Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday

I truely love this book:

Really, I can't say enough good about it.  Because I've finally found a diet that is working for me - one that doesn't have horrible restrictions, or I can live with.  I'm learning to cook leaner, which is where this book comes in.
This week, I tried this recipe:

Um, can you say YUMMY???  I know, I know, ribs aren't exactly the healthiest choice out there.  But these ribs were only 400 calories per serving, and one serving was huge.   ( I was only able to eat a half portion) I had never made ribs before, let alone healthy ribs, so this was all new to me.  But the book said that ribs at Outback were over 3,000 calories!  That's more calories in one meal than you should have in almost three days!  Yikes!

I'm calling these the "miracle ribs" because of what happened at my house after they were cooked.  You see,  I have two (out of the three) very picky eaters.  For Bee, it's new textures that make her not like foods. For Alex, it's anything new in general.  Jake eats (almost) whatever I put in front of him. Anyhow, these ribs looked a little freaky to them - with their bones sticking out, and having to eat them with their hands. But when they started to try them - this is what happened...
First, Jacob tried them:

Then Bridgette, upon seeing Jake's reaction gave it a go:
Finally Alexander caved and tried one:

This was the reaction from ALL THREE KIDS:
and the end result?

They ate every rib I cooked!   For me, if it is healthier, tastes great, and kids like it too - it's a winner that must be repeated.
As icing on the cake, if I'm able to eat ribs and still lose this week (I'm typing this early in the day, and my weigh-in isn't until tonight) - I'll shout it from the rooftops. I'll update to this post later tonight with how I did at my weigh-in.  I've been working it this week, so hopefully it will be great!
Enjoy the sunshine if you have it, we do!


  1. I've walked by that book so many times - I'm going to pick it up next shopping trip. Thanks! And congrats on your journey! I'm about to embark on one, too.

  2. Does it have to be Dr. Pepper or can be a soda I actually like? I'd love for you to post this recipe.

  3. Debbie - thanks so much! And I'll be praying for you as you start. I tell you what - the first week was tough, but now it has become "normal" for me. Keep up the great work!

    Kendra - I'm not sure, it doesn't say, but you dont' really taste the dr. pepper (I don't like it either) at all. It just adds a sweetness to the meat.