Day 13: Merry Fit-Mas: I Think I’m a Chef!

As I continue down the no rice/pasta/sweet path (I would say no carbs, but I ate popcorn today), I must find ways to “sike” myself into thinking I’m eating them even though I’m not. FOUND IT!!  I came across some cauliflower recipes and decided to try one out. To my surprise, with a little improvement, I really thought the cauliflower was a lighter version of mashed potatoes!  Who knew??  Per the internet, plenty people already got the memo, I’m just a little late to the party. Thus, watch out folks, I will be trying some more daring cauliflower recipes!

Though I had a good day with sticking to my goal of no carbs, I did get side swiped by the bag of chips and popcorn Hannah brought into my room from the outside…CONTRABAND!!!  I was disciplined enough to skirt around the chips, but it wasn’t so good for the popcorn. I indulged, so much so that Hannah and I walked/jogged to the grocery store before it closed to get more. Not good, BUT I jogged and finished my step goal way before midnight! (See how I changed that from a negative to a positive? Lol!!)

So: 27 Push-ups, 75 squats (booty and thigh pain), 11,003 steps (so far) = 4.3 miles & 64 mins of high activity!!! 64 oz H2O, 5 servings of fruit/veggies, 3 meals, I didn’t track calories closely (but, I’m sure I wasn’t too far off).

Drum Roll: I lost another pound!! Sweet…5 total!  Bless the Lord!

Fam…what are you telling yourself on a daily basis that could be hindering your goals? FYI: Identify the false stores, then SNUFF THEM OUT!! #DoMode #MerryFitmas #CorrectNOTProtect #Noexcuses


I modified a cauliflower recipe. My recipe is called:

Garlic & Shallot Infused Mashed Cauliflower (Yep! I’m a!!)

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
Pam spray
4-5 cloves garlic, minced*
1 Shallot, minced*
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon reduced-fat cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Prep: 15 m
Cook: 10 m
Ready In: 25 m

Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mince garlic & shallot in a food processor or chopper (really fine). Next, spray Pam in a small skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic & shallots until softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Transfer half the cauliflower to a food processor; cover and blend on high. Add remaining cauliflower florets, one at a time, until vegetables are creamy. Blend in garlic/shallot, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, salt, and black pepper.

Voila!! Bon Appetite!!


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