minus 2 lbs!  Dude.  I just reached my third goal of losing 20 lbs!  You know what that means?  I get to buy myself two new cookbooks!  Soooo excited.

This is me after a good workout. See why I’d rather do it at home?

I haven’t been tracking as much lately, but I’ve been very careful about what I put in my mouth. My snacking has gone WAY down. Keeping busy on the weekends really helps with that. Yesterday I only had two big meals and a snack and I was perfectly content (mostly because I didn’t wake up until 10!)  So far the lack of tracking hasn’t stopped me from losing weight, so I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing! I’m taking a page from the Prior Fat Girl book and just being very aware of my eating, making good choices and getting in that exercise!

One of the tasty dishes that we had last week was definitely a good choice! Wednesday’s meal of Steak Fajitas and Southwestern Black Bean Salad was DELICIOUS. I found the recipe in my WW Cookbook, altered it a little according to our preferences and dug in. We actually added it right on top of our fillings before wrapping up the tortillas. It added great flavor and texture! So, I’m definitely sharing this recipe with you all!

Photo Courtesy of: the Skinny Taste blog

Southwestern Black Bean Salad
Servings: 4 (1 1/2 cups each)
PointsPlus Per Serving: 4
Calories Per Serving: 163

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained, 8 PP
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped roasted red pepper (I used a little less than 1/2 a cup of jarred ones), 2 PP
  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen corn kernels, 2 PP
  • 1/2 cup shopped fresh cilantro (I used only 1 tbsp of a cilantro paste)
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced (I used only the white part)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 4 tsp lime juice
  • 4 tsp olive oil, 5 PP
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch black pepper

Directions
1. Toss together all ingredients in serving bowl until well mixed. Serve at once or cover and refrigerate up to two days.

Oh, and we had our first softball game of the season yesterday!  We lost to a really great team, but we still had fun playing!  I played first base and did pretty well!  Got a couple outs.  Yay for being able to catch a ball!  I only got to bat once, but I didn’t get to base soon enough.  Time to work on sprinting!  Ah well, it was a lot of fun!  And the girlfriend came out to cheer us on, along with Maxwell (although he had to go wait in the car after the game started because he was going crazy with all the excitement).  Then we all went out to Buffalo Wild Wings for beer!  One Woodchuck and half a serving of popcorn shrimp later we finally got home and nuzzled into bed.  It was the perfect end to a great weekend :)