Friday, January 22, 2010

Prizes and Beacon Cheese Burgers

I’ve got two great things to write about today. Firstly, I won my first blog giveaway today! I’ve only been reading blogs for a couple of months, and one thing that surprised me is that blog writers actually give prizes away to their readers. Incase you’re unfamiliar with this concept let me explain how it works. You enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on the blog; the writer chooses a winner randomly then mails out the prize to the lucky reader. Sometimes the prizes are purchased by the writer and sometimes they’re sent by the company that produces that item. Another interesting concept: companies will actually give their product away to successful bloggers in exchange for a review of said product on their blog, and will send another to the lucky blog-reader. Below is what I've won! Thanks for reviewing this product Shelley!!!

The second great news that I want to share is that I’ve actually lost weight this week eating beacon cheese burgers. Like most people who have weight issues, I’m no stranger to fast food, and I loves me some hamburgers. It really is a bummer to me to think that a lot of the food that I love is now off limits. But like I said before, I’m learning that I can still have the foods I love if I tweak the recipe in healthy ways. My beacon cheese burger is a perfect example of this. It’s made with ground turkey (mixed with a little teriyaki sauce and spices), turkey beacon (mmmm, who knew this was so good) and low fat cheddar, all on whole wheat sandwich thins.

I made this for dinner on Monday and fell in love. My hubby is not big on burgers so for dinner on Tuesday I made him a roasted chicken. But I had to use up the rest of that ground turkey so have continued to have burgers for dinner the rest of the week. It tastes so decadent and bad for you but I can’t help myself. It’s so yummy! I figured out that this lovely deliciousness is less than 350 calories, and since I’ve continued to lose weight this week I allowed myself to enjoy my current favorite food.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that you won the book - I think the pictures of the exercises are so helpful! And how nice that you are losing weight on the Bacon Cheeseburger Diet - you could be the next big thing in diet marketing!!!