a year and a half or so later

7 Jun

So. Hi. I came on here to delete my blog. Should I delete my blog? Or, continue scrawling away. I worry about focusing too much on weight loss, and I feel like this blog enables that kind of all-encompassing-weight-loss-obsession behaviour. On the other hand, I like  poking around with the community of people who are dealing with the same thing as me from time to time. Decisions decisions.

on craving cake

24 Feb

I have been fantastizing about cake since yesterday. Yesterday was mainly a cheesecake fantasy day. I don’t even eat cheesecake. I am too lactose intolerant of it. Today, I have the strange desire to bake a cheesecake, but to eat chocolate cake.  This seems like a good Saturday plan to me.

on manufacturing motivation

23 Feb

You know that burst of motivation you get when you signed up for WW or decided to adhere to a fitness or nutrition regime? Well, apparently you don’t automatically get that the second time around. (Or at least this has been my experience.) Happily, with WW, I can just go through the motions. Plan. eat. track. move. repeat.

MEANWHILE

I’ve been attempting to get back into running since like October. I run a few days, then abandon it for a few weeks. The thing is, I just don’t want to. Not even a little. I do, however, really want to catch up on all the podcasts I am behind on. And, I pretty much only listen to podcasts when I am out for a run (or on a roadtrip). Earlier this week I put out a call for suggestions on new podcasts to download and spent about an hour on itunes updating my ipod. So now I have to run. (Or go on a roadtrip. My lack-of-car will make running more likely. w00t.)

a lack of food hangover

20 Feb

My brain feels like burning.

Last night I anticipated going out for a delicious meal with some friends and had left points enough for dinner. And then they decided not to go for dinner. Or anywhere with food. (Who does that?)

Anyway. I ended up being grumpy and incommuncative most of the night due to my rumbly tummy AND woke up this morning feeling hung over despite not drinking alcohol. Bleh. I don’t even want to shower right now because I don’t think I can handle water beating down on my head.

easy pulled fajita chicken in the slow cooker

18 Feb

Serves 4-6, or keep around for awesome leftovers.

You need:

  • 4 chicken breasts (skinless w/ or w/o bones)
  • 2 limes (quartered)
  • 1 medium red onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 fajita spice pack or ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, pepper (to taste)
  • a little chicken broth

Add all items to your slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours. Drain contents in a collander and remove limes. Fork chicken till it’s in shreds (like you would pulled pork). Taste the chicken for flavour, and adjust accordingly (I often add a little more cumin, salt, and pepper after draining). 3 pts per 3 oz of chicken. Enjoy!

Try it with some delicious 0-point salsa.

how to make delicious fresh salsa

17 Feb

You need:

  • 1 lime
  • 1 package of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 a red onion (roughly)
  • fresh or frozen cilantro (roughly chopped with stems removed)
  • 1 fresh pepper (to hotness taste) or a sprinkle of dried chilis (like the kind you can put on pizza)
  • salt and pepper to taste (the salt helps take the juice out of the tomato making more liquids happen)

Roughly chop up cherry tomatoes and put into bowl. Halve lime. Squeeze in lime juice.  Add other ingredients. Let sit 1 – 2 hours. Enjoy.

* I added a chopped up pear to this last week. To die for. Recommend.

things for lunch (and their corresponding PointsPlus points)

16 Feb

I eat lunch! Often I have to pack it and bring it to work. Other times I come home. In no particular order, the following is for my reference and yours.

  • caesar salad (3 Cups) = 7
  • turkey or chicken sandwich = 7
  • vegetarian chilli = 7
  • tuna sandwich = 11
  • lunch meat 1 oz = 2
  • fat free lunch 2 oz = 1
  • 1/4 cup guacamole = 2
  • brie = TBD
  • 1 mini baybel light = 1
  • 2 mini baybel light = 3
  • skinny cow ice cream sandwich or cone = 4
  • cookies 2 small = 3
  • 1/4 cup hummus = 4
  • pizza pizza panzarotti (guestimate based on 2 x-large slices pep and cheese) = 14

FROZEN SINGLE SERVING ENTRES

(I leave some of these in the freezer at workfor days when I can’t/don’t bring lunch.)

  • PC blue menu chicken korma = 10
  • PC blue menu Indian butter chicken = 10
  • PC blue menu chicken tikka masala = 7

What do you eat for lunch? For how many points?