Wednesday Weigh In today, I was 182.4, so down 1.2 for the week. I'm slowly inching my way towards the 170's, I am anxious to get there!
I haven't been blogging quite as much, but I have been keeping up with my housework. Brian and I just pulled up the carpet in our "playroom", we're going to put down a wood laminate floor, this week I am painting before we put in the new floor. I really cleaned out that room and put a bunch of stuff in the yard sale pile. We have floor to ceiling shelves in there along one whole wall, about 1/2 of the shelves were full and I got them cleared up, so now only about 1/5 of the shelves are full. What I want to do is clean out the computer/arts&crafts room and move all of that stuff to the old playroom, then I'll make the computer room into a dining room. So that's what we're working on. Plus I'm going to do some Spring Cleaning over the next few weeks too.
I have been going to the gym faithfully Monday-Friday and I'm proud of myself for that, sometimes I do a workout video at home too. I have been doing this Carb Burn and Yoga video that is streaming on Netflix. My son Graham likes the Yoga video, he's pretty good at it, way more flexible than I am. It's cute to see him doing the excercises with me. This morning at the gym I did a 23 minute Fat Burning program on the Elliptical and Week 5 Day 2 on C25K. Tomorrow I am supposed to do Day 3 of Week 5 and I'm nervous about it. It has a 20 minute run. Not sure if I can make the whole 20 minutes, but I'm gonna try.
Since I weigh in on Wednesday morning, I use the rest of Wednesday to be my cheat day, but I didn't really go overboard today, I think I'm really starting to form new habits!
Breakfast: Hot Tea
Workout: Week 5 Day 2 of C25K, and 23 minutes on the Elliptical
Lunch: Turkey and Pepperoni on 9 grain toast, mustard and a Spicy Chicken Cup-O-Noodles (I guess that's pretty bad for me, but I like it), I also had some spicy cucumbers that I made
Snack: Hot Chocolate, 1oz Cocoa Rosted Almonds
Snack: 1 Ferro Rocher Hazelnut Chocolate thing
Dinner: 2 Cheeseburger Egg Rolls, 1 bowl of Broccoli, Potato, Cheese Soup
Dessert: 1,2,3 Cake with Berries and Whip Cream (not sure if I'm gonna have it or not)
Here are a few recipes
Spicy Cucumber (my mom makes these, low in calories, high in sodium probably)
take 2 or 3 cucumbers, peel and slice, put in a container, pour over the top 2 parts vinegar, 1 part soy sauce to cover cucumbers...example 1 cup vinegar 1/2 cup soy sauce....add 1 tbsp pepper flakes, or a chopped up jalapeno, cover and let sit in fridge overnight, eat and enjoy, they last quite awhile in the fridge, they're kind of like pickles I guess, to make them non-spicy just don't add the pepper flakes
Cheeseburger EggRolls (just found these on Pinterest, they are a Rachel Ray recipe)
12-14 egg roll wrappers
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 tbsp mustard
1 tbsp worsteshire
1/2 onion chopped
salt and pepper
Brown beef and onions in skillet, salt and pepper to taste, drain well, let cool a bit, stir in cheese, mustard and worsteshire. Lay egg rolls down brush water on all 4 sides. Put 1/3cup meat mixture on center of wrapper, fold 2 corners in and wrap up. Put seam side down on a baking rack (which is set on a cookie sheet), spray with cooking spray, sprinkle with sesame seeds (I didn't have sesame seeds so I didn't use any), bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, turning egg rolls over 1/2 way thru cooking.
Pretty sure you can make these and freeze them as well, just freeze before baking :)
3-2-1 Cake (my SIL Jess posted this recipe on Facebook)
1 bx Angel Food Cake Mix
1 bx any flavor Regular Cake Mix
Mix 2 cake mixes in an airtight container.
When ready for a treat, put 3 Tbsp. Mix in a microwave safe container (I use a coffee cup), add in 2 Tbsp Water, stir until combined, Mircowave 1 minute.
Get's it's name from 3Tmix-2Twater, 1minute cook
*I used Butter Pecan cake mix, but Jess used Strawberry and my Mom used Devil's Food, they all got great reviews** I served with mine berries and whip cream, I microwaved some frozen triple berry mix. The cake comes out kind of spongy, it's really good, easy enough for the kids to make and pretty low in sugar and carbs. It's good all by itself too, without the berries and whip cream. Delish!