Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Since I forgot....

Here are two pages I've done for my mini-album. I decided to just make them 4x6, so I can easily (and cheaply) have prints made and stick them in a little brag book. Works quite nicely, if I do say so myself.

I'll post this week's when I've finished it. At the moment I'm a bit stumped.

Yeah, baby!

I can't dance, but I can lose weight! FOUR-point-SIX POUNDS, thankyouverymuch!

I am IN the game again. I'm feelin' it - don't mess with me now!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Oh. My. Gosh.

Where have you been all my life, Peanut Chicken with Vegetables and Noodles? I never dreamed something with such a weird combination of tastes could possibly be this delicious. Jeff needs to get off work pronto or I'm going to eat the entire thing!!! Since I'm a nice person, I'll share the recipe with you. :)

Peanut Chicken with Vegetables and Noodles

1 lb. chicken breasts (or turkey)
1/2 smooth reduced-fat peanut butter
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. garam masala
8 oz. whole-wheat spaghetti
12 oz. bag fresh veggie medley (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)

Cook chicken. (I chose to grill turkey, but you could also boil it.) Transfer chicken to cutting board, when cool enough to handle, shred into bite-sized strips.

Whisk peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, chili, ginger, and garam masala in large bowl.

Cook pasta in boiling water. Halfway through cooking time, add vegetables. Cook until both are tender. Drain, reserving 2/3 c. cooking liquid. Stir reserved liquid into peanut sauce. Add pasta, vegetables, and chicken; toss well to coat. Serve warm or chilled.

Serves 6.

Don't knock this until you've tried it. It is incredible!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Something to Report

I almost hesitate to say it, for fear I'll jinx myself - but I feel like I might finally be back on track. I am crossing my fingers it's true. Somehow I just feel more in the swing of things, if that makes any sense.

I did go to WW tonight - I was the only one who stayed for the meeting! I wasn't overly thrilled with my loss - 1.8 lbs over two weeks - but considering I was out of town both weekends, I can't complain too much. It's taken three weeks to lose 2 lbs, but I am not giving up.

You know what makes me happiest about spring & summer? The new wave of fresh, yummy produce. I love the bright colors and delicious flavors. My fave thing to do is grill veggies. All it takes is a foil pouch, a little black pepper, and a splash of EVOO - wrap it up, toss it on the grill, and you've got veggies so good they might as well be chocolate! I could live off of grilled summer veggies - zucchini, carrots, corn on the cob, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, summer squash - mmm, mmm good!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Week 1 Update

Not so hot.

No, not hot at all.

However, I am still creative! :) And since the scrapping bug has hit HARD lately, I decided to motivate myself by scrapbooking my weekly progress and posting it on my fave site ever (2peas). Hopefully forcing myself to a public update will help more. Yeah, I know blogging is "public," but I don't think anyone actually reads this blog. (Not that I'm feeling sorry for myself, though.)

So... I am going to attempt to post the page here, but I'm also going to link to it because I don't think it will be easy to read. Without further adieu, here is Week 1.