Saturday, May 03, 2008

Weight Loss Update and Yummy Food...

First of all, this is a vegan lasagna I made for work. It is really delicious. It featured my veggie infused marinara, vegan (nut free) pesto and tofu ricotta. I topped it with FHY mozzarella. This is the second time I've made it as a special and it sells well. Even though we're not a vegan place, we have a lot of vegan food that is enjoyed by our customers. I don't think there are a huge number of vegans, but many people with allergies and even some omni's that just want a change.
Pretty messy salad, but this is what I've been eating as my big meal lately... complete with Superfood Salad! (a raw kale based salad with a citrus flax vinaigrette)...

I have not cooked here for a while. I have cooked for my kids.. but lately I have been eating either cereal for dinner or out of my freezer where I have a ton of individually packaged soups.

This is a pic from last summer, but I brought the recipe for these delicious chocolate cupcakes into work this morning and our baker made them! Woohoo! Everyone loved them and no one believed they were vegan! Let them eat cake! hehe.. Terry (the baker) frosted our batch with an earth balance buttercream that was colored with beet powder. I'm sure these will become a staple because they are so freaken delicious! I was very proud of myself as I only had 1 bite of one.

Speaking of cupcakes.... my month weight loss report was pretty shocking.. I lost 12 lbs last month! Woohoo! I weight in once a month now and this was a fabulous surprise!
I am going to start swimming when I move back to Portsmouth next month... I won't expect this much every month, but am very thrilled when I lose more than I was aiming for. (for those of you who don't know, I am aiming for 1 lb a week)..

57 comments:

  1. WOW!! 12 pounds in one month?? Congratulations!!

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  2. mmm, lasagna, salad, and cupcakes - divine!

    congratulations on the remarkable weight loss, Mel - you're doing great! :0)

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  3. That's incredible! Congratulations :)

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  4. Congratulations on the weight loss! It must feel so good to see all of your hard work paying off...wow!

    Courtney

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  5. wow, 12 pounds in a month?! That’s amazing! I think you deserve to treat yourself with a cupcake ;o)

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  6. Congrats Melody!

    And a lovely shot of cupcakes, I might add!!

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  7. Wonderful! It's always so nice to lose more than you expect :) Keep it up :)

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  8. Hi Melody,
    Lot's of things since it is my first comment ever. Congratulations on your weight loss and on the wonderful blog you have.
    I wanted to ask you since you mentioned specifically that you have packaged soups in your freezer: how do you package/keep them. I am a recent vegan and would definitely like to build a supply of vegan soups for evenings when I feel too tired.

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  9. Congratulations on your bakery hit, a delicious looking lasagna, and an amazing month on the scale! I am going through a divorce right now, too, and I am extremely phobic of gaining weight. It's very encouraging to see how successful you've been even during this trying time. Vegan divorcées unite!

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  10. holy moly. 12 pounds in a month, that is insane. i wish i could do that. i am pretty stubborn when losing weight, so it ususally works just fine, but not in such a pace :-) congrats...

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  12. Kate, I make a regular batch of soup, cool it to room temp and then portion in 2-3 cup increments in either glad freezer bags (which I flatten out and stack) or put in a container with a lid. Most soups freeze extremely well... just stay away from potatoes!

    It is great to come home, take out a portion and reheat for a great dinner or lunch.

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  13. Congratulations, Melody! And the food looks incredible--delicious and healthy all the same time.

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  14. Thank you Melody, I will definitely try it as I like cooking in larger batches, but don't like eating the same food for days.

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  15. Congrats on losing 12 pounds! And that lasagna looks super tasty!

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  16. that lasagna looks sooo good. i would totally order that!
    congrats on the 12 pound weight loss! thats pretty amazing girl.

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  17. Seeing those awesome results on the scale is the best motivator to keep you on your diet. Way to go!

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  18. congratulations!!
    and those lasagnas are absolutely precious. :D

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  19. I'm so glad to hear your job is going so well, and they are open to lots of vegan yumminess!

    P.S. Congrats on the 12 pounds! What a jumpstart!

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  20. how exciting to loose 12 pounds in 1 month!!! i just started my exercise/diet thing yesterday. so far so good for the 1 1/2 days i've been doing it :) i just need to get a scale now.

    good luck!!!

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  21. that's great news! i'm losing quite slowly but at least i'm losing.

    you'r enot in portsmouth? wherea re you?

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  22. That is an amazing weight loss accomplishment! Congrats. You have been doing so well and you've motivated me to try to eat healthier.

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  23. congratulations on your loss!! the cupcakes look great! :)

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  24. Way to go on the weight loss - that's amazing! You're doing so good.

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  25. Wow, congratulations on exceeding your goal, and you still eat an amazing variety of delicious foods!

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  26. Your salad box looks amazing. The lasagna aint so bad either. And congrats on your weight loss!

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