Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
In the end, it was worth it because I realized that I can do push-ups now. I don't think I've ever been able to do more than 2 in a row.
I've exercised every other day this week and I'm really amped about it. This is the most active I've been in years and it feels so good! I'm more energized throughout my day and it's been easier to get out of bed in the morning, so it seems that my quality of sleep has improved. I feel like I'm finally getting on the exercise train. Even just from a few days of activity I am seeing physical and physiological changes. I am liking this :)
This picture does not pick up on the colors in this dish at all. It was much more colorful in real life. I found a similar recipe in a Biggest Loser-themed Prevention magazine extra, but I changed some things. This is how I made it:
1 large portobello mushroom cap
1/4 c. pizza sauce
1/4 c. nonfat mozzarella
1 clove chopped garlic
1 T chopped red onion
1/2 chopped tomatillo
1/2 link lean Italian turkey sausage (cooked, drained, and crumbled)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp cilantro
Cook sausage over medium heat. Add red pepper, tomatillo, cilantro, onions, and garlic. Cook until onions are transluscent and garlic is golden brown. Preheat oven to 350. Rinse and wipe mushroom clean of dirt. Place on baking sheet, stem side up. Spoon sauce over cap. Sprinkle with cheese and sausage mix. Cook 6 to 8 minutes.
Servings: 1 per serving: 162 calories, 5 g fat, 3 g fiber
POINTS VALUE: 3
I really liked the idea of using a portobello instead of the bread and it tasted delicious. You could do a meatless version for 70 less calories that would only have 1 gram of fat. I added the red pepper and cilantro to suit my tastes. I love spicy food! I bet a "Greek Pizza" version would be very good as well.
There's something about eating at a table that just makes dinner more satisfying whether you're eating your mothers best dish or a low cal spread. I don't often make it to the dinner table, but when I do it's a pleasant experience; I eat more slowly and enjoy the various flavors in my meal. One thing that I never do, even if I'm busy, is eat a TV dinner straight out of the container. Plate it! Plate it! Plate it! Add some more veggies and fill that plate right up. When I am in a hurry to eat and don't have time to cook, I like to take a SmartOnes lasagna florentine or similar dish and plate it with french cut green beans and a serving of FiberOne cottage cheese.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
In the end I remembered that I had blogged about it before I went to bed and promised I would ride my bike. Also, it's supposed to rain every day for the next week just about, so I might as well take advantage of the weather because who knows when I'll have another opportunity to do this.
I feel that I really accomplished something today :)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I remembered all the times they ran stadium stairs on the BL and decided I could do it too. I went up and down these bad boys 5 times, then I did tricep dips off the play set and squats by the benches. I turned my lame 10 minute workout into a 30 minute sweatfest and I feel fantastic! I'm proud of myself right now.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
can now get back to the program. I have a few big milestones and goals I want to reach, so it's time to pick up the slack.
This week I really missed having meeting. It seems that the accountability and support I get from meetings makes a big difference for me.