Monday, October 22, 2012

I'm a winner

My friend's daughter is in Girl Scout's and they had their first annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday.  My friend needed contestants and since I'm a sucker nice person I said I would do it.  Mind you I have only made chili a couple of times in my life.

As luck would have it when I was home at my mom's my bother made this great low fat vegetarian chili.I got the recipe from him and made it for the first time saturday.  Amazingly I won first place in the non-traditional category!  My mom's first question when I told her was "Were there other entries in that category?"  Yes, there were 5 other non-traditional chili's (meaning using a protein source other than beef).

Here's my booth

And my trophy 

Had fun, an won a nice cash prize as well.

On the band front I'm not really feeling like a winner these days.  I've lost focus and having trouble getting back on track.  I lost my pedometer and it's gone down hill from there.  Stopped loggin my food and exercise.  Stopped making the best food choices.  BLECH!

But, this is a new day, and time to get back on the bandwagon.  I'm also participating in the "Let The Weight Fall Off" Challenge that Sandra at is running.  Just what I need to get me re-started.  


  1. Congrats!! I love chili. How awesome to win with a new recipe. :) lol @ your mom's comment.

  2. Forget the chilli, you look amazing!!! lol NO but really , congrats that's super cool! I think we all fall off the bandwagon every now and then. The important part isn't the falling, it's the getting back up.... :)

  3. Oh my gosh, I love this post! No wonder you won....look at that table presentation. Trophy and MONEY! I love it.

    I love your mom's question...hilarious.

    I just posted this same scenario about my 13yr old daughter a couple of weeks ago. She got thrown in to a chili cook off at the fair and she won too!

    Great post. And just take the weight thing, one day at a time. Just do one small thing tomorrow that will benefit you.