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Monday, August 9, 2010

Week 2 weigh in was another success

I was excited to get on the scale on Saturday morning, as I was pretty sure I was down some weight. The loss was great - 2.2 lbs.......I'll take it!!! Such a great way to start my day.

  I quickly got dressed and headed out for my first session of Week 3 of C25k.  The running part was fantastic and I even ran on the trail for some of it. My husband is leaving for Toronto for a golf tournament meeting on Tuesday until Friday of this week.  I already have picked out the days to do my runs, and I needed to figure out a way to bring  two of my kiddies (on their bikes) with me. I mapped out the perfect run, so there will be no excuses not to do it!!

I went to visit a friend Wednesday night, who is also seeing the same gentleman I saw to help me eat properly.
They were talking about roasting their own almonds which really sounded yummy and easy to do.
First you soak the almonds over night in water to remove any pesticides or yucky stuff .

Then rinse and drain really well, and spread on a cookie sheet.

Sprinkle with lots of sea salt and roast until they are nice and dry and crispy. I had the almonds in the oven at about 400 degrees for about 30 minutes.....but watch them closely so they don't burn.

OMG these are so tasty! I must tell you it was hard to keep my hand out of the jars but what a nice snack!

I also found a wonderful salad dressing on another blogger's site. I made it on Friday night and it is a keeper. So simple but so tasty. I will not be buying salad dressing again ever!!
Here it is:

Better Than Bottled Balsamic Vinaigrette

The easiest and most delicious homemade dressing I have ever made!
Adapted from Dreena Burton’s Eat Drink & Be Vegan ‘Back-to-Basics’ dressing.
  • 2.5 tablespoons balsamic, white, or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard or regular mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 minced clove of garlic (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Directions: Toss all ingredients into a bowl and whisk! Makes about 1/2 cup of dressing.

I think I could eat the dressing all by itself.

Remember my before picture ? Well I told you I would be blowing it up and I did!! This is what is on my fridge and cupboard:



Baby steps.....but I'm on my way!


  1. Oh, those almonds look great!:)

    Congrats on another wonderful loss this week, you're so inspiring!!!

  2. Lynn, that is such a compliment after you have been inspiring me for so long!!

  3. what an amazing weight in, great work Conny! I find a good weigh in always wants me wanting more and puts me in a great place.
    Those almonds look so yummy, one of my favorite snacks is almonds and an apple, very filling!

  4. Oh yum! Thanks for the almond recipe! You're doing so well, keep up the great work girl!!

    You are totally going to reach your goals, you have a great attitude :-)

    Take care,

  5. Great weigh in, and way to go on your C25K! You're doing great!