This past week has been particularly hard.  We are moving house. TODAY.  In fact as you are reading this the kids and I are in the car and headed south on Hwy 1 toward San Diego.

So to say that fitting in exercise in between packing boxes, loading the truck, washing walls and windows and farewell dinners has been extremely difficult. 

Thank goodness I at least had a meal plan in place that definitely helped to keep me on track just a little.

And so begins week 4.  Hopefully this week I will find lots of time to exercise in-between un-packing boxes.

  • 003 BMI: 25.7 (overweight) 26.62
  • Weight: 163.8 lbs 170.6 lbs
  • Chest: 39" 39"
  • Waist: 37.5" 40"
  • Hips: 40.75" 41"
  • Overall:  Down 6.8 lbs and 2.75"

(red denotes initial measurements and weight)

Recipe of the week:

Antipasto Platter

Antipasto Platter


  • Zucchini
  • Asparagus
  • Mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mozzarella
  • Basil leaves
  • Roast beef
  • Prosciutto
  • Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta
  • 75% reduced fat Cabot cheese
  • Artisan Split Crust Pesto Bread

Cut the zucchini in half and then into 5mm thick strips.  Cut the asparagus stalks a little shorter to make them more manageable as finger food.  You are going to grill the asparagus, zucchini and slices of pesto bread on the George Foreman for approximately 5 minutes each on medium-high.  While each of these is rotating, gently toss the mushrooms in a little olive oil in a pan on the stove.

Cut the mozzarella balls into quarters.  Carefully thread the cherry tomato, basil and mozzarella onto a small skewer.

Arrange each of your ingredients onto a plate, rolling the meats, slicing the cheese and placing the bruschetta in a small bowl with a knife for spreading.

Note:  You know I'm a big fan of our weekly 'do it yourself' night.  This is such a quick and easy dinner and you can add a variety of foods to your platter depending on the likes and dislikes of your family.  

Also, a big thank you to Katherine Marie (and the people from Cabot) who let me know that there was a 75% reduced fat cheese on my tuna melt post.  They actually had it in stock at my local Safeway store this week. 


 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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Alicia May 30, 2011 - 4:21 pm

Thanks for the great meal idea! Hope unpacking goes well 🙂

Just Heather June 1, 2011 - 8:31 am

Good luck with the transition! A meal plan is perfect for getting you through busy times. Can’t wait to see how you settle in over the next few weeks.

Pamela M. Kramer June 1, 2011 - 6:16 pm

Down 6 pounds! How flipping cool is that? Blasted nutrition, it’s my weakness. I have to get this down. Your photo looks yummy!

Vera @ HCG Drops June 3, 2011 - 4:13 am

If you observe your body regularly and take nutritional diet then we can easily lose weight. The recipe Antipasto Platter is simply superb.

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