CONTEST INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF POST!
Lesson for the day:
Don't ever let someone else rules become your rules. I've always been told that my hips and thighs are too wide to wear Skinny Jeans. I had a pair but ended up cutting them into capris because I was embarrassed of the way I was proportioned and by what others would think about me.
I've learned through my weight loss that I can't do this journey for others. I have to do it for myself. Just as I can't wear what I wear because others deem it "socially appropriate". F them! I think I look cute and to me that's all that matters!
I was told recently that in order to be at a healthy weight, I'd need to weigh around 125 pounds. You know, that's a great weight, I think it would be nice to be around that size...but I think I'm going to change my goal and get to about 140 pounds. I would still be in my healthy weight range, but I won't be conforming to others ideas about how much I should weigh. My doctor told me that I'm extremely healthy (and that was 20 pounds ago), and that I could stay at that size I was and still be healthy (that was a total loss of 50 pounds). So I thought to myself, why do I want to be 125 pounds? The answer is in my mind, being in the 120 pound range is "socially appropriate", and now I'm going to take my mentality from the clothes I wear to the amount I weigh. F that! I'm a good enough reason to be healthy and 140 pounds is the number I wish to be.
That being said, I have 30 pounds to goal, which I hope to do by Jan 1st 2012. Also, once I get to 145 pounds I'll have lost 100 pounds. SO INSANE. I never EVER thought I could do this and it's taken me a REALLY long time, but I feel like there is no way I'll go back to that SERIOUSLY in denial girl. I would even lie and tell people that I was lighter than I was and it's so sad to me now. I would NEVER let people take full body pictures of me at that time and today when I put on my clothes I looked down and could see my feet. It's just the things that take your breath away.
I always seem to lay out the heavy things on the blog before the lighter things so hopefully you guys are used to the 180 degree turns haha!
Today I made white chicken chili!
at 288 calories per bowl (1.5 cups) I'd say this is a real winner!
2.5 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast, cooked and chopped.
1 large onion, chopped
1 bell pepper (I used yellow), chopped
2 pickled jalapeño peppers, minced.
2 cans (15 oz) butter beans, rinsed
1 can evaporated milk
1 tbsp cumin
1.5 tsp curry powder
4 cups water
Add onion, peppers, spices, and a bit of water to a soup pot, cook until tender. Place 1 cup of veggie mixture, 1 cup of beans, and 1 cups of water to food processor, blender, or hand emulsify the mix in the soup pot.
Add the chicken, the rest of the beans, water, and evaporated milk. Enjoy!
It's pretty spicy so beware! I like spice! If you want a more mild chili I would leave out one of the jalapeño peppers.
Also...I'm coming up on my one year blog anniversary! I'm so excited! In the beginning I had one subscriber, and now I have ten. The only thing is I'd like to branch out a bit more so I'm having a contest!! I'm going to ship out a goody bag full of stuff I like (50 dollars worth fun stuff that is tailored towards the winner depending on what I see fit whether that be weight loss related, cooking related, beauty related..etc, whoever wins well talk! ) to one lucky winner! The contest ends on the actual anniversary Oct. 25th, 2011. I will randomly (using random.com) pick one winner from the comments below.
To enter, you must be a subscriber, and leave a comment below about what you (or your kids, dogs, spouse, whatever) is going to be for Halloween! To have more entries, like me at my new facebook fan page! You can also have additional entries by using different social networking sites to let your buddies know I'm having this contest! For every social networking site you use (your personal facebook, your twitter, your blog, etc) write another comment letting me know that you did so! I just need to be able to tell that you did!
What am I going to be for Halloween? A Geisha!