Monday, January 28, 2013

fajitas and a weight loss goal

I had a really bad weekend in the eating department.  I was really hard on myself about it.  I'm a little obsessed with My Fitness Pal and I was embarrassed about every single item I logged.  But for some crazy reason I couldn't stop eating.  I think I just needed to do all that pigging out to get it out of my system.  Sunday we ordered pizza and I over indulged knowing Monday it was back to the 1200 calorie + exercise lifestyle.

Today on the dinner menu was beef fajitas.  I had to make it slim and trim, but still delicious. 

So this is what I did....

I filled an 80 calorie tortilla with 1/8th of a cup of re-fried beans.  I like my fajitas light on the meat anyway so 3 little slivers of beef was perfect for me.  I topped the tortillas with tons of sauted onions and bell peppers and salsa too.  I topped the whole fajita with a few sprinkles of cheese before I devoured two fajitas.  Typically I would have had sour cream and guacamole and a few chips too, but I'm paying for a rough weekend and I have the food diary to prove it.

I had a goal in December of 2011.  My goal was to lose 10 pounds.  I did that last year.  I did it slowly, but comfortably and I lost the weight and then decided I wanted to lose 5 more pounds because I new I could.  Between packing up our Texas home, traveling here and living in our new environment I have gained about 4 pounds back.  

I now want to lose 9 pounds to be at my new goal weight.  I think I can tackle the 4 pounds, but the last 5 may be tough.  I have to do this.  I want to do this for myself.  I don't feel like I need to impress anyone, but I know what my body is capable of and I know I would feel great at my goal weight!  

I do love to cook and eat, so my motto is everything in moderation.  If you have any great low calorie meals you love please share with me!


Katie said...

Mmmm....I love fajitas! I now have a craving - I will have to add them to our menu next week! Have a great day, pretty lady!

Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

my goal is 20

Kara G said...

Those fajitas sound soooo good! Putting your goal out there really helps with accountability :) Also, I am doing a DietBet in a few days - might be a good way to get started! Email me if you want to know more!