Monday, September 20, 2010
I learned that Marsala wine and red cooking wine are not interchangeable. I could not find Marsala wine in the store and I asked the wine stocker person. She had no idea. So I went with the red cooking wine. When I got home, I googled it and it is not the same.(note to self: check first next time, Jan!!)
If you dont use Marsala wine, It is not chicken marsala, it is chicken with red wine sauce. It didnt taste good so I added a package of dry turkey gravy, reduced it with mushrooms and then it didnt taste bad. My husband loved it which is funny cause he never really comments on the dinners I make unless they are really good. The rest of it he just puts up with..lol.
I also made red potatoes boiled with garlic cloves and then mashed with low fat milk. That was pretty tasty. I made broccoli and these little sourdough rolls that are frozen and you bake them. Um, my total favorite part of the meal!!!
So we will be taking the Baby (Stitchy) for a walk tonight and she already knows cause she is staring at me, staring at my walking shoes, me, shoes, me, shoes, me....ok you get the drift. I am pretending I dont notice and I keep getting up and walking around the house just to throw her off the track until it's time to go.
Hope you all had a great day and go read Ashley1977's blog and watch the video. Get inspired!!!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
The next template will NOT be posted until 9/27- so you WILL be on your own this weekend. Let's make sure to build up momentum this week so we won't ruin our progress by over-indulging or making super stupid decisions this weekend.
~*~ WTF??? Template for 9/20-9/25 ~*~
Part One - Exercise & Nutrition!
Last week, I was able to do walk farther than I usually do (1.5 instead of 1) and eat a bunch of crap at the party last weekend which I am most proud of.
This week, I know that I will be able to do lose the bit of weight I gained plus more.
My exercise focus this week will be on keeping up with walking and still doing my light weights..
My nutrition focus this week will be on making the dinners that I have planned.
Being so close to losing 50 pounds is my reason for being extra determined this week.
Motivate me this week by everyone blogging about what is going on with you, good or bad.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Today, I weighed in and I was up. My normal weigh in day is Thursday so I am not going to get freaky about it. I also do a sunday weigh in for my lose 10 by 10/10/10 team. I wasnt going to weigh in and log it becuase I was up but that is cheating so I am going to go do it after this. I think it will fall off pretty quick cause I didnt really eat bad when I was away. I am very close to my 50 pound weight loss and that feels like a huge milestone so I am excited. It also means Frank and I will be going Kayaking so I am totally looking forward to that.
The next few weeks are going to fly by! I have my (and BigmamaT's) birthday coming on the 28th, and a huge racing event from the 30-through the 3rd.
You may or may not know what we do. First, my hubby is a Roofing contractor and I work in the office and do customer service etc. Second, is he builds race cars (www.dwarfworld.com). We have a 15th annual event that our racing club puts on and my sister and I do the hospitality side for the whole 3 days. That means cooking for 300 people. We have a huge raffle, sell tix, sell T shirts and cook at a race track for all 3 days. We have been doing it long enough that we know how and what needs to be done but it is pretty exhausting but also fun and rewarding. It is very long days and late nights. It will be interesting to see how my weight loss aids me in what I have to do.
This year, on Thursday, we are doing hotdogs, chili and chips (I will bring the 97% fat free for me and my sissy-Texwife). Friday is chicken tacos, rice and beans and Saturday is tri tip, potato salad and green salad. Super easy and I will go prepared with healthy versions of everything.
There is alot of shopping and prep to do before hand so I know I will be very busy for the next couple of weeks but I am not going to get derailed, even with the extra draw on my time and energy levels.
In the past, we kept candy on the table for everyone. Um, no, that is not gonna be there this year. I cant wait to see everyone. They come from 7 western states inlcuding Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, California, Washington, Arizona and Oregon. A lot of these people have not seen me since last year so that will be fun.
So that is my life for the next few weeks.... stay tuned for updates! Thanks agian for all your support on my last 2 blogs... I totally appreciate it!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
It was like going to the dentist. The thought of it was worse than actually going! Friday we got there, went to dinner ( I had a mini personal veggie pizza, 1/2 the cheese) and a salad and I didnt eat the whole one so I was good. We had a nice visit, played with the 15 Brittany Puppies (OMG so adorable!!!)
Saturday, I had toast and some grapes for breakfast and we got ready for the party. The weather was perfect, everyone got along, the food was good ( I ate my bean dip I brought, a fat free hot dog and some pasta salad I made with fat free italian dressing and yes, I had cake). My girls got there about 1:00 (both the boyfriends had to work so they were excused) and it all went pretty well until....
