Thursday, December 9, 2010
So Joel and I have been extremely unhealthy these past four busiest months ever. Sleeping maybe 4 hours a night if we were lucky, eating out, NO exercise whatsoever, and we have been really feeling it. Basically, our bodies were pissed.
These past two weeks, we have finally slowed down, getting 8 hours of sleep a night, and I have been exercising in the mornings for 1 hour, and taking bro on a mile walk at night before bed. The eating out is still a problem, but we are working on it... At least we are trying to eat healthier.
Just from doing those two little things, sleep and exercise, I feel 100% better! It's amazing the difference I feel just from spending extra time on myself. I just wanted to post this to remind you to take care of your bodies, especially during candy cookie yummy food Christmas season!
Also, I wanted to ask if you have any EASY healthy lunch and dinner recipes for me. I would very much appreciate it.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I did make a delicious meal tonight. Recipe Below. Mike loved this. Super easy and tasty. A very different approach on meatloaf.
Low fat Turkey Meatloaf
- 1 1/2 cups plain breadcrumbs
- 1/3 cup nonfat milk
- 1 medium onion, cut into large pieces
- 1 medium carrot, cut into fourths
- 1 8 ounce pack sliced mushrooms, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 1/4 pounds 93 percent lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup egg substitute
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil wrap.
Place breadcrumbs and milk in a small bowl, and allow to soak for a few minutes.
Place onion, carrots, and garlic cloves in a food processor with a grater attachment, or grate by hand. Transfer grated vegetables to a large bowl; add mushrooms.
Crumble ground turkey in with the grated vegetables. Add breadcrumb/milk mixture to the vegetable and turkey mixture. Stir well with a fork.
Add egg substitute, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup. Mix well with light fingers.
Divide mixture into two and form two loaves on the baking sheet, each about 7 x 4 inches.
Bake for 50 minutes to an hour. Remove from oven and check the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees F. Allow meatloaves to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Each loaf makes about 8 slices.Per slice: Calories 108, Calories from Fat 32, Total Fat 3.7g (sat 1g), Cholesterol 28mg, Sodium 193mg, Carbohydrate 10g, Fiber 0.8g, Protein 8.9g
Monday, August 30, 2010
This is it! My wonderful husband from www.startingat500pounds.com started his blog a month or two ago, went public a week or so ago and has been so successful so far. With the support from friends and family along with the blogging world.
I told him that I needed a place to express my feelings and document my journey along with him. This blog was started by my sister Mandi for us gals in the family to post about our weight loss. If you don't mind gals I need this refuge to post about my daily goals, failures and successes. You are welcome to post any time. Here I will post daily about the struggles and accomplishments to becoming healthier and weight loss. I don't have as far to go as some, but my journey is just as hard. I love food. I grew up eating a lot of food. Without exercise all that food turns to fat making me feel lazy and tired. Right now I feel trapped in this body that is not even mine. Well, the truth is, this fat body is mine. I hate it. I am not happy with myself.
I have come to realize where I am in my life and where I want to be in the next year. 365 days later I should be that much closer. I do see in my future having one or two more children. That is a hard thing to take in, just because I am on this journey to look good. Do you know what having a baby does to your body??!! But more than that. I want to be healthy to have more children and to raise more children. I want the lifestyle change so loosing the baby weight after is not a hurdle that seems too high to jump. I am still young I hopefully have many more years ahead of me. And that is why I am starting NOW!
It helps having wonderful support. And that is my wonderful husband. Along with family, friends and the blogging world. My husband is my inspiration. If he sets his mind to something he WILL accomplish it. And I know he will. His journey started with the thought of surgery. Due to issues with our insurance company we are supposed to wait 6 months with monthly doctor visits required in the meantime. That news could have either torn us down even more or given us the chance to prove what we can do with that time we are given, and that is just what we are doing. A lot of these blogs are all about the strong willed doing it themselves. I'm talking 400 pound+ men and women loosing the weight without surgery!!! It can be done.
With these doctor visits we will find out, if the time it will take Mike to loose the weight he needs to loose, will he be able to loose it fast enough to avoid even more serious health problems in the near future. With surgery he will loose an excessive amount of weight in a short amount of time. Only time will tell.
As for me. I am on the journey of counting calories, serious portion control and light exercise. I will work my self up to fewer calories and more exercise.
Here's to feeling good!!!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
If you haven't been keeping track, then I vote we start now, and I PROMISE that in one month, I will tally up the points, and the winner will collect $10 from each loser.
What do you think?
The great thing is that this weight I am losing is going to stay off as long as I keep being smart. It's weight that shouldn't be on me in the first place!
If you decide to do it, which I highly recommend, just know that the first day is bad because you feel sick to your stomach. DRINK LOTS OF WATER, it's the only thing that helps. Day 2 and 3 are horrible too because you are craving everything! Day 4 is easy. Today is day 5 and easy, but I won't know what I lost today until tomorrow morning.
If I keep this up, then it will be 14 pounds in 7 days. I am feeling great and very motivated.
Hope you are all doing good!