Saturday, September 13, 2008
This week was good for me (a surprise actually after having a good week last week as well), but not so good for Kimm. The results…
Kaye: Down 2.8 pounds (total = 20.8 pounds)
Kimm: Down 0.2 pounds (total = 12.8 pounds)
It’s hard to feel happy about losing weight when you are doing this with someone else who has had a disappointing week. I can only imagine the frustration when you do so good all week, watching your calories, exercising, feeling hungry, then step on the scale and don’t see it reflected there. It was hard for me to know what to say. But, at least, as I mentioned last week, we BOTH are noticing a difference in how our clothes are fitting, noticeably much more LOOSE!!
One more week of this for the hospital. It seems like I am in the lead and many have conceded and given up. So in one week I may be $125 richer. Not sure what I will do with the money.
On a different note, my broken camera is back. I sent it to Kodak and they repaired it for free. So future postings will include visual images again!
School is going okay thus far. Lots of reading and work. I have to try to stay organized, which is difficult at times. But I only think about things one week at a time, otherwise I think I would go crazy.
I went to a new doctor yesterday, a woman in Northampton. I had a VERY good feeling about her. The thing I really like is that she does all her own physical examinations. So instead of having a different nurse practitioner every time I go, I will have better continuity of care. I told her about how I was supposed to have a physical for school and she squeezed me in for the beginning of November, even though I heard the secretary telling people on the phone that she was booking into January. That made me feel like she cared.
I promised many weeks ago that I would share some of the new recipes that Kimm and I had incorporated into our lower calorie diet, and have not done so yet. So here is one recipe that we both love that is very easy…
*you can use whatever veggies you like, but this is what we use to make two kabobs for each of us–we usually pair it with a package of Near East couscous (Toasted Pine Nut is awesome!)
6 cherry tomatoes
1 small zucchini, cut in chunks
1 small ear of corn, cooked, cut in 4 pieces
1/4 of a green pepper, cut in chunks
1/4 of a red pepper, cut in chunks
1/4 of a Vidalia onion, cut in chunks
Once all the veggies are ready, thread them on the kabob skewers (that have been soaked in water). Then place them on a tin foil covered baking sheet. Cover with the following (which has been mixed together)…
2 tablespoons olive oil
dash balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Then once they are covered with the oil mixture, place in an oven that is on High Broil. Broil for about 3-5 minutes per side (you’ll know when they are getting done because the smell of roasted veggies will fill your kitchen). Honestly, these kabobs taste like they’ve come off of the grill. Wonderful! Hope you try and enjoy as much as we do…