Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Project Nowaste - trimming the adipose

Project NOWASTEIn a nod to Chile's Trim the Fat Challenge from last month, this week's Project Nowaste post is talking about well, trimming the fat.

As such, how are you all doing? I know I checked in a couple weeks ago to see how things were faring on the "consume less, lose weight" part of Project Nowaste. I'm hoping that people are having some success since the last time the reports coming in were mostly grim.

As for me, I've gotten back on track and have managed to lose 5 pounds since the beginning of the year. It's nothing spectacular, and I'm quite aware of the risk of it sliding back on, but it is motivating. How did I do it? Good, old fashioned calorie counting. Exercise is still mostly out since, even though my back is okay now, I have a fabulous chest cold. Talk about consumption of a different sort.

It's seems like we are always constantly bombarded by holiday goodies in grocery stores. Perhaps this is another good reason to shop at farmers markets. You usually don't see the holiday displays of processed sugar foods! February has Valentine's and Easter is coming up fast. Not that we should be expecting large Easter baskets as adults, but the enormous displays of candies, chocolates and childhood favorites makes it hard to pass up.

So, how's the adipose attrition on your end?

7 comments:

Allie said...

I am usually so bad with Easter Candy, but lately I've been only eating fair trade chocolate with cocoa content above 70%. Eating the good stuff makes it so much easier to pass up Cadbury Eggs. And when I do eat the good stuff, I only have a small square or two because it's so rich.

I've had back problems too. I'm finally at a point where I can do Pilates, and it's amazing. I've lost about 4 lbs and built up some noticeable muscle tone in just a month of doing it. And my back doesn't get achy at the end of the day anymore.

Hope you feel better soon.

Chile said...

Thanks for the nod, Crunchy. The adipose on my rear-end should be diminishing with all this biking I'm doing. I've been eating a little less lately too, not intentionally but as the result of tooth pain. I have scale phobia, so I don't know what the result is yet.

suehaasmueller said...

I'm down 10 pounds so far, and kind of stalled. I have been exercizing more, though, so my inches have gone down almost enough to drop a size (I can fit into the next smaller size, but the look isn't as flattering as I'd like). Guess it's just turning into more dense muscle. Going gluten-free has actually been a big help with this, coincidentally. There's just so much junk that I *can't* eat anymore. Bonus!


Thanks for keeping us motivated!

ruralaspirations said...

I gained almost 10 lbs over the Xmas holidays in the naive belief that I could indulge in festive sweets and then just "take it off" afterwards. I forgot I also turned 40 around that time. I'm having a hard time losing it, though I think I'm down a couple of pounds now. As a true testament to my dedication there has been a pint of my favorite Haagen Daaz flavour in the freezer for over a week now.

Sunny said...

I'm down about 8lbs since the beginning of the year and 29 since last August. It isn't easy though. I did well over the holidays; it was when it got icy here and I need orthotics (coming in a week or so) so I quit walking and then had a birthday. Oh well, things are getting back on track. And to those with scale phobia, embrace your scale - it really helps!

stella said...

No scale, but I think I'm the same. I haven't really changed anything. If anything, the nowaste part of the project has me eating a little more :/ I'd like to reduce snacking--especially the preparing dinner tastes and post-dinner cleaning-up type of snacking.

Holly said...

I'm kind of frustrated, because I've been exercising very regularly (2-4 times a week) yet I haven't lost any weight. I've sweated, been sore and yes, eaten better. But still no weight loss. Gr.

Okay, so I could do better with food. But I have only eaten ONE cookie today, and believe me, that is an accomplishment.

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