Monday, January 14

Moo Magic...

It started Saturday morning with a 2, count it TWO pound loss people. FINALLY! I was in need of some scale encouragement and now I can almost say I'm in the 170's. Woot! I know my normal weigh is on Tuesday sooooooooooooo, I will report back with those three digits... la-ter.

Saturday during the day I just hung out, did grocery shopping, spent like 100 bucks but got a BUNCH of really good stuff. OH and I have a new find! See below:

I found it in my grocery store in the coffee aisle. I was browsing thru and noticed it and say "hmm, maybe I'll try that". My problem is getting in enough dairy each day. I HATE milk unless it's a caramel macchiato or hot chocolate. This is 5 calories... NO fat... and YUMMY! Really great flavor and the powder disappears in the milk. I haven't tried heating it yet but that will be next.

So about my cooking.... on the weekends I like to cook a few different meals so on the nights I work late and then get home later, I'm not raiding the fridge and pantry... I only have to wait as long as it takes to nuke the leftovers. I made two things.. which I will put the recipe on sparkpeople. One is my dad's doing...he's from the South and I'm not entirely sure if that's where this dish is from but it's call Jag. He would make it with chourico (chorizo), green beans and seasoned rice. I made an alternative this weekend with linguica (like chourico but lower in fat and calories), kidney beans (holy heck FIBER) , corn and BROWN rice. Now for the seasoning I used Goya Sazon which you can put on anything. It's paprika-ry, salt-y, bouillon-y tasting.. I've used it with pasta too... if you like spanish rice, then you'll like this seasoning.

Oh, so here's the pic of the finished product:

The other thing I made this weekend was a low fat taco salad with ground turkey... YUM... I used these chips made by Nature's Promise and I was very surprised at how good they were... All I put in it was a tbs of low fat sour cream, 1 tbs of salsa, 1/4 c. ground turkey, 14 tortilla chips, cup of lettuce, 1 plum tomato and called it a day. Will figure out POINTS later on today but as you can see it was a very healthy choice.

I had a very, very restful weekend. I breathed, hung out with my doggy, watched tv, ate when I was hungry and just relaxed about the whole bulging battle thing. Thank you ALL for your comments, encouragement, hugs and support. I hope that I am as faithful a stalker as you all are! Give me a few days to get back to comments and catch up on reading... OH YEAH.. tomorrow, I may try to squeeze in a post before I head off to NYC to watch the Knicks play! I'm STOKED. I'm riding up with the chaplain for the Knicks, Mel and her hubby and we have floor seats. Hoping to catch a few drops of sweat AND get some pics of famous people. I need to calm down. I'm a little celebrity obsessed. Ok, I've officially dipped one minute into my "non-lunch" time so back to work for me.

Hugs to you all. Have a great day!


Kate said...

First of all, girl you totally rock! Way to go on the weight loss!

Your meals look good too! I would have problems eating just one serving on the taco chips, I am such an unbelievable sucker for those things.

Swizzlepop said...

YUMY, YUMMY minus the linguica for me since I don't eat pork. I never thought to use seasoning to make spanish rice. I will keep an eye out for that next time I go to the store.
Sounds like you had a nice restful weekend and are going to have fun tonight! Can't wait to see pictures!

Dan & Raquel said...

What are you using to post your "seesaw" scale grid. I wanna copy you :P!

melissious said...

Gosh, every time I see "restfull", I'm reading "stressful" and worrying until my brain un-jumbles the letters. Having a dyslexic day I guess. Can't wait for tomorrow!!! :) I wonder if P. Love gets the celeb list a day early or just when he gets to the game. I can't remember. Glenn's at work, I'll ask him when he gets home. You know, in case you're not excited enough. ;)

HappyBlogChick said...

I'm so looking for that Moo Magic.

I'm glad you had a relaxing weekend. Congrats on your loss!

Melanie said...

Awesome job on the loss! And have fun at the game. We have been to few Pistons game and have been 4 rows from the floor...TONS OF FUN!! :)

No Where to Run ... said...

mmm, looks tasty! i should get more recipes from you! great idea to cook over weekends so you aren't eating all those quick-carb-stocked things while preparing dinner! i'm gonna try try it.

and thanks for stopping by my blog....i don't know what blogroll means, tho? do tell.

MMalloy said...

Mmm...that salad looks tasty! Thanks for the idea. Have a wonderful night!!!!

HappyBlogChick said...

That Moo Magic goodness is not in my grocery store. Grumble grumble bitch moan grumble.