Monday, May 17, 2010

Stabilization...Day 184

Arrrghh...will I ever get these last pounds off? Currently 6.4 lbs. from my goal close and yet so far! I recalculated my BMR and lowered my daily caloric intake to 1300, down from 1400, but, of course, I need to get regards to more exercise. It's spring...cycling, perhaps?

Had an odd experience in regards to clothes...needed to get all gussied up for a fete of grand proportions this passed Friday...and...wait for it...nothing fit! No, not that was all too big! In fact, my one-and-only biz suit was swimming on me. But given how timeless the style is, I think I'll spring to get it altered. Also on the "alter" list is my "Car Wash" dress from is just too fab to part with.

Made an amazing Chicken Taco Stew in the crockpot this past weekend! Full of veggies and but a mere 170 calories per cup. Pretty easy...toss a chopped onion, box of frozen chopped spinach, box of frozen corn, 16 oz can of black beans drained, 28 oz can whole tomatoes in purée (I pull the cores out and crush toms with my hand before adding), 8 oz. can tomato sauce, 1/4 cup taco seasoning, 1+ tsp. each chili powder, cumin, coriander, hot sauce (add to suit your own taste). Stir together. Cook on high for 3 hrs. Shred chicken from one cooked bird (I get the rotisserie style at the grocery store). Add to crockpot. Cook another hour on low. Add more tomato puree if stew is too dry. I serve with chopped fresh tomato, scallions, jalepenos, shredded cheddar cheese (Mexican seasoned blend is exceptionally yummy) and sour cream (you need to add appropriate calories for each topping used). Beyond delish!

Eat and be well,

Jane Doh!