Friday, April 29, 2011
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!
Posted by d at 12:03 AM
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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
Posted by d at 8:34 PM
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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....
Posted by d at 9:59 AM
Sunday, April 3, 2011
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.
Posted by d at 2:11 AM
Saturday, April 2, 2011
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.
Posted by d at 1:00 PM
Friday, April 1, 2011
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.
Posted by d at 10:18 AM