Saturday, March 19, 2016

New Journey to Health

Starting a new journey to health and wellness. Follow me on my journey. My first step of my journey was to join the local gym and met with a trainer. My trainer Jim has 45 years experience and does not believe in the health trend of the day. He asked me to eat 1500 calories a day, 40% proteins, 40% carbohydrates, and 20% carbohydrates. The 1500 calories will consumed in 5 meals a day. My fitness will be a slow start since I have been sedentary in the recent few years. My goal for the next two weeks is 5 minutes on the Elliptical and 15 min on the bike. Then the treadmill for as long as I would like. This sounds so easy for some, but I was exhausted by the time I got the elliptical programmed. He took my measurements and I see him in two weeks. I did learn something new...if you do your cardio after your weights it will break up the lactic acid in your muscles and you will not be as sore. You will also have more energy for your cardio.

I would like to share my meals with you. Especially the ones I really enjoyed.

This morning was a basic breakfast:
1 egg omelet - spinach, mushroom, onion, Parmesan cheese
1/2 slice of sourdough toast with 1 tsp butter

Meal 2 

Albacore Tuna Salad boat - 1 can albacore tuna, 1/2 med chopped zucchini, 3 Tbls. chopped onion, 1 chopped apple, pepper, lemon juice served in a lettuce leaf.  Made 2 servings for a total of 113 calorie each!

This is a keeper. I enjoyed my lunch but I should actually eat both servings to meet my 300 calorie per meal guideline and still a have more protein.

113 Calories18 Carbs0 Fat11 Protein4 Fiber

Meal 3
Carbmaster Banana Pie Yogurt

Meal 4
Teriyaki pan fried salmon
Small baked potato
1 cup cooked broccoli
Garlic Bread Twist
I forgot to take a picture of my dinner. I have to get in the habit. This was a delicious dinner coming in at:
553 Calories80 Carbs9 Fat38 Protein10 Fiber
Meal 5:
Angel Food Tart
1 slice Angel Food Cake (I bought the pre-sliced cake)
2 Tbls. Carbmaster Banana Yogurt
assorted berries
Whipped Cream, Aerosol

102 Calories17 Carbs2 Fat4 Protein2 Fiber
I think this is my Dad's new favorite dessert

Well I didn't end perfect today but it is my first try using food we already had at home. 

1,081 Calories 136 Carbs26 Fat78 Protein17 Fiber

Today's Total    :   1081 Calories     136 Carbs     26 Fat     778 Protein  
Total should be :   1500 Calories     150 Carbs     33 Fat     150 Protein  

I should buy some nuts or pure protein to up the protein. Overall I am very proud of myself. I have been full all day long. I was eating because I was suppose to reach minimum calorie goal and as  you see I have 120 calories to go. Off to Costco Tomorrow for Almonds.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Green Chile the Medifast Way

I updated this recipe. I added some instant soup mix I ground in the blender to thicken it. It was awesome!  This also combined one of my Medifast meals. I eat so often it is difficult sometimes to get five Medifast meals in during the day. This makes a lot you definitely won't be hungry!

Cody and I are both doing the TSFL Medifast Diet Plan. So far I have lost a pound a day! Cody Jo is actually a TSFL Coach.  You can check out her blog at So I am going to dedicate my blog for a while to Lean and Green Meals and some recipes that use medifast products. The Lean and Green Meals would be great for everyone!

Cinco de Mayo found me at a friends house who was having a Fiesta Celebration. I was overwhelmed with the aroma. Southwest cuisine is probably me all time favorite.  I didn't know what to do. It was the first time since starting Medifast that I didn't know if I could make it through the day without cheating. I called Cody Jo and she talked me through how to make it work without cheating. I was so relieved, and my anxiety about failing was cured. Our friend made homemade green chili. I went ahead and had some but was not sure exactly how to count it toward my Lean and Green, so I came home and developed a recipe and got it approved by the Medifast Nutrition Team. Here is my recipe:

Green Chile:

6 oz chicken breast, grilled and diced [1leaner option]
1/4 c. canned green chills [1/2 veggie]
1/8 c. scallions, chopped [1/4 veggie]
1/2 tsp cumin [1/2 condiment]

1 1/2 cup chicken bouillon [2 condiment]
1 Medifast Chicken Noodle Soup Mix (Knorr Brand would work if you are not on Medifast)

1 leaner
3/4 veggie
2  condiments
370 kcal
1 Medifast Meal

Just mix the above in a pot, simmer for 30 min or so.

Enjoy and eat healthy!