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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A New Eat to ♥

Balsamic vinegar. Yup. Simple, huh?

Magda made me an easy dressing with balsamic and olive oil, plus a little splooge of mustard to hold it together. I ran out. But I didn't really want to recreate it, because I'm in weight loss mode and holy crappers the calories in olive oil!! I know I need healthy oils, but come ON. I eat a lot of salad.

(Hmmm, thought tangent... need to calculate how I'm doing in the healthy oil category... although, actually, I have modified my NutriMirror to reflect a higher fat ratio than normal, as I have ridiculously dry skin and excema, and I work to keep it in the green. So nevermind.)

So instead I grabbed the balsamic bottle and just put it straight onto my salad. Guess what? It's fanTAStic! Okay, not as good as the dressing that Mag made, but damn it's tasty, and it's a fraction of the calories! (10 vs 70)

Today is a good eating day. And I worked out, which I didn't get to yesterday, despite my JFT plan. My eating has been healthy and wonderful!

Breakfast: Egg white omelet wrap w/ avocado, milk & vitamins 469 Calories
Lunch: Steamed cod & spinach sandwich with winter squash soup 407 Calories
Snack: Yogurt, granola, blueberries, raspberries, banana and dark chocolate chips 276 Calories
Dinner: Lemon Herb Chicken on spinach salad with hard boiled egg whites and feta (and balsamic!) 212 Calories

I shoulda taken pics... but I didn't. I'll get back to that, I promise!

I strapped the ol' HRM on today and fucked around between doing step aerobics and running on the treadmill as I was wrassling my stupid computer. I didn't burn a ton of calories, but it was better than nothing, and it made my day green on NutriMirror, which really is all I care about right now. Having my weight where it is, I am freaking out a little tiny bit. I am so scared to become a statistic. I have to do something about it NOW.

And yet... today as I'm treadmilling, I see a commercial for a Girl Guide Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard, and actually starting justifying in my head why I could go and get one. HELLO!!! Jeeez, I'm an addict.



Tigerlilly said...

Hey Dee!!

Thanks for the comment on my blog... and for being my 70th follower! Yay!!

You'll have to forgive my spelling... I'm terrible at it. Thank God I am using curriculum that comes with a teaching guide!! LOL

I'm glad you found me!!!

Bonita Gordita said...

I love balsamic vinegar and OO. It's an indulgence of mine. I use OO in abundance. :)

Camevil said...

Balsamic is a staple in the casa. It's great tossed with tomatoes and basil and mozzarella (like a tangy caprese salad). My favorite thing is to add it as a finishing touch to sauteed onions and mushrooms with steak. mmmmmm

antgirl said...

It is yummy. I wish I weren't allergic. :(

charmed i'm sure said...

i love to put BV in spaghetti sauce too - gives it a kick - YUM!

LOL on the thin mint blizzard - i did the same damn thing a few weeks ago with a tagalong blizzard and let me tell you, it was good bu was not all that. Save the cals for some EVOO :)