Friday, June 07, 2013
Well - I have been on a figurative vacation from caring for myself. No exercise for a very long time (until yesterday when I did True Blue TNT & a little swimming & my body is sore today!), no food tracking, eating & drinking anything & everything & stress, oh boy, lots & lots of stress.
Well...school is out, I have 1 less kid to babysit for the summer, Adam has graduated. Take a deep breath & relax.
Time to remember I am on my list too!!!
We are going to Myrtle beach this weekend & I have no reason not to come back totally rested, relaxed, at peace & ready to focus on my fitness.
My "SMART" goals for this ending of my figurative vacation & begining of my literal vacation week are to rest, relax, de-stress & move. Mainly swimming & walking.
& so we begin....
Monday, April 22, 2013
Rocco's Chicken Tenders
From Now Eat This! Diet by Rocco DiSpirito.
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups whole wheat panko bread crumbs, such as Ian’s All-Natural
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning, such as Spice Hunter
4 large egg whites
8 ounces (about 8) chicken tenders
Salt and pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
Yields: 2 servings
Preheat the oven 450°F. Place a wire rack on a foil-lined baking sheet, and set it aside.
Put the flour in a shallow dish. Mix the panko and poultry seasoning together in another shallow dish. In a medium bowl, whip the egg whites with a whisk until they are extremely foamy, but not quite holding peaks.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Working in batches, dredge the chicken tenders in the flour, shaking off any excess. Add the chicken to the egg whites and toss to coat them completely. Add the chicken, a few pieces at a time, to the bowl of panko and coat completely.
Spread the chicken on a wire rack. Season well with the salt and pepper, and spray lightly with cooking spray.
Bake until the breading is golden and crispy, and the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes
- have become recommitted & refocused. 2 days of no diet coke, no beer & no eating out - which means I need to cook :)
These chicken tenders were a hit with my kids & I
Friday, January 25, 2013
I hesitate to say I would change anything about my past. the main thing I always think I would change is that I would finish college & have gotten a degree. But....then I probably would not have met & married my husband who is the best man in the world & would not be the Mom to our 4 beautiful children which is the achievement I am most proud of...so...., instead of wishing to change the past here are the lessons I would like to learn from my past:
1) appreciate who I am, how I look & the body I have today.
I was naturally thin for YEARS....& always wished to be thinner, prettier, etc. The body I have today is not perfect, but, it is mine & it takes care of me & does amazing things.
2) just because you can do something, does not mean you should do it.
Back to the young naturally thin years - I ate anything & everything I wanted & it never affected my weight when I was young & that was my only concern. I should have been fueling & caring for my body & thinking about nutrition & health. I also have always been able to drink beer "with the guys". Frankly, my tolerance is amazing. But just because I CAN drink lots of beer certainly does not mean I should. & just because I CAN order pizza or go through a drive through easily - does not mean I should.
3) the most important relationship to culitvate is the relationship you have with yourself.
I have always been an involved, perhaps over-protective, Mom - the friend people reach out to when they are troubled - the daughter/granddaughter who remembers b-days, etc. & all that is awesome & I am proud of it. But - I am in the place in my life where I finally realize that the more I care for myself - the happier I will be & then I can be even better at all those things.
So I guess the recurring theme here is to put myself on my own list. & not just on the list for fun things like GNO & parties, but for healthy things to be the best me.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
got out my wii fit tonight.
I always found it very motivating to see my weight & BMI & wii fit age, plus watch my little mii shrink (or expand as the case may be)
Well - I had not been on that sucker in one whole year & I am ashamed & disgusted & horrified at how I have let myself go :(
My new wii age is 49 (my real age is 43), but that is not the worst part. I way 30 pounds more then I did a year ago. 30 FR/#*!ICKING POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about a wake up call.
BLC could not be begining at a better time.
I have had my hysterectomy. I have a wii fit, kettlebells, free weights, a gym membership & a zumba class begining on MLK day.
I know what I should eat.
I have the tools.
Enough excuses & falling off track & putting myself last on the list.
This absolutely has to be it for me.
I can do this.
I will do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow - day one again & for the LAST time!!!
Get An Email Alert Each Time EUGENERUGOSA Posts