Tuesday, May 15, 2007

weight loss challenge week 1

Here we are on the first weigh-in of the challenge (see sidebar for button) The week definitely saw some positives, with a few negatives. The first 3 days I ran over 15 miles, but didn't run at all the rest of the week. I am proud of my willpower by only having one Cocacola and managing to only have to have a chai latte once (a new record). I also refrained from going through any drive-thrus and didn't buy any dark chocolate covered almonds to snack on while reading.
We are, however, in the bounty of strawberry season with a pick-your-own field just down the road. Everyone knows that strawberries are divine on leftover buttermilk biscuits slathered with whipped cream (those nasty premade "shortcakes" are for the birds). After supervising the children pick two buckets of berries on Friday, I managed to eat at least 4-5 helpings of shortcake this past week.
Mommy's Best Buttermilk Biscuits
2 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbl sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening (I have used a soft stick of butter and found no difference)
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425, sift dry ingredients and cut in shortening with fingers until no large lumps. Stir in buttermilk and knead on cutting board a few times. Pat out and cut with biscuit cutter. Bake 12-15 min in round pan with sides touching until tops are light brown and sides are dry. Slather with honey or jelly- Yum!

Weight status: (must have done something right) Down 3 pounds, 2 pounds to go.


Julie in Texas said...

Strawberry shortcake is VERY hard to resist. I am with you, must use biscuits as opposed to the spongy things sold as shortcake!

Great job on your loss, I am sure the running helped offset the shortcake.

Melanie said...

Great job on the weight loss! Apparently the exercise helped you to be able to est the yummy shortcake!

Girl Gone Wild said...

15 miles!! That's great!

Nancy said...

Good job on the running!
I miss living near strawberry farms. My kids love picking them.

You can stand a little shortcake time and again. There are worse things!

Robin said...

Good job! And you know, you can't expect to go through life without ever having good treats - so I think you did wonderful!

Oinkstop said...

Stopping by to stay hello for the first time -- I found your blog by "weigh" of the May Day Weight Loss Challenge.

I thought my family was the only family in the world who liked strawberry shortcake on biscuits and not that horrid yellow sponge cake. I'm glad to know that there are others out there with the same tastes.

I managed to have TWO helpings of strawberry shortcake on Mother's Day and still managed to lose weight this week.

Sharon said...

Keep up the good work!