Yesterday was one of those miracle days where everything fell into perfection, and I was able to get a LOT accomplished. We did school, I managed to create a realisting chore chart system thing AND I got some much needed housework done. May seem like nothing to some, but for me it is a lot. The act of juggling everything that needs juggling is a real trick sometimes. I even managed to start some new exercise, working on my ab muscles. One of my big problem areas is my lower stomach, and it is not just a cosmetic issue. It pulls my back muscles and spine out of alignment, and as I age it is pulling my bladder and female organs out of alignment. Simple ab exercises can help greatly and are something I should have been doing for a long time now, but there is never enough time and any time I do get to exercise gets devoted to things that burn calories. Dumb, but there you have it.
Breakfast was a new thing for us- polenta with cheese topped with a scrambled egg and sliced tomatoes. Per person you take 1 cup of water, 3 T cornmeal and a pinch of salt. Bring it to a boil, stir constantly till thick and pour in a dish or wide bowl. Then sprinkle with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Scramble 1/4 c egg beaters and season as you desire, and place ontop the cornmeal . Serve with a sliced tomato. I think we will be having this one again !
Lunch was 2 oz turkey ham and 1 oz mozzerella rolled up on an Aldi's Original Wrap and baked at 350 for 20 min. carrots, celery,cucumbers and broccoli on the side with a probiotic yogert and diet soda
Afternoon snack was plums, almonds and another swirl pop, just because this time.
Dinner was a salad with romaine, cucumbers, radishes and orange peppers ollowed by turley meatloaf with roast beets and mashed tater turnips. Turnips make a very good, low starch alternative to potatoes that are also a lot lower in calories. Per person take a turnip, peel and pare it, then boil it in water and 1/3 pack stevia. When tender, drain , mash and add 1 tsp margarine, 1 tsp plain nonfat yogert and salt and pepper. Really good ! For beets I take them with their skins on, drizzle with olive oil and bake at 375 for about an hour- till they are fork tender. Cool , peel and slice.
Evening found me a little hungrier than usual, so I added a pudding to my fruit, nut and bar snack. I was also really craving chocolate - I suspect I am going to be getting a visit in a couple of days. Yes ladies, it was THAT kind of chocolate craving.
Tomorrow morning is weigh in again- I think it has been a good week !