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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday Check-in

As promised to myself here is my check-in for today. I went to the gym last night as planned and had a great workout. For the first time I did Week5 Day1 of the C25K. The intervals were 5min run/ 3min walk/ 5min run/ 3min walk/ 5min run. I felt good through the whole thing and followed it up with 30min of weigh training. I will repeat these running intervals tomorrow and again on Tuesday.

I made a delicious chicken stew last night (sorry, forgot to snap a picture) Did not really follow a recipe but was able to make it thick and creamy in a WW friendly way. Here is what I did

Sauteed shallots, mushrooms, garlic and leeks in 2 tbsp of olive oil and 1/2 tbsp of butter until tender. Sprinkled 2 tbsp of flour over the mixture and cooked for another minute. Whisked in 4 cups of chicken broth.

Added 1 cup of of cubed potato, 1 cup carrots and 1 cup broccoli. Cooked covered for about 5 minutes.

Added 3/4 cup of non-fat evaporated milk and 1 can creamed corn, salt, pepper, fresh thyme and sage.

Added frozen peas and corn and 2 cooked and cubed chicken breasts.

This recipe made 5 generous portions of thick, creamy stew - for only 6 points each serving!

I packed a healthy lunch for work sticking to my previous plan. I did have an encounter with a cookie from Subway (bought by a co-worker) and worked those 5 points into my daily points. I had more chicken stew for dinner and indulged in some Old Dutch baked dill chips to finish of my points for the day. I tracked everything on the WW website and only have 3 cups of water left to tick all my boxes for today.

I think the scale was scared by all my planning yesterday and this morning showed me a number I have not seen yet. If it shows its face again I will take a picture!


Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

That sounds delicious.

Yum. :)

Melzie said...

Sounds yummy! i'm not a soup kind of person, but maybe I'll give it a try!! i'm curious about Mr. Scale-- mine is currently not being nice, LOL!