Recipe-Healthy style quesadillas

Healthy Style Quesadillas

4 fat-free flour tortillas

4 teaspoons prepared honey mustard

1 cup fat-free cheese, shredded

4 slices 98% fat-free ham

Spread each tortilla with 1 teaspoon mustard. Sprinkle with cheese and top with 1 ham slice. Fold tortilla in half. In large nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat, place 1 or 2 filled tortillas. Cook until cheese melts, about 1 minute per side. Serve with salsa, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving:

Calories: 199.0

Total Fat: 1.42g

Saturated Fat: 0.46g

Sodium: 627.4mg

Protein: 26.49g

Carbohydrates: 18.42g

Cholesterol: 13.32mg

Fiber: 0g


Slimming down…getting back on track

so as you all heard me say i am trying to get back on track with my healthy eating and weight loss plan. i started properly today. i did not find it as hard as i thought i would! here is what i ate

breakfast: a bowl of wheetabix and a cup of tea
lunch: a bowl of vegetable soup and a toasted ham and cheese sandwich
dinner:boiled potatos, roast chicken breast, and for veggies, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and peas
dessert: fresh fruit salad with natural yogurt on top
a cup of tea

i’ve been drinking plenty of water today also.

i’m finally back on track!

one of the other residents who lives here goes to slimming world, its kinda like weight watchers but better. at least i think its better.

they use sins instead of a points system, your allowed 15 sins per day. some of their foods are called speed foods, and you can eat as much of those foods as you like, mostly these foods are veg and fruit.

then there are free foods, and you can also eat as much of these as you like, so there are pasta, potatos, eggs, meat, rice, etc. all of these can be eaten a lot.

for bread there is a certain kind they use and your allowed 2 slices per day, then you have to sin things like tomato ketchup, gravy, nuts, chocolate, and other junk food, etc.

if you have a chinese take away your supposed to pick the healthiest option on the menu, so for example chicken in black bean sauce is worth 7 and a half sins. things like that.

i’m seriously thinking of joining there online site, because i could get recipes and i could also keep track of my weight that way.

has anyone else followed the slimming world diet? and if you have did you lose a lot of weight, would you recommend it?

Weight loss. I’m Starting over

so i’ll be starting over with my weight loss. now that i am in the ils course, we go to the gym every week, right now its once a week, but i am hoping to add to that once i learn the route to a nearby gym with nitro. i am also going to exercise every evening in the park near our centre for 15 to 20 minutes, i just need to learn the route first around the park with nitro.
this morning at the gym i set up an exercise plan. i went on the treadmill and the bike. i’m also going to do some weights.
i got the gym instructor to weigh me and do my height. i weigh 102.9 kg, not sure what that is in pounds and stone yet, will have to work it out later today.
up until xmas i am going to opt to try to do 6000 steps a day, i know the recommended amount is 10 thousand, but I am starting off slowly and building myelf up to that.
I plan on going every week to the gym up until xmas, and hopefully build muscle and tone up, and also lose a little bit of weight. I am a category 3 on the obese scale in ireland, that is not good in my book.
Also at weekend i plan on going on the treadmill at home, and exercising as much as I can. I am determined to do this. I am determined to lose weight. I’m really disappointed that I weigh 102 KG. I dont want to weigh that much.
So yeah. I’m happy that I’m now starting to work on the issues surrounding my weight.

Healthy recipe-Red white and green salad

Red, White And Green Salad
1 pound small red potatoes, cooked and cubed
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces and cooked
7 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, tomatoes and beans. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour over vegetables; toss to coat. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Healthy Recipe-Crunchy pork and rice salad

Crunchy Pork And Rice Salad
1 head Chinese or green cabbage, shredded (about 6 cups)
2 cups cubed cooked pork roast
1 1/2 cups cold cooked rice
1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, toss together cabbage, pork, rice, peas and water chestnuts. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients; mix well. Pour over the salad and stir gently to mix. Chill for several hours.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Feeling Proud!

I feel so proud of myself. I pushed myself to exercise. Part of me wanted to veg out on the couch and not do it. But I pushed myself, I did it. And now I feel great. The endorphins are rushing through me right now hahaha. It feels so good.

Weigh in!

today I had a weigh in. it was unplanned. my nutritionist was at work, but I wasnt supposed to have an apt with her. i was seeing my cpn and texted her to ask if she was free, i really wanted to have a weigh in to see if i had lost anything.

she texted back saying she was free for a couple minutes and said she’d come get me in about 20 minutes. that suited me as it gave me time to finish up with my cpn.

when we got to her office we chatted for a while first. i told her i was using my fitness pal. she seemed to think that would be a good thing and told me if it was helping me to keep going with using it.

we talked about goals for the week. i told her i hadnt exercised much this past week, not at all hardly. and i havent been drinking water either. she told me to try to start to do these things this week and to also use lecothin granuals.

then the dreaded moment arrived. she got out the scales. i stood on it.

101 kg, 223 pounds. oh no. same weight, again. no weight loss this week. this is the third week, how frustrating.

i was really disappointed with myself. She told me not to worry. that it could be due to constipation, or lack of exercise, or no water intake, etc. try harder for next week was all she said.

and i’d been sooo good this week!

I’d had no chocolate, no crisps, no biscuits, no sweet things at all. I’d eaten plenty of fruit and veg, I’d had 3 healthy meals a day and hardly any snacks. And still I wasnt down.

I guess allI can do is try again next week.

Have you ever been stuck at a certain weight for more than a week? What did you do about it?