Monday, March 1, 2010

When life gives you lemons...make lemon drop martinis!

I actually started writing this post on Saturday, but then the post started drifting in too many different directions...

So I tweet I needed another distraction. Anyway, Fabulous Financials &Fitness a.k.a. @singlema re-tweeted one of my tweets as a motivational quote:
"When life gives you lemons, make lemon drop martinis."
Lemon Drop Martinis
  • 1 1/4 ounce(s) Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 1/4 ounce(s) triple sec
  • 3/4 ounce(s) lemon juice
  1. In a shaker with ice, add Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, triple sec, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar (optional).
I actually thought I created that lemon drop martini quote. When I entered the quote into a internet search engine I got a couple of hits. I guess I am not as clever as I Anywho, after last week, I needed several lemon drops! And from the blog posts I read, MANY other bloggers needed a martini too. 

The sentiments of my last post appeared to be the theme of many posts, and mirrored the feelings of other bloggers. Erin over at Losin' It and Kristina from Off the Couch felt my pain and related to my meltdown. To recap, I basically freaked out after not hitting my 50 lbs loss milestone...AGAIN!! And so, I decided to SHUT IT DOWN and took last week off: no tracking, 2 workouts, crap-eating, and points...what points? 

Today, after my weigh in (+1) I came to my senses. I learned my lesson(s), and walked away with many glows and grows. If you recollect, my grows and glows represent my lifestyle change hits and misses.

GROWS: I now realize that some of my high risk behaviors seem to be resurfacing. Now what? I need to determine which foods help or hurt my efforts. Trigger foods that hinder my progress must stay OUT or be REMOVED from my kitchen!

GROWS: Remember to forgive myself and move on. I now realize sometimes I need to step away and reevaluate my weight loss endeavor goals and objectives.

GLOWS: Last week I eventually found my way back to the gym after a 6 day hiatus. I remember sitting on the couch one night last week telling Pecan Man "This feels good." He turns to me and says, "What feels good?" My reply, "Doing nothing! coming home, sitting on the couch, and doing nothing!" It felt good, but not right.

Me in my sweaty glory!

GLOWS: Despite some of the bad food choices I made...some good choices materialized too. Take for instance this Panko Fried Shrimp:
5 points for the entire meal.

Another stellar curry chicken salad served with homemade coleslaw and broccoli...6 points


I planned to post the C.A.A.B.E.C WK 2 check video in tonight, but my eyelids feel heavy thanks to my cup of Theraflu. Yes, you guessed it! The heebie jeebies found a new body to inhabit :-(  I dodged the heebie jeebie bullet for weeks, now BAM...MAN DOWN!


  1. Glad you're getting back on track! Hope you feel better soon! :-)

  2. Can I say....YUM? Got any recipes you can show off for those meals? Also, it happens to all of us. It's coming back to the race that matters. You evaluated, thought about things, and you're back. Good work! I hope you have a great week. :)

  3. *holds out glass*

  4. The food pics look great... recipe links please :)

    I love that you took the week off but got motivated to go again! That's what it's all about.

  5. i just love your glows and grows. couldn't be more accurate!

  6. Glad you are back into the game again! Way to go! Btw those food pics look absolutely yum!

  7. Hope you feel better soon my friend! :) You stay focused over there or else I will have to come over there! lol GGRRRrrrr! lol :)

  8. I thought the lemon drop martini quote was clever, too!

  9. I gave you the Sunshine award over on my blog. Check it out.

  10. It is okay to do nothing sometimes. We need that time to recharge ourselves.

    Now why do we drop the program when the going gets rough? I don't know but we sure do it don't we?

    I love this weeks's all about keeping from being bored with what we eat. We are creatures of habit. And that includes what we put into our mouths. Looks like you are giving your mouth lots of fun new tastes!

  11. You rock that sweaty glory, girl! LOL

  12. I love what you said about grows and I agree with you whole heartily. I love the pic...Girl, you look like you were really working hard in that gym. Terrific! I am glad you are feeling better.

  13. your panko shrimp and curry chicken w/ slaw looked delish-- is it a weight watchers recipe??

    PS- I love lemon drop martinis.. not in the ww books-- but i say -1 point .. cheers!;)

  14. It sounds like you learned some good things this week. It will only help you in the coming weeks.

  15. It is so very hard!! I drank a milk shake last night and now I am regretting it so much!!Hope you had a great week!!

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