Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I haven't written a blog in awhile so I thought I'd put down just a few thoughts.
: the heat wave we've been having has ceased for a couple of days....our winter was a mild one and June's temps were more like August's usually are...can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of the summer. Who said "there is no global warming" ?
: trying to stay creative in the kitchen, here's a couple of examples.
- for a treat/dessert yesterday I took 1/2 cup strawberries topped it with a 100 cal. YoCrunch cheesecake yogurt, sprinkled a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips along with the crumbly topping from the yogurt - what a refreshing way to end the day.
- for lunch today I took a left over chicken thigh (boneless, skinless) pulsed it in the food processor: to it I added some summer cole slaw (confetti style slaw with chopped tomato and cukes) Put the chicken salad on top of a bed of baby greens that I mixed with some lemon juice - topped that off with one crumbled tortilla chip (for some extra crunch) Yummy - if I don't say so myself..
- My newest find for my popcorn "fix" is "Angie's" Kettle carmel corn. 2 1/3 cups = 150 cal.
- still drinking Arnold Palmer's Zero half and half (thank you JUSTA123) If you are not familiar this is 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 iced tea...with zero cals.
: And my last thought for now, hopefully not jinxing myself.....I am one pound away from my goal...been reading all the articles I can find on the best approach to maintaining my weight loss.....I feel like I will be closing another chapter in this journey to a healthier lifestyle. I do know that if I continue with my portion control (within my calorie range) and my soon to be revamped exercise routine (starting classes at the Y next week) plus being in touch with all of my Spark friends I can do this, just like I was able to take off 49 soon to be 50 #s.
Hope every one is having a good day and making healthy choices....after all it is up to each and every one of us to stay accountable for our actions.
Thanks for stopping by and HUGS to all who read this.