This morning my bathroom scales said something to me that truth be told I didn’t like one bit. Now, I am not a gal that goes gossiping about what is said in private conversation, but let’s just say she was quite rude and I plan on stepping on her every morning for quite some time just to shut her up… that and I think El and I have got some reaquaintin’ to do… yeah me… she is such a delight… just sayin’.
In related news… Did I mention that my bridesmaid dress for Aunt Lou’s quickly approaching wedding came in today. The good news?… It zips… My goal is to keep it that way and perhaps even be able to do so in the future without having to use… oh say… a set of pliers…
So, that means this mama has some lightenin’ up to do on my end (literally;)) and I am going to talk about it in a new series… Weight Loss Wednesdays. Now don’t go getting worried… we are still going to have fun with this… and, I still am gonna cook up some GOODe food that is far from diet food during other times of the week… just sayin’
However, you will probably be seeing some other dishes here that are going to help me tighten up my waist line.
Now, I have told ya before that I am not a big fan of salad… and I am going to try to change that… but in the meantime, I thought I would start out with a gateway salad… pasta salad.
Now before you go tellin’ the diet police on me… I took my normal pasta salad recipe and I tweaked it a bit…
I started out with about 2 cups chopped tomatoes.
Then I added in 1 cucumber that I seeded and chopped up.
Normally I would then add 2 cups of cooked and chilled rotini… But, this time I cut the pasta in half and used a fiber enriched white pasta to help me up the fiber in the dish and cut the calories. It also means that I get double the veggies…
Now I add 1/3 cup of my favorite fat free Italian dressing, then salt and pepper.
And mix ‘er up
Now chill out and then serve it up with some yummy pre-cooked chicken strips.
Have you tried these??? Holy cow I love them… they save me so much time and they are quite yummy on their own.
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So do you have a favorite salad that doesn’t turn you into a rabbit?
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