Italian roasted tomatoes are the perfect side dish with all the fresh tomatoes from your garden and from your local markets. See recipe on pull down menu. Enjoy!
As of this morning I have officially lost a total of 15 pounds since I started this journey July 1st. I am so proud of myself. I have stuck to my program even when I was in situations where I could easily have cheated. Of course I can tell, my husband definitely can tell and the real test was going to be from my hawk eye sister and she turned out to be my biggest cheerleader. I haven’t seen her in about a month and we saw each other over the weekend and she was so excited for me. Her reaction was “you look like a different person”. Ok, that is a bit much for only 15 pounds but like I said, she has a very critical eye. I guess 15 pounds is a lot on a short person. Her excitement was really encouraging. I was feeling like I should have lost more by now but she helped me keep things in perspective. Any weight loss is a huge accomplishment. Yay for me! 😊
I never really mentioned why at this particular time in my life I decided to really get serious about losing weight. I can look back now and see that there were times in the past that I was so afraid of failing or gaining it all back that I was afraid to try. It was easier just to keep the weight on and accept my weight than looking like I failed. This time I had a strong motivation. My precious niece. She is getting married soon and I do not want to be the fat aunt at the wedding. I want to go shopping and buy a cute dress, not just something I can fit into. I want to dance at her wedding and not sweat like a middle age women in menopause. I know that might seem silly to some of you but for me it was real motivation. It’s good to get motivated by someone or something. A special event, an upcoming vacation, or maybe you just want to fit into a certain size that you always felt your best in. Find your motivation, get started and don’t let fear hold you back.