Lyn's Journey to 8

A Weight Loss Adventure

Burgers and more!

So I’ve been around the same weight now for what seems like forever. No worries, I’m not gaining. But I’m not where I want to be either. I think its time to step up my game and challenge myself to move as much as my body will allow. I have decisions to make! My pain has been pretty mild over the past few weeks so I think this is an opportunity to move.

I have been cooking/eating well, and taking photographs – just a bit busy recently working on my new project. Will have some news  shortly.

Turkey Burger on Grill

 

I’ve been playing around with some recipes but I get so frustrated with some of them. I made some turkey burgers the other day and there are so many different recipes for burgers online. I ended up just grasping the general ingredients and winging it. I should have written down what I did… but I didn’t. So  will have to do this the next time. They tasted great though. My kids did notice, however, that they were NOT from McDonald’s. I was told that these were not “burgers”. Its my own fault, I guess. LOL.

Lots of love went into making these burgers!

 

 

 

Lyn's Turkey Burgers

I’m also trying to have eggs a few times per week. I got tired of having toast with peanut butter. So here goes my eggs-periment. Get it? So I like to think of this as an open omelette. I just whisked an egg, added a little salt and pepper and poured it into my fancy little egg skillet thingy. Then put some spinach in top. Then when it looked like it was almost cooked through, I added some shredded cheddar cheese. Easy. Tasty.

Open omelette with spinach and cheese

There are some days when I don’t feel like cooking. Believe it or not. I jazzed up some leftover turkey mince with some Ramen noodles (gasp!) and green peas. Can’t say I didn’t get my veggies in there. Tasted pretty good too. (Side note – is it me, or is the seasoning in Ramen noodles hella salty? Sheesh! I used half the packet because I love my life)

Lazy Dinner - Ramen, Turkey Mince, Peas

That’s all for now! I hope everyone is doing well and working towards their health goals.

Take care! Back in a few!

Ciao

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May 30, 2011 Posted by | food, Healthy Meals | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Dieters Plate

Great week. Lots of  progress – which I’m thankful for. I really hate feeling like I’m at a standstill. And that’s a general statement! So imagine me watching my weight loss chart going in the wrong direction. No bueno! I got MAD and went on the treadmill 3 days in a row plus a 15 minute walking routine by Leslie Sansone. I actually have her DVD that came with Nutrisystem back in 2008. It was pretty awesome. If I could just place my hands on it… Anyway, so far I don’t feel terribly sore. I didn’t pass out or become bedridden so I think I’m okay to proceed!

On a trip to a favourite store recently, I found a plate that perhaps could have best benefited me at the start of my journey, however occasionally a  subtle reminder is good.

 

Roasted Zucchini, Minced Turkey, Butternut Squash

 

 

Tasty Bite!

I’ve been wanting to have fish other than Salmon. I’ve had so much Tilapia in my life that I’ve lost the taste for it. I tried Haddock and seasoned it very lightly, then pan seared for the first go. It was quite nice. Although a very soft fish once cooked, I still enjoyed it. I can start looking for Haddock recipes now 🙂 As for the baby potatoes, this was my first time having it. I needed a break from Sweet Potato. To see these little darlings prepared this way actually put a smile on my face.  I boiled them, allowed them to cool slightly. Then I smashed them with a saucepan! Ha! So much fun! Then I brushed them with Olive Oil and a sprinkle of salt and popped them in the oven for 20 minutes or so until the skin was crispy. I saw it on The Food Network ~ my favourite television station ❤

 

Haddock, Baby Potatoes, Green Beans

Have a great week! Stay motivated!

Ciao

February 28, 2011 Posted by | food, Healthy Meals, Weight Loss | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments