That's cool the WI day is now Tuesday, as it's much closer to my Weight Watchers WI day which is Thursday. There were a couple of days I wasn't counting points - including for my Grammy dinner - but I guess those calories must have been used up by the crazy anxiety I went through before Adams award was announced.
Today I was down 4 pounds bringing my total loss since the first week of January to 20 pounds (with about 80 to go).
These next two weeks are going to be a real test. I was told to take two weeks sick leave and finally deal with the chronic bronchitis I've had since mid-August. That means another course of penicillin and total rest. The problem is I don't really rest when I'm at home, and when an offer came down the pike from Celebrity Summit to fly me to Puerto Rico tomorrow night for a 2 week Southern and Eastern Caribbean cruise because they desperately need an Enrichment speaker, I said OK. I know it's like putting an alcoholic in front of an open bar for 2 weeks but I'm going to do my very best to not fall right off the wagon. Low carbs and small tastes of everything will be my motto. Plus daily exercise.
Have a lot of stuff to get ready right now, including going over all my PowerPoint presentations and transferring them to the laptop but I think I will get more rest once I'm on the ship. I'll be checking in when I can get to a WiFi café.
Post by durberville on Feb 17, 2011 21:06:03 GMT -5
...roasted asparagus was great!
Melisande....20 lbs! Way to go girl!! Enjoy your cruise - take advantage of the exercise equipment on board - but most importantly, get some rest - the salt air should be good for your chronic bronchitis, no?
Good Luck! (lucky girl - a two week cruise *sighs*)
Post by durberville on Feb 17, 2011 23:41:57 GMT -5
Okay...rescued a few recipes from the old forum:
RabbitRabbit's veggie chili (It's great - I've made it a couple of times!)
Dinner is often super-simple veggie chili:
1 14 oz. can each of black beans, kidney beans, crushed tomatoes (w/ nothing added). If I had a way to cook them I'd use dried beans for better flavor/nutrition
1 green pepper chopped 1 med onion finely chopped 1 clove of garlic minced 14 oz. of canned or frozen sweet corn (optional)
1 tablespoon of chili powder 1 teaspoon powdered coriander 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chilis (for mild, 1/2 teaspoon for spicy) 1 teaspoon molasses salt and pepper to taste
Heat tablespoon of oil in base of saucepan, cook onions, green peppers until soft - 5 to 10 on medium heat, halfway through add garlic, stir to avoid burning.
Then add beans and corn, cook until heat penetrates, then add spices and stir around with some salt and pepper (1/2 teaspoon each or less), then add tomatoes with juice drained. Stir, then add molasses and stir.
Let simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.
makes enough chili for two people, three days - freezes and fridges well.
serve with rice or cornbread, if you are bored stick a spoonful of lowfat greek style yogurt on top instead of sour cream, or a little shredded chedder, use leftovers to stick in burritos, make huevos rancheros, etc.
want to try angelkrash's recipe too:
Ingredients: 2 sweet red peppers 2 spoons of olive oil for frying (can be substituted with a low calorie olive oil pan spray) 1 medium onion 3 cloves of garlic 8 ripe tomatoes (Roma is the right size) 6 eggs 2 green hot chili peppers (add more or less according to taste) 1 spoon of tomato paste 1/4 cup fresh basil 1 tsp. of sweet paprika Salt and pepper (according to taste)
Directions: 1. Peel the onion and garlic then chop them both into very little pieces. 2. Clean the red peppers from seeds and cuts them into small cubes. 3. Clean the green chili peppers from seeds and cuts them into small cubes. 4. Cut the tomatoes into cubes. 5. Chop the basil 6. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, and then add the onion and garlic. Fry them until the onion is golden clear. 7. Turn the heat down to medium, add the red peppers, mix, and continue frying covered for about 3 more minutes. Mix a couple of times during that time. 8. Add the tomatoes, chili peppers, tomato paste, paprika, and then mix. Cover the pan, and simmer the mixture over low heat for 15 minutes. 9. Add the basil, salt, pepper, and then mix. Gently crack open the eggs without breaking the yolks, and drop them on the vegetables. 10. Cover the pan and continue cooking the mixture for another 5 minutes.
Serve with warm pita bread. Enjoy!
..and I still haven't made sugaree's cucumber salad, but I will!:
I make a Thai cucumber salad that's really good. 1/4 cup sesame oil 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/2 t garlic powder 1 T honey 2 T ponzu sauce Soy or teriyaki are okay too. Mix together with a whisk so they it blends and doesn't separate. Pour over cukes and let marinate for a little while.
There are other recipes over there, but it's kinda mind boggling going through the thread.
duberville, I love the idea of putting recipes in a quote box that really makes them stand out. So let's encourage everyone to either put [ quote] tags up or font colors.
Melisende, have fun on the cruise. I'd say always take the stairs but I'm not sure how that goes with resting to get your bronchitus cured.
RL's been kicking me late at night when I used to post the daily topic so maybe for this round I'll just post topics any time of the day or night as they come to me. If anyone's been thinking "I'd love to do the topics" let me know.
With that in mind.....
Topic: How long should your Valentine's candy last?
I'm trying to make mine last for a week. Yeah when you eat half of it the first two days it kind of makes it hard. So is Valentines a love/hate relationship for you?
By the end of our Grammy shape up program I was having a really hard time getting water down. I'm still in that stage so I've been trying some flavors to help. Kind of a mixed bag of results.
What I'm trying right now is Airborne - on the go packets. They don't say how much water to mix them with so I've just been putting one in my 3 cups water bottle. Then I feel like I'm not only getting my water but some vitamins too. But I do think this method is a bit pricey>
For those of you thinking of planting zucchini this year like Stardust, here is the first of my recipes.
from Jablea's kitchen
Zucchini and applesauce make this bread more flavorful and moister than my family’s original banana bread recipe which called for an extra banana and ½ cup of shortening. I was also able to reduce the sugar by a fourth and still keep the sweet taste.
Ingredients ¼ cup grated zucchini ¼ cup plain or flavored applesauce 2 squishy ripe bananas 2 eggs ¾ cup sugar 2 cups flour mixture (see tips) ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda
Directions Mix everything together until smooth. Pour into glass bread pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour till knife or toothpick comes out clean.
Tips -Frozen zucchini works great. Shred a fresh zucchini (skin and all) with a cheese grater. Scoop up ¼ cup balls and freeze ½ hour on cookie sheet. Throw several frozen balls together in freezer bag and store. When needed, pop out a ball, microwave, drain excess water.
-Flour mixture: substitute wheat and/or rye flour for up to half of the flour amount.
Post by durberville on Feb 21, 2011 15:15:09 GMT -5
Your recipe sounds good jablea....I'm not much of a baker, but I can see how it would be better for you than regular banana bread which is loaded with fat and sugar. (yummy though )
I've been exercising like mad this week (new treadmill), plus I just spent another hour shoveling snow (this winter has been ridiculous).... don't see much happening on the scale however - unless it miraculously falls off TONIGHT!! Haha!
Last Edit: Feb 21, 2011 15:15:48 GMT -5 by durberville
I tried alison's roasted kale chips today and thought they were very tasty (but not very substantial). I was lazy, so chopped kale up, sprayed it with Pam and added a little garlic salt. Not a bad way to get those veggies in.
With just a little olive oil, salt & pepper. I can't remember if I set my oven for 350 or 375, they are done quickly so be careful not to burn them (I burned them a little, but they still were good). They are thin, crispy, flakey goodness.
"Home is not where you live, but where they understand you". - Christian Morgenstern
Only .5 this week :( that leaves me with 4 more to go before the DVD release date.
My eating was OK this week, but I've been sick and not moving around as much as usual, hopefully next week will be better.
I bought some seaweed chips at Trader Joe's, don't think I will try them again, but it did give me an idea of what the kale chips will be like. I plan to try the kale chips as soon as I feel up to grocery shopping.