I had a craving for Italian food today. The easy thing to do was to go out to a restaurant to get it, but I can’t control how it’s cooked or what’s in it so I had no choice but to make it myself. I adapted the following recipe from this one I found on Food Network.
I wanted breadsticks but since I couldn’t find a good alternative, I opted for a salad instead. Not quite as fun as carbs, but oh well! At first I was a little nervous to make my own meatballs and sauce so today I opted for the meatballs and stuck with jar spaghetti sauce. Plus that’s one more thing that I didn’t have to put into my recipe builder today!
I listed the recipe as I did it with some initial alterations like switching from ground chuck to lean ground beef but next time I plan to play with substitutions to get my points plus value even lower. I’ve also shown some photos of the process. Why? Not because they look amazing but because my friends think I don’t cook! Continue reading
Ask me to describe myself in five words or less and I’ll give you the following answer “I’m an info-obsessed creative.”
I’m one of those people that has a need to know more – - about everything! And by everything I mean the good, bad, ugly, funny, trendy, obscure and everything in between. As I find those things that peak my interest I’ll share them with you too in a segment called “Info in ONEderland.”
My latest interesting find is Downsize Fitness. I was watching 20/20 on ABC and this great company got a mention on a segment that they did on the show. I did what I do when I’m curious; I start searching and researching for more info! Continue reading
I did it, I hired a trainer! I’ve been fighting it for quite some time, largely because I couldn’t afford it. But as I said to my trainer when I met with him, “I can’t afford you but I can’t afford to not have you any more.” So I’ve done some budgeting, re-budgeting and then a little more budgeting and finally I found a way to do it.
One of the first things we did during our first meeting was to sit down and face reality which included weighing in, measuring – - the whole nine yards. I go to Weight Watchers weekly so I had an idea of what my weight was. However, oddly enough, since it was just me looking at the number things didn’t seem as bad as I knew it was. Now, I have someone else looking at my weight and questioning why things are or aren’t working. Continue reading
So I let me explain how my brain sometimes works.
- Workout 4 of 7 days
- Track food 6 days
- Lose 1-2 lbs
Reward: Order pizza, go for ice cream, splurge on fried chicken, etc
What’s wrong with that picture? I’m rewarding myself with food. NOT the smartest thing to do especially when you’re trying to lose weight. It’s hard but I’m having to retrain myself of something I’ve been doing my entire life and I suspect I’m not the only person with this problem.
From the time I was little until today, I’ve been rewarded with food for doing good. Some examples: Continue reading
And just when you think you’ve heard it all something new comes along — I had to share this with you guys! Pepsi-Cola in Japan has released a new fiber infused drink that contains dextrin, a fiber that distributor Suntory claims helps to reduce fat levels. The new drink is called “Pepsi Special.”
Ummmm, ok. Continue reading