Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fat Tuesday Part Deux

It's Fat Tuesday.

That sure came around fast, now didn't it?
I'm afraid that I have no exciting progress to share with you all this week. After having company for most of the week and having to dish out ice cream for my kids several times, I did not lose any weight.
Apparently those spoonfuls that didn't quite make it to their bowls have calories too.
Who knew?

I'm happy that I didn't actually gain anything, despite my cheating.

But in honor of Fat Tuesday, I made it to the gym today for the first time since we've been here in North Cackilacky.
Now that working out will be in my weekly routine, I'm hoping to see some more results.

You see, when you sign up for the ColorFUEL program, they design it to your specific needs and activity level. So when I signed up I claimed that I visited the gym several times a week. Because I had planned to.
And then didn't.
So I've probably been eating portions sizes that were larger than I should have been while not working out.

But overall I'm still happy with the program. I went grocery shopping today, and I like seeing the good, healthy foods that are going into the cart.

I thought I would share one of the recipes that I made last week that I thought was pretty tasty...you know, for nutritious food.

Sweet Chicken w/ Chickpeas

Chicken breasts, trimmed (I usually cut mine in half to make them thinner and easier to cook)
Sea Salt (I'm sure regular would do)
Olive oil
1 Diced onion
16oz of diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can Chickpeas
1.5 cups Frozen carrots
1/4 cup Raisins
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/4 tsp Cinnamon

Season chicken w/ paprika, salt, & pepper. Heat olive oil in skillet and cook chicken on both sides until brown. Remove chicken & set aside. Add more olive oil and cook onion for about 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, carrots, chick peas, raisins, honey, & cinnamon. Cover & simmer 8 minutes. Serve mixture over chicken.

All this talk about food is making me hungry. 
Fat Tuesday may be counter-productive.


Marla said...

That looks like a yummy recipe. I may have to try it. :)

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Taylor said...

that sounds tasty! thanks for sharing it.

and to make you feel better, i have not been to the gym in like . . . 8 or 9 years.

Kelli said...

Yum! I have had something like that at a bbq, thanks for the recipe!
... and I don't even have a gym membership!

Kelli said...

P.S. I even printed in out in hopes to make it !

Grandma said...

I'm glad the regular salt works. I haven't really signed on to this new "sea Salt" fad.


Joyce said...

This sounds pretty good, a little different. I'm sick of salads with grilled chicken. I'm hitting the grocery store in a few minutes so maybe I'll give it a try.

Good luck with the gym...I joined one a couple of months ago. I hate it but I've been making myself go at least 3 x a week. I still have my spare 15 pounds so I probably need to make that 5x week. yuk.