Monday, February 23, 2009
I found this recipe on Web MD. I am rather picky when it comes to my veggies and this gives a cheese recipe that you can drizzle over your veggies that might be good. I haven't tried it yet and hate to post something I haven't tried, but..... I am gonna do it anyway.
Drizzle this creamy sauce over steamed veggies for a tasty change of pace.
2 tablespoons of flour
1 1/4 cups of low-fat milk or fat-free half-and-half
2 ounces of part-skim Jarlsberg (or reduced-fat Swiss) cheese, grated
2 1/2 ounces of reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
1. In a small saucepan, blend flour with 2 tablespoons of the milk or half-and-half to form a smooth paste. Using a wire whisk, slowly blend in remaining milk until smooth. Simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
2. Reduce heat and add cheeses, garlic powder, and pepper. Stir until well blended and cheese has melted.
3. Remove from heat and use as desired.
Per serving: 99 calories, 9 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 4.8 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 1.4 g monounsaturated fat, 0.2 g polyunsaturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 0.1 g fiber, 177 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 44%.
Here is a link to the whole article too. It is about people who are not big on veggies and how to incorporate them into your diet in tasty ways.
It's called 15 Tips for Veggie Haters
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Well I was really on a role with the bootcamp and doing great. Getting lots of cardio in and doing all the videos. But it all came to a screeching halt this week... since Sunday I have barely gotten out of bed. My birthday was Monday, the following day. This year for my birthday for the first time in my life, I got strep throat. I am sort of discouraged. I am out of bed for a bit today and feeling much better, but still very weak and drained. I hate it when something throws a wrench in my exercise because it is so easy for me to not get back on track again. I just keep thinking..."and I was doing so well".....
Hopefully I will continue to get better. Been on antibiotics for three days now. I am going to do my best to get back in the swing of things as soon as I am able. Although I might have to start back slowly until I am 100%. I am allergic to penicillin so I am taking a dumb Z-pack. They take forever to work it seems. Anyways, keep your fingers crossed and by Monday, be riding my butt to make sure I am doing as I should. PLEEEEEAAASE. Hope everyone is staying motivated and working towards your goals. I am doing my best....
Monday, August 11, 2008
Well today is my son's first day of kindergarten. I am sort of freaking out and want to burst into tears, so I have decided the best thing for me to do is stay very, very busy. So far today SparkPeople has saved me. Hopefully, I will keep it up every single day. I hope to drive him to school and then do exactly what I did today. Get busy and do my exercises, fill out my info., blog, etc, etc. I have been putting this off.... I want to lose some weight but lack the motivation to do it. Hopefully today will the a day of firsts for me too.... the first day that I GET OVER IT ALREADY and do something about it.
I was thin all my life and truly never understood how difficult it was for people to lose weight. I never had to worry about what I ate or whether I exercised or not. I just thought, well, if you need to lose weight, don't eat so much. LOL!!! Boy was I dumb. Now that I am struggling with lifestyle changes and body changes after my son came along, I realize there is soooo much more to it than that. I was very naive. Becoming a stay-at-home mom and leaving the work force I think had some impact on my weight, NOT that I lay around all day watching soap operas as so many like to think stay at home moms do. I work harder now than I did when I worked outside of my home. I think it is more of not having so much of a schedule. Anyways, I am rambling. I say all this to say, sparkpeople helped me keep my sanity today so far and I am grateful. Thanks Crystal for turning me on to this. Hopefully I will keep it up and get results...... Good luck everyone and btw, John Mayer is super hot. hehehe If we all want concert shirts, we have to lose a few pounds cuz his girly shirts only come in small and mediums. LOL!!!
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