Friday, June 5, 2009

Cranky party of one...

I'm cranky. There isn't another way to say it. I've been in a bad mood pretty much all week. And poor C...he's taken the grunt of it. Here's some stuff I would like to catch you up on though: The Body Fit Challenge (BFC). I worked my ass off, and I'm happy it's done! I really am having good luck on Weight Watchers and know this is what works for me. I am however motivated to work out harder because the trainer has been sort of a bitch to me. She has pretty much told me I'm going to fail if I don't work out with her-Um, I gained weight working with you. I'm not nearly as dedicated as you-I'm not willing to slip egg whites into my oatmeal to get more protein in my breakfast, and on the holiday weekends I'm not going to say that I ate badly because I had a sandwich. Yes people, this is what she has said. She's a little judgy and that doesn't motivate me. Seeing results in my clothes, scale, and attitude are what motivates me. Plus, I have finally convinced C that he needs to work out with me-He could stand to lose some weight, and if he went with me it would be a HUGE motivation for me.

So now that I've talked about weight loss I'd like to talk to you a little about food...Smooth segue was it not?? We've tried out 2 of the freezer meals I made over Memorial day weekend. The recipes I picked were the ones that were the lowest in fat, or were at least easiest to count the WW points for.

We had the "Bruschetta chicken" recipe first... It was really good-I didn't have to add any salt or other seasonings (besides the dry basil) and it was really flavorful. The only thing I will do differently next time is split it into 2 smaller containers-There are only 2 of us and we ate about 1/2 of it and had 1/2 for leftovers-Once it was cooked it didn't reheat well. I liked it better from the freezer (thawed) to the oven. Plus it's one more meal if we split it!

The other one we had was "Destitute Chicken." I picked this recipe mainly because I had all the ingredients! Plus, the string cheese is low in fat and one piece of bacon is easy to calculate points for. Our only complaint with this one is that we probably wouldn't cook it for an hour-It was a little on the dry side, but not too bad. C made mashed potatoes for it that really rounded the meal out quite nicely!!

Tonight we technically had another freezer meal, but it's a recipe I've been using for awhile-My turkey meatloaf-It's a Campbell's soup recipe, and I've adjusted it to use ground turkey-I had to figure out my oven on how long to cook it so it didn't dry out so I do it about 15 minutes under what the recipe calls for. I use the Frosted Meatloaf recipe, but this site has all the different recipes using Campbell's soup.

If anyone tries the recipes I'd love to know how it turns out! Hopefully I'll be trying more recipes and posting the results-I think freezer cooking or Once a Month cooking (OAMC) is going to be helpful to me and a lot of other people!

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