Sorry for the lack of recipes lately! I have been in the process of wrapping up my spring term at school, which means I have had a huge paper to write (theory - ugh) and a bunch of papers to grade (34!) - I have also had a cold, so have been eating pretty simply.
I just went through a stall of about 2 1/2 weeks - which, looking back, doesn't seem very long - but throughout it felt very long indeed. I know it's not sensible to panic when I stop losing, but I do it anyway, and I also know that I am not alone in this, at least judging from what I read on the boards! Anyway, during this period I actually gained 2 pounds at one point, and over the past couple of days the extra pounds, plus a couple more, have dropped off. The big news is, I am down 50 pounds today from my high weight last summer!
Today I was on campus to attend a PhD defense and saw my adviser for the first time in about a month, along with a few other colleagues, and it felt so great to hear supportive feedback from them - two people said that they didn't recognize me from a distance at all! To me, the change doesn't seem as drastic and the whole process seems really slow - but to everyone else it is really significant. Anyway - this felt really positive to me after a few weeks of feeling slightly depressed and pessimistic about the whole process.
So, what am I gonna do to celebrate? I'm going to Disneyland! This trip was planned a while ago - I'm taking my daughter to visit with family in L.A. and we'll go to Universal and to Disney while we are down there. It should be fun - the flight should be WAY more comfortable, and I know I'll fit more comfortably into the rides. I'll enjoy the So Cal sunshine too!
I also need to think of some non-food reward to celebrate my lost 50 pounds - any suggestions???
At 25 pounds down I celebrated by getting my eyebrows threaded at Bombay Brow Bar and making a promise to myself that I will return every month or so to have it done again - they did a fabulous job and, in my opinion, it really makes a difference in the overall look of the face.
Anyway - will post pics soon, and stay tuned for more recipes!