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Friday, March 9, 2012

Food Friday

In February, I signed up for my work's Biggest Loser Challenge. I would say it was to embrace a more healthy way of living, but in reality the grand prize is a $100 gift card once a month for a year. Since Husband has to pay for his own gas for work and I like to eat, I became highly motivated.

Except I wasn't. For the first month, I did okay, but that isn't cutting it as this is a company wide competition and after last week's weigh in, I dropped way below where I wanted to be on the leader board (as in nowhere near being a leader at all). So I've decided it's time to kick it into high gear. With the help of the sparkpeople.com website (find me at coconut85) and my biggest loser buddy, Mrs. Next Door Neighbor, I'm looking to lose 25 pounds by May and bring home the gas.

In doing so, I've had to adjust my eating habits. Part of the SparkPeople process is tracking what you eat and since I'm kinda kickstarting my (overly large) behind into gear, I picked recipes from their sister website, SparkRecipes.com to make. Eventually, I'll figure out how to incorporate recipes from other sources but for now, as I stare down that 25 pounds with my hand hovering above my metaphorical fat blasting gun, I'll stick to what works. Feel free to ask me how I'm doing, what I've eaten or how many times I've gone to the bathroom (eight glasses of water goes right thru me).

Baked Lemon Chicken

 I'm kind of into all things lemon right now. Lemon water, lemon chicken, lemon chiffon cookies....mmm cookies...

Cilantro Chicken Tacos
Added brown rice because apparently I'm a lemming and that's what everyone says to do.
 I promise these tacos were nothing special. Just add taco seasoning, garlic and cilantro to the chicken and voila! Taco. Must remember to put cilantro in EVERYTHING.

Ranch Cheddar Turkey Burgers
That's right baby! The UDG has conquered the grill!
Remember this post? I do. Like it was yesterday, which made tonight's dinner taste that much better. Take that flimsy ignition wires.

So there you have it. Hey that's two posts in one week. I'm doing pretty good for coming off an unexpected sabbatical. But I have decided since I'm now a full time Night Auditor at the Hotel (read: graveyard slave), two times a week is all I can handle. That means I'm scratching the Meatless Monday posts. I promise I'll try to make it up in the other two. Well maybe not promise, more like gesture grandly.

Oh and let me know if you have any tasty, healthy recipes. Emphasis on tasty.