Friday, June 26, 2015


I have been talking about starting to swim for about a year now. I know it is the best way of exersizing when pregnant and even bought goggles to go. Alas I never went until last night. So only about a year and a half late.. not bad. My friend and I went and did 10 laps and man I felt it after. I actually got a bit seasick from lack of glasses and goggles but hopefully next week I will remember the contacts and goggle combo so I wont feel as nausaus.
So summer workouts will be looking like:
 1 night swimming
 1 night yoga
 1 night abs
and maybe I will reintroduce strentgh training
Side point, we are having a Simchat Bat for my daughter on Sunday and I bought all this ice cream for the ice cream sundae bar.
Maybe I just wont diet that day.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Day 1 for realzz

Day 1 started off like any other.

I ate:
Super healthy lunch:
Grilled chicken with roasted peppers, asparagus, and a yummo beet slaw (purchased from Cedar Market)
Dinner on the other hand was a disaster. Its all fun and games when I pack nice healthy food and go to work but once I am home and the kids are around its no eating until they are in bed. I had the great idea to go to Costco so at 8:30 had a frozen yogurt from there because really you can't go wrong for $1.43.
Then I got home and was STARVING. So of course in true Teaneck fashion I ordered takeout at 9:30. RocknRoll Sushi made me one Mango roll (spicy mango sauce on a regular california roll) and one Confused Roll (pepper tuna, yellowtail, avocado, with spicy salmon) which I was ok with. But then we ordered Dumplings and Forest Noodles for my husband and Oh man those were delicious. So yeah. Thats what occured yesterday.

Monday, June 22, 2015


A couple of weeks ago we went to a new kosher resturaunt in Great Neck, NY for my grandmothers birthday. It was AMAZING. So instead of dwelling on the fact that I cannot eat like this again for some time I will post these pics instead.
French Fries (its no joke if they come in a cone)

Nadav's mocktail and personal pizza

Kale Salad, Caesar Salad, Fettucino with Pesto Cream Sauce (YUM)

My Roasted eggplant with pesto, sauce, and cheese and salad.

Obviously I was trying to be healthy and ended up eating way more than my share. There was also soup and dessert not pictured. So overeating at its best!


Today is a new day.

So you know that point in weight loss where you finally get to the place where you have the control to do it ?? I think I am there. So today is Day 1. I am back on South Beach but also starting at phase 2 because I don't think I can ever eat eggs again after Phase 1 last time. So today I brought lunch and I will work my hardest for at least 2 weeks.

Starting weight (today): 178.5

So in typical 20lbsdown fashion I need to lose 20 pounds to get to where I was pre-baby. Then 10 more but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Shavuot - 1 month later

A couple of weeks ago it was Shavuot and I made a whole huge menu of "lighter" foods because that holiday can get so super fatnng. On a 3 day holiday I made:
chicken with rice pilaf
roasted peppers
green beans
london broil
roasted onion soup mix potatoes
gefilte fish with tomato sauce
crunchy pecan cutlets
corn squash loaf
hasselback salami
roasted broccoli
Make your own pizzas
mustard dill salmon
roasted asparagus
portabello mushroom quiche
spinach feta quiche
french onion soup
sphaghetti squash quiche
pumpkin craisin muffin

Which when listing seems like a lot but in the grand scheme of things it wasn't bad!

When I served the sphaghetti squash quiche everyone was so excited that it was low fat and low carb and low weight watchers points!

My mother in law originally made this and I just made up my own recipe based on hers:

Asparagus Quiche with a Sphaghetti Squash Crust
1 sphaghetti squash cooked (I just roast and then take out "meat" with a fork)
1 bunch asparagus
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
5 eggs
1 cup milk ( I used whole because it's all I had)
2 cups Natural and Kosher low fat part skim Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
salt and pepper

Sautee onion with garlic and chopped asparagus. In pan squish the sphaghetti quash into the edges like a crust. Mix eggs milk and salt and pepper and whisk together until mixed. Pour into sphaghetti squash crust and pour asparagus mixture into milk layer. Put another layer of cheese on top and cook at 350 until firm.

It appears low fat kosher cheese exists you just need to look for it! I really wish it was more easily available....

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Still Winter over here...

When I got home from work today I was in the mood for soup because oh yes it is 5o degrees and rainy here in NJ. I don't have that much produce in my house but I was able to throw together this yummy mushroom barley soup!

Today was day 2 at work aka day 2 back on track!

Today I ate:
4 bites costco muffin
Strawberry Greek Yogurt
Maple dijon salmon roasted broccoli and sesame noodles
2 mini lara bar *cherry pie and apple pie
soup for dinner

I also started the AB challenge yesterday so lets just say I am sore!

Now to fight the ice cream craving that is happening...