Recipe: Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops

Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops Ingredients •2 teaspoons olive oil •4 bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick; about 2 1/2 pounds total) •kosher salt and black pepper •1/2 cup apricot preserves •1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Instructions ...

Labelin

Nutrition: Make Friends With Your Food Label Have you ever looked at the food label and wondered how that information has any use to you? Research indicates about half of our population uses the food label when making purchasing decisions at the...

Energy

I am so low on energy. Although I am a morning person (I think most of my energy is in the mornings), by the time I get home at 4:30 or so in the afternoon, I am tired. So much in fact that, whatever I want to do around the house, it darn well better...

WHAT WAS I THINKIN?!!!!!

So this weekend, with the wife out of town on a weekend business trip, I had control of the household (not that I dont when she is here).  So I set up "shop" on the couch. Blankies and pillows, a snack tray and the sort, and remotes aimed and...

312!

312 people! I am officially 312 lbs, which means I have shed 11 pounds in about a months time. I am happy about this but know also this is just the start. Consistency over speed will win this race! The "official" measure-in will be this evening....

Monday Monday, Mundane Monday lol

Wow, it's been a whole week since my last entry. Naughty me.  So lemme give a summary, review the highlights and lowlights of the last week. For the weekday efforts, I think I did very well. It is all kind of a blur to me, but ultimately I did...

Proof, PROOF of Progress I SAY!

Last Thursday morning I was unfortunate enough to hit the scales to weigh myself and found some troubling numbers. I became a little frustrated (ok ok, A LOT Frustrated) but thanks to my friends here, and a couple of colleagues at work, cooler heads...

Fish Tacos

The Recipe: Fish Tacos with optional Chipotle Cream Ingredients 1/2 cup(s) light sour cream   (Optional) 1 tsp canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced   (Optional, for heat) 1/2 tsp chili powder   1/2 tsp table salt   1/2 tsp black...

Weekend Wonders

The weekend was a blast! I worked on Saturday, and boy oh boy, what a crazy time. I mentioned a little more about Saturday here (http://knights68.thoughts.com/posts/welcome-to-saturday)   But it's ok, I was in control of myself with regards to...

Soft Drinks

My thoughts on soft drinks. I know you've all been waiting to read what I thought. lol well you can end your breathless anticipation, for the time has come. lol I like Soft Drinks, damn well say I am addicted to the sweet, syrupy siren, that...

Now THAT was a workout!

I hit the treadmill for 20 minutes (2 minutes walking, one minute run, with a 1.5 minute run in there to test things). After the treadmill, I hit the bike for 10 minutes (a different kind of stationary bike). I feel the results of these things,...

Today is a day of frustration and testing!

ok, so this is a bit of a vent, ranting about my current frustrations with this weight and exercise thing.  Like some kid waking up at 5 am Christmas morning anticipating what's under the tree, I woke up this morning at 5:30 and weighed myself.  ...

No Tea.... so this is a test

I ran out of tea at work yesterday. And this morning, I was in such a rush to get out the door and off to work, I forgot to bring more tea. Sunnuvagun! So here I am at work, with nothing to drink for the whole day.... well, except water.  I called...

Three-Bean Chili

Yesterday was a cold day here in NC (as was/is most of the country), so what better day than yesterday to make CHILI! I found this recipe and thought to give it a try: Three-Bean Chili Servings: 8  Ingredients :  1/3 cup chopped green...

Weigh in this am.... 314

I do not know, I just dont know or believe it. I weighed myself the other night (and yes, it was nighttime so weight will be a little heavier than mornings) and I was a solid 320.8 lbs. Weighed myself this am..... 314! No way I lost six pounds in a...

Workout today

I worked out a good 30 minutes in the gym today at lunch time. I am highly self conscious and would prefer no one be around as I am working out. I have been nearly OCD about this too, believe me. But I have also been trying to work through it, the...

WW Smart Ones: 3-Cheese Ziti Marinara

First, the stats: 300 Calories Fat: 8g Choles: 15 mg Sodium: 580 mg Carbs: 44 g     Dietary Fiber: 4g      Sugars: 3g Protein: 14 g Vitamins: A: 10% of recommended blah blah C: 4% Calcium: 20% Iron: 10% Of course this is based on a 2,000 calorie...

Bark Thins

I recently discovered this item on the shelf of my local grocer. It was a new product according to the shelf tag. This item, available in four different varieties (peanuts, almonds, pretzels, mint, and all made with semi-sweet dark chocolate) seemed...

Monday morning

It is Monday morning, thankfully (it is rare that I am thankful for a Monday, so take it for the gravity in which it is offered). It was quite the crazy weekend, as my other blog post will show. But I am rather pleased that despite all that...

WW Smart Ones

Just finished my work out (not a bad one today, had a revelation I will reveal later... totally positive and puts a little sping in my step). I took the treadmill for 20 minutes (plus a 5 minute cool down period). That's all, no running and what not...

My routine this week: The good, the bad and the ugly

Today marks the fifth day that I am working hard at transitioning to being more healthy. I have, in this week, tried to use the gym at lunchtime, getting in a 15-25 minute workout be it the tradmill or the bike. After that, I go get something to eat....

Weight Watchers: Omelet

This morning I tried the WW Three-Cheese omelet. It looked like an omelet, and came with some potatoes on the side (the picture shows them as being IN the omelet, of which I wasn't fond of but thats neither here nor there). I followed the...

Recipe/Review: Portobello and Spinach Stroganoff

First.... the Recipe: Portobello and Spinach Stroganoff Creamy, and satisfying, this vegetarian version of a classic beef stroganoff uses portobello mushrooms instead of beef. All the savory flavors are still there, but the Weight Watchers...

Happy New Year.... time to get healthy!

I wanted to start the new year with a new blog..... one that focuses on health as I am starting this new year with a new attitude and a new journey to health and weight loss. Three years ago I started a smilar journey and a year later I lost almost...