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Sunday, March 15, 2009

BLBS Day 2!

Day two of my biggest loser week was great. I had a fantastic workout at the gym. Did 30 minutes on the treadmill - instead of my usual interval runs I did incline intervals. It was a great workout and I really pushed myself on the steepest inclines. It took me 35 minutes to burn 300 calories (usually I do about 250 in the same time). I then did 30 minutes of free weights. I find this to be so much more effective than the weight machines and I was really working on my control and body positioning. Finally I did 15 minutes of crunches on the pilates ball and 15 minutes of stretching. I also managed a few walks with the puppy (despite the gross slushy rain/snow and wind). The plan was to do some DDR tonight but I am a little sore from the workout and I want to be able to get to the gym in the morning.

Food intake was good today as well.

Breakfast: smoothie (4)
Snack: peanut butter and ww bread (3)
Lunch: not humdrumsticks and snap peas (4)
Snack: baked bbq and honey chips (4)
Dinner: One Loaf to Love and Britney Spears (8)
Snack: milkshake (frozen yogurt, strawberries, milk) (4)
Sorry I forgot to post the recipe for the Not Humdrumsticks from yesterday. I have not been able to find it online so here is the quick version:
12 skinless drumsticks
1/4 cup liquid honey
2 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp grainy dijon mustard
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp dried herbes de provence
salt and pepper.
Coat baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange drumsticks in pan. Mix all other ingredients and pour over drumsticks. Bake for 30 minutes at 400. Baste frequently.
The squash from yesterday was an acorn squash. I cut it in half and place the halves cut side down in a dish with 1/2 inch of water. Microwave for 5 minutes. Then turn over the squash halves - rub with 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp brown sugar, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Rast in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Todays recipes were also from ESBM (I think I will have to try another cookbook soon). One Loaf to Love was a new twist on a favourite comfort food. The meat mixture is:
1 1/2 lbs extra lean ground beef
1 cup fresh bread crumbs (I put weight wathers bread in the food processor)
1/4 cup bbq sauce
1 pkge hamburger seasoning (I used Club House Superburger)
1 egg
1/4 cup fresh parsley
salt and pepper
Mix this all together. Line a sheet pan with wax paper (or a silpat) and spread meat into a 10x12 rectangle.
For the veggie layer sautee 1 cup finely diced mushrooms, 1/2 cup zucchini, 1/2 cup onions, 1/2 cup red pepper (I left this out - I hate peppers) and 1 tsp garlic. Sautee until soft and add 1 tsp chopped basil.
Spread the veggies onto the meat mixture and sprinkle with 1/2 cup light cheese.

Roll up the meatloaf and bake on a broil pan (375 degrees) for 40 minutes. Remove and spread top with 2 tbsp of BBQ sauce - return to oven for 10 minutes or until done. Let it rest for 5 miniutes before cutting. YUMMY!!!

The side dish was also from ESBM - Britney's Spears. Just toss aperagus with EVOO, salt, pepper and garlic and roast for 12-15 minutes at 400. Put on serving platter - sprinkle with a couple tsp of balsamic vinegar and crumble 1/4 cup feta on top. YUMMY!!!!

The plan for tomorrow is to hit the gym when I wake up. Come home and do some housework (laundry, bathroom, floors etc..). I am going to try a new low fat lemon poppyseed loaf. I am going to go back to the gym for a 5pm cardio crunch class. If the weather co-operates I also have a walk planned with a girlfriend. I earned another 4 AP today but tomorrows goal is 8.

Thanks for reading!


Anonymous said...

you go girl! I admire your motivation :)

JanetM97 said...

woo hoo! You're doing great! thanks for the recipes, too. :)

Mary said...

Great workout for the day! (Sorry I can't bear to look at your food and recipes because I'm getting hungry LOL). Good luck tomorrow toO!