Sunday, January 17, 2010

Jan. 17 - Another Little Victory

I've written before about celebrating the little victories. I have one that I'd like to post today!

According to my BMI, as of today, I am no longer obese! I am merely overweight!!!! I know, it sounds kind of silly to celebrate being overweight, but I want to enjoy each step towards my goal. I refuse to be one of those people who is not happy until I get to my goal. I want to embrace this process and learn from it!

I've done lots of plotting and planning today. This week I am going to start working out for real. I have been giving it some half hearted effort but I want to go all the way with it. I've been searching around for inspiration and will start tomorrow. I'm going to start out doing body-weight exercises and cardio.

Then next month, assuming I am gainfully employed by then, I will use my tax return and pay for a full year's membership at a nearby gym. If it's paid for I am cutting out one of my most oft-used excuses (I don't have the money). The other excuse (I don't have time)will be out the window since they have classes from 6:15 in the morning until 7:30 at night. I can't wait! I am going to spend the rest of this month learning some of the movements and increasing my cardiovascular endurance so I don't feel like an idiot when I start at the gym. (and that polishes off excuse #3!)

Today's eats:
M1: ww toast w/ natural pb, apple
M2: 2 tacos filled w. bbq beef, lettuce and tomato
M3: hm iced latte
M4: thin crust pizza w/ chicken, mushroom and onion
M5: apple

Some reader questions:
Q: How do you put the ovoo on the popcorn so the parmesan sticks?
A: I spray it on with a spritzer bottle. I put the popcorn in a big Tupperware container with lid. Once I have sprayed the ovoo and sprinkled the parmesan on top, I put the lid on and shake it up.
Q: How do you do the bbq beef in the crockpot?
A: I will post the recipe below
Q: Could you do sucralose as a toxin of the day!
A: Definitely - look for it tomorrow!

Crockpot BBQ Beef
Beef Roast ( I used chuck shoulder roast)
1 cup of crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup of white vinegar
1/2 cup honey
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
garlic powder and onion powder to taste
1/2 tsp dry mustard
You can also use a low or no sugar bottled bbq sauce for this
Spritz the inside of the crockpot with ovoo spray for easier cleanup. Put roast in crock pot. Mix all ingredients except roast in a bowl, then pour over the roast. Cook this in the crock pot on low for 8-9 hours for best results. If you don't have all day, you can cook it on high for 4 - 4 1/2 hours. When done, take the roast out and shred it using two forks. Return the roast to the sauce and stir well.
You can eat this on whole wheat buns or just as a protein serving. It also makes great taco, pita or wrap filling. Yesterday I topped a ww pita with it, then added mushrooms, hot peppers and onions and topped with cheese for a yummy gourmet pita pizza. Leftovers can also be mixed with pinto beans, jalapenos, chili powder and tomato juice for a spicy sweet chili.
Have a great day! Hope your weekend went well!

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