Thursday, May 1, 2008

Walking and a Recipe

Didn't do my walking this morning, so here's my plan. I'm getting it in this afternoon or evening. Think it's a working plan?

Actually the reason I didn't do it this morning is because I was just too tired to bend over and tie my shoe laces. I sure wish my bladder held more. After 6 hours it's just too full to wait any longer and this morning when I came downstairs to empty it I didn't feel like going back upstairs so I just hit the couch and got in another 3 hours. So I'm a little groggy this morning and just couldn't make myself go out there and do the boring walk around and around and around the driveway. Gonna cheer myself on today to "get-r-done." I gotta do this...I gotta do this...I gotta do this...Rah, Rah, Sis Boom Bah.

On a happier note I was looking through some of my favorite recipes that I can't have anymore and came across one that just might work, so I typed it into the recipe builder on WW and low and behold it worked. So now I will share it with you. This recipe came from my Aunt Ella, who used to take care of me after school while Mother worked. She was my great aunt and I loved her dearly, and not just because she gave me a duck when I was in 3rd grade either. This recipe makes a huge amount and I'm giving it to you in it's entirety so if you have a lot of people in your family it will work and if you don't you can cut it down or freeze some. It freezes well.


1 lb. lean ground beef (or your substitute for beef)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 medium green pepper (chopped)
1 bunch of celery (chopped), yep, lots of celery
1 medium can mushrooms
1 large can stewed tomatoes (diced or squished up)
1 tsp basil
8 oz package noodles (cooked per directions)

In a large dutch oven, saute onion, green pepper and celery until almost tender. (Now here is where Aunt Ella used a stick of butter to do the sauteing but we know this isn't good for us so I am going to use just a little olive oil.)
Add ground beef and brown.
Drain noodles and add them along with the rest of the ingredients.
Stir and place a lid on pot and place in the oven at 350 degrees for an hour.

I divided it up into 8 servings and it is only 4 points per serving. And believe me that is a good sized portion. So if it is too much for you it will be less points. And I would guesstimate the calories at around 200 to 250 (since the 100 cal. snack packs are 2 points). Gonna have to do some research and find out the calorie content of my recipes for those of you that aren't on WW. I do understand that WW is not all powerful but it does work for me and we all know that we have to do what works for us.

I've discovered that there are days that I don't log my points in and those are the days that I am usually under or right on the points. My mind has decided that it knows when I'm being good and what to eat to make me good, I guess. The funny thing is that when I set down here every time I eat something and log in my food I usually go over by a few points. Maybe it's because I look at the points left and think to myself what else I can eat the rest of the day, so I've been waiting until just after supper to log my points. That way I keep myself on track in my own little way. Whatever works, right?

Gotta walk...Gotta walk...Gotta walk...still chanting.


Cammy said...

You get your heinie up and outdoors, missy! :)

Seriously, if you slept for 3 more hours, your body was definitely trying to tell you something!

I have a friend who chants "This! Makes! Me! Feel! Better!" over and over while she's exercising. She says it blocks the negative thoughts. You know, it kind of works. :)

Enjoy your walk!!!

Fatinah said...

we are all going to want to read about how awesome your walk get going!