Still here...

Been crazy busy lately.  I'm training at work for underwriting so my focus has been on that.  In addition, I just closed on my very own home!  This is a huge accomplishment for me since I did it on my own.  Although I am very excited to share the joy with my love & my son.  We'll be moving on 2/10.  I hired movers but I have yet to start packing.  I'm procrastinating hard core!

Not much change in weight.  I've been able to eat more these past few days.  That or I've just been pushing which isn't a good thing.  I'm down 34 total since Nov.  66 lbs to reach my goal of losing 100 total.

No new recipes to share as of yet - I haven't been cooking a lot, though I really need to.  I feel terrible eating badly & feeding junk to my family.  I know it isn't good for any of us, I just struggle with finding the time/energy to cook at the end of the night!  I really should make use of the crockpot more often.  Hmm, maybe I'll work on a crockpot turkey meatloaf.  That seems doable.

I've been weighing daily but I think I need to change gears & weigh in 1x per week... officially.  I'm sure I won't avoid the scale completely but maybe it's time for a change.

We adopted a doggy this past weekend.  She's a Neapolitan Mastiff / Boxer mix & totes adorbs.  Yep I just typed that... I took her on a walk tonight & she does so great on a leash!  I am going to start my morning walks again with her as my walking buddy.

I'm beat after a long busy weekend... here it is 8:30 and I'm ready for bed!  On that note, I'm off!


Ch-ch-changes! And a recipe...

My friend who had lap-band surgery a few months ago wil be joining my blog to share recipes, tips, nsv, etc. Together we'll share our journeys - ups & downs.

I hope you stick around to see what's coming. 

The other night I had a craving for something a little crunchy but still fitting my "mushies" stage so I thought potato pancakes would be good. I took it a step further and made sweet potato pancakes. These delicious morsels pack 12.9 g of protein per serving (2 pancakes) and only 85 cals. 

They turned out really tasty, just a little bit sweet, and everyone who tried them loved them!  The recipe below makes 16 pancakes, 8 servings. 

2 med yams/sweet potatoes (or 1 pouch of Organics Steamers from Costco)
1 1/2 c egg whites
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract 

Mix all ingredients and cook on a hot griddle. These may stick so use spray if needed. The tops will bubble like pancakes but keep an eye on them so they don't burn. Each pancake is 2 tbsp batter. 


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