Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mile Marker

When they finished the bike trail behind my house and I started walking it I was still a 3 Dayer, so was doing a lot of training walks and needed to know my mileage.  I use Nike+ with GPS to track my miles.  We had a big storm not long after the bike trail opened.  This nice tree fell at my one mile mark.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Finally signs of spring on my walk

These pics are from yesterday, it's storming and raining here today.  This is my view on the bike trail behind my house, as you can see the trees are finally starting to bud.  It's been a long cold winter here and not much of a spring.  The second pic is of my walking buddy.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fitness Photo Challenge

OK Michelle!!!

I'm joining the fitness photo challenge that my dear friend Michelle posted about here.

My fitness goals are two-fold to get back in shape and to de-stress.  We have a lot going on in our house right now, with DBF's newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and DD graduating.

I'm already in a 10k step challenge with some wonderful friends and have averaged 66,000 steps a week.  So now I challenge myself to 560,0000 steps for this 8 week challenge.

If you'd like to join us, check out As My Camera Sees It for the details.

I'll upload a pic tonight after work for my weekly Monday pic, it will just be a day late.

This is from *gulp* not a few but alot of years ago.  Time flies by too fast.  I'm sick so posting an older photo until I'm able to be called human again, I sound like a frog right now. *ribbit*

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lunch recipe

141.5, yippeeee?

Yummy summer salad, had it for lunches last week.

Asian Tuna Slaw

Servings: 4

2 (12 ounce) bags broccoli slaw
1 cup chopped gala or red delicious apple (about 2 large)
(2) 5 ounce cans Albacore White Tuna in Water
1/2 cup low-fat sesame ginger dressing (like Newman's Sesame Ginger)
Directions:Drain tuna well.  In a medium bowl, mix broccoli slaw, apple, and tuna. Top with dressing and toss to coat.  If possible refrigerate for 15-20 minutes before eating

Calories: 195   Fat: 3.2   Carbs: 21   Fiber: 7   Protein: 22

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My body hates me.

Atleast it sure seems like it.  I've tried WW again, I tried counting calories, clean eating too, I can't lose weight.  My weight has topped at 142 and there I sit, gaining and losing the same 2 pounds over and over again.  Why?!?!?!

I read today that I should be doing weight lifting or strength training to lose weight, cardio won't do it.  Maybe?

So I'm back to this blog.  Back and hoping to glean something from the person I was back in 2008, the skinny and in shape Breezy.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crock Pot Minestrone

From SkinnyTaste, made it Sunday and froze for lunches.

It has turned colder here so soup lunch is a nice lunch.

Crock Pot Minestrone Soup
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 • Serving Size1 1/2 cups • Old Points: 4 • Points+: 5
Calories: 215.7 • Fat: 0.7 g  Protein: 8.7 g  Carb: 42.0 g  Fiber: 6.7 g   
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can white beans, drained, rinsed (cannellini or navy)
  • 3 cups fat free chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarians)
  • 1 oz chunk of good Parmesan cheese rind
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen (defrosted) spinach
  • 2 cups cooked small pasta like ditalini or elbows (al dente)
  • extra parmesan cheese to top (extra pts)
Rinse and drain beans. Puree beans with 1 cup of the broth in a blender.

In a crock pot, combine broth, tomatoes, pureed beans, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, herbs, Parmesan cheese rind, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Forty minutes before the soup is done cooking, add zucchini and spinach. Cover and cook 30 more minutes. Add cooked pasta, cook 10 minutes more. Remove bay leaves, rosemary sprig, parmesan rind and season to taste with salt and black pepper.Ladle soup into bowls and top with extra parmesan cheese.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

6 Can Taco Soup

TACO SOUP With chicken 

3 FROZEN chicken breasts 
1 envelope ranch dressing mix 
1 envelope taco seasoning mix 
1 medium onion, diced 
1 can rotel tomatoes 
1 can black beans 
1 can cannellini (or any white) beans 
1 can kidney beans 
1 can vegetarian baked beans 
1 can kernel corn 
Put everything in crockpot in order listed. 
Do NOT rinse or drain beans. 
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. 
Take chicken out and shred with two forks. 
Put chicken back in, stir, and eat. 
Freezes well