So at a pot-luck dinner Friday night (I brought the CL-Asparagus Salmon Orzo dish), my friend Cindy said she was enjoying my blog but if I was still eating Phish Food ice cream every night, didn’t that mean I was failing?
Luckily, much wonderful wine was available (thank you Jill), so I was able to avoid thinking about that. Until today.
Here’s the thing – I am hoping that the many other choices I am making will result in lower cholesterol. That I can still have my cake ice-cream and eat it too.
Salad for dinner is not usually my thing, but it’s so lo-co so I’m trying. Last night I made Spinach Salad with Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Nectarines, and it was a big hit with entire family. Well, minus the spinach for my son (his plate had pork, nectarines, potatoes and broccoli). Such a treat to make one main dish all 3 of us declared delicious.
And big bonus: this was fantastic (and easy) to reassemble for lunch the next day. Here’s the review I posted about this dish on Cooking Light:
With my eating habits in the doldrums, I needed inspiration…and found it in the March issue of Cooking Light. After spending a half-hour paging then surfing, I stumbled upon this recipe – then headed right to the store. Turns out, it was so good that my son actually ASKED to try some!
Even though I don’t really like cooked salmon, I found this recipe delicious as well as low-fat & low cholesterol. Plus, it’s easy & a nice change from the ‘heavy’ one-pot recipes I’ve been trying (not posted because I haven’t liked a lot of them!) In truth,
It’s been seven weeks since I began my going lo-co journey, and I’ve hit a wall. The first couple of weeks were a welcome challenge: searching for new recipes and learning about lowering cholesterol was interesting. But that was sadly short-lived.
Fast forward to week seven and I’m sad to report that my desire to transform to a lo-co lifestyle desire has simply vanished. Everything about trying to lower cholesterol without meds now feels like a chore, rather than a challenge. Or punishment, if I’m being honest.
Not surprisingly, both my exercise and meal consumption have taken a turn for the worse.