Thursday, September 1, 2011

A good day, and extra food porn.

Good news: I had my annual physical Wednesday, and rocked it after scaring myself and the new nurse. The first time new nurse (that is NOT Dana, my favorite nurse that doesn't work there anymore) took my blood pressure, it was 158/90 something. That's high. So Dr. H had them run an ekg, which was normal. Then I got to lay and chill for half an hour before they took it again. It was perfect the second time, so I suspect new nurse sucks. Because she's NOT Dana. Dr. H is serious about me getting weight off, she doesn't tip-toe around it like some docs, but I think I would have gotten a gold star on my lab sheet if she had any. They were perfect, even for healthy folks. I'm not even anemic anymore (which is probably the prenatals, but dude, don't be a buzz kill). She also cleared me to get knocked up, and made me promise to keep working at the weight loss so my labs stay perfect.

Also, she gave me a copy so I can rub my awesome labs in Mr. D's face since his good cholesterol is too low, and bad is too high. So I'm right- stop picking up McDonald's, husband.

MORE good news: I found a weight watchers app on my new phone that I love, so I've been using that the last few days. I went back and added everything else from earlier this week, too. I used 4 weekly points on Sunday, and was under my points every other day. WINNING.

Tuesday's grub:

Breakfast was coffee with almond joy creamer, raisins and spice oatmeal, and a fruit salad (1/2 a banana, 1/2 cup strawberries, and a clementine).


Lunch was a Lenny's turkey sandwich with mustard, no cheese. I've seen people order veggie subs before, and thought that was just silly. I get it now. My sandwich had more veggies than meat, and I honestly wouldn't have missed the turkey.


Afternoon snack (I never get hungry until right before it's time to start cooking dinner!) was a pear. Got the kid to try it since he loves apples. Apparently, pears are another food we dislike simply because of the texture. Sigh.


We tried a new recipe Tuesday night- sweet and sour pork chops. Kid hated them, but Mr. D and I loved them! Definitely adding that recipe to our regulars. And they were only 5 points. We had corn, carrots, and half a serving of Uncle Ben's long grain wild rice.


Zumba was after dinner, and wow. Our instructor just went to the convention a few weeks ago and brought back some new dances. I thought they were awesome, but my knee is a moody bitch and disagreed. It's been a while since I had any serious trouble with my knee, so I was shocked when it was a little painful to walk up the stairs when I got home after class. Fail. It was sore Wednesday, and worse today. I skipped the gym Wednesday to avoid aggravating it, but will try to do something tonight since it's worse. Maybe something stretchy will help?

Since I was lame and didn't post the menu yesterday, I'm cheating and posting Wednesday's grub at the same time :D


Breakfast was coffee with creme brulee creamer, cheerios, and half a cup of skim milk.


Morning snack was a smoothie made with half a banana, peaches, strawberries, 1/2 cup skim milk and some flax seed. Hoping to find spinach that doesn't look icky this weekend so I can start making my green smoothies again. I'm weird about lettuce, but having food poisoning from it once will do that!


Lunch was a salad with tomatoes and Wishbone salad spritzer (it's awesome because it's 1 calorie per spray if you haven't used it before), and a burger loaded with veggies and mustard. I have NO idea where the burgers were catered from, so I had to guess on the points. I used a higher points value to be safe.


Dinner was another new recipe- savory onion chicken. It's the first time we've ever cooked with beer. And, honestly, we weren't impressed. The chicken had no real flavor to it (not worth 6 points), and a few pieces weren't fully cooked, so it all go chunked. Good job, Mr. D! Kidding.. Really can't complain, because at least he cooks AND does so with my healthy cookbooks :) Instead, we had leftover sweet and sour pork chops with green beans, carrots, and uncle ben's long grain wild rice.


I'm not going to put every new recipe on here automatically. Not because I'm mean (thought that may be true), but because we try several new recipes a week most of the time. If there's anything you want to see the recipe for, just let me know and I'll get it posted. Most of them come from the Taste of Home cookbooks. Those are my favorites, because they have pictures. This one's my favorite :)

4 comments:

  1. WAY TO GO on your doctor appointment!

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  2. Yay, congrats on the great report card from the doctor! Bet it feels good! :)

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  3. That's great about the doctors! New nurses suck!

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  4. I love it when I get good health reports. Way to go!!

    Keep focused!!

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