Thursday, September 15, 2011

Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken (non-hcg recipe)

This is pretty much a non-hcg diet meal, but I thought it was worth posting.

1 2.5lb bag of frozen chicken tenderloins (non-breaded)
1 20oz can of pineapple chunks in their own juice, do not drain (no added sugar!)
2 medium onions quartered
1 bottle of Archer Farms (target brand) Hawaiian style BBQ sauce

Throw it all in a crock pot with salt (if you use it, I don't) and pepper.  Cook for 4-6 hours or on low for 8.  Prior to serving shred chicken with a fork.

serve over coconut basmati rice
1 can light coconut milk
cooked basmati rice
1-2 tbsp toasted cashews

serve with side of steam broccoli

I made this for the husband and he had enough for a few meals.  He seemed to like it.  Next week is Oriental Orange Chicken in the crock pot with edamame. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sassy Water

I cannot take credit for this one. I stole it from Pinterest.

It initially came from the Prevention Flat Belly Diet Plan, 4 day jump start.

Sassy Water

2 liters water (about 8 ½ cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
12 small spearmint leaves.

Let steep overnight and drink by the end of the following day. 
*(I sliced the ginger so I could strain it out before drinking)

Week 10 Re-Cap!

Another week down.  Another 3lbs lost! I also lost 2.5 more inches, which is a total of 54 inches lost.  It has been 74 days since I started on this diet.  Despite my loss I have been stuck at 0.2lbs away from my next goal of 40lbs for what seems like ages (but it has only been a four days).  I know, "would you like some whine with your cheese?"

I am still pleased, but need the scale to keep moving.  I am not near done yet! I have my next goal which is another 20lbs set for my Memphis trip (in 43 days!). I cannot stress enough the importance of setting long term and short term goals.  It really does keep you going.  Not only goal setting, but small tangible (non-food) rewards are a good motivator.

Over the past few weeks, I have cleaned out my closet.  It wasn't something I wanted to do, but had to do because my clothes just don't fit any more.  They are too loose, too long, too big! I am in between sizes at the moment which is proving frustrating, but it is better than being unhappy and unhealthy because of my weight.  I am almost ready for the next size down, which will mean clothes I haven 't seen since 2004!!!! Some still have tags as I became pregnant at the end of 2004 with my first child.

Pinterest has become a great source of inspiration.  I can pin my goals and my rewards, find HCG recipes, and discover new work-out regimens. 

I am keeping my fingers crossed that the scales move in the right direction soon! Another week down!