Saturday, December 4, 2010

The first 4 Days

Day 1: I think I did pretty well today. I definitely could have done better, but I am pretty amazed that I drank 64oz of water today. WOOT!! Hopefully, I can keep this up.

Day 2: I went over my calorie limit (by 600 cal) today but gosh darn, I was hungry! I don't know how I'm going to lose any weight if I eat tons of calories. I will have to work out like crazy!

Day 3: I did MUCH better today! I am very proud of myself.

Day 4: I am 4 days into my Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Fiber One, Special K foods only diet. Between all of the sodium I intake and the 64 oz of water I drink a day, I look like I'm 3 months pregnant! I hope I see some weight loss soon.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 1 of New Diet

I got off to a great start today. I did Cardioke at 7am, I ate a Fiber One Blueberry Muffin for breakfast, I had a Healthy Choice Chicken and Rice Soup Bowl for lunch, and I have had Nabisco 100 Calorie Oreo Cookies as a snack. The food was delicious and to top it off, I have drank 48 ounces of water and I'm not done yet!! I am SO Incredibly proud of myself. Now, if I can do this for 2 weeks, I will be beside myself with joy. Check out my Food and Exercise journal.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A New Start

Okay, I am definitely not great at keeping up with blogs but I try. Starting on December 1st, I will be eating Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Fiber One, and Kashi products only. My goal is to lose 8 pounds and tone my entire body by March. I hope to get into a routine and continue to live a healthy lifestyle after I reach my goal.

Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 7: Southwestern Turkey Burgers With Sweet Potato Fries

Serves 4
Calories per serving, turkey burger: 342
Calories per serving, sweet potato fries: 89

For the sweet potato fries
2 sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for sprinkling
Juice of 1/2 lime

For the turkey burger
1 1/3 pounds lean ground turkey
1 4-ounce can diced green chiles, drained
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2–3 spritzes canola oil in a mister
3 ounces 50%-reduced-fat pepper-jack cheese, cut into thin slices
4 whole-wheat Kaiser rolls
Romaine lettuce leaves
Tomato, sliced
Red onion, sliced
1/2 avocado, sliced

1. For the sweet potato fries, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

2. Wash and dry the potatoes and, with the skin on, slice into 1/2-inch-thick rounds; cut the rounds into 1/2-inch-thick finger-shaped pieces. Toss the potatoes in a bowl with the oil, chili powder, garlic powder and salt.

3. On a baking sheet, spread the sweet potato fries in a single layer and roast, stirring every 10 minutes, until brown and tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven, transfer to a platter or bowl and sprinkle with a little more salt.

4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix the lean ground turkey with the diced chiles and season with salt and pepper. Shape into patties and refrigerate until ready to cook.

5. Heat a large grill pan or nonstick skillet on medium heat and spritz with canola oil. Add the turkey patties to the grill pan and cook until browned on one side, about 4 minutes. Flip, reduce the heat to low, cover (if using a skillet) and cook until the juices run pale pink, about 4 more minutes. Top with the reduced-fat pepper-jack cheese during the last minute.

6. Toast the rolls in the oven or in a toaster oven. Alternatively, grill them 1 minute on each side.

7. To assemble: On a platter, place the fries and a burger on a bun and top with lettuce, tomato, onion and avocado slices. Squeeze lime juice over the fries and serve.

This week is all about dinner! Sorry I didn't get to blog yesterday but this meal was made on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

This meal was delicious. My family really enjoyed it and I will be making again sometime soon.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 7: No Recipe

No recipe today but I have been eating healthy and watching my calories. WOOT! For that!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day 6: No Recipe

I needed a break from cooking so no recipe today. I will resume tomorrow.

On another note, I am doing pretty well with staying inside of my calorie limit. Woot!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Day 5: Stuffed French Toast Sundaes

Serves 2 (2 cups per person)
Calories per serving: 353

1 whole egg
1 egg white
2 tablespoons skim milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey
4 slices whole-wheat bread, crusts removed
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blackberries
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a bowl, whisk together the egg, egg white, milk, cinnamon and honey. Spray a nonstick muffin pan with calorie-free vegetable spray. Carefully dip each slice of the bread into the egg/milk mixture and press it into the muffin pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes, until crisp.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese until smooth. Spoon equal amounts of the ricotta mixture into each of the bread cups and top with berries. Drizzle the maple syrup on top.

The french toast is so delightful. I never had ricotta cheese before today but it is pretty good mixed with other foods. I substituted the raspberries and blackberries for blueberries. I may have to make this more often.

Yesterday, I was so bad. I started my day off well but it ended with fried chicken and corn bread. My husband took me to a soul food restaurant. The food was yummy but I only ate a little bit because I felt so bad. Did I mention that I had popcorn at the movies? I didn't even work out. I will be doing overtime next week to make up for this weekend.

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