I am almost, so close I can taste it, in the 180’s. Today’s weight is 190. That’s one hundred and ninety pounds. My BMI was 30.79. I’m just .79 from being obese, then I’ll just be fat. I can handle just being fat. That I will tackle next year. So this is my Hotties update. Well there’s more but this was the quick part. If you’re in a hurry you can go now, if not, well I’ll tell you a couple things I’ve learned this week.
First I did my exercises but no crunches. My back is really bothering me this week and since I have that darn degenerate disease in there I just didn’t push that part. I did do everything else though. I am still having problems with my left shoulder. Not sure what is happening there. I’ll go see the chiropractor next week and see what he has to say.
My meal planning sucks. Well putting it on paper does. I sorta plan my meals, buy the groceries and then go by the seat of my pants the whole week. I need a program that has a menu on it (the grid) then maybe I’d do it. Or maybe I’d think about it anyways.
For learning this week. I learned I can handle two Thanksgiving dinners and eating with-in my limit. I learned that 1/8 of a piece of pumpkin pie has more calories then eating a plate of turkey, potatoes, cranberries, black olives and a cup of skim milk. WOW!!! Also having 1/8 piece of lemon meringue pie without the crust is a much better choice but still over a hundred calories. I learned I can be challenged and I can take that challenge but the horns and handle it.
Now it’s onward and upwards to Christmas and all that baking of cookies, fudge, puppy chow and more. I have 10 lbs to go, so that means I am going to look at different types of cookies to see what’s out there to make without tons of calories. Like this recipe I found last night:
Cocoa Meringue Drops
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
3 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoon powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 300°F. Line 2 heavy large baking sheets with foil or parchment paper. Sift 1/4 cup sugar, cocoa and salt into small bowl. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl until soft peaks begin to form. Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tablespoon at a time and beat until medium-firm peaks form. Add cocoa mixture 1 tablespoon at a time and beat until meringue is stiff and glossy.
Drop meringue onto prepared baking sheets by rounded teaspoonfuls, spacing 1 inch apart. For chewy soft cookies, bake meringues 25 minutes. For drier, crisper cookies, bake meringues 40 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheets. Sift powdered sugar over cookies.
Serves: 40 - Nutrition Information Per Serving:
total fat 0
sat fat 0
sodium (mg) 8
ww pts 0
Do you have any good recipes to share? I also found a good banana bread recipe to try today with the daycare. I have 6 wee ones today and we are having our Thanksgiving dinner together. Not sure as of yet if it’s a turkey hot dish or turkey with dressing, taters and veggie. Gotta get an answer from them. Then at nap time Rachel and Abby are going to make the bread.
So take care everyone. I hope that you had a terrific Thanksgiving. Hopefully most of you have a 4 day weekend or if you have to work today, it’s Friday and it’ll be a great day. God Bless you all!!!