Monday, September 24, 2007

monday monday

well, monday again shows me up about 2-3 pounds. i guess it's to be expected? anyway, i'm going to try hard today to eat well and see what the scale says tomorrow. i'm feeling pretty good although a bit slugglish from eating crapola for part of the weekend. last night i made a delicious dinner. i boiled 3 big turkey franks while i fried some onion and garlic in a bit of vegetable oil. after they were done boiling, i cut them up into little pieces and added them to the frying pan, along with some red and orange peppers, and red pepper flakes. then i started boiling some "smart" rotini pasta. (smart is white pasta, with extra fiber. not my favourite but the bf likes it, and dominion was out of whole wheat rotini.) then i added zucchini and pasta sauce to the frying pan... a few minutes later and voila - a delicious dinner and not that bad for you.

i have a friend who is starting this diet called "the no-fail diet" from a book by leslie beck. here is what amazon says:



Book Description
The No-Fail Diet is a nutritionally balanced, easy-to-follow, and realistic diet plan that will help you lose weight and keep it off permanently. No counting calories, fat grams, or carbohydrate grams—it's a healthy eating plan that fits into real life. The No-Fail Diet will help you

- lose up to 30 pounds in 12 weeks
- achieve and maintain a healthy weight
- look and feel great
- increase your energy
- stay healthy and active as you age

Written by leading nutritionist Leslie Beck, The No-Fail Diet includes
- four flexible weight-loss meal plans
- a day-by-day menu plan with meal and snack ideas and healthy eating tips
- over 80 delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes
- a 12-week fitness plan with almost 100 demonstration photographs
- tracking tools to keep you motivated and enhance success

there is a two week jumpstart program which kind of turns me off. no carbs at lunch or dinner... that sort of thing. i just don't think diets with restrictions can be successful in a realistic world, because they don't teach you how to eat for long-term success. that being said, i hope my friend is successul!

today's menu:

breakfast:
light silk soy (1)
oatmeal (2.5)
raisins (1.5)
5/19

lunch:
2 slices ww bread (1)
chef boyardee NHL pasta (2)
cheese string (1)
9/19

snack:
dad's oatmeal cookies (3)
squiggle (1)
13/19

dinner:
chicken breast (2)
butternut squash (1)
baked potato (3)
margerine (1)
20/19

1 comment:

Shannon said...

That dinner sounds delicious. I might make something like that tonight and I already have all the ingredients, Thanks for the idea!