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Whew! THAT is off my shoulders!!!
So, last week I mentioned how disappointed I was getting. My foot "injury" was getting me down. I had finally found an exercise I was loving and now have been sitting on the sidelines for about 3 weeks now. At this point, my foot is still no good! My boss is great and is still trying to fix it, but right now it feels hopeless!
I wasn't looking forward to the scale one bit. With little exercise, I knew the results wouldn't be pretty
2 weeks ago: 254.25 lbs
This week: 253.25 lbs
I was so pleased that I was done. It just means I have to make the best of what exercise I can do and eat less...LOTS less!
This week at my meeting, we had a recipe sharing night. I had intended to make mashed cauliflower, but didn't get that pulled off, instead I brought a weight watchers recipe that I found online for a chowder.
Summer Corn, Bacon and Potato Chowder
|1 medium uncooked yukon gold potato(es)|
|1 spray(s) cooking spray|
|1/2 cup(s) uncooked celery, chopped|
|1/4 cup(s) uncooked onion(s), chopped (or 1 large shallot)|
|4 piece(s) corn on the cob, kernels removed with a knife|
|1 cup(s) sweet red pepper(s), diced|
|4 oz uncooked Canadian-style bacon, diced|
|2 cup(s) fat-free skim milk|
|1/2 tsp table salt|
|1/4 tsp black pepper|
|1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce, or to taste|
- Pierce potato in several places with a fork; microwave on high power until tender, turning over once, about 8 minutes. Allow to cool; peel and mash.
- Meanwhile, coat a large saucepan with cooking spray. Add celery, onion, corn and red pepper; sauté over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
- Stir bacon and milk into saucepan; stir in mashed potato and mix well. Season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; stir to combine. Cover and simmer 10 minutes (do not allow to boil). Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.
I think this is one even I would eat. With 4 servings, each serving works out to about 209 calories!
It's starting to cool down, perfect weather for chowder!