up)
1 box chicken broth

All I did was sautee the onion with the pepper, add spices, cook for a bit, add broth and potatoes and cook!

Went to gym for bodypump and when I came back i blended with the hand blender and voila!

Yummy soup!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


In Classic Jessica Blog form I will now list everything I ate yesterday because I was so good and only ever blast this blog with posts when I am good! Greek Yogurt w/honey drizzle Cheese String Salad w/fresh mozarella and vinegarette Root Canal - aka huge stretch with no food Zumba (while still numb from root canal) 2 chicken thighs w/o skin and 1 bag of steamed cauliflower That should reflect well in tomorrows weigh in no?!?!

Getting in the groove

I have been doing ok on this South Beach extravaganza. I am super strict during the week and on weekends it appears I suck. I am trying to have more control, but I am a massive foodie so I figure its the balance my body needs to not lose the lbs extra fast so they come flying back. This past week I weighed in at 152.5 which means I gained 2 lbs over the weekend and lost 1 already.. I am fine with the fluctuation just because it meant I could drink wine, eat sushi, and pizza, and french fries while out Sat night! I had to stop with the morning omelets I was getting super naus from all the eggs. Now every day goes like this:
Cup of nonfat plain greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey ( I know not south beach approved but I am too much of a health nut to eat fake sugar)
Cheese String for snack
The other night I made this soup that is perfect for winter and I would imagine no points (WW will always be in my head).

Veggie Soup:
3-4 Carrots
1 zuchini
1 box frozen spinach
1 32 ounz diced tomatoes
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 box vegetable stock
1 can white kidney beans (Canneloni)
spices (dill, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper, oregano)
Freshly grated parmesan for top!

All I did was sautee onions, carrots, zuchini with garlic and olive oil until tender. Add spices stir around. Add tomato cans, and stock. Make it hot! Add spinach and kidney beans and cook until the soup thickens up (about 30 minutes).

Serve with grated parmesan!



Sunday, November 3, 2013

Er Phase One?

So on Thursday night I had a cup of whole wheat pasta and then the carb free time was over. I just couldn't do it anymore!

I also can no longer eat eggs! Blech!

So for the past couple of days I have been eating nonfat plain greek yogurt with some truvia and calling it a breakfast.

Shabbat was kind of ok I have definitely not been as strict as last week but it was kind of ok. I gained .5 lbs back so was pretty good on Sunday.

Greek Yogurt
Some nuts from a trail mix
Chinese Food Beef with broccoli with no sugar - who knew you could ask for that!!
2 wontons in garlic sauce - AKA best thing ever and I call eating only 2 a great triumph bc. one time I ate 10 in one sitting. Just saying.

Onward to an awesome week of losing at least 1 lb!