Wednesday, November 16, 2011

And the doctor said…and of course more…

Nothing yet. I had my appointment yesterday and he did his thing and order an ultrasound today. If they find anything the doctor is suppose to call tonight or tomorrow am. He’s not expecting blood clots but because of family history checked that out. He’s not sure what it might be, maybe just left over from my injury but shouldn’t be effecting me like it is. He’s not sure and I think because he’s not sure after this test comes back and if it shows nothing is just going to wait and see if it heals itself. He told me if nothing shows up to go ahead and get back into whatever routine I can handle and just push myself to tolerance.

I so need to get back into a regular exercise routine. I so need to get back into my diet routine. I so need to lose the last of my weight that I’ve been hanging on to for the past 4 months. I looked back and other then quitting eating so I could make Allan’s last challenge and hitting my goal (which in turn backed fired and came back in just a short time) I haven’t done anything real right. Oh I lose a pound or two here and there, I gain a pound here and there. I know what I have to do and I’m going to. I’ve been way to wishy washy. Now I can’t say I haven’t been doing good changing shape because that I have been. It’s just the scale that isn’t changing much. But I want both, the size and the scale. I love washing my clothes and hanging them up and thinking, that’s me now. I love putting on Jim’s jeans and stuffing the cat in the waist band with me. I loved putting on Mike’s jeans and even though they didn’t close I could zip them up. I love seeing people I haven’t in a while and they gasp and say I look great. So even though the scale isn’t moving I am. But now (if God willing and the doctor says) I can go back to the gym and the pool and get that scale to move those last bunch of pounds away.

Today I made the coolest, best tasting, not fattening chicken nuggets today. It’s 120 calories per serving,8 carbs, 5 fats and 13 proteins (using myfitnesspal recipe calculator). With a mixed salad of all kinds of goodness this was the perfect supper and under 300 calories.

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cut up about 1 pound of boneless, skinless, chicken into 1-inch pieces. I usually use chicken breasts, but you could also use thighs.

Put 2 cups of cornflakes between two layers of plastic wrap and fold up the edges. Then use a rolling pin and crush the cornflakes.

In a bowl, mix together the corn flakes, 1 TB flour, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper.

Beat 1 egg with 1 TB water.

Dip the nuggets in the egg mixture, then roll in the crumbs.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Recipe serves 6.

My grandma is back from Florida. I still find it amazing that at 95 years old she took 2 flights to get there from here, spent a week visiting family and friends and then flew those two flights back home. She got home yesterday and tomorrow I’m going to go and visit. I missed her so much.

So that’s that for now my friends. I hope you’re having a great week. Blessings to you all and boy do we have blessing to feel good about.


Shawn said...

Let me know the results of your tests. Hope your leg feels better soon.


Princess Dieter said...

Okay, a suggestion. Make a very, very modest goal. SEriously. Maybe just to lose one or two pounds A MONTH. That way, you can eASE BACK IN. And not drive yourself nuts.

Lost fast can be regained fast. It happens. The