Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Biggest Loser: Week...ummm...?

Hooray! I lost .9 pounds. Almost one whole pound!

Thoughts about the show:
Talk about your Karma, dude. Melissa should have realized that the show may have the "game" aspect in it, but most people are doing it to lose the weight. And friendship is way more important than money. Right? Right? Right. I was glad they voted her off. I was also THRILLED that Sam got immunity! But the best realization came at the end of the show when I realized Melissa is a lawyer. And even though she did crappy things and is not a favorite of mine (or anyone's), I was glad to see that her family and husband love her. She definitely made some big mistakes on the show, but she can't be all bad --not if she has that much love in her life.

Thoughts about weight loss:
Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred is KILLING me! And I love it. I did it Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, and yesterday. And I shall do it tomorrow...and the next day...but not everyday. Because my muscles need to rest!

I bought some wheat! And a wheat grinder! No more white flour for us, thank you very much. I also bought Quinoa! I have no idea how to use it, but I will learn! Recent discoveries that have made me happy, happy, happy:
*Raw Sugar
*Cereal is expensive. It's actually cheaper to make my kids breakfast in the morning. Lately we've been having pancakes, or eggs, or berry smoothies, or toast, or....that's about it. I haven't come up with anything else. This is HUGE for me. I have always been a very big fan of the breakfast cereal. In fact, breakfast cereal has always been a part of my life because I have two working parents. I'm not against cereal! I love it. Love it. Still love it. The only reason I made this change was because I realized the cereal I was letting my kids eat was AWFUL. So, I started buying good cereal for them to eat. Which automatically equated expense. Thus the change.
*Berries in salads constitutes goodness. Here is a salad recipe I usually eat:
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Romaine (or green leaf lettuce. or red leaf. Or whatever lettuce you want)
  • Sprouts (alfalfa is good)
  • Avocado (unseasoned --just cut it up and throw it in!)
  • Shredded carrot
  • White onion (just a little)
  • Chopped Green onions
  • Broccoli florets (optional: I don't use this as often)
  • Fresh Blackberries
  • No dressing! If you have rinsed your veggies, the tomatoes, blackberries, and avocado will give you enough moisture that you won't need any. It's heavenly!
*I made homemade chilli yesterday using real tomatoes. It was AMAZING. If you want the recipe, let me know.

Okay, so how did you do? How goes the exercise? The weight loss? The eating?


Stephanie said...

My kids are always happier if I feed them a hot breakfast. I think it gets their tummies comfortably full, then they whine less all day. I know this so well because of all the mornings they DON'T get a hot breakfast. :)

Cardalls said...

So glad Melissa is gone! I love how this season the contestants are really friends and all about helping each other and not about the "game".

I do hot breakfasts for my kids 3-4 times a week and cereal the other days. My husband never grew up with a hot breakfast and is amazed that I do it...glad i can do something that impresses him :)

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Ooh, I love the purple flowers in your header. Pretty. :)

Alison Wonderland said...

It's always interesting to me to see the families of people you're not so fond of. Reminds you that we're all just people, we have people who love us and people who we love and all the rest. All of us.

Amanda D said...

I was glad to see Melissa go too. I was really hoping Victoria would have gotten the immunity.

I made quinoa the other night. It's a good protein, but it has a lot of carbs in it. You make it like rice - boil 2 cups of water, add 1 cup quinoa, and boil together for 15 minutes. Fluff with fork and let sit for 5 minutes.

I love using my grinder and making bread. If you use hard white wheat, you can use it in all sorts of recipes with out really noticing a difference. Just make sure that if you grind more than you need to keep the flour cold so it will keep the nutrients. Otherwise it loses them...not sure where they go though. :) I keep extra flour in a ziploc in the fridge.

Good luck this week!