So those of you who know me know I'm a bit of a rule-breaker. I drink diet soda. A lot. Sometimes out of a straw. It really doesn't bother me unless I suck it down out of a can like the second it's been popped. Meh. Works for me.
I try to be protein-centric, but I definitely don't eat my entire piece of chicken before I move on to my potatoes or something.
One rule I have followed pretty consistently though is no pasta. I was never a huge pasta nut, and it made sense to me to skip it. I've had lasagna a few times, figuring all that meat sauce would make it worth it.
Until today. In my fridge, leftover from when my cousin was here, was a box of Buitoni pasta, the fresh kind, Spinach Tortellini. I checked the nutritional info - for 1 cup, 320 cals, 7g of fat... AND 15 G OF PROTEIN! Woah! That's a lot of protein! I struggle to get mine in sometimes, so I decided to give it a go. I made it through about 2/3 of a cup with some yummy roasted garlic tomato sauce, and feel full but not uncomfortable.
It's always nice to switch it up, and although I don't plan on eating pasta all the time, I'm glad to know the band's doing what I want it to do - letting me eat what I want in reasonable little portions!
Mini-Goals and Statistics
Highest Weight; January 2009: 270
Surgery Weigh; March 4th: 255
Tummy Tuck December 15, 2010!
Current Weight: 150s
Current BMI: healthy!
Mini Goal 2: 230 - reached June 12th. - 10lbs/6 weeks.
Mini Goal 3: 220 - reached July 18th. - 10lbs/5 weeks.
Mini Goal 4: 210 - reached September 2nd. 10lbs/7 weeks.
Mini Goal 5: 199 - reached October 19, 10lbs/11 weeks
Mini Goal 6: 189 - reached December 18, 10lbs/9 weeks
Mini Goal 7: 179 - reached February 23, 10lbs/9.5weeks
100 lbs down!!