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I'm going to cheat and date this for yesterday, since I'm a day late.

I gained 1/4 pound this week (I know the problem and it's solvable.)

I did try a new "recipe" - a real no-brainer, but it fits the carb, calorie, and all the rest of my guidelines.

The battery in my pedometer went dead (I think I have a limited number of times I can put it through the washer) and I bought a new battery Wednesday.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Slow Cooker drumsticks

Recipe By     :
Serving Size  : 4     Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : "flat belly" ingredient         - dairy AND wheat free
- dairy free                    - low sodium
- moderate/complex carb         6 points
Blood pressure                  chicken
lunch                           Meals to freeze
slow cooker                     soups and stews

Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
4                     chicken drumstick and skin, R-T-C
12            ounces  black soy beans, canned - eden
2               cups  green beans, frozen
2               cups  baby carrot
12            ounces  diced tomato
1/3           cup  brown rice, long-grain
any desired spices -- curry, turmeric, chicken spices, any herbs that go with chicken...

put all the ingredients except for the drumsticks in the slow cooker and add enough water or broth to cover (to cook the rice).  Put drumsticks on top.  Cook on low until done (I started it at bedtime and it was ready to pack for lunch in the morning...if you start it in the morning it will be done at dinner time)

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 314 Calories; 10g Fat (28.4% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 35g Carbohydrate; 10g Dietary Fiber; 41mg Cholesterol; 112mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

Serving Ideas : - freeze for lunches

Life stresses kept me from exercising daily (and I'll get used to that and find a rhythm that works for me.  But I exercised most days.


My new recipe was not really a reci...well yes it was, since I found it on a primal diet recipe site.  They used "handfuls", I used lesser amounts.

This was around 500 calories and lasted almost until lunch.

1/4 cup almonds (unsalted)

1/4 pepitas (organic, unsalted, raw pumpkin seeds)

1 T miniature semisweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup dried cranberries.

put them in a baggie and shake it up.


My "female issues" are kicking up again.  I do not want to get back on that roller coaster.


And I lost a pound.  Considering I blew a few diet days AND and a few exercise days, that's pretty good.

EDIT:  this is my weight loss graph from 6/5/09 - 8/28/09 (yes, the numbers are removed)

I've been exercising and I've had really good low-carb/low glycemic days.

My weight it stuck. I do tend to have plateaus about every 15-20 pounds so I'm 5 pounds overdue.  I'm maintaining so that's good.

Okay...I pre-posted a couple of days ago so the recipe would be up...and my got knocked off the plateau.

My weight this morning was 6.2 pounds less than the Friday before we left on vacation (2 weeks ago) and 5.4 pounds less than the day we left.


Here's a morning smoothie I've been making

(yes...I blend the watermelon rind in with the smoothie...there are a lot of vitamins and fiber in that rind.  I threw in a little hidden veggie and it doesn't effect the taste at all.  I don't add sweetener because that's in the fiber drink powder.
Watermelon breakfast smoothie.

Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
1                cup  almond milk, Almond Breeze, original flavor, unsweetened
1              scoop  egg protein (harvest health)
1                cup  watermelon -- wedges, with the rind
1              stalk  celery
1            package  Kellogg's all-bran fiber drink mix -- raspberry flavored
1/2    tablespoon  konsyl psyllium fiber
2          teaspoons  flaxseed Oil
1                cup  ice cube

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 313 Calories; 13g Fat (31.8% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 20g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 582mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Vegetable; 1 Fruit; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk.

started on 8/14...updated whenever.  The day that this will post I'll be camping.  I don't know if I'll be able to update weight, etc.

This week is going to be a rough week...A month ago I became "single" (can you say "HELL"?)  This week the first eagle leaves the nest.  Whatever bird you use to describe the second...that will come next week.  So this is "neener, neener, neener.  Nobody wants you, you're single and even your kids are gone" week.


recipe:  Simple Celery and Almond Salad


1 bunch (12-15 stalks) celery, plus leaves
1 cup sliced or slivered almonds
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup roughly chopped parsley
salt and pepper


  • Chop the celery and toss with almonds.
  • whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • drizzle over celery and almonds

serves about 4

It will be very easy to scale it down...although for camping it would make a good evening bite to eat - just toss the celery and almonds into individual baggies - and add the parsley so it doesn't get icky in the dressing and take the dressing in a sealed container.

I'll put that together this afternoon.

(I run from Saturday to Friday, but I think I'll change from Frida to Thursday, so that "Fit Friday" will cover all seven days.)

Weight...stayed even.

Weight Watchers:  was within points (but this is my last weight watchers week, since I'm going more low-carb -again- and I can't eat the higher fat and stay within weight watchers points)

General Road Cycling,
06/14/2009 (Sunday), time, 01:56:53, total distance:24.25 mi., calories burned, 1,063

6/16/09 (Tuesday); time 1:58:48; distance, 25,09, calories burned 1080

6/18/09 (Thursday); time 1:25:03; distance, 17.46, calories burned, 773  (I had a flat tire and Tom came to pick me up in Conklin)

Total exercise: 5 hours, 20 minutes and 44 seconds.  Total miles on bike: 66.77.  I have a 40 mile ride tomorrow, which will go on next week.

My triglycerides are up and my gynecologist suggested I try to get some exercise in.

A nice bike ride last Saturday and a couple of good walks since.  The weather has not been cooperating.

I've signed up for a Tour de Cure ride on June 20 - it's a 40  mile ride so I've got to get out and train.  I got as far as the trail head this morning, but high winds and  the sound of thunder got me back into the car.

I will go out and walk Meijer Garden this afternoon (where I can get indoors fairly quickly if it pours on me) unless it's pouring already.

I've got two "challenges" going on mapmyride.com  The first is 300 miles on the bike in 30 days, the other is walking a marathon (26 miles) in 30 days.  I most likely will do one or the other, but not both - or maybe both.  As the weather gets nice, our class walks more - that gives me the walking at work, with cycling after.