Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Weightloss Wednesday Jan 28, 2009

I have to smile and exercise... I can't do both!!! LOL

Well, since Chasity is being honest, I will be. On Sunday, my dh decided to go to the Entenmann's Discount store that we have 5 min. from our house. I know I did not have to pick out or eat any goodies but I did. For the whole family to share I got: a chocolate cake, a cheese danish, a crumb cake and two individual Crumb Cake packs (one serving each) just for me. My dh also got chocolate donuts and crumb donuts. On Sunday I had two pieces of the chocolate cake and one of my crumb cakes very late that night while I was on the computer. On Monday I had one piece of chocolate cake. Yesterday I had one piece of cheese danish and the other of my crumb cakes. We still have the big crumb cake left and I still have a piece of cheese danish left. I also bought two candy bars on Sunday but I have not eaten them. I plan to save them for way later... If I can resist. I am surprised to have still lost one pound.

Just think what I could have lost if I had done all the exercise I did, which was 20-30 minutes on the Bowflex and 1/2 mile on the eliptical walker on Wed. - Fri. last week and yesterday (Tues.)

this is me on our Bowflexmy dd Rachel says I am brave... I say I am honest...
and silly...

this is our eliptical walker
I am not working out today on the equipment becuase I helped shovel and scrape our car this morning and that was exercise enough, I was exhausted.

To make up for buying the goodies I also got a loaf of Weight Watchers bread and a pack of light high fiber English muffins - 8 grams soluble fiber per muffin. Like that will make up for all the "goodies" I ate, LOL. Oh well I will try to do better this week. I will buy and or make some Weight Watchers deserts.

Now an update on the salsa. It was good but not the best I have ever had. My favorite salsa was Old El Paso Thick 'n Chunky Salsa Extra Mild but they don't make extra mild any more. So this was the best I have found as a substitute so far but I want to keep working on it until I get it closer to what I remember my favorite being. We saved a label from the last jar so I could see the ingredient list.

So here is the salsa recipe:
Makes 4 servings
6 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons chopped basil
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon minced green bell pepper
1 scallion (green onion), minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon coarse (kosher) salt
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

1. In a medium nonreactive bowl (see note below), combine the tomatoes, basil , cilantro, bell pepper, green onion, garlic and salt. Let stand 30 min; drain off any liquid that accumulates.
2. Sprinkle the vinegar over the salsa; toss again.

Per serving: 14 Calories, 0 g Total Fat, 0 g Saturated Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 305 mg Sodium, 7 g Total Carb., 2 g Dietary Fiber, 1 g Protein, 18 mg Calcium. Points per serving: 0.

Note: acidic ingredients like tomatoes can react with metals to produce off-colors and off-flavors. Be sure to mix the salsa in a glass, ceramic or plastic - nonractive - bowl.

So there you have it.
Pictures of me while exercising as promised Free Smileys
the Salsa recipe Free Smileys
and the truth about my Weightloss for the week Free Smileys
here's hoping next week will be MUCH better Free Smileys

p.s. hope you enjoy the smilies I thought they fit well


Tina said...

Wow what wonderful equipment!Such a blessing. All that munching out and you still lost a pound. Fabulous! Way to go! Getting control of the cravings and exchanging the bad habits for better ones takes time and lots of work. You are on the right track!
My weakness is anything chocolate! Have a great week. Oh thanks for sharing the salsa recipe. I am tucking it away for summer when my garden is in full swing.

Chasity said...

OOOOOO Debbie I LOVE the pics. I want your equipment. You are brave and I will have to be too and take a pic riding my bike. It is great you lost another pound. My goal this week is just don't gain. I love sweets and they were hard to say no to this week. I am over the need for chocolate as of today...did not want that but had to have pimento cheese. Not sure why all these cravings. I know I am not I guess I am just female, hahaha. Thanks for the salsa recipe, will have to try. YOu are doing great!!!!!!!!!!!!
Be blessed,

Michele said...

Way to go Deb, you lost another pound! I am so impressed with your determination...and your honesty. You are doing great with your excercise! Good for you. Don't give up, you are doing great. Looking foward to seeing you Fri.

Laura O said...


I know I really should jump back on the bandwagon for weight loss and banish the remaining pregnancy weight. But, I just haven't set my mind to really do it. Instead, I've been happily maintaining and reminding myself of how much less I weight now compared to when I had my first son.

It's great that you have such fabulous equipment in house. We joined the Y so I could exercise and the boys can swim. Did good in December (13 days of exercise there), but illness this month thwarted me.

Keep up the good work. And, remember everything in moderation ~ even those high calorie foods. When I did Weight Watchers after son #1 was born, I lost the weight while still having a small bit of chocolate each night.


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