This time of year is great for peaches. Maybe I am strange, but I like to get white flesh peaches that are not very ripe, which means that they have a firmness more similar to an apple. It makes it easy to chop them in half, remove the pit, and put in your lunch. Unfortunately it seems at least here it is difficult to find them as the seasons go on, so maybe it’s best to enjoy them while you can. Another good low calorie snack to help with weight loss and weight maintenance.
Here is one we got recently that was very photogenic!
Here is an amazing recipe for low-carb pancakes we came across recently – after trying it out, we both can’t believe we can imagine why we would make regular pancakes again!
Just looking at the ingredients, it is hard to believe they go together to make anything like pancakes. (Although I should admit I don’t know what the components of pancake mix are.) I was skeptical too, but believe it! They look and taste just like regular pancakes. I would argue they taste better, actually! And the ingredient list is nice and short and contains only things I can pronounce:
- Half cup oatmeal (quick oats seem to work fine)
- Quarter cup of low-fat cottage cheese
- Two eggs
- Dash each of: vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg
Mix thoroughly in a blender (or we use a “Magic Bullet”) and cook like regular pancake mix.
Here is their image:
OK, maybe less photography skills, but here are ours:
They also suggest using pure maple syrup instead of the processed stuff, which also makes us wonder why we ever ate that old junk! (Boy, we are dumb sometimes.)
These quantities make about enough for one person (unless you’re eating really light), so adjust accordingly and enjoy!
It’s been almost a year since we started this site and one of the major topics we thought would be difficult to tackle was weight loss maintenance. Below is a graph of my weight since I started keeping track of it in about October 2010 up to recently.
I have been pretty happy with how things have been going, but how to maintain weight loss going forward remains an interesting challenge. On the one hand, I think that some habits are relatively easy to break (at least after you’ve been on track for a little while). For example, I haven’t had a soda, even a diet one, since around October. I can’t remember the last time we ordered a pizza, much less ate the whole thing together for dinner. I don’t think we miss it very much.
At the same time, you can see a slight drift up over the last year or so on the graph from a low of somewhere in the 216 neighborhood to a current weight around 225. It’s difficult to decide whether that’s a bad thing and I need to be careful or not. I’ve added more strength training, so I’d like to think it represents gain of muscle mass. But on the slow path from 220 to 280 to 320 lbs I never really thought I looked very different along the way.
We were discussing recently the issue of checking your weight. It is probably not good to do it too often, but never checking is also dangerous. (Maybe showing everyone a graph of your weight can help!) Probably the best idea is to slowly institute new habits – you often hear the term “lifestyle change,” which can sound like a cliche, but I think is the best way to describe it. At the same time, placing too much emphasis on weight as a number is perhaps not good either. Do you have tips for weight loss maintenance? Hope you are achieving all of your goals!