Shopping Skinny

Weird Snacking Habits

Do you have weird snacking habits? Or strange cravings that most people wouldn’t eat?

When I got home from work last night, I had about an hour and a half before I knew I’d be eating dinner and I was HUNGRY! I grabbed some tortilla chips, salsa and light sour cream. I also had some shredded cheese.


I wanted just a few bites to tide me over before going to Jake’s. This is where is gets strange…Michael came into the kitchen and proceeded to get the peanut butter out and put it on the tortilla chips!

Peanut Butter

Have you ever done this? I didn’t even want to try it. It seemed like a weird combo to me (no judgement on Michael for liking it). Then, he added some cheese!

Cheese and Peanut Butter

Tortilla chip, crunchy peanut butter, and Colby Jack cheese:

What is a weird combo of food that you enjoy that most people don’t?

My lunch today was leftovers from last night with a side of cucumber. I was hoping that this weekend Michael and I could go for a bike ride. I haven’t been on the bike since Reach the Beach and I miss it. Unfortunately, it’s not in the cards for this weekend. šŸ™

Leftovers for Lunch

Shopping Skinny

In a previous post, I discussed the difficulties of shopping while losing weight. Do you find that you buy clothes that don’t quite fit because you’ll be “losing 5 pounds soon”?

*Wear clothes that fit right. When I was 250 I tended to wear larger clothes that actually made me look bigger. But on the flip-side, clothes that are too tight have the same effect.

*Hip-huggers and low-rise jeans really only look good on teenagers. Definitely not on someone with more than 10% of body fat! I avoid these types of jeans like the plague. Not only are they not flattering on me, my hips are too wide to properly wear them and not look strange.

*Not My Pic

*I wore a lot of black. Black is slimming. Always. And black clothes hide rolls. šŸ™‚

*White rarely looked flattering on me. It seemed to accentuate every little thing on my body. No thank you!

J-Lo Where's Your Designer?

*No matter what size you are, there are options for being stylish. Places like Lane Bryant or Fashion Bug Plus Size have some stylish looking clothes.

*Sweat pants are never flattering!! No! No!

*Stand up straight. It straightens your torso and hides the rolls!

*Wear the right underwear. While you may feel good in a thong, sometimes as ladies we need a little more support and coverage.

*Accentuate the positives. Have a great rack? Wear a v-neck and show a little cleavage. Great legs? Wear a skirt that shows off those legs you’ve been working so hard for at the gym.

*Light colored/acid-washed jeans are rarely flattering. Darker is better. And no Mom-Jeans!

Do you have any other tips you’ve learned along the way?

Blackening Spice

Dinner last night was supposed to be a Caesar salad with blackened salmon. Too late we realized we didn’t have a few key ingredients. Instead of a Caesar I just made a regular salad with Balsamic and Oil.

Michael blackened the salmon with his special concoction.

Blackening Spice

Makes 1 Cup

4 tablespoons paprika

1 1/2 tablespoons salt

1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder

1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon white pepper

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 1/2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons thyme

2 tablespoonsĀ oregano

It’s very spicy!! Be warned!

We used it a lot for different things. Sometimes Michael will pick up an Ahi Tuna steak and sear it with the blackening spice. We use it a lot on salmon.

I ended up putting my blackened salmon on my salad and it was a delicious combo!

For lunch today I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on a Sandwich Thin. I’m pretty sick of ham and turkey sandwiches right now. I need to figure something else out asap!

QUESTION: Is there a food item you’re sick of eating lately?