Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Warding Off the Holiday Excess with a Pre-Holiday Bitch, Moan and Complain Session.

I have spent almost a full 2 years honing my choices and trying to find just the right combination of diet and exercise to lose weight. In addition I have been looking towards the future to make sure that my choices now are something I can maintain for a lifetime. While I am happy that I think I have finally found the right balance and can say that I am happy with where I am at I still find myself feeling whiny and bitchy about my predicament at times.

In order to head off the Holiday’s typically filled with excess I need to vent about not what I am thankful for but what I am not.

So here it goes, I am NOT Thankful…

that it took until I was 40 years old to figure out that I was a lazy fat ass!

that I am slow and un-athletic.

that my choices in the past have dictated a future of sugar free living.

that I spent 20 years smoking.

that I was so tired all of the time from poor health that I missed opportunities to play with my kids when they were younger.

that I have a short fuse at times.

that I am sometimes selfish.

that I am still nervous riding the bike on busy roads.

that my body type is “sparkplug”.

that I will never again eat Mac-N-Cheese!

that I have to ask people to tell me what’s on the menu prior to them hosting a meal or party. It makes me feel needy and seems to put the host in an awkward position.

So there it is, my first annual whiny bitch session.

Having put this out there, I want to also say that I am thankful for so many things it would be hard to post them all. Hmm, perhaps I will post what I am Thankful for as part of New Years reminder of all of the good things I have been given. For now I will resist this urge to include those things because I need to stick with the general theme of this post for now.

Phew, now that that is out of the way on to the Festivities! Feel free to post comments on what your not Thankful for as well. I would love to hear it, plus it's theraputic, like visiting a confessional.

Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The 7 Foods Experts Won't Eat.

Came across this article linked from another site. Seems like a good one to share on my Blog. I was doing OK reading this until I came across the Milk and what might be in it. Puss...are you kidding me? I am sure there are minimum PPM that are allowed of all kinds of stuff but Puss just sounds gross. I am glad now that I stopped drinking milk a couple of years ago.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Big Mac in a Bowl!

I have been reading on one of the boards that I frequent for sometime now a recipe for something called "Big Mac in a Bowl". I finally decided it was time to try this thing out. OMFG!!! It was so good that I must share.

1/4 lb of Lean Ground Beef
1 Slice American Cheese
1/2 Bag of Shredded Lettuce
1 Slice Onion, diced
1 Slice Tomato, diced (I know not in a Big Mac but I like Tomato)
4 Dill Pickle Slices
2 Tbsp Thousand Island Dressing

Brown the beef with Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder. I left it in pretty chunky bits then drained the grease. Add the cheese and melt together.

Rinse the lettuce and put in a bowl with Onion, Tomato and Pickles. Top with beef and the thousand island dressing.

It had all of the goodness of a BigMac without the bread. Not sure what the nutritional data is yet. I will have to check add it all up later.

Loaded it into Fitday with the following stats.