Posts Tagged ‘losing weight’

Future Goddess’ on a Diet…on a dime!

January 6, 2010

Lisa’s Post: Hello!  My darling daughter pointed out to me that I have been quite the slacker when it comes to posting.  I did lose 5 lbs this week and Christine lost 3 lbs.  Yipee!  How have you been doing?  So far, sticking to 1500 calories per week, trying to eat foods high in dietary fiber, drinking lots of H2O, and thinking about exercise 🙂 has done wonders to chase the butt fairy away.  She kept blessing me weekly with more butt.

Actually, I do take the steps at work, chase 22 cats, 3 dogs, and stay pretty much in motion all day.  So, if I actually used my treadmill to work out instead of just to hang delicates, I may end up ahead of schedule on the road to Goddessdom.

Tonight, it was broiled boneless, skinless chicken breast for dinner which goes great with steamed frozen vegetables.  My favorite snack that actually makes me feel full (unlike carbs) are hard boiled eggs (80 calories each). 

Yesterday, I made Salmon patties (my own recipe) which I just must give a 10/10 score.  I am not bias!  I also have the most beautiful children and the cutest papillion in the universe. hehe. 

Natasha is 10 years and 20 lbs heavier herself!

Anyway, they are about 120 calories each.  For my top secret recipe (insert drum roll) just look below…

Ingredients:

One can of salmon

2 slices bread

salt and pepper to desired taste

Sprinkle Old Bay Seasoning to taste (about 3 shakes)

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and save the other half to squeeze over cooked patties

One egg

The ingredients are pretty meager, but it tastes oh so delicious!

Directions:

Mix all ingredients, make into patties about half the size of a hamburger,  and fry in corn oil. Test the oil with a small pinch of  bread to make sure that the bread sizzles before putting patties in oil.

Turn the patties when the edges are brown and crusty and cook both sides until golden brown.

Flip the salmon when it is brown on the undersides...

Enjoy with a salad.  I like to crumble the Salmon patties over my salad and use Miracle Whip as my dressing but to each his own.

Thanks! Now Christine can’t say, “Mom, it is our blog and I am the only one blogging” She forgets that I was cooking and cleaning. I pretty much think that was above and beyond the call of duty but, alas, a woman’s work is never done.

See you next week when we are all 5 lbs thinner . We win again butt fairy!

The Future Goddesses,

-Lisa and Christine

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Goddess Diet on a Dime – Day 2!

December 28, 2009

Post by Christine: So today we tried out a new, lowfat recipe! I gave it a 7.5/10 and Mom gave it the same score. The recipe was for a Greek Salad…here it is if you want to try it out! We left out onion (for Mom) and garlic (for me). It was a Jenny Craig recipe…I think the oregano dressing is what I didn’t like the most.

by Jenny Craig

I understand the font may be a litte small, so let me type out the recipe for you here:

Jenny Craig Greek Salad141 calories/serving – Makes four servings

Ingredients:

1/2 head romaine lettuce

2 cups chopped tomatoes

1 small cucumber, thinly sliced

1 small onion, thinly sliced (we left this out)

1 small green bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1/4-inch strips (we used a red bell pepper, Mom thinks they’re sweeter)

4 oz. reduced fat free feta cheese, crumbled (best part!)

2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 tbsp. water

1 large garlic clove, finely minced or pressed (left this out…I hate garlic)

1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed (I would actually put less in, it was pretty strong)

1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and green pepper. Top with cheese.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, water, garlic, oregano and black pepper. Pour over salad and gently toss. Yields four servings.

That’s it! The most time consuming part was cutting the red pepper… haha.

Handy Websites: Thanks to RadioCindy for sharing this! She recommended The Daily Plate, a nifty website that gives you tons of recipes and even has a calculator that factors in your weight and how much you want to lose! Definitely worth a look – thanks, Cindy! She also recommends adding 24g/fiber a day.

Want to know the big deal about fiber? This isn’t going to be censored… dieting people love fiber because it makes you go to the bathroom. And not just #1… it makes you poop, folks! That aids in weight loss and gives you some more reading time!

Our Calorie Total for Yesterday:

Christine: 940/1500

Lisa: 1500/1500

Some lifesavers were a Vegetarian Chili I made…it was so delicious! I got the recipe from my pastor at Wilkes Boulevard UMC. Interested? Post some comments!

For that chocolate craving:

We really need to look for some low fat dessert recipes because the Weight Watchers just aren’t cutting it! They are delicious, don’t get me wrong…but oh, so, small! My personal favorite is Weight Watcher’s Ice Cream Candy Bar…it’s like an ice cream snickers, but better because it is low fat and won’t go straight to your tush! It’s 150 calories.

Hope to hear from you soon! Post your lowfat recipes for us to try here! We will rate it and share it!

Thanks for reading!

~Lisa and Christine