Thursday, January 7, 2010

[-02.00] Obsessed over the chicken wing

Another successful day I am watered like a healthy plant :)
In addition I made it through another Kettlebells routine, there is nothing better than walking around in your everyday life feeling your butt cheeks and thighs are reacting to the complete shock of movement - and instead of ouch you think, oh it's working !

For anyone not familiar ... here is a quick clip :)

Dinner is pretty simple tonight, inventive quiches - I wish it were better, but the RED HOT Buffalo Wing Sauce drizzled on the top makes it rather palatable.

Did you know that wing sauce has only 5 calories?

Wing Sauce has now led me to researching a recipe focused on lower fat skinless chicken wings. Not that there are any frozen chicken wings in the freezer or anything. Although now that I think about it, I had Buffalo Wing sauce on my eggs, which is technically a chicken... so I believe I may have successfuly found the most low fat relationship to the chicken wing ... I digress

Ok so here is the breakdown
Calories in a chicken wing cooked and roasted
A Calories 99
Total Fat 6.6g


Calories in Chicken, Wing, Meat Only
Calories 43
Total Fat 1.7g

I will have to evaluate the concept of the skinless chicken wing with my friend Maureen. She's one of the most creative cooks I know, so if anyone could figure out how to make my vision - it would be her :) I will call her tonight !

Now that I'm writing this, I find it completely absurd that I'm evaluating how to make a healthy chicken wing - more amusing is the video with the buns of steel lady posted above it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

[-00.20] Kettlebells

I have made it through day three, only 363 days to go !

This AM I kicked off the morning with a Kettlebells routine. For any of my readers that aren't familiar with this exercise, it's basically a weight with a handle that makes you focus on your core muscle groups.
I was surprised at what a simple routine it was, but how it truly made me work. I mean the match-stick lady on the video did a weight twice my size like she was cutting a knife through butter. After doing it myself, I was impressed and envious of her ease. That and her body tone that a person could do beer pong off of - she was solid !

I continued with my six simple goals today, I'm finding that it is something I can wrap my brain around, and something measurable:
1. Water
2. Packed lunches
3. Cooking
4. Dessert
5. Focused on Small Goals
6. Three Greens

I know it might sound silly, I guess I just want to take something that I know can be hard - and try to simplify it. Let's face it, the formula isn't complicated. Like cave man me say - eat less, eat better, move off rock !

Dinner tonight by the way was a delish arrangement of Pork tenderloin drizzled with Barbecue Sauce, Mustard and Honey. Cous-Cous and Broccoli.

For dessert - mmm. hot cocoa .

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

[-02.00] Change in Approach

In an effort to create some realistic goals for myself I thought today would be a good day to identify a small goal for myself that is manageable. While of course of overall goal is to weigh 130 lbs and be an incredibly fit athlete, I thought I would just address the next two weeks :)

I'm working to make changes that are manageable and not to overly dramatic.
So here are a few shifts in my approach

1. Water, water, water 16oz first thing, 16 oz at work in AM, 16oz in afternoon at work, and 16 oz when I come home in the evening.
2. Packed lunches, I am awful at preparing my lunch for the day and often it leads to me starving at 2pm searching for any sort of sugar to lift my body up.
3. Cooking, not by any means a major change, I am the cook in the house but I need to approach my dinners with flavor and cut down on calories and fat.
4. Dessert, I love dessert - desserts, there is no doubt about it - but, I love them just a bit too much. I am finding small substitutions that are clearly satisfying, or smaller amounts in general.
5. Small Goals: - my first one will be January 14, down to 220, I’ll then identify the next small hurdle.
6. Three Greens in the cart and on the plate. I am a notorious anti-vegetable eater, partly as they are not my thing, but more I think cause I’m lazy. I am working on at least three greens to be purchased and served along with dinner.

What’s for dinner:
Dinner, roasted chicken with a rub, potatoes, and green beans!
I have this awesome rub from The Big M, and now my chicky chicky is being roasted with potatoes on the bottom of the pan.

Looking at shift in approach 1-6 I’ve nailed all 6, yeah me.

Monday, January 4, 2010

[-04.40] The 2010 Foodie

Here we go a start of a Monday on January 4, 2010. I watched the movie Julie and Julia last night - loved it! I'm ... well I'm a foodie (new term I learned in the movie last night). We have recently purchased a new house (in April of 2009) and I have fallen in love with my kitchen island preparing all of the meals in the evening, although last night the cook was off. The only problem is that while I'm a foodie I'm also 5'1 and weighing in at -4.4 less lbs as of this morning. In addition to this, I take particular enjoyment with my work (computer geek and educator by day) and had such envy watching Julie blog about her experience for 365 days and some 500 plus recipes. I have written so many blogs in my time, but not been able to find the common focus that has ever made me want to "publish" out in the world. That this morning when I weighed myself I had a new focus and a new appreciation for a goal as a foodie and a fatty was to blog for 365 in the year 2010 focused on better eating, exercise, and of course cooking.