A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Temp Agency

Happy Friday!  I have 2 weigh-in's this morning.

Last Friday I weighed 241.2 lbs. and this morning I weigh 240.4 lbs., for a loss of .8 of a lb.

Then on Monday, I had to weigh again (after a weekend of too much sodium) and take a pic of the scale reading for the start of Kandice's Summer Challenge.  Monday I weighed 243.6...this morning I'm 240.4, for a loss of 3.2 lbs (this only applies to her challenge).  We had to weigh Monday to get started but now we're back to normal Friday weigh-in's.

Anyhoo...I didn't gain on a cycle week.  I'm satisfied.  :)

I've got an appointment with a temp agency this morning at 10:45am.  This is the first one I've signed up with in several years.  I'm hoping they can put me to work quickly, so say your prayers! :)

I'm having a Memorial Day cookout here on Monday.  Shane, Billie & Kandice are coming to eat with Dwayne and I.  I need some healthy options for us girls so does anyone have any ideas of some low calorie side dishes I can make?  Dwayne will be grilling burgers (and chicken burgers for us girls)...and I'll have a fresh veggie tray and fresh fruit tray, some coleslaw with lite mayo & lite sour cream (a recipe I found in my new cookbook)......and I have to make baked mac 'n' chz for Dwayne....since he doesn't eat any veggies.  But I'd like an idea for 1 or 2 more side dishes that are low calorie, so if you know of something simple and tasty, please let me know! 

Hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend with your loved ones!  :)


  1. Hi Tammy,

    How about a nice bean salad with cut of veggies and a vinaigrette dressing? I made one last weekend with kidney beans, garbanzos, and black beans (all rinsed) and then added shredded carrot, celery, scallions, radishes and whatever other chopped stuff I had on hand. Pretty yummy and healthy. If you like it a tad sweet you could use a little pickle relish or a packet of splenda.

    Have fun, and good luck at the agency!

  2. Hi Tammy. Good luck for your temping!

    Bearfriend xx

  3. I have some recipes on my blog today! Glad that you are going to have a great weekend!

  4. Almost back in the 230's way to go! Good luck this week and keep up the good work.

  5. Yay you on the loss! :D

    Good luck at the temp agency, today. I hope that you get hooked up good.

    Sorry but I am stymied on the side dishes. Maybe grilled veggies? Grilled fruit is excellently delicious, too. Yeah... Big help, I know. lol

  6. Hi Tammy,

    Good luck at your interview!! I'm sure you will rock it. ;)

    I have started a new feature over at my blog. Tomorrow is Inspiration Saturday and I'm featuring you. You keep me going and I appreciate you for that. Come check out the post about you!


  7. Good job on the loss, now all you have to do is stay focused during the holiday!

  8. What if the temp agency hires you and you have to work on Monday?

    I go to foodgawker (and stare blindly) when looking for recipes. YUM!

  9. I hope the temp agency thing goes well...

    There are some great salsa recipes on the web. I make one that has black beans, corn, red pepper, cilantro,lime juice, etc... Those type of salsa are low cal and so good.

  10. Oh I sure hope the temp agency calls you...and that you get to do something fun too! Have fun on your holiday too...I'm not much of a cook so I don't have any recipes to share. lol I'm not sure how much fun my own Memorial Day will be with all the stuff going on at my house, but I will at least try not to binge. *smile*

    Anyway, Tammy, Thank you for checking on me. P.S. I love the picture of you and your little dog...you are both so cute!!! What kind of dog is that?

  11. We're going to a bbq on Friday, and I'm going to bring chicken shish kabobs, and fruit shish kabobs. I was also going to cut tomatoes in half, and melt low-fat cheese on top. And maybe some corn on the cob!

    Hope the meeting went well!

  12. I'm here thanks to Sylvia pimping you out ... errr ... recommending you ...

    Good luck with the temp agency AND the cookout! Right now we have no plans but our extended families are pretty well known for last minute ideas so I should probably go make something just in case.

    Our typical standby is a pasta tuna egg salad. I've never used a recipe for it ... just always just toss stuff in until it looks/smells/tastes like my mom used to make it :)

  13. i love me a good cucumber/tomato salad.. both cut in nice chunks, with dill, lemon, apple cider vinegar and a wee bit of seasalt. mmmm

  14. Great job! I'm new to your blog. I found yours through Sylvia from Big Steps 2 Take. :)

  15. I got so caught up with side dishes that I forgot to wish you luck with the agency! Best of luck!

  16. I love having veggies as a side dish..One of my favorites is green beans with tiny tomatoes. :) Add cooking spray to a pan, toss in the tomatoes so they get soft and a little wilted..then add the green beans and cover it so they have a few minutes to cook. Then add a little seasoning either FF Italian dressing or just a little seasoned pepper. It's tasty and totally good for you. :)

    Have fun!