Nov 20, 2012

Things I Loved to Eat Today!

It has been a while since I have posted a KICK BUTT recipe, and tonight my friends, I am about to deliver! I stopped at the grocery store tonight after running errands hoping to be inspired.  I perused the refrigerated  salad dressings, and was struck with a recipe lightning bolt!  I picked up a bottle of Litehouse Thai Peanut dressing and thought...this would be perfect in a lettuce wrap recipe. So, here you are, my Spicy Thai Lettuce wrap recipe! The great thing about this recipe is that it works for the whole family.  I served it to my husband in tortillas instead of lettuce, cause he likes a tortilla with everything!  He gobbled it all up!

1/2 cup Thai Peanut dressing
Siracha Hot sauce to taste (I used about 2T)
1t Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1 lb Ground Turkey ( I used 99% fat free)
1/4 c chopped green onion
Broccoli Slaw (in the bagged salad section)
Lettuce Leaves Butter or Iceberg

Brown your ground turkey with the chopped green onion.  While that is cooking mix the dressing, hot sauce and soy sauce in a small bowl.  When your turkey is done browning mix in the sauce and let it simmer for a few minutes while you stir it all in.  Prepare your lettuce leaves and top them with the broccoli slaw and the turkey meat.  Wrap up and enjoy!

If you are on the Medifast plan, you may need to ad more veggies to this meal.  I use spinach in my morning shake so I don't need as many veggie servings with my dinner.

Nov 19, 2012

Ahhhh, quiet!

I have blogged a lot about that, "inner voice" that haunts me, tortures me, and for most of my life has been my constant companion.  I have come to a point lately where I let it rule me.  I was convinced that the voice was right, and that I was nothing.  It is amazing to me that in all the years I have struggled with this, it had never occurred to me that this voice was directly related to my anxiety about food.  I had always thought that the voice was a result of my bad habits.  Now I realize the voice is the reason for my bad habits.  I have consciously and subconsciously talked myself into being fat, depressed, and miserable.  This last three days on Medifast has been amazing.  Take the food away, take the temptation away, take the mistakes away, and guess what???  The voice goes away too.  The first day is tough and detoxing physically and mentally is hard, but today, day 3, I feel free.  I am remembering why I had such an easy time with this before.  Because for the first time in my life(since I was maybe 6) I have peace in my head.  The voice in my head is fed by my addiction to addiction to food is driven by the voice in my head.  I have tried to knock out the voice in my head while still using food as a drug, and it never works.  I have tried to rebel and feel entitled to my addiction with out listening to the voice and it just ends up being louder and more cruel.  So, for me to overcome this addiction, and to have the time and space and peace that I need to heal, I must take away the  Some people think its crazy.  I have even been told I am an extremist,  or that I will never be able to live this way.  Well, a lifetime on meal replacements is not the idea.  For ME, taking the food out of the equation just gives me some time to breath, loose the weight, get happy and learn what it is that has fed this demon for so long.

Today I feel energized, powerful, hopeful, thankful, and most of all, peaceful!  I believe in myself, I can do this!  I WILL do this!  And I would love to help others get there too.  I want to coach again, I am trying to get myself in a place where I can be as helpful as possible to those who choose to take this journey with me.  If you are reading this...and I have no clue who is...I would love to help you in any way I can.  Hopefully, my gutting it out on the world wide web can reach someone and help them feel a kinship.  Because I am someone who "gets" it!

Nov 17, 2012

Best idea EVER

I know I posted about this before, but seriously, I can't say enough about this idea!  I have a hard time eating the amount of veggies required each day, so this tip saves my life!  Not to mention that since I have been adding spinach to my morning shakes every day, my nails look better, my skin looks better, and my hair is shinier! 

It is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Place fresh spinach in a blender with a bit of water
2. Blend until smooth
3. Pour in ice cube trays and freeze

I use 3 cubes of spinach per shake!  


Nov 16, 2012

And so it Begins!

As hard as I tried to loose the weight myself, I have been reminded why I turned to Medifast in the fist place, it works, and it takes away my temptation to use food as a drug.  As much as I crave balance in my life and balance in my diet, right now, I don't have the self control to do it on my own.  That was my favorite part about this program, it was the only time in my life I felt in control...I miss that.   So, here we go again!  I look forward to getting myself back, getting my control back, and having the time to really make some life changes this time!