Friday, March 25, 2016

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Put eggs in muffin tin.
Bake at 325 for 30 minutes.
Remove and put into bowl of ice water.
Remove shell and enjoy.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Week ONE of Fast Metabolism Diet

This is the final day of my week one on the fast metabolism diet and to say I am stoked is an understatement. 

Finally... A diet I can hang with and not starve and one that works with my desire to plan ahead and stay organized. The only few downsides are: it's a rich man's (or woman's) diet! Going to the fancy super markets section or whole foods (kill me now) is really expensive, but you are encouraged to eat organic, and aren't allowed to eat soy, dairy or wheat so the alternatives are all quite pricey.  I've had to buy stuff I wouldn't normally and have gone ahead and bought a lot more organic than not.  Haylie Pomroy recommends you eat organic for: eggs, dairy, chicken and beef.  That's a lot more than I do now so it's been tough.  

The other thing that's been hard is I can just mindlessly eat... Most of the time that's great, I'm realizing how much I take a bite here or there from cleaning up my kids' plates or giving them a snack or two. But the saddest part so far has been no random hot cocoa or samples at Costco. Devastating I tell you. 

The cooking part has been fun. I've tried to keep it simple, and have even learned a few new recipes.   There are some recipes like the turkey chili in a crockpot and the coconut curry chicken that I definitely will be repeating even after the diet.  Others like tuna with mustard and lemon for lunch - ick, kill me now.  
The other thing is realizing how much protein I actually should be adding to my diet.  Or wanting to eat whenever you want instead of according to the schedule.  Also, I really want a cheesecake for some reason.  Not really much of the other stuff, but I really want a cheesecake.  

The good news is, I was looking through my meal planning for the next week and I actually put 5 weeks on my menu list instead of 4, so I'll be done with the diet a lot faster!  


Monday, November 16, 2015

Fast Metabolism Diet: Day 1

I forgot to weigh myself when I woke up but I just did and I'm at....drumroll...

Pounds: 141 (my ideal goal weight is 125-128, that's about what I weighed all through my 20's, but if we're going for HS skinny, it'd be back to 120... lol jk jk)
Waist: 35"
Upper Arm: 11"
Upper Thigh: 21"

So... thus far, three meals in, I am loving this diet.  I am not hungry, or if I am - it's not for long, not more than the normal hunger pains from not having time to eat or waiting until you're home.

For breakfast, I had 1/2 cup of oatmeal with blueberries and some natural sugar sprinkled on top, then I had an apple (but I found out later it was too small, should be about one cup worth of an apple so perhaps that's why I got hungry sooner than later).

For lunch, I had 4 oz of nitrate free turkey meat, one sprouted piece of bread, a cup of cantaloupe, and topped the open faced sandwich with some tomatoes and red onions.

For dinner, I had 1 1/2 cups of turkey chili (with beans, ground turkey, and zucchini).

My snacks were: an apple and two clementines.

Observations:  I normally mindlessly eat small things here and there.  When I'm cleaning up my boys plates from breakfast or lunch, if there's anything leftover small or big, I find myself taking a few bites.  It's a natural reaction from years of enduring my Chinese mother's demands that I eat everything off of my plate.  Did I want to marry a crater face by leaving specks of rice in my bowl?  Growing up, we didn't have the luxury of leaving anything on our plate.  We were conditioned to eat it all.  I also found myself grabbing for things before I had to stop myself and think, oh wait - why am I even trying to eat this?  I had some leftover dark chocolate in the car, and I almost MINDLESSLY ate a bite, was not even hungry!  I wasn't really hungry until right before meal time.  I am so excited about the diet that I'm finding it hard to sleep but still got pretty good rest earlier than normal.  Also, I eat a lot more fruit than the diet permits on a regular basis... which means I'm probably taking in a lot more sugar albeit natural.  I found myself thinking, what... this is all the fruit I get?  I mean, I can literally sit there and eat an entire cantaloupe myself.  So I did have to hold back from eating more fruit.

Overall, day 1 was a success and I'm looking forward to day 2.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fast Metabolism Diet: Here I Come!!

After failing with dieting for the past four years, three babies later... I am finally trying something new with a reinvigorated zeal!  It is called.... the Fast Metabolism Diet.

For 28 days, I will no longer be allowed to eat soy, dairy, sugar, gluten, corn, peanuts, bananas, or grapes.  On the flipside, I will be able to eat veggies, protein, brown grains, and fruit.

I'm pretty excited about meal planning for the first week.. and preparing, but I'll update with results.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cardio Sucks

So again, we've inevitably met again.  The time when the weight has stopped coming off because I'm nursing, four months after giving birth prematurely (again), I am still 25 pounds overweight and even though I feel great, my muffin top is screaming for some attention.

So tomorrow, I am going to attempt to start cardio again.  20 minutes 6 days a week... just using random exercises I find on Pinterest.

Wish me luck.

i'm going to need it. ....

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Day 5 - Skinny Cow Challenge

Breakfast - yogurt, toast with butter
Lunch - veggie sandwich, lobster bisque, chocolate covered strawberry
Dinner - dumplings, tofu with preserved egg, dried pork, dried fried onions, oyster sauce
Dessert - ice cream sandwich with cool whip and oreos sprinkled on

Weight - 133
Waist - 33

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Day Four of Skinny Cow Challenge

Breakfast - boiled egg and two boiled egg whites
Lunch - part of my son's pizza from Costco, some Gouda cheese slices, and an assortment of random free samples at Costco
Snacks - half a Rhodes roll
Dinner - taco salad with beef, tomatoes, sour cream, pace salsa, black beans, and tons of lettuce with a skinny ice cream sandwich after

Weight - 132.5
Measurements - Forgot again

Exercise - lame ab work and arm work again, I really need to get to the gym and do some cardio

and yes, I forgot to post daily so I did all four days today.  I'll try to be more consistent going forward.  I hate working out at 11:43 but oh well, it is what it is.  DRATS!