No, thank God I am not a candidate for the show but I do have to lose a few el-bees. My daughter is able to talk me into the vegan world which I am willing to try although I do love my shrimps and chicken, so that may be incorporated sometimes. Then I went to my nephew's birthday party and my other nephew, Blaine challenged me to get into the macro diet. So I got set up with MyFitnessPal http://www.myfitnesspal.com where you can enter your stats and daily food intake to help me along by taking charge of my weight maintenance. After our cruise last year, I gained back 10 of the 23 lbs I lost and that's huge for me because I can feel my knees screaming "uncle!" sometimes. Overall, I just need to be nicer to my body.
That being said, today is my first day and so far I have been doing good. I still have to hold back reaching for that bag of banana chips. But I did make something good for dinner. My own version of zucchini fritters. I would like to share it with you in the hopes of tagging along with me on my journey should you wish to do so. It does take some doing but I believe in the end it will be well worth it. So the recipe abounds:
2 large zucchinis (shredded)
1 c. panko
1 tbsp flaxseed ground
2 cloves garlic minced or chopped
¼ c. diced onion or shallot
¼ c. shredded vegan cheese
¼ c. egg replacer
pinch of parsley
pinch of sage
Makes 10 medium sized patties
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and form into patties and fry.
Serve with marinara sauce on top and whole wheat penne pasta and broccoli.