Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Weigh In Wednesday

Previous Weight:  199.6
Today's Weight:  197.4
Difference:  -2.2 pounds

I am happy to report that I stepped on the scale this morning and had a 2.2 pound loss!  I guess my body just needed to adjust to being back in the swing of things, who even knows.  I can tell that my body is starting to change back for the better, and especially with the use of my stair stepper, my legs in particular are getting leaner.  I'd like to start incorporating casual running back into the mix if the weather would stop being a ridiculous monsoon every day, sigh.  I guess if I were a better woman I'd suck it up and go out and get drenched to the bone, but as we know, I'm not that woman!  At this point my walks during the work week and my minutes on the stair stepper seem to be getting the job done, so I suppose I'll make do.

I have been meaning to write a review for my stair stepper now that I've had a couple of weeks to test it.  I promise I will write that review in the  next couple of days, but in short, I really like it and it's been a life saver!

There's really not much to report, I've been cooking a lot of standards this week though I did test 2 new recipes on Sunday, both Cooking Light ones.  So dinner Sunday night was supposed to be this Slow Cooker Turkey Mole, and good God I have not had a cooking fail like that in ages.  Full disclosure, I used a turkey breast instead of the legs, but that wasn't the issue.  The sauce was this horrible, muddy, scorched tasting, one note sauce.  Just utterly vile, and the part that pissed me off the most (besides wasting a turkey breast) was that the prep was labor intensive and I had to buy crap I wouldn't normally buy.  Nothing worse than spending forever on something and having it taste like burned ass basically.  I have never had mole, but I'm assuming it's not supposed to taste like that?  I literally had to throw the entire batch away uneaten, and I am NOT a picky person, I will eat even mediocre food.  It has to be super gross for me to not eat it, and this was just too nasty to eat.  You've been warned.

Anyway, since  the mole was an utter fail I was scrambling to pull together a fast dinner to take its place.  Thank God for small favors and a stocked pantry, because I was able to make the other Cooking Light recipe on my list, Cheeseburger Pizza.  Thankfully this was the polar opposite and super delicious.  I sadly did not take a picture of it because I was too busy inhaling it down my throat while watching the Golden Globes.

Not having the mole work out and having to make the pizza threw my meal plan out of wack for the week, but it's okay because we've still been eating well.  Last night I made black eyed peas with sliced bratwurst over rice, which was super tasty and made plenty for lunch today.  Tonight we're going out with some friends at one of my favorite pubs, and I've already planned my dinner out.  This place has this amazing grilled romaine salad, and I know that sounds weird but I seriously crave this salad!  I'm getting that tonight and adding chicken, and will try to limit myself to one beer.


  1. I don't *think* mole is supposed to taste like burned ass. I have not been having crock pot luck lately, either, though. The beef stew had so much vinegar flavor that I could only eat it after stirring in sugar and sweet potatoes. The chicken curry is so bad I can't even stand the smell of it. I've never done this before with something I made myself, but I REFUSE TO EAT THAT CHICKEN CURRY.

  2. Hahahhah yeah I am pretty sure mole shouldn't taste like burned ass. I am not a huge fan of it, it does have a slight charred taste to it that I don't like. Glad you had a back up that worked for you.
    And awesome loss!

  3. Mole is tricky, so I can definitely see where it would come out inedibly. I suspect that is one those things that takes lots of practice and likely more hands on than cooking light and a slow cooker are set up for. I'll have to check out the cheeseburger pizza - that looks right up our alley!

  4. Congrats on the loss!!!!!!! Keep up the good work, your walks and the stair stepper is DEFINITELY doing the job!

  5. I have seen grilled romaine recipes several times. I keep thinking I am going to try it and then forget. This summer it has to happen. I copied Cooking Light's recipe for the Sweet and Sour Napa Cabbage that is broiled - I am very intrigued.