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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Trying some new things...

I'm back from our trip Vancouver. We had a lot of fun shopping and reminiscing (we lived in various areas of the lower mainland from 1994-2001) with old friends. Being able to try on clothes in most regular stores is still a lot of fun for me. I limited my self to a few pieces as I hope they will not fit for long (and I work in a clothing store that tempts me every day!) I did quite well with my eating - our one splurge dinner out was at this fantastic Jamaican restaurant, my chicken entree was healthy(ish) but I did indulge in some delicious fried plantain chips (mm mm mm!!) I weighed my self this morning and I was the same as Wednesday so I am happy with that.

Today I made DH's lunches and dinners for the week as he was heading back up north this afternoon. I tried some new dishes from the Eat Shrink and be Merry Cookbook. First was Florets Nightingale. Cauliflower and Broccoli with a yummy creamy cheesy sauce and then topped with a Parmesan bread crumb topping. Next time I will spice up the cheese sauce a little and then this would perfect!

The next dish was Chicken Pandemoniyum. It was OK- nothing spectacular. It is a chicken and rice one pot meal. I am not a big fan of casseroles but DH loves his food all mushed up together and he really like this one.

This third was Fake 'n Bake Chicken. This was so simple and really delicious. One of the main ingredients is hoisin sauce, which is my favourite condiments, so this will definitely be a repeat recipe.

I think I need to shake up my weight loss routine again, so I am going to try the Wendi plan. I have read a few blogs from people who have had success with this so I am going to give it a try. Normally I get 29 points per day - so with the Wendi plan my week will play out like this:

Day 1 - 24 points
Day 2 - 30 points
Day 3 - 25 points
Day 4 - 39 points
Day 5 - 24 points
Day 6 - 30 points
Day 7 - 28 points

Should be interesting!


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JanetM97 said...

Vancouver sounds like it was fun! :) I'd love for us to go there over March break and visit my sis. It's such a health conscious city- as opposed to here anyway, were there is a Tim Horton's on every block. ;)

I REALLY need to find my Looney Spoon ladies cookbooks. Your dishes all look really good! You are such a great wife. (my dh would be jealous!) ;)

Julie said...

You're food pics looks yummy, as always!

Here's to us trying the Wendi plan. I can't wait to see if it works for you and I!

Lyn said...

I am doing something similar, although not with points. I am doing a monthly calorie budget. That sort of has the cycling built in. I was looking for Wendie plan info and found your blog :)

Love the meal ideas!