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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

five minute entry

Just a few minutes before I must dash... I'm glammed and ready to go. Lunch and snack is packed. Just have to toss some ice into my trusty sonic cup and head out the door...

Today is day 40 on weight watchers. It has been so much easier this time around. I think my eating habits have evolved to such a degree that eating healthy was already second nature. It was just a matter of eliminating treats and ... honestly... I haven't missed anything. Not even gravy biscuits at Glenda's.

Sometimes I think that I'll reward myself with a gravy biscuit at this goal or that goal... but I just want to break the mindset of food being a reward. Food is not comfort, it's not reward, it's not a catalyst for social interaction. It's just fuel. I have to keep it in it's proper perspective. Most people who have addictions are able to break those addictions by going cold turkey. You can't quit food. SO I have to change the food addictions that are unhealthy.

so far, so good.

We've been shorthanded by two people most of the week... so 40% of our work staff... but fortunately (or unfortunately from a commission standpoint) it's been slow. The main impact on me is that I'm not able to market as much when we're so shorthanded so it keeps me from earning extra cha-ching.

Tonight I'm gathering with the ladies from my Wednesday night bible study at the home of our fearless leader since most of us have kids who are out of town on the mission trip to Myrtle Beach.

FUnny story... Austin always teases Jamie by calling her "apple jacks" since her initials are a.j. - amanda james. She figured out his initials are a.s so she's been calling him apple sauce. Quite creative!

time to dash... love and hugs and happy thoughts, y'all!

Posting this here because I want to try it and don't want to lose the recipe...

1 cup cooked bulgur (to cook: soak bulgur in 1 cup boiling water for about 20 minutes)
1 cup dried black beans, drained
1 cup dried kidney beans, drained (save this liquid from reconstituted beans)
1 cup cooked whole corn kernels
1/2 cup green onions, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup cucumber, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup plum tomatoes, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces Dressing:
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp chili powder
Sea salt to taste
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup liquid from kidney beans (or use olive oil to taste)
In a large bowl, combine cooked bulgur, beans and chopped vegetables. Mix well.
To make dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, garlic, chili powder, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Whisk in ½-cup reserved kidney bean liquid (or olive oil, to taste) and pour over salad and toss well. Allow salad to sit in refrigerator for 1 hour to allow flavors to blend before serving.
NUTRIENTS per 3/4-cup serving:
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 0.5 g
Sat. Fat: 0 g
Carbs: 19 g
Fiber: 5 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 5 g
Sodium: 190 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg


Nancy said...

Love the "apple sauce" comment... so cute! :-)