Thursday, October 12, 2006

Thursday Thirteen--Things on my mind

Thirteen Things On TC's Mind
  1. I have been feeling really good about myself but today I am feeling like I have so much further to go.
  2. A lot of the new grains I have been trying taste very similar. So I am going to pick a couple of the less expensive ones and stick to those.
  3. I have been concentrating on getting all my water. It isn't that hard if I start earlier in the day.
  4. I have been eating oatmeal for breakfast with all different things in it. So far my favorite is apple, apple sauce, and cinnamon. mmmm . . . . yummy.
  5. I am loving couscous. I love how fast it is.
  6. Prince Charming isn't as fond of the grains as I am. So sometimes, I will make him french fries and have the grains for myself. I have to cut him a little break.
  7. Little Princess is liking the meats and some of the veggies, but she doesn't really like the grains either. Baby steps I guess
  8. I love salads lately. I add a little of whatever healthy stuff is in my fridge. It makes it yummy and different every time. I call this my kitchen sink salad.
  9. I made terriyaki today. I have a recipe which is easy, fast and diet. Roast chicken breasts (or skinless thighs) in oven for about 1/2 hour. Add 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1/2 cup soya sauce, and 1/2 cup splenda (or sugar). Continue roasting until chicken is cooked and sauce is bubbling. Eat with grains, rice, fries whatever you like. This absolutely fabulous. It is family favorite.
  10. I love Our Compliments No Meat Hamburgers. They are yummy and taste like real burgers! I had two with fat free cheese and corn for my supper tonight. It was what I was craving and it was yummy!
  11. I have been having a lot of smoothies too. I mix 1/2 cup apple sauce, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, splenda to taste, 1/2 cup skim milk and 1/2 cup frozen fruit. I blend it with my hand blender and get a lovely large yummy smoothie!
  12. I am thinking of skipping as a form of exercise. I am a little nervous of my knees. I hope it doesn't make them hurt. But it is a fabulous form of exercise that takes no equipment and burns an obscene amount of calories.
  13. I got digital cable today and I am thrilled. I watched X-Weighted and I taped Biggest Loser. I love having all these options.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

  1. Tug
  2. Tinker
  3. KaY
  4. amy
  5. Silver
  6. Carmen
  7. Barbara
  8. Christina
  9. Chaotic Mom
  10. baggage
  11. ribbiticus
  12. InterstellarLass
  13. N. Mallory
  14. It's a FLIP-FLOP World
  15. Michelle
  16. Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

    The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. ItÂ’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Tug said...



Tinker said...

Happy TT. You are doing better than me! Good for you! I need to get a little more disciplined.

B's Mom said...

I am so proud of you and envious at the same time. I have not lost any of my pregnancy weight.

Mine's up. Care to drop by?

amy said...

Digital cable is awesome...congrats on that

Silver said...

Great work :) Happy TT!

Carmen and Jim said...

I keep trying to eat salads, but nothing would make me crave them. :) You're doing so well, keep it up!

Barbara said...

Good for you! Wish I could make myself lose some more! I don't eat that much, just don't get enough exercise.

My TT is up.

Christina said...

Great list! One of the biggest challeges for me in eating healthier was getting that water in. But if I start at breakfast time it's doable. And I love the idea of applesauce and cinnamon in oatmeal! I will have to try that :)

Chaotic Mom said...

Keep posting EVERY week! YOU ARE VERY INSPIRATIONAL! And now I'm heading for my water... ;)

I've posted my Thursday Thirteen, too. Enjoy!

baggage said...

I totally love salads!! Happy TT!

ribbiticus said...

kudos to you! mine's up too! ;)

InterstellarLass said...

I'm picky about salads and soups and stuff, and I can get burned out real easy. But I know it's good for you! Congrats on the WL to-date! That's major!

N. Mallory said...

Oh, you're doing great! Keep up the good work!

I love couscous too. It's so easy and you just have to add spices to change it up.

As for your knees, check with your doctor if they do start to hurt. Definitely go easy on them. Skipping sounds like a good, non-jarring exerice. :) What a great idea!

Happy TT!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Glad that things are sounding better for you right now. Keep up whatever you are doing!! Good attitude!! Sandy

Michelle in Mx said...

This actually was quite helpful! Happy TT! Mine's up too.

Chelle Y. said...

Congrats on doing such a great job with all your weight loss!

Blond Girl said...

Congrats on what you're accomplishing - and without surgery! Good job!

One of my favorite grains is barley - it's amazing in soup and so filling!

My T13 is up...

Brony said...

Way to go.
I also enjoy couscous. I told my boys it was candy once so they would eat it.

It's really good if you boil it in either apple juice or chicken broth.

Happy TT!

Janet said...

that's fantastic! That chicken recipe sounded really good...does it really use 1/2 cup of splenda?

Thanks for visiting me today :-)

Christine said...

You're doing great and looking good. Congrats on this accomplishment. That smoothie sounds yummy.

Danielle said...

Great list!

I need to start eating healthier...and I've been so worried about the Picky Husband not liking anything.

Your recipes sound so much better than most of the ones I see--I may have to give them a try!

Congratulations on the weight loss!

3treasures said...

Your blog is full of great info, i have to come back this weekend to read back. You're doing good.

Dane Bramage said...

Great list! If you get a chance my Thursday Thirteen #15 "Repeat Real Me Edition" is up. Stop by.

Come on in for a nice cup of coffee and a chat about my weight loss journey as well as all the healthy recipes I have found, including WW points and/or nutritional information if available. I am eating a vegetarian diet and concentrating on getting healthy and hopefully weight loss will follow. Thank to all my readers for their ongoing support.