Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thin Girl Thursday {1}

It's my first Thin Girl Thursday post!  As you all know, I'm working towards a healthier, happier, and more confident me.  I am loving that many others in the blogging community are doing the same, we can all use the extra motivation.  As far as my weight loss for the week, I don't have much to report.  I haven't been able to make it to the gym this week, so hopefully I can fit some videos in tonight and tomorrow.  The good news is that because I knew this week would be a crazy one, I have been really watching my calories.  Thankfully I haven't gained any weight this week!  (I decided not to be bummed that I haven't lost any and focus on the fact that I didn't gain any). Next week I will be watching my calories AND getting my hiney to the gym.

To celebrate my first Thin Girl Thursday post, I decided to share a recipe I stumbled upon while searching a health and fitness message board.  It was super easy, really tasty and packed with protein and veggies :)

All the goodies you need :)  The recipe call for Italian-style dressing.  I used a Greek Vinaigrette because I love it and that is what I had. 

I decided to peel the cucumbers.  No reason in particular, I guess I just felt like it.  My cutting board recently bit the dust, so I had to do my chopping on a plate.

I love little tomatoes!  The first two things I chopped up made me think of the tomato and cucumber salad my mama makes that I love so much.

This is everything thrown into a bowl that I realized was too small after I put all of the cucumbers in.  My bad.  I bought an olive medley, because I love those things, and had a total face palm moment when I realized they weren't pitted.  Oh well, I'll just provide a warning for anyone who partakes.  I also put more feta cheese than it called for.  Mostly because I love that stuff.  

This is what it looks like all mixed up and ready to be chilled and in a bowl big enough.

I was pleasantly surprised with how this turned out.  It is perfect to take to a summer bbq or picnic and you'll have a healthy protein packed option!  It's also vegetarian friendly, so all of your vegetarian friends would greatly appreciate a side dish they can enjoy.

I hope everyone is having a happy, healthy week!  

Ps- I'd love feedback about Thin Girl Thursdays.  What do you want me to blog about?  Did you like it?  Tell me what you think!


  1. Yay for not gaining! That is always a good thing. The week has been the same for me. Haven't made it to the gym much, but I haven't gained anything! I will take it!

    I love these posts! I may steal your idea (with permission, obvi).

    I am proud of you! You've got this girl!


  2. I love that your first recipe was vegetarian! Because, holler, I am that vegetarian friend at the BBQ and I need to eat :)

    Yay for you not gaining this week! I hope that you feel better about being healthier :)

    love you!

  3. Mmm that salad looks delish. Greek dressing? Olives? Small tomatoes? YUM! Then you had me at feta. I need to make this asap!

    Congrats on maintaining for the week. I love that a lot of us are looking into having a healthier life style. Support is key! Can't wait to see next weeks post!

    Love you<3

  4. Alex- of course you can steal this from me! I think it would be fun if a lot of us did this together :)

    Ash- please believe I had my favey vegetarian in mind when I wrote this!

    Vanessa- you totally should make it, it is super easy and very tasty!

  5. Uhh...not gonna lie, that salad looks a little barfy, but I'm totally going to make it because I like all that is in it!!