Monday, March 23, 2009

Loser Monday ~ Fruit recipe

Its Loser Monday and well you know what that means... A post from regi. Hah! I told Sharon a couple weeks back if it werent for Loser Mondays, my blog would get dusty and aint that the truth lately.

So... I gained .7 pounds according to the wii fit. The thing is grilling me now... it wanted to know why I had gained. LMAO... I was being sternly talked to by a machine. Sheesh. It also let me know I should weigh in at the same time of day (which I already knew mr smarty pants thank you very much!) and that if i checked in more then once a week with the wii, i would do better. *sigh* I know that too.

My recipe of the week is right out of my copy of YOU on a diet by Michael F Roizen and Mehmet C Oz. Sharon asked for fruit and so here is one that sounds yummy and simple.

Sliced Peaches with Raspberries blueberries and chocolate chips

2 small ripe peaches, sliced
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/4 cup (1 ounce) fresh raspberries
1/4 cup (1 ounch) fresh blueberries
1 1/2 tablespoons mini semisweet chocolate chips

Combine sliced peaches with cinnamon and nutmeg, transfer to 2 serving plates. Top peaches with raspberries, blueberries and chocolate chips.

2 servings, 46 cals per serving, total fat .4 g, sat fats .1 g, fiber 2.6g, carbs 11.5 g, sugar 8.9 g, protein 1 g

This book is outstanding... honestly it is. If you dont have it... run, dont walk to the nearest store and get yourself a copy. It explains so many things I had no idea of. Things like why our bodies need protein and carbs (healthy ones) and why excess sugar is so bad. Sure you hear from experts that lean protein is good... healthy carbs are best and excess sugar is bad... but why? What do these things do to your body ... how do they affect you chemically... and what is the result from eating the good ones as opposed to the bad ones besides gaining a few pounds. I am still reading the thing and once I finish it ... I am going to reread it again and again. I wish I could say i have lost a ton of weight and revamped my lifestyle since I started reading it but I havent and thats because A.) I am still reading it and B.) I wasnt following their advice and/or doing what I should. Isnt that truly the problem for many of us. We KNOW what we should be doing. We KNOW what we shouldnt be doing... but its easier to stick to old habits. Its so much easier to just continue on the way you are and promise yourself you will start tomorrow then it is to crawl out of that rut and make changes starting now. For the whole getting out of a rut I have discovered I needed an inspiration. Soo...

I have been thinking about my girls a lot lately... not the whole "damn it why cant you clean your room" or "call me more often" kind of stuff. I have been thinking about their graduations and possible weddings... and possible grandchildren, I have also been thinking about my mom a lot and how awful it was when she died the year I was set to turn 30.

My mom was a spunky lady, very caring and giving. My sister reminds me so much of her, I am more like our dad I think. Anyways... she died at the young age of 51. She was under a lot of stress and having "stomach pains" and "heartburn". My husband and I made her go see a doc... but we didnt go with her and express our concerns. So she walked out of the docs office with a prescription for heartburn meds. We assumed the doc did a full exam. We also assumed she told him everything that was going on .. but regardless... she died 3 days later of a sudden massive heart attack. That was in 1995 and there isnt a damn day that goes by that I dont miss that woman. She was truly my best friend as well as being my biggest supporter. I feel jipped... and my kids were too. So what is my damn excuse? Why in the hell would I want to put my girls through what I went through... The answer is I dont... I owe it to myself and my girls to make sure I am around a long time. Someday... a long time from now, I want to be peering over their shoulders, watching them diaper their children... and of course telling them they are doing it all wrong. *smiles*

So thats my inspiration... the thing that will help me out of my rut... the thing that will keep me going when my resolve is being whittled away by a chocolate brownie or a box of girl scout cookies. My mom and my girls...