Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pumpkin cheesecake

I love pumpkin cheesecake. I had it a couple times last year, and it was SO good. So this year, when Jason and I went out to eat a few weeks ago, and I decided I was going to have whatever I wanted, I was definitely going to get pumpkin cheesecake. But Saltgrass didn't have it yet!

So then I was thinking about rewarding myself...when I get to 40 pounds lost, I can have a piece of pumpkin cheesecake. But that's kind of messed up...and probably part of the reason I got here in the first place. I don't need to be rewarding myself with food, ESPECIALLY for losing weight! But I did like the idea of rewarding myself, so here's my plan:

30 pounds lost--I get to buy the latest Tori Spelling book. Mock me if you want, but I have enjoyed her other two books and I have been wanting to buy the third one.

50 pounds lost--I get to spend $25 at Bath and Body Works. I love their stuff but feel badly spending money on myself for lotion. So it will be a good reward.

75 pounds lost--We're going to have a family picture taken. We have never had a professional family picture taken, and even though I will still have a decent amount to lose, I'm hoping I feel so much better about my looks by then that I'll want to have it done. And Jenna's almost 2...we really do need one done.

100 pounds lost--A makeover, fancy dress and date night with my husband. Jason and I don't go out that often, and when we do, it's very casual. I'd love to get a whole new look and have a great night out!

125 pounds lost (my ultimate goal)--A night away, ALONE. I'm thinking I'll go to one of the casino/hotels in Shreveport have some fun playing slot machines. I love to gamble but can't do it too often, so this is a big one. Who knows, if I win, I might just stay 2 nights!

But. Sometime this fall, I WILL have a piece of pumpkin cheesecake. Just once. :)


  1. Mmm...pumpkin cheesecake! Nothing wrong with a little treat, especially a rare seasonal treat (as long as you don't eat the whole cake as my dear husband, a fellow pumpkin cheesecake lover, has been known to do, haha). I think your goals and rewards are great!

  2. Nice! At the rate you're going, you're going to hit 40 pounds before I will! (Especially after the weekend.) But I am so proud of you!!!

  3. I know it's not the same, but have you ever had pumpkin bread? You could use Hillary's a-z bread recipe, use egg replacer (what I do) instead of eggs, use 2 cups canned pumpkin for the flavoring, and use 1/2 splenda, 1/2 sugar to cut some of the calories. You can also sprinkle just a few chocolate chips into the batter for and extra sweet treat! Pumpkin is great for you, lots of fiber to keep you full. Great job picking positive rewards for reaching your goals! Oh, and my 2nd cousin lives in Forney, TX and does photography, here's her website http://trueblessingsphotography.shutterfly.com

  4. Brie, that's a good idea for the pumpkin bread. I do have a recipe for "skinny pumpkin muffins" that I'm going to try next week too. And thanks for the website for your cousin, I will look at it.

  5. How in the world do you drink 100 oz of water per day????
    I am struggling right now to get to 32!

  6. Start first thing in the morning and keep at it...most days now I'm up to 120 oz. I literally drink nothing else except for 1-2 cups of coffee in the am. :)