This has been an eventful week. I told you last week that I wasn't riding my bike and would tell you why in a later post.
I also didn't walk my daily 4 miles this week. I suspected I had a stress fracture in my foot. I had one several years ago in the same foot, so I knew what it felt like. It took me a week to get an appointment, but I wore my boot from before because my foot
hurt...badly. My appointment was this morning, and sure enough, it's another stress fracture. I'll be wearing my boot for 4 more weeks.
While I didn't walk or ride my bike, I did go to my 2 days of personal training and did pilates at home the other days.
The pilates doesn't raise my heart rate like walking did. I was very bummed for about 3 days about all this. Normally, when I host a pity party, I have plenty of unhealthy food available, but not this time. When I went to weigh in today, I had lost only .2
of a pound. At least the scale is going in the right direction. Plus I have found other things to be grateful for: 1) For Pete's sake, it's a stress fracture, not cancer or a brain tumor! 2) I have to wear a boot, not a cast. 3) It's my left foot, not my
right driving foot.
Now, on to recipes I found this week that fit in with eating healthier. My meatless entree this week was Easy
Fettucine Alfredo. I decreased the lemon juice to 1 T. Both my husband and I enjoyed it. It is 9 PointsPlus according to the nutrition stats. I didn't put extra parm on top of my dish, but my husband did :)
A wonderful slaw that I thoroughly enjoyed was Sweet
'n' Sour Slaw. It uses Splenda and apple cider vinegar. The best part? According to the nutrition info, it is 1 PointPlus, but I really think it could be 0 points. It's a great way to get some veggies in.
I had another delicious meal this week: Hawaiian
Chicken Kabobs (5 PointsPlus), Orzo and Rice (5 PointsPlus), and Green Beans (0 PointsPlus). I added red peppers and onions to the kabobs. I will definitely make them again this
summer. (I know-What was I thinking taking a picture on a polka dotted plate? But my husband grilled and plated them. He wasn't about to wait for me to change plates so I could get a better picture. He was starving!)
The Orzo and Rice was really good. It was much better than just regular rice and didn't compete with the main entree. I
I tried a new smoothie this week, Chocolate
Strawberry Smoothie. I used 1 room temp banana (instead of 2 frozen ones), 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1 tsp. cocoa (instead of 2 T. chocolate syrup), and a packet of Splenda. Fruits are 0 points, so this entire smoothie comes in at
Do you need an incentive to drink more water? This Springtime
Citrus Cooler might work. Actually, it grew on me. I don't care for it as a tea because it's not strong enough. But it works great as a flavored water. I subbed Splenda for the sugar so 0 points.
Here's my favorite new recipe find, Beefy
Cabbage Stew. I honestly thought it would be similar to taco soup, even though the seasoning was different. But OH MY, it was much better! The Rotel tomatoes made it spicy and the cabbage made it sweet. Delicious! I subbed Quorn for the ground beef. As
is, it was 7 PointsPlus, but with the Quorn it was only 4 PP!
How are you doing on your personal weight loss journey...or on eating healthier? I'd love to hear, and as always, be sure
to leave me some healthy recipes you've found lately.