Well, here it is!
Very disappointing considering yesterday morning I was 160.8. So almost 3# in one day I know I didn’t consume enough food to justify a REAL gain. I’m thinking partly sodium, partly a great strength workout yesterday, and partly too much munching before bed. It’s a gain of 0.8# in 2 weeks. So I’ve decided to WI Monday-Friday this week (I’ll be gone on the weekend) and post the weights each day. I know it’s going to fluctuate.
On a positive note I got in a good workout this morning. 15 min. elliptical, 25 min. on the treadmill and 5 min. of abs. I earned 3 APs and I have Zumba today too. I’ll be taking the kiddos with me this morning so they should be entertained for that hour! LOL Afterwards we are picking up DD#1’s friends from school for a playdate. They’ll be here for lunch and then for part of the afternoon. I’m hoping they’ll all have a nice time together.
Breakfast was oatmeal with carrots, flax, canola oil, cinnamon, allspice, hazelnut syrup, & truvia. Then I promptly brushed my teeth and am chewing some gum.
I’m going to try really hard this week to keep a lot of my WPA for Saturday. We are headed to Wisconsin Dells on Friday night – Sunday morning and we are eating out twice on Saturday. I have breakfast (my own food) and lunch (Perkins) under control that day but dinner will be at Pedro’s. I plan to eat ‘sensibly’ there, but I may have a few too many chips and salsa! For now I’m planning on avoiding that 16-20 pt. margarita! 🙂
Zumba was good this morning, not too high energy, but enough to earn 2 APs. The girls were soooo good there, just sitting and soaking it all up! 🙂
Lunch was pita pizza since the girls were all eating frozen pizza. I also had some green beans and for dessert a cinnamon/truvia thin. I’m stuffed! Oh, the diet lime coke probably didn’t help the bloated feeling!
Here’s a nice picture of it before I cut it all to pieces! It was pretty good.
I’m debating on going to a speaker at the high school tonight. I’d like to hear what he has to say, but I hate being gone from 5:30pm-7:45pm. We’ll see how I feel when the time rolls around.
I AM trying a new recipe for supper tonight. It’s chicken curry. I’m making the chicken breasts separately because I find it very difficult to account for points when it’s IN the dish. I wonder if I’m getting my ‘fair share’ of the meat! LOL The rest is like a vegetable stir-fry with broccoli and carrots. The picture looks good and I’ll let you all know how it turns out.
The girls playdate is going well. They are fed and are now outside running around, sledding and playing in the fort. I’m sure they be in shortly requesting hot cocoa or something.
Oh, I weighed myself after Zumba because I know the scale was cruel to me this morning and I was DOWN from this morning. Explain that? I’ve drank like a camel, eaten breakfast AND snacks and I weigh less? I knew this morning was a crock. Tune in for tomorrow’s number.
Guess what I got in the mail today?
My Fireworks Popcorn order! 12 delicious varieties of popcorn! Have I mentioned I’m an addict? I can’t wait to try some tonight. I do have 4 points left after all.
Supper was fantastic too. I made Chicken Curry with brown rice. I’ll share the recipe since it was pretty good and the rice recipe I found online is THE BEST was to make brown rice.
First, here’s a pic. I made the chicken breasts separately since I want to know how many ounces I’m consuming.
Here’s the ingredients:
- 1 T. cornstarch
- 2 t. curry powder
- 1/8 t. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 c. chicken broth
- 1 T. soy sauce
Combine all of the above until blended. Set aside.
- 1 t. olive oil
- 1 c. sliced fresh carrots
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced
Put the oil in a pan and heat it up (I used my wok). Put in the carrots and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add broccoli and cook for 2 minutes. Add in onions and cook for 2 minutes.
Add in your slurry mix to the vegetables, boil and cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
Serve with rice and chicken.
Now, on to the rice. The easiest way in the world to get rice that isn’t chewy or hard.
- 1 c. brown rice
- 4 c. water
- dash of salt
Boil the water and salt in a pan. Rinse your rice for 30 seconds under cold water. Add to boiling water and boil on medium, UNCOVERED for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, drain for 10 seconds over your sink and then put back into the pan, slap on a tight-fitting lid and let steam for 10 minutes in the pan. The rice turned out great! Try it!