Friday, April 29, 2011

Anna's Polish Restaurant

I had previously been avoiding Potatoes, but when we went to Anna's Polish Restaurant again to review and film I had to dive back in.

all I have to say is Cracovia Chicken Cutlet (Sorry, but I couldn't wait to take a bite out of it before I snapped the picture)
served here with Beet Root Salad and Roasted Red Potatoes.

Please watch the video. we are very proud of it!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

13 Days - No Potatoes

Not a long time, but I did want to show a couple of photos - proving that there can be tons of ways to enjoy Potato-Free Meals.
The next post will show and tell why I had to break down and go back to Potatoes.
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Fresh Hand-Made Mozzarella
Carmela's in Longwood

Homemade Corn Chowder with Cornbread Croutons

Pulled Pork Samich with Baked Beans and Mac N Cheese
Porkies Original BBQ in Apopka

and a basic Salad with those same Cornbread Croutons

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I haven't had a french fry or a potato chip in over a week.
I've been doing good with my exercise.
The days when I eat less, I have better fasting blood sugars.
Funny how all of that works.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Doing good!

Just a quick update to let you all know that I am doing pretty good!
Over the last 2 weeks I have been doing cardio 5 or 6 times a week.
My blood sugars have been mostly around 100.
I have started eating meat again, but have been trying to eat a little healthier overall.
I did make a delicious meal the other day and wanted to share the photo with you.
Meatloaf, Mac N Cheese, Sweet Peas, Corn Bread and a Salad.
(Small portions, multiple meals)
I've also been eating at some new restaurants which should get reviewed soon, as well as some favorites that I haven't been to in a while.
I am still struggling with trying to keep my weight down, I was down to 181 last week, but today I am weighing in at 184.6.
(I did eat decadently last evening)
My goal for the moment is to get down into the 170's and stay there!
Hopefully a photo of the scale reading a lower number will be posted on here soon!
I'll keep you updated!
News Flash... I made my decision today, I'm giving up Potatoes until further notice.
Goodbye Potato Chips from Bananas, Goodbye Home fries, Goodbye French fries, Until we meet again....

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vegetarian Challenge Day 10

Today was great! I got up and ran some errands with John Clor, and I took him to Sweet Tomatoes because I had a couple of meal vouchers. I made pretty good choices, I didn’t go too crazy with the Pasta or Bread, and I made rather healthy Salad selections.
Then when I got home I got on the treadmill and gave myself a good, sweaty 30 minute cardio workout. Afterwards I toasted one of those slim 100 Calorie Bagels that I had in the freezer and spread it with a reduced fat Sundried Tomato spread.
Then a little later I had an Apple and a piece of String Cheese.
I fasted through work, and then at the 8 hour mark I took my blood sugar reading which was 89.
Several of us ended up at Bananas where I ordered the same thing as the previous night, however instead of the Salad that I thought I was getting as my side item they put Potato chips on my plate. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t a little bit excited and delighted.
I cleaned my plate.
Now I have done it! I did my Vegetarian Food Challenge for 10 days. I wouldn’t be surprised if I ate meat tomorrow. However this challenge has been easier then expected, and I haven’t really missed the meat. As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, I definitely need to focus on choosing healthier foods across the board, regardless of what challenge I have taken on. I need to eat smaller portions, and more often. I need to keep up with the exercise and not let it start slacking. And I need to focus on losing a little weight. I'm gonna work on it and i will keep you all updated.
Thank you all for reading.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Vegetarian Challenge Day 9

So today I decided to make myself a Frittata with some leftover cooked Asparagus topped with some Feta, along with a piece of Toast with Jelly it was a pretty good breakfast. I did a few chores around the house, then a small workout consisting of crunches, push ups and stretching and then around 6pm I had some of the leftover Spinach and Artichoke Ravioli Lasagna and some Salad. When reheating leftovers, I am trying to use the salad plates instead of the dinner plates, it keeps my portions smaller and it looks better in pictures as well.
Then after my shift I took my blood sugar and the reading was 108. Off for our usual Friday night trip to Banana’s, I had the Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup, and instead of my usual Potato Chips I just got a Salad, and surprisingly it was just as delicious and I was just as full. Now I know that this Semi-Vegetarian thing that I am doing is probably coming to a close soon, but I do feel that I CAN do without MEAT, and now that I am exercising pretty good I just need to tighten up my eating choices and I might even be able to lose some weight, which will be very helpful for my diabetes.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Vegetarian Challenge Day 8

So I had lunch with Mark at a new place in Winter Park called Jimmy Hulas. It was terrible and I would not recommend it at all, however this blog entry is not a restaurant review. I had Veggie KaBobs and a Salad with fruit in it. Upon leaving I was still hungry, so as we were going to CVS anyway I grabbed a small bag of honey roasted Peanuts. Then after two games at the bowling alley, we went to the snack bar where I had a Veggie Pizza, I only ate half. Then later on I did some cooking at the house, I made a Spinach and Artichoke Ravioli Lasagna with some Garlic Toasts and a Spinach Salad with dried cranberries, almonds and a homemade lemon dressing. After dinner was some treadmill and then an Apple before bed. Morning Blood Sugar was 123. I’m pleased to keep Vegetarian week going for a little while longer.