Sunday, January 8, 2017

Taking Shape for Life

I have seen people lose tons of weight using Take Shape for Life for years but I always thought I could do it on my own. I have been trying to lose the last 15-20 lbs of pre pregnancy weight for almost two years now and it wasn't happening. In fact while eating healthy I gained more weight... soo I joined. The plan is basically 5 Medifast meals or "fuelings" a day and one lean and green meal a day. I was so inspiring on my weight loss journey that Eitan even decided to join in on the fun. So in an effort to document here are my weeks worth of "lean and greens". AKA the one meal a day I get to eat. Also I started this one week ago and here are the stats:
Beginning Weight: 165
Todays Weight: 159
And that is with a lenient Shabbat! (post to come)
Lemon Garlic Chicken and lemon green beans

Steak with roasted cauliflower and sautéed spinach with onions and garlic
Salmon with sautéed bok choy and cole slaw and roasted brussels (had to eat around the carrots)
Turkey Burger with roasted brussels and cauliflower

I think I would have probably lost more if I was a stickler on the portions of the veggies, oils, and protein but its my one meal a day and I still love food, and its working.. so I will stick with this lenient approach as to not go crazy!

Here is to another weight of losing!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Soup Season

Soup Season is upon us (kind of) and I have found myself making at least 2 a week. Usually one meat and one dairy or pareve. This soup recipe is a go to classic that I love:

Olive Oil
1 Onion
3 garlic cloves
1 cup of carrots
1 32 ounx can diced tomatoes
1 box of vegetable stock
1 can red kidney beans
1 small can vegetarian beans

Saute the onions in the olive oil (just a dash) for a couple of minutes then add the garlic and carrots. A couple of minutes later you can add the rest of the ingredients with several generous shakes of the spices. Delicious and filling and healthy!

Happy Winter.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The last meal

I started the real deal diet this morning (again) so last night went to Basil to eat my last supper.
Basil Fries

Bianca- White pizza with roasted garlic and rosemary
Pencil Asparagus with golden beets and jalapeno
Wild mushroom and goat cheese and a marghareta 

Funnel Cakes!

SO SO delicious. I wish I wasn't obsessed with food it would make it much easier to diet.

Friday, June 26, 2015


I have been talking about starting to swim for about a year now. I know it is the best way of exersizing when pregnant and even bought goggles to go. Alas I never went until last night. So only about a year and a half late.. not bad. My friend and I went and did 10 laps and man I felt it after. I actually got a bit seasick from lack of glasses and goggles but hopefully next week I will remember the contacts and goggle combo so I wont feel as nausaus.
So summer workouts will be looking like:
 1 night swimming
 1 night yoga
 1 night abs
and maybe I will reintroduce strentgh training
Side point, we are having a Simchat Bat for my daughter on Sunday and I bought all this ice cream for the ice cream sundae bar.
Maybe I just wont diet that day.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Day 1 for realzz

Day 1 started off like any other.

I ate:
Super healthy lunch:
Grilled chicken with roasted peppers, asparagus, and a yummo beet slaw (purchased from Cedar Market)
Dinner on the other hand was a disaster. Its all fun and games when I pack nice healthy food and go to work but once I am home and the kids are around its no eating until they are in bed. I had the great idea to go to Costco so at 8:30 had a frozen yogurt from there because really you can't go wrong for $1.43.
Then I got home and was STARVING. So of course in true Teaneck fashion I ordered takeout at 9:30. RocknRoll Sushi made me one Mango roll (spicy mango sauce on a regular california roll) and one Confused Roll (pepper tuna, yellowtail, avocado, with spicy salmon) which I was ok with. But then we ordered Dumplings and Forest Noodles for my husband and Oh man those were delicious. So yeah. Thats what occured yesterday.

Monday, June 22, 2015


A couple of weeks ago we went to a new kosher resturaunt in Great Neck, NY for my grandmothers birthday. It was AMAZING. So instead of dwelling on the fact that I cannot eat like this again for some time I will post these pics instead.
French Fries (its no joke if they come in a cone)

Nadav's mocktail and personal pizza

Kale Salad, Caesar Salad, Fettucino with Pesto Cream Sauce (YUM)

My Roasted eggplant with pesto, sauce, and cheese and salad.

Obviously I was trying to be healthy and ended up eating way more than my share. There was also soup and dessert not pictured. So overeating at its best!


Today is a new day.

So you know that point in weight loss where you finally get to the place where you have the control to do it ?? I think I am there. So today is Day 1. I am back on South Beach but also starting at phase 2 because I don't think I can ever eat eggs again after Phase 1 last time. So today I brought lunch and I will work my hardest for at least 2 weeks.

Starting weight (today): 178.5

So in typical 20lbsdown fashion I need to lose 20 pounds to get to where I was pre-baby. Then 10 more but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.