Week 1 of the George Foreman Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge is officially over and so begins week 2. 

I'll be the first to admit that I didn't stick to the diet plan 100% (but I did pass up birthday cake at a party on the weekend).  I do love that some of my favorite foods were included on my meal plan though, such as english muffins for breakfast and that my dinners included meals such as this and this.  Yum.   I'll also admit to not working out every day (I suffered through a terrible head cold for 3 days of which also came with round-the-clock asthma) BUT:


  • BMI: 26.1 overweight 26.62
  • Chest: 39" 39"
  • Waist: 38" 40"
  • Hips: 41" 41"
  • Overall:  Down 4.2 lbs and 2"

(red denotes last weeks measurements)

As promised here is a yummy recipe that can be made using a George Foreman Grill (or panini press).

Tuna Melt

Tuna Melt

I absolutely love a good tuna melt, but I'm also very aware of how many calories are in one so I made it my mission this week to make a healthier version.


  • 1 round artisan sourdough loaf
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • Cabot 50% reduced fat cheddar cheese (thinly sliced)
  • 2 pouches tuna (chunk light in water)
  • 1 celery stalk (chopped)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 lemon (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 tbs seeded mustard
  • 2 tbs almond milk
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper

Combine the last 6 ingredients in a bowl.   Add in the tuna and mix thoroughly, breaking up the large tuna pieces and making sure it is coated with the delicious lemon and mustard mix.  Add in the celery and green onions and gently combine with a wooden spoon.

Place a slice of sourdough on the grill, top with the tuna mixture, then slices of tomato, a thin layer of cheese and the top slice of sourdough.  Close the grill and cook on high for approximately 4 minutes – or until it's browned to just the way you like it.

Note:  This recipe makes 3 sandwiches.

You can watch a video tutorial of how to make this sandwich on You Tube.

Disclosure: I am one of 10 Brand Ambassadors in the George Foreman Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge. I was sent a George Foreman Grill for my participation in this challenge and will be compensated for my time at the end of the 90 days.

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Amanda Odair @beeacutie2 May 16, 2011 - 2:04 pm

look at you!!!! I am so proud of you girl!!! You are knocking out the fat!!!

Stacie May 16, 2011 - 10:12 am

Congratulations on your loss! That picture makes me drool, I have copied the recipe down and will make it soon. Thank you for sharing it, have a great week!

klwschmidt May 16, 2011 - 4:53 pm

awesome job on the loss(es)!!

Have a great week and best wishes on the challenge

[email protected] May 16, 2011 - 1:51 pm

Gorgeous sandwich! I’m not the hugest tuna sandwich person, but that picture might make me change my mind. Keep up the great work!

Katherine marie May 16, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Yummmmmmmmy!!! Have you tried the Cabot 75 % reduced? I LOVE it and use it for everything!!! Keep up the hard work on your weight loss! 🙂

Tonya Staab May 16, 2011 - 9:15 pm

Thank you and no I didn't see the 75% in my grocery store.  I am absolutely on the hunt for it now, thanks for the tip.

Regan Jones RD May 17, 2011 - 9:17 am

Okay… I had tuna for lunch but didn’t even think to add our cheddar. What’s wrong with me!?!

Looks yum. And I agree with Katherine. The 75% is super yum, too.

Regan Jones RD
~Cabot Creamery

Heather @ Not a DIY Life May 17, 2011 - 10:36 am

Woohoo! Four lbs is awesome – good for you!! Oh, and that tuna panini looks amazing!

stacy of ksw May 17, 2011 - 1:38 pm

Wow!! Look at you go Mama. I’m not part of Knock out the fat but I am on a mission to lose some weight. What an inspiration, 4 pounds in a week! Thats Biggest Loser stuff right there

Tonya Staab May 20, 2011 - 9:59 am

Thanks Stacy.  I guess I'm trying harder because I'm accountable now, and not just to myself :).  It's always the exercise and the eating too large a portion that has held me back before, but honestly if you follow @FitMomTraining on Twitter and do her exercises, you really do feel like you've done a workout and they are very quick too.

stephanie May 20, 2011 - 3:01 pm

Good for you! and that sandwich looks delish!

Andrea Kruse (@notimeMom) May 22, 2011 - 10:46 pm

Yum! I love tuna… and will try this version. Congrats on your losses so far. Keep it up! Such a great opportunity. So fun to follow along. 🙂

Tonya Staab May 23, 2011 - 4:09 pm

Thank you Andrea. 

Tonya Staab May 24, 2011 - 7:50 am

Thanks Heather 🙂

Tonya Staab May 24, 2011 - 7:54 am

Thanks Regan :).  I didn't know you had a 75% until Katherine mentioned it.  I didn't see it in my local Safeway.  I'll have to look around for it, hmmm, maybe my local cheese shop carries it.

Jewelana Thomas April 24, 2017 - 3:36 pm

Hi Tonya, I have been searching for the George Foreman Challenge materials forever and came across your website. Do you have those materials anymore? I thought I had saved them and cannot find them anywhere! I would love to have them if you do.

The Waffle Chef November 4, 2017 - 5:06 pm

Yes! I love George Foreman everything!


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