A stupid comment about smoking cigarettes being disrespectful. My daughter is the only one who smokes and while it is unhealthy, it is hardly disrespectful. She is 24 years old. Kelly just calmly told her (mouthy) aunt that she didnt see it that way and the girls left about 10 minutes later. It wasnt a big deal but it was enough.
Anyway, the rest of the evening, we stayed out by the fire and talked and we had a nice time.
This morning we went to a fireifghter breakfast, visited the puppies some more and left about noon. My youngest daughter called crying because she is losing her job. I just told her that she would find something better and not to worry.
All in all, not a bad trip, just life. My husband really wishes everyone could just get along but I just told him that things are not going to be exactly the way he wants, that the girls did come out of respect for him but he cant make them feel close to that side of the family if they dont. Isnt it enough that they did what he asked? I think so.
There were very few comments about weight or food, altho my oldest nephew told me how great I looked and he wanted me to know that he was proud of me and he noticed which was very sweet.
So thank you all for your support. I soooo appreciate it. Onward to a new work week!! Love you guys! Jan
Friday, September 17, 2010
So this weekend, we are going to my in-laws about 2 hours away. I have known these people since I was 14 years old. It is my sister in laws 50th birthday and should be fun BUT (isnt there always a but when it comes to family), I am always putting on my armour when I go.
They tend to talk a lot of crap. Not always directly but underneath you know what I mean? Like they are all very overwieght. I used to fit in just fine. Now I think my weight loss makes them nervous. When I go, I usually bring a salad or fruit or have Luna Bars tucked in my purse, just in case. In a way, I think they are happy for me but in another way, it makes them feel bad about themselves, threatened. So it is awkward. My Mother in law, asked me last night, what could I eat. (she is a terrible cook..lol) so hubby and I said, let us take you out tonight for dinner. That way, I can have what is good for me and we dont have to eat her food!
Tomorrow is hamburgers and hotdogs ( I am bringing 97% fat free hot dogs for me), fatty potato salads, chips ( I will bring baked chips) and pasta salad (which I am making so it will be healthy). And of course, cakes. Not just one but two. Im sure I will adjust my calories so I can have a small peice. I feel like they watch everything I eat now. It's weird.
There is always tension. I dont want to go into all the reasons for it, there are so many dynamics and it really reads like a soap opera (I just wrote and re-read it all then deleted it). My girls are coming with their boyfriends who are great guys. The 4 of them are coming on their own so they can come for a few hours and then leave. We are going tonight and staying 1 or 2 nights.
My girls boyfriends are supergreat. I would be proud to have them as official son in laws. They are good looking, respectful, good to my girls. I love them. That family makes no effort with them. At all. Why? They are polite (for them) but dont talk to the boys or try to get to know them. It makes my girls very uncomfortable, obviously. Why, you ask? Because they are both mexican. It is upsetting to me that some people are so narrow minded. Then I get protective of them all. (Considering the kids on that side of the family (from 20-30 years old) have all been knocked up, kids with no spouse etc, my kids are friggin angels in committed relationships.
They are stressed out about going. I would tell them they dont have to go but my husband insists that they go. He really tries to keep the family together and get past petty crap. It is a challenge. My girls were soooo stressed about it last night and just dreading going, it makes me sad. They sat on the front patio last night, talking, doing crafts and listening to music. I went out to say good night and they wanted me to sit and talk so I did.
I tried to tell them it would be ok blah blah but man, I dont even beleive that. I am happy about one thing tho. It made it clear to me that they are best friends, that when I am dead and gone, they will have each other and that makes me so happy. I think when Frank is gone, they will never see that side of the family again. That is kinda sad but I guess you reap what you sow.
I am a peacemaker at heart. It is my nature. Smooth the waters, make it better, mediate. I dont know. Maybe this weekend I will just sit back and let it go...lol.
Anyway, thanks for reading. I am going to take my laptop so I can track my food, I will get a walk or two in and stay on track. Cant weigh in for 10/10/10 until monday since I wont be home sunday am but I will weigh in then. OH! The best part??? There is 3 week old puppies up there that I get to see and play with... 15 Brittany spaniels! I will take pictures. I am also wearing my new skinny jeans and my size 18 panties. I promise not to show them. They wouldnt apppreciate this booty anyway!!
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Jan
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