Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Stuffed capsicums

I just wanted to nip back & post about my dinner or part of it anyway. These are the stuffed capsicums that I mentioned a little while ago. They are very yum!

Alison's Stuffed Capsicums - 1.25 pts per capsicum

  • 5 or 6 red baby capsicums
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice (I keep some in the freezer for occasions like this)
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp BBQ sauce
  • 2 tsp tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp vegie stock powder
  • 1 tblsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese (I used Bega So Extra Light tasty - points will vary depending on cheese type)

Cut the tops off the caps & scoop out all the crud from inside. Mix all the other ingredients together in a bowl (except for the tasty cheese). Stuff the caps with the mixture. Sprinkle tasty cheese on top. Bake at 180C for 25-30 mins. Eat & enjoy!

Christmas catch-up

I did my weigh in this morning & found, to my delight, that I'd lost .3kg. I'm very happy with that considering it happened over Christmas & I haven't been tracking at all. I have been watching what I eat but there's been some yummy chocs & biscuits around the house and I'm sure you all know how that goes. But I was pretty good on Christmas Day....we had ham & salad. I made the garlic bread & made a personal one for myself. No butter, 1.5tsp of WW marg on half a turkish roll. Much better than the beautiful buttery one I made for everyone else! I also had no dessert, just some fruit. Same with Boxing Day which we spent at my in-laws. Prawns, ham, turkey - all cold and some salad. I did indulge in some ice cream (& it was absolutely bloody beautiful!!!) but that was all. So pretty good if I do say so myself.

The biggest challenge is now though. I have to get back into it if I want to be anywhere near my goal weight before I go to the USA in September. I'm exactly 24kgs away and I really don't think I will get there in that time. However, if I can be somewhere around 75kgs, I'll be very happy. Getting back to tracking & exercising is my New Year's resolution but I'm starting today.

Good luck to everyone else and here's hoping for a slimmer more in-control 2010!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Phew....not over 90!

Big sigh of relief here when I stepped on the scales on Wednesday. 89.4 thank goodness. I only gained .6 so that was fabulous. I was very lucky! So this week my goal has been to track. And I have...except on Thursday night. All had been ticking along nicely on was really hot here in Sydney...40C and a hot wind blowing and I had plans of putting on the crock pot. Well I totally forgot so arrived home to no dinner. Bugger! Normally I would chuck some fish & wedges in the oven but it was just tooooo hot for that so we had sandwiches. Which then gave me the green light to continue eating. Ergh.

Anyway, I am back in control now (Saturday) and the scales are co-operating. I still haven't done any exercise but I think getting my eating under control is more important right now and I will work on the exercise after Christmas.

I have to mention part of our dinner last night. We had the Beef Pie out of the WW Secrets of Success cookbook but that wasn't the good bit. I had purchased baby capsicums a week ago thinking I'd seen a recipe for stuffed capsicums. Well I had but it wasn't what I wanted so I used a STGTBT recipe from book 3. She does stuffed mushrooms (& I've made them & they're good!) so I used that recipe for the caps. Oh yum! They were gorgeous. Red caps are so sweet & yummy baked in the oven. Let me recommend it to everyone. I think they were around 1 pt each.

Monday, December 14, 2009


I forgot to post an update re my last post!

So...I did my walk for the 4 days and was very pleased with myself. It only resulted in a .4kg loss though but that's OK. It made me 88.8, a nice even number LOL.

However, this week has been shitty. I have not done any exercise AT ALL. I've not tracked this week AT ALL. I can't stop eating and am prowling the house. Erk...I hate this feeling. No doubt there will be a gain this week.......I just hope I don't go back over the dreaded 90kg but I have a very nasty feeling about that. Some of the gain could be hormonal, which would also explain the eating but I'm not 100% sure about that.  I should be taking responsibility for the gain and not blaming my stupid old hormones, right?

Maybe it's Christmas, maybe I'm just bored, I dunno. I can't seem to get myself together. Bleh.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A loss!

Finally....after weeks of fiddling around, losing & gaining the same .1 or .2, I had a loss of .7kg this week. Very happy with that. It takes me to an all time low of 89.2kg. I haven't been this weight since before I had my daughter (she's 14). Now I just have to focus and keep myself in check for the Christmas season.

I think I may attempt to up my exercise somewhat. I've been doing a 4km walk & adding 4 laps of a local park which takes it to 5km and takes me an hour. Problem is, I've only been doing it twice a week if I'm lucky. So this week I will make a goal of doing that walk 4 times. Thursday, Friday, Sunday & Monday. I'll report back.