Welcome to a successful week of Extreme Makeover~Me Edition, Amber hosts this weekly support group. I enjoy reading about the journey we are all on to improve our lives in some way. Different people have different objectives and goals. Click on the link or button above to read the stories of my new friends!
My goal: to feel better.
To feel better I must lose weight.
And this week......success
Drum roll please....
I lost 3.5 lbs
(funny how important a .5 can be)
With that I have to say, I have tried to get back to basics this week.
- Make a good meal choices
- Eat more fruit
- Drink less soda
- Eat more veggies
- Cut out snacks (this is my weakness)
- Be more active
I think these things led me to success. I don't feel like I deprived myself. Also, my in-laws were here for 3 nights/4 days. This added to my stress level, I thought it would negate the activity level being up.
Can I just say Yay for me!!
Amber is encouraging us to share a recipe this week.
This is one of my favorite's from the book
Eat up Slim Down
Chicken Fiesta Mexicana
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons minced garlic or garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup of salsa
3/4 cup (3 oz) shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar
3/4 cup (3oz) shredded reduced fat monterey jack
optional: 1 small avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees:
~Place chicken on a med. nonstick baking dish. Coat both sides with of chicken with nonstick spray. Sprinkle both sides evenly with cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Top with salsa. Bake for 20 minutes
~Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cheeses. Bake 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and a thermometer registers 160 degrees in thickest part of breast and juices run clear. Serve with avocado if desired.
My twist on this is I never have Monterey Jack on hand so I leave that off, just the cheddar seems to be plenty of cheese. And we NEVER use salt, on anything. That is not an exaggeration. I keep my salt shaker in my laundry room to use on my "new" colored clothes.
- 284 calories
- 32 grams protein
- 12 grams carbs
- 12 grams fat
- 76 mg cholesterol
- 924 mg sodium
- 5 grams fiber
- 0 milk
- 0 veggies
- 0 fruit
- 0 bread
- 4 meat
- 0 fat
Ok---I just typed all that.
If you cook this I want to hear what you think. My husband will sometimes slice his and eat it in a tortilla.