I’ve been busy, lazy, stressed. Bleah. You name it.

So the total so far is 108 lbs lost. Yay! :) I’m actually back down to the weight I was in in the mid 1990′s. Freaky. Nothing quite like gaining back 15 years. I feel about that much better as well. Knees no longer hurt, my ankle has healed mostly. All except the Tibial tendon on my left foot which I have exacerbated beyond the max and it is absolutely refusing to heal it’s tendonitis. Just buggered up and not budging. We hit it with the ultrasound, and massage it, it feels great! I move on it, BAM! Swollen and tender. Seriously, wtf. Really frustrating. Going to have to go back to old school hard core 600 calories or less instead of the 1200 I was at, if I can’t move it as much and still see the same weight loss.

I have goals you see. My best friend is finally getting married and I’m the matron of honor. And if I”m to wear Scarlet, well by god, I’m going to look hot dammit. I want another 100 lbs off by next June 30th, no if’s ands, and no big butts. That’s for damn sure. To hell with that shit. I will still be the ‘fat chick’ at the wedding. But I will not be the “HOLY SHIT” fat chick. That is for sure.

Cooking is still fun, just not filled with oil, butter, and fattening things anymore. And it presents a new challenge. Making food taste great without making it kill you in the process. You’d be surprised how easy it is, once you rewire your brain to think differently. I won’t way it’s easy period, it’ll always be easier to make dressings with oil but making them without, and with more flavor, I think makes it better in the end.

Happy with where I’m at. Happy with where I’m headed. Just have to get that damn tendon healed and it’ll be a much easier journey.

Low calorie easy Dessert
Pina Colada Popsicles

16oz Santa Cruz Organic Pina Colada Juice
3-4 oz Coconut cream (Just the white solid part from a can of coco lopez) if you don’t make it from scratch

Pour ingredients into Kitchenaid, (or other mixer) blend on reasonably high speed until mixture is completely emulsified. Coconut cream will be stubborn to blend into the juice. Make sure there are no lumps at the bottom or floating in the juice.

Pour mixture into popsicle molds or into paper cups with popsicle sticks. Freeze overnight.

3 oz of mixture contains:
45 calories, 10mg carbs, 9 mg sugar, 1mg fat, 7mg sodium, 0 protein. :)

enjoy!