Sunday, August 31, 2008

Okay, round 2...

nap or workout?

I am beat. Really. Did a ton of cleaning yesterday. I was tired b/c I didn't take a nap, although I was pretty happy that I worked out. Woke up at 5:12am today w/the 2yr old. Went to church, did dishes, cooked lunch and painted the countertop.

Kids and dh asleep...

I think I may rest for a while and then tackle my linen closet. It is a MESS!!!

Wait! I have a solution! I will nap, then take the kids on a walk this evening.

Sometimes I am so smart (said with a tad of sarcasm)...

Hope you all are doing well. Also, sending tons of positive thoughts to anyone in the path of the huricane.

Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia

Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia

1-2 Tilapia filets for each person
Sliced purple onion
Chopped or sliced jalapenos (if desired)
Sliced mushrooms (if desired)
Minced ginger
Chopped garlic
Cajun seasoning
Mayonaise or Miracle whip (you can use ff but it really taste better if you use a lite mayo.)

Spray non-stick on bottom of aluminum foil. Put filet in each foil packet and secure sides. Drop onions, mushrooms and Jalapenos in each packet. Add 1-2 Tbs of mayo in each one plus garlic, ginger and seasoning. Seal top and place on medium low setting on grill for 20 minutes. Open and serve over pasta or rice.

NOTE: You can also do this in the oven if desired. Just line a baking dish with the filets, add veggies, seasoning and mayo (be sure to smear each fillet with mayo) then bake 20 min at 425. Last saturday night, poured ready-made alfredo sauce over it before baking in lieu of mayo. DELICIOUS!!!

This is a family favorite. I count it as 3 pts and serve over TJ's frozen brown rice. A total of 5. I don't use the jalapeno's tho but I put it in here as that is what the recipe calls for. Really tho, this is soooooooooooo good and I make it all the time and the 2 yr old and 19 month old eat it up.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nap or workout?

What should I do?

I am really tired. Ds woke up at 5:30 this am. It was a long week. A nap could do me good. Both the kids and dh are already asleep. I stayed up to paint my countertop really quick like.

I didn't work out yesterday though. I dipped into my flex points last night. Only by 3, but still.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....what to do.

I know the choice I should make...sigh...Okay, you guilted me into it. I am going to change in just a sec and get out the wii. :-) Thanks.

Oh, have a couple of NSV's to report too. Last night at dinner and today at lunch I was full and instead of shoveling in those last few bites because it was good, I pushed my plate away! Woot! Oh, also, after dinner last night we went to get some fro yo and I had about 3 bites and as we left I threw the rest in the trash, instead of getting a lid to eat later. How do you like that? There are times when I really feel like food controls me. Last night and today were not them.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Extra points...

I know I have posted something similar to this before, but that was when I was nursing and I had a million points a day.
It doesn't happen often, but last night, I had ONE extra point. I had put all my food down until dinner and then I just counted in my head what I thought I had left. I spent some time on the Wii earning 4 exercise points and then got to the computer to put them in.
I still had one point left. And that was without using the exercise points.
Dh & I then had a conversation about the points...

Dh said: "are you going to eat it?"
Me: "no, I am not hungry."
DH: "are you supposed to eat it?"
Me: "well, yes, the recommend it, but I am not hungry so I guess it will be fine."
Dh thinking, then: "are you going to lose more points?"
Me: "yes, that is how you lose weight. As you drop lbs, you drop pts."
Dh: "Oh, when do you lose another point?"
Me: "I think in about 3 lbs"
Dh: "That is AWESOME!"

I know, a boring conversation and you may wonder why I posted it. Really, it was the last comment. Dh, is really trying to help me out, without making me upset b/c I tend to get pretty sensitive about my weight. That last comment was meant as a cheer. A "I am so proud of you and I am glad that you are working so hard for yourself." yep, for myself. He really does love me no matter what, but is so happy that I am trying to make myself healthier, and in the process, teach our kids good habits.

Oh, I also have him on the water bandwagon. His attempt to role model for the kids. He drinks 2 32oz bottles of water a day. I am proud of him too.

I heart him. :-)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Wooden Spoons Giveaway!

So, My Wooden Spoon, is having yet another wonderful giveaway. And I want it! It is a cookbook that looks cool and sounds awesome.
I have yet to win one, but they have great stuff. Go take a look.

Do you know how many points Creme Brulee is?

HOLY CRAP???!!!!!
It is 11 pts. 11.

I did not know that as I had dinner at a really great place last night. I LOVE creme brulee and it was worth the points. I only dipped into 7 of my weekly points. Too bad I didn't have time to exercise last night. Sigh.
In any case, I stayed away from the bread. Only nibbled on the goat cheese slathered bread and only ate a couple of bites of my mashed potatoes.
I did well.
I am being really good about getting on and logging EVERY last bite I am putting in my mouth. I am trying to exercise as much as possible.
I am trying to lose 2 lbs this week.
My goal is to be down 13 more by Halloween. That is 8 weeks. Dooable, right?

Oh, I had to register for a class for my new job. Looks like I will be going to Arlington VA in early October. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!

Have a good day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
+0.6 lbs
Total weight change to date
-32.7 lbs

I forgot to post this yesterday. Well, maybe forgot is a little strong...more like deliberately refused.
I started TOM and it always seems to make me go up. No matter what I do. I also think that I haven't been as "honest" as I should be when tracking my points daily. I have been doing it in my head so yesterday I got back to writing everything down.

Dh and I are working on saving gas and conserving some of our enviroment so we have started walking places that are nearby. On Sunday we walked to Target to get a few things and last night we walked to get our frozen yogurt. Last night we had to walk fast so I earned 4 exercise points in that hour. Totally burned off that yogurt before I even ate it. :-)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Zucchinni Parmesan

I got this recipe from Simple & Delicious

1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 medium zucchini, cut in 1/4 inch slices
1 can (14-1/2 oz) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

* In large skillet, saute garlic in oil. Add zucchini; cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
* Stir in the tomatoes, seasoned salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 9-10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and mixture is heated thru. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
* Serve with slotted spoon.
Yield: 6 servings
1/2 cup equals 81 calories, 3 g F 2 g fiber

I made this and it was really good. I didn't have any Parmesan cheese so I figured it was about 1 pt per serving.
I think next time I will try cooking spray instead of the oil to try and cut down on the points. The family really liked it too!

I love the farmers market.

Took the kids and dh over there this am. It was wonderful. I got some yummy fresh picked corn on the cob, some delish green beans, amazing white necatarines and few other great finds. I just love fresh veggies. It makes eating them so much easier.

I also love that my kids like them. I snapped the green beans and washed them and ds kept asking for some. So I gave them to him and he sat there eating them like they were candy. See...that is really my ultimate goal with this weight loss thing. It is to teach my kids good eating habits.

Going to a party tonight to see an old friend. I am excited b/c I havent' seen her in about a year. Taking the kids to show them off too.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Feeling Lazy...

I was sent home from work early yesterday b/c they were overstaffed. So I played the Wii for an hour, ate lunch, played the computer and then cleaned out my garage. Took a shower and about 1/2 an hour later I was hurting. I couldn't move my neck hardly at all. Sooooooo...I went and got a massage. (I know, stupid spending money when you are sent home early and all)...

Anyhoo, it was great, but I am still feeling a little sore so I just didn't feel like exercising tonight. I know I should do the waiting for once I get into a real routine but you know what, I really don't want to hurt myself any more.

We are taking the kids I work with to a ropes course tomorrow. I am super excited b/c I have been working to get this donated for a while. Good times!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Wii says I am fat!

Okay, in its words...obese. And yes, I already knew this. It just said I gained 2 lbs and it made me mad. Blech!
I really love it tho. I didn't want to exercise last night, but I got it out and had a good time doing it. I got a good 30 min of cardio in and enjoyed it the whole time.
I think that I can keep this up. It is enjoyable and sometimes dh will play too.

Anyway, doing well this week. Planned out my menus, packing my lunches and drinking tons of water. Only glitch is that I found the 100 calorie snickers. Normally I stay away, but I thought..."wow, 100 calories, 2 pts...easy". Sigh. Should have known better. I ate 2-3 of them at a time. I froze them and they were great, but I should have known better. Just don't BUY them! Oh well. Lesson learned.

hope you all are well.

Monday, August 18, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0.7 lbs
Total weight change to date
-33.3 lbs

I was a little nervous to step on the scale last I didn't. It was with good cause. I ended up gaining 3 lbs and I just refused to put it in here. I know, I should have, but the fact that I am reporting it, is something.
Anyhoo, I worked hard this week, drank a ton of water and am down, some...
I have had a hard time catching up on sleep and everything else, that is why I haven't posted. Sorry.
Hope you all are well and I will try and catch up later today.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ahem...Attention Please...

I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, I got it. I got a call yesterday offering me the job. I go in to meet with them tomorrow to figure out a start date and salary! WOOT!!!!!

Okay, got to get ready for vacation from heck coming up!

For superj...I think my plane lands at 12:30ish. It is southwest. I fly out of Denver at 5:30ish on Saturday! Cool, you could totally be telling my pilot what to do!

Monday, August 4, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0.8 lbs
Total weight change to date
-32.6 lbs

I suppose I shouldn't complain...

We are leaving for Vegas on Wednesday, I fly to Colorado on Thursday, am in my cousins wedding on Friday, fly back to Vegas on Saturday and drive home on Monday. Crazy weekend...and again, how to keep the eating under control. Ugg.