Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Meals for the Day Week 23 Day 3

I've definitely noticed that the broth in the mornings makes for a happier Jenny during the day.  It is very taste, very healthy, and very easy on the stomach.  I cannot recommend having a homemade broth based, low carb soup every morning to kick start your day! 


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BREAKFAST:  




Homemade chicken broth with 2 eggs and soy sauce.  YUM!!! 


LUNCH:

I forgot to get a photo of the actual lunch, but wanted to see how I reheat my more liquid types of foods.  I try to use the microwave as minimally as possible.

Lunch was leftover Green Curry with Beef ribs.  


SNACK:



I'm addicted to this guacamole and its ridiculous convenience.  I had chipotle chicken lunchmeat wrapped around cream cheese and dipped in this guacamole by Moe's.  

DINNER:


Hard to tell in this photo, but this is a roasted chicken with andouille sausage and homemade cajun spice rub.  In the juices are sweet potatoes, onions, and bits of the sausage.  The rest of the sausage was stuffed under the skin.  You can see the sliced link at the top of the photo.  I ate a chunk of chicken in a bowl of the juices surrounding the chicken.  It was AMAZING!  I can't wait to make broth with this one!  

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today's Meals Week 23 Day 2

BREAKFAST:     Egg Drop Soup.  

     No seriously, I had egg drop soup.  

I warmed up my homemade chicken broth on the stovetop with a pad of butter.  In a separate bowl I whisked 2 eggs.  Once the chicken broth was boiling, I removed from heat, stirred until the broth was swirling in one direction, and poured the eggs slowly through fork tines.  About half way through, I re-stirred the broth and continued pouring the eggs over the fork tines until done.  I then poured into a bowl, added soy sauce to taste and ate the quick and easy concoction right up.  I DEFINITELY recommend this.  

LUNCH:     Leftover green curry with beef tips (Homemade).  I use a small lunch crockpot to warm my soups and stews when at work.  Beats using the microwave every day!

SNACK (6pm):    On my way home from shopping, I couldn't take it anymore and had a turkey rollup (with cream cheese), dipped in Moe's to go guacamole cup.   

DINNER:     Chicken thighs roasted in the oven with butter, broth and spices.  Sauteed cabbage (in bacon grease) with bacon crumbles.  I ate the rest of the guacamole from my snack with the chicken.  Very good.  

SNACK (9pm):     Pork rinds dipped in cream cheese and jalapeno and pepper bruschetta (packaged not homemade).    1 spoonful of coconut oil (tropical traditions)   About 5 squares of 70% (lowest I go) of blueberry chocolate.  

     Not sure why I felt the need for the snack.  Hopefully I don't regret it in the a.m. when I weigh in.  Yes, I still weigh in EVERY SINGLE DAY.  


Throughout the day I had 1 fatty coffee (butter & heavy whipping cream).  But for my 2nd and 3rd cup, I was missing the butter  :(    Like shed a tear missing.  Fatty coffee just isn't the same without butter.  

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I felt GREAT today.  Motivation at work was high, happiness at home was high, and it was an all around great day.  I seem to be having a lot more of those these past few weeks.  

I went to Target and was able to find a pair of size 18 work pants.  They were actually a little loose in the waist, but not the legs.  Size 16 was way too tight.  

Does that mean I lost 1/2 a pound?   

Monday, January 27, 2014

Week 22 Results!

I am VERY grateful for everyone's support as I rack in the 22nd week on this journey, and continue to be successful.  Without all of my support, I would still be attempting week 1.  

With that being said, this week was awesome!  I had a weightloss, found my new favorite breakfast, and feel much happier than last week.  



http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/chicken_divan.html

Monday, January 13, 2014

Week 20 Results! 5 months!

This week in summary:

- Weight loss

- Side/rib area weird feeling

- Eyes going black when I stand up 

- Weekly Facebook group challenge



Monday, January 6, 2014

Week 19 Results!

Although I am not reporting any big loss, I did have a loss.