Friday, November 26, 2010

Just about…

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:

calories 14
total fat 0
sat fat 0
protein 0
fiber 0
sodium (mg) 8
carbs 3
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!!!


Ron said...

You have done a wonderful job thru Thanksgiving, and you know you can do just as good thru the Christmas season.

Anonymous said...

I just looked at the current "you" in your sidebar and you look HOT! :) :)

That 1/8th pie part sounds mean!!! I've been baking a 3 minute cake in the microwave by mixing wheat flour (I replaced the cake flour), oats, crushed cornflakes, vanilla custard powder, optional drinking chocolate, milk and honey (replacing the sugar). I suppose that should be low cal. {It's the modification of a recipe I saw on youtube. I don't add the egg because Mum doesn't eat it.}

EmptyNester said...

You can use egg substitute instead of egg OR applesauce which can also be subbed for oil in recipes. I have some other tips but they aren't coming to me right now---brain is tired from traveling! LOL

South Beach Steve said...

Have you considered planks instead of crunches? I debated between sit ups and crunches, but ultimately decided on planks because they don't cause the back strain.

I've got a few recipes I need to share. Tonight my wife made a great turkey soup with the leftovers that I would love to have anytime.

South Beach Steve said...

In response to your question about planks - I can tell a big difference when I do them, although I do feel it in my shoulders as well, simply because they are suspending my body. Be sure you are tightening your abs while doing the planks, and don't forget to do side planks too to work the abs on the side of your stomach. I am a big fan of them simply because I don't need a back injury.

Heather said...

Great job! You look so good in your pics on the sidebar. Since you mentioned struggling w/ menus, E-Mealz seriously helps me out. It keeps your budget low each week, has low fat plans and organizes your grocery list for you. Try it out and see if it helps.
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