Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day 148 - Turn on the radio and dance around ....

Hi everyone!  Wow, what a fantastic day!  My oldest son called this morning and announced he was planning on getting engaged on April 1st.  That means another reason to get trim and slim!  Someone was asking if I was snacking between meals as this does not seem like a lot of food.  The answer is no and I have been very happy with the food and my energy level has actually increased.  I think what appeals to me is that it is all simple, basic food and does not require a lot of thought or preparation.  I get to start adding to the meals starting on Monday so you will see a bit of an increase in breakfast and lunch.  Dinner will pretty much stay the same for the next month and then have an additon to it as well.  This week has been more like a cleansing week to get rid of some of the toxins that have built up over the years.  It seems to working and once we settle into the regular meals it will look better I promise.  Thank you for caring and asking, cuz that is what keeps me going.

4 oz yogurt
1 orange
1 Tassimo capichinno

I know this looks like a small amount but for someone that never used to eat breakfast it is definitely an acomplishment.

6 oz salad (lettuce, cucumber, yellow pepper, bean sprouts, carrot)
3 oz crumbled ground beef
1 oz shredded cheese
3 tablespoons salsa
1 tablespoon sour cream
6 oz V8 juice

This was so yummy and just about more than I could eat.  I cooked the ground beef and added a little fajuita spice to give it some flavor then layed on my plate so it was like eating a taco without the shell.  Hubby is doing this with me, only he gets a little bigger portions, and has actually had to reduce the amount of insulin he is using.

It's actually Sunday morning and I am finishing this blog from yesterday.  My future daughter-in-law came to visit so I didn't time to put the dinner menu on.  I must admit I think I went a little out of the guidelines at dinner time as it is hard to feed company what you are eating and have them understand.

8 oz beef stew (made with lean stew meat, onions and simmered in a ketchup/water broth and thickened with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch), of course there was a bigger pot for all to enjoy, when I measured I was trying to incorporate the onions as a portion of my cooked vegetables, I may not have got it right
4 oz white rice
6 oz salad w/1 tablespoon calorie wise Ranch dressing
1/2 cup green peas

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for answering that! :) I am glad that you are feeling fulfilled. That is great.

    And your lunch? YUM - now I want a taco without the shell too - I am not a huge fan of corn tortillas anyway - but I LOVE scooping all the taco goodies off my plate that fall out of the taco, y'know? Mmmmm. I think we are now having tacos for lunch too. giggle. Oh! and I bet the V8 just seals the deal doesn't it? mmmmmmm - great now I want tacos for breakfast. lol I need to stop reading your blog so early in the morning.

    Keep up the great work.