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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Starting HCG again...

Yeah it's me.  I started my diet again.  You can probably tell by my picture that if I lost a little more weight, it wouldn't hurt anything.  I made myself some chicken soup with chicken broth, cabbage, sliced raw celery and some asparagus.  I'm not supposed to mix my veggies but that's my big confession.  I gave up the bread sticks for a little bit of celery in my soup.

I was most impressed.  My daughter and her four darling babies, came for a visit.  Her husband let her stay for about 5 weeks this time.  The time flew by.  We ate pizza and went for ice cream and we made chili and desserts.  I never gained back any of the weight I lost.  So here we go again.  I'm less than a week into it and I've lost 10 lbs already.

I made 2 dressings today.  I'm going to post the recipe here for future reference as I really like it and want to remember how to make it.

Tomato Vinaigrette

1 Can Diced Tomatoes, drained
1/4 C Lemon Juice
1/4 /C Vinegar
1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Teaspoon Fresh Garlic
2 Tablespoons Chopped Onion
1 Tablespoon Mustard
1/2 Teaspoon Seasoned Salt
Fresh Basil (can sub dried basil)

Blend in Blender until liquefied.  Makes about 16 fl oz.