Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 12 - Tip

My weigh-in will be tomorrow, but this week has been filled with NSVs. I'm excited with anticipation of tomorrow's scale read.

Wow, didn't think I'd ever hear myself say that - being excited to get on the scale?! What's next? Wanting to get my picture taken, without hiding behind someone, or a pillow in front of me?!

I discovered a healthy faux "dessert" for me - or at least I'm using it as a dessert. So far, it has satisfied me ... so far.

I pour myself a glass of really cold chocolate soy milk or almond milk, and I peel a banana. Sip of chocolate, bite of banana (alternate) - it is wonderful!

There is something about the chocolate-banana flavor combination - YUM! Hey, I said it was "faux" ... it has kept me away from the temptation of other (sweeter, less healthy) things, so far.

I suppose that could be considered a tip. But, I've decided to add a "Tip" to the Day today, formally.

Tip Of The Day:

Get some really good audio books, and listen to them as you exercise. You'll be encouraged to get in the next exercise session, just to hear the next installment in the story!

If anyone has a tip they'd like to share, please do! I have a long journey in front of me, and can use all the help I can get.

Happy Monday!


  1. Hey Ann,Sounds like a good idea. I haven't tried chocolate almond milk. I've only used vanilla and then just for smoothies. I may try your faux recipe.

  2. You have to like bananas and chocolate, but if you like those two ingredients, I think you'll like this faux dessert. I've actually made them into a smoothie too - I put the milk in a blender with ice, and add banana chunks. The result is like a chocolate banana shake - but a much healthier version of one. Even when I don't want to go through all that work, it is easy for me to simply peel a banana and pour a glass of chocolate milk. It is a quick hit of something yummy, when I get the odd craving for something decadent. Give it a try and let me know what you think, Kathy!

  3. Just found sugar snap peas!! They are wonderful!!! So sweet and crispy! Love them!! Helps with the sugar cravings. Hugs!

  4. That is a good one, Joy. Carrots are sweet too, of course, but I've also discovered pickled beets ... beets are naturally high in sugar. I love them picked, the sweetness balanced by the vinegar. It isn't quite a dessert, but like you said, sweeter veggies help with sugar cravings.