Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday Weigh-In

Whelp, no loss this week. However, no gain either. Guess I’ll have to call it a wash for now.
1.        Reiterate my goal and where I stand in reference to this goal.

·          Starting BMI: 23.8
·          Current BMI: 23.9
·          Goal BMI: 22
·          Starting Weight: 145
·          Current Weight: 148
·          Goal Weight: 130-135

Pounds Lost this Week: 0 Lbs
Total Pounds Lost: +3 Lbs
Pounds to Goal: 18 Lbs
2.     Discuss what I am going to do to achieve my goals.

W.eight W.atchers: 21 Pts Daily + 49 Free Pts. Weekly
We will continue to finish dinner by 6:00 PM each night. And dessert will be a FF, low-sugar treat like yogurt or a fudge pop. I have also committed us to eating a vegetarian dinner at least one night per week. Although this is something we usually do anyway, it is now an official part of our meal rotation.
Implemented after work sit-ups (30-50) and jump rope for 5 minutes of cardio each afternoon. Now that the weather has gotten nicer, we have added three long walks through our subdivision each week, for a total of about 5 miles/week.
Bladder Control during Jump Rope: Still very iffy.
3.        Try to motivate others to join in on trying to lose weight 

Big ups to Donor Diva for introducing me to the Wednesday Weigh In!
Good news! R has joined me on the lose weight wagon. R is a naturally slim guy, but even he has put on a touch of weight since our marriage. He’s cutting back on his snacking during the day and is joining me with sit-ups/jump rope. He’ll also be using his barbells for 5 minutes each afternoon.
4.        Post a healthy recipe, cooking tip, new idea for working out, photo update of my weight loss, or anything else I feel like sharing. 

I threw together a new salad Tuesday night that marries my favorite bean salsa and hearts of romaine. So here we go!

BBQ Black Bean Salsa

·         1 Can Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed
·         1 Can Sweet Corn, Drained
·         1 Red Onion, Diced
·         ½ C Favorite BBQ Sauce

Combine Black Beans, Corn, Onion, and BBQ Sauce in a re-sealable container. Taste and add kosher salt as needed.  This makes an excellent salsa all on its own and only gets better as the flavors mingle. To turn it into salad, simply prepare your favorite greens and top them with 1/3 to 1/2 C of the above salsa and then dress with 1 Tbsp of your favorite creamy dressing. You can add cilantro or parsley to the mix for a brighter finish and, of course, crunchy tortilla strips on top are completely up to you.

Just as an FYI: the leftovers of this salsa can be combined with cooked brown rice, an egg, and a handful of quick oats to make very fun BBQ Bean Burgers.

Stay tuned next week for my Wednesday - Tuesday food diary. The truth is always telling!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on your goals. I would love to weigh 148 right now, LOL.... Sounds like you have a great plan in place.