Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I am so sore, still! I took my kids to the park on Monday to play and since they really hate taking walks at the park and I needed to get some sort of activity in I decided that while they played I would keep myself moving and get that workout in.
I walked and ran around the perimiter of the playground, I did jumping jacks, I did walking lunges, I did squats, I did picnic table pushups (feet on the gound with hands leaning on table top of the picnic table) which are quite effective, and I did step ups using the bench of the picnic table.
I moved for an hour and I am still feeling it. My legs and my butt and my chest are all sore, two days later.
I got some pretty strange looks from people. Like "what the heck is that lady doing?" but I herd some other people talking and it sounded like they were pretty impressed. Most moms just sit on the park bench or picnic tables and watch there kids play, I was using them as workout equipment and I was not using the excuse that I don't have time.
I'm planning on taking Lyra to the park this afternoon and Im going to do the same thing. It is a really great workout, I can see why the contestants on the biggest loser end up dropping large numbers on the days when the gym is closed and they have to workout outside.
Make time for yourself today! No excuses.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Moe's inspired Burrito - no tortilla
1 serving - 435 calories
I prep all ingredients before hand and keep them in tuperware containers in the fridge. Then I just need to heat up the steak, rice and black beans and everything eles is ready.
1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 cup black beans
2 oz cooked lean steak strips
1 cup lettuce
sprinkle of cilantro, I like alot, but thats me
1/4 cup shredded fat free cheddar
2 - 3 tbls salsa
Diced fresh tomato
Diced fresh or Jarred Jalapeno
1-2 Tbls fat free plain greek yogrut (or sour cream)
Juice from one lime wedge
Heat up steak, black beans and rice and add to center of plate. add other ingredients around the steak, black beans and rice in order shown.
Simple and quick!
Serving Size: 1 serving
Number of Servings: 1
Monday, October 24, 2011
1 serving - 260 calories for a lot!
1.5 cups fresh broccoli
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 medium scallion, sliced
1 large mushroom, sliced or chopped
7 large shrimp
1 cup cabbage / bagged fresh cole slaw mix
1/4 cup water chestnuts
1/2 cup baby corn
1/4 cup mung bean sprouts
1 tsp teriyaki sauce
With shrimp you can pull a few precleaned, preshelled frozen shrimp out and toss them in a collendar and run water over them for about 3 minutes to thaw. Dry them with a paper towel and you are ready to go. Very easy!
Can stir fry the whole thing together but I prefer to do it in sections.
1. hot pan, stir fry 1 tsp olive oil with broccoli and mushrooms for about 3 minutes.
2. push broccoli and mushrooms to the side. Add other 1 tsp of oil, shrimp, garlic and scallions. Stir fry for about 2 minutes and turn shrimp.
3. add on top - cabbage, baby corn and water chestnuts. Let cook for another 2 minutes and then stir. Add in teriyaki and cook for another minute or two. Taste, salt or soy sauce if desired.
4. Plate and top with raw mung bean sprouts.
Serving Size: 1 serving
Monday, October 24, 2011
Pumpkin Angel Cake - 77 calories a slice
1 WW Point Plus per slice
3 WW Point Plus per 2 slices
1 Can Pumpkin - 100% PURE (NOT PUMPKIN PIE MIX)
1 Box Angel Food Cake Mix
- Mix cake mix and pumpkin together in bowl until combined well. DO NOT ADD WATER, JUST THE MIX AND PUMPKIN.
- Pour mixture into un-greased rectangular baking dish or sheet cake pan
- Bake @ 350 - 400* (whatever box says) for about 35 minutes or longer until top of cake is dry and cracking and toothpick or knife inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool completely and then slice into 24 peices. 3 cuts long ways X 5 cuts short ways.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
figured I would drop an update as to how I am doing.
I guess my eating has been doing ok. I am trying to keep portions small and not overeat, trying to make healthy meals and not buy snack foods like chips and ice cream and stuff. Not that there is anything wrong with eating these foods in moderation, I am just not at a point right now where I can do that. Funny how you can be so great at controling yourself at one point and then feel like you will totaly lose control at another.
I have to give myself props, even though I have been having problems staying focused and have felt its been a struggle pretty much all of 2011, I have maintained my weight within a 5 - 10 pounds. Its going on 9 months now that I have stayed between 155 - 162. Even though I feel like I am failing horribly most of the time, I think I will stop and give myself a pat on the back for that.
::pat pat pat::
In other news, I am preparing to go on a trip next month. Me and the hubby were invited to a friend of his wedding in DE and I am really excited. I have never been to a wedding besides my own, (back yard wedding planned by me) and although my own wedding was nice, this is like a wedding planner, fancy hotel, catering ect type deal. I get to wear a pretty dress and dance and stuff. Dont know how much dancing I might do, but the option is open.
I bought a really awesome dress which took me about 3 weeks to find. ugh, it was a nightmare. I got really stuck on the fact that I wanted a dark green dress, and it turns out that its not very common. I found my dress a few days ago though and its beautiful and I am completely happy with it which is amazing all in itself because I rarely find anything I really like. Its an olive green cocktail dress with one strap which has green jewels and green feathers on it. Its awesome. I will be taking some pictures when we go to the wedding so I will post some afterwards.
I went out last night and bought some shapewear. I actually found what I was looking for too... amazing things are happening. lol. good luck shopping, wtf? lol. I tried a strapless bra but it was not working with the extra skin on me, everything tends to droop downwards, so with no straps to hold the bra up, I might as well not even wear one. But I found a one peice thingy that covers like a slip, so the tummy part holds up the breast part and it works out pretty well. Im happy with the final outcome.
Anyway, we are leaving on September 9th and staying until Sept 12th. We would have come back on the day after the wedding but we are flying and hell if I am flying on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. We are staying at a 5 star hotel, the wedding discount turned a $400 a night room into a $159 a night room. We have pretty much decided that since we are spending so much to go up to this wedding that we are going to make this weekend our anniversary weekend. Our anniversary is exactly a month away from the weekend we are going up there so we might as well. Def not gonna have the money to do anything for our anniversary after this anyway. lol.
I will make sure to blog about the trip though and take lots of pictures. Im going to try not to eat too horrible but I cant promiss much. I know Im eating wedding cake and the meal they are serving does not sound lite.
It would be nice to lose 5 pounds before the trip, just so it wont be too bad when I gain the 5 back, while away.
well I am off to do some cleaning before the kids wake up.
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