Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I'm looking for a few dedicated people who already have a track record for being able to stick to their weight loss plan (not perfect, but when you fall off, are able to get right back on!) I think that by forming a small group, we can get to know each other's needs, weaknesses and abilities and can really help support each other. If you are willing to do this, please contact me, or post below. I just don't feel "support" in large groups--I feel like just another poster. I want a small group who are just as dedicated to helping the others lose as they are about losing their own weight! Are you up for that!?

Last night when I got home, I was SO hungry but I wanted some comfort food, so I made one of my favorite dishes--my Parmesan chicken pot pie...but last night I changed things up somewhat! First of all, I added some spaghetti squash to the filling mixture. It is always good for "bulking" up a dish--more bang for the buck! Next, I exchanged the parm. cheese for 1/2 cup low fat extra sharp cheddar and I also added a little lemon juice and garlic powder. But what made a HUGE difference in the yum factor, was instead of my usual low fat biscuit topping, I mixed a package of cheddar and garlic "biscuit mix" with 1% milk until it was "pourable", and put that on top...OMG!! It was SO fantastic, filling and such a wonderful comfort food! Also, it has less than 400 calories per serving as compared to the 1040 calories in a pot pie of Marie Callender's, but I think it's just as luscious and good! Here's the URL for my pot pie--(without the above changes).

Tomorrow is my Dad's 77th birthday. He's in better physical shape than I am...he doesn't even have trouble with his weight or blood pressure. I'm glad though, because Mom passed away in 2001, so I'm blessed to still have have a parent!

I am a HUGE cat lover and have 9 cats--Bastet, Sarmoti, Merlyn, Chryseis (she's Felv and FIV positive), Sanura, Silkie, Isis, Chaim and Gabriel. They range in age from 9 months (Isis) to 15 years (Bastet). Bastet appears to be fine. She doesn't act strange, eats sleeps and poops normally, but I have a gut feeling that something isn't right with her. Any of you "moms" out there know the feeling--you just KNOW something is wrong even if you can't put your finger on it. So, I've made an appointment for a "check up" for her on March 5th. At her age diabetes and kidney disease are both possibilities. She is sweetest cat I've ever known, kind and gentle to other animals (she's never killed anything to my knowledge even though her son was a great hunter), and if she had hands, she would help me do housework. lol She's always "right there" when I am home--she's seldom more than a few feet away from me, and usually right on top of me, so I want to give her as long and as good a life as possible--she deserves that.
Here's my beautiful Bastet.

I'm pretty "plain" in my likes and dislikes when it comes to food. While I'm always up to trying something new, I tend to go for the straight forward, normal stuff with ingredients that can be picked up at any grocery store. I prefer grits and eggs to quiche, grilled chicken to Cordon Bleu--you get my point. lol
Here's what I ate yesterday:

Plain gwaltney bacon sandwich--no condiments
Orange juice--1 cup

Small hamburger patty (3 oz)
small baked potato
garden salad with 1tbs. lf dressing

Chewy chocolate granola bar

That luscious chicken pot pie!
Pickled beets
Bell pepper, raw
mini coke (100 cals)

Met goals:
Calories 1789
Fat 73
Cholesterol 160

Over goal:
Sodium 3314

Under goals:
Carbs 238 ( should be 289-418)
Protein 61 (should be 64-225)

Still, I did pretty good. I'm a total carb lover, so it is amazing how low my carbs usually are!

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