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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

small loss.. good week!

so yeah, at last week's weight in.. i only lost 0.8.. which is better than nothing, but i was still disappointed. the soup i made for dinner the night before had a lot of sodium in it though.. so that could have had something to do with it.

anywho, it's been an okay week, filled with some really good food! i had my brother's surprise bday party.. and fortunately (for me) they served mexican food, which i don't like. so i had a carne asada taco and a little rice. but i drank my weight it vodka so that made up for it... lol. i haven't used my WPA on anything else this week though.. so i'm feeling okay about it.

the soup last week was friggin incredible.. i could eat it every day:
2 boxes of low-sodium ff chicken broth
1 tbsp ground ginger*
1 tbsp crushed garlic*
3/4 cup low-sodium shoyu (soy sauce)
2 packages of soba noodles
1 cup chopped shitaki mushrooms
2 cups chopped bok choy
10 aidell's teriyaki chicken meatballs
or block of chopped firm lite tofu (veg)
3 stems green onion (chopped), for garnish

bring broth, ginger, garlic and shoyu to a boil. add remaining ingredients and cook until mushrooms are done. garnish with green onions and serve!

it made about 4 servings of 4-6 points each, depending on how many meatballs you served yourself. mmm.. drool. i want some now.

yesterday i had a kick-ass steakhouse salad.
i cooked a lean filet mignon on the stovetop until medium rare. let it sit for about 5 minutes, then slice thinly. in a large salad bowl, toss together mixed greens, 1/2 cup reduced fat blue cheese, 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes, 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced and some newman's own light balsamic vinaigrette to taste (they make a spray balsamic as well that's pretty good). top each serving of salad with some slices of steak. yumm. so decadent.. and it came out to approx. 6-8 points depending on how many slice of steak you have. i served hungry girl's onion rings on the side, but neither kris or i were big fans.. i guess i'll be using my fiber one cereal for something else from now on.

then today i made one of my dinner standards.. but it had been so long i forgot how delicious it is!! it's a smoked cheese and canadian bacon frittata with only a few minor adjustments to the recipe.. check it out i just used reduced fat smoked gouda instead of the cheddar, and some thick-cut ham i had on hand instead of the bacon. yumm.. and the best part - the portions are HUGE for 4 points each!

now that my stomach is grumbling.. off to bed!

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