Weight Loss Celebration
Posted August 5, 2009
Nine pounds down. One to go! The Ten Pounds Down Weight Loss Challenge is in the home stretch. My bathroom scales read 175 early this morning when I plopped my sleepy feet on them. I began this campaign at 184 lbs. So, I'm almost there. How is everyone else doing?
I tried grilled tuna medallions this week on the recommendation of registered dietitian Tara Wind. My wife Cindy likes to take a break from salmon so tuna made a nice substitute. Gotta have those omega three fatty acids!
I also found Greek yogurt to be more filling than the regular Harris-Teeter brand light yogurt I had been eating but it also contains more sugar.
I indulged in a couple of desserts last weekend. Morganton's Laura E. Smith, the daughter of the late Senator Sam Ervin, had a group of us over to her beautiful home prior to a book signing at Grace Ridge. Laura served a delicious chocolate cake with ice cream. I also had a nice chocolate treat at my sister's home in Blowing Rock. For the most part I have been steering clear of desserts and most bread in my quest to shed ten pounds. However, I do plan to celebrate with a rich dessert when I reach my final goal of 174 pounds next week.
Today's question: what decadent dessert would you recommend for my weight loss celebration? Feel free to suggest a specific restaurant, ice cream shop or personal recipe. Thanks for making me salivate.