Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I just wanted to let you know how I am doing with my fitness and eating plan. I try not to let the scale rule me but of course it still does. Sometimes I think I should switch to an every other week weigh in, that way, I won't be dissapointed by the numbers.

The first week I lost seven, the next week I lost five, the third week I lost nothing (ugh! that was rough), and this week, the fourth week, I lost 3.5. I need to do inches too. I keep telling myself that no matter what plateau I hit, to be consistent and develop a new plan of attack. CONSISTENCY is my key! It is what will help me bring this goal home, once and for all.

Dorie in the movie Nemo, "just keep swimming, just keep swimming..."

Speaking of weight loss, let's talk pizza. This may come as a shock to some people but I never really liked pizza. I mean, I like it okay but I am not wild about it. I am wild over other things like hummus or ice cream or my beloved popcorn. Over the years I learned to appreciate pizza. It's the sauce that sometimes I really didn't like. Well, this is a pizza that I totally love. My friend made this type of pizza years ago and I added to it. I just love it now.

The dough is from this post.


2 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly (you will have fire breathing, dragon breath)
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1/4 cup roasted red bell peppers
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 oz. mozzarella, part skim

Roll your dough into a personal pan size pizza. Place sliced garlic all over the dough. Sprinkle on your cheese. Drizzle on the olive oil. Sprinkle on crushed red pepper and place the roasted pepper all around. Bake at 500F on lowest shelf of your oven for 10 to fifteen minutes.

Oh my, its like garlic bread on steriods. Whoa!


kat said...

That sounds fabulous! Don't let the numbers get you down...I bet you feel better!

Bunny said...

Listen girl, you've lost 15 and 1/2 pounds in a MONTH! You haven't starved yourself, I think your doing a fantastic job!!! This is the way people need to know that they can loose weight, slowly ( I know it's maddening for you), but it's your health that's important while you do this. BECAUSE OF YOU, YES YOU!! I am also trying to loose weight, I know it's gonna take me awhile, but I have you to inspire me. I love pizza, this looks fantastic Lori!

Lori said...

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Yes, I do feel better.

So glad to have you in this with me Bunny!

Anonymous said...

Hi there.
The white pizza looks great. Have you ever thought of adding dollops of ricotta cheese? Also thin slices of pickled pepperocini?
That offsets the garlic and adds a different zip.

Robin Sue said...

Lori- that is fantastic numbers for the first month of healthy living. Wow over 15 pounds-gone!! I keep reading these healthy reports on all my favorite blogs and hoping to get motivated myself to get healthy. I don't know what's wrong with me but I have no get up and go!! Well your news is encouraging to me. Thanks for sharing your report!

Bunny said...

Lori, I just joined this site, it's really neat and free!

Grace said...

i love finding nemo, garlic breath, and white pizza. keep it up, lady!

Ingrid said...

I love white pizza! I like your take on it. Garlic bread on steriods! LOL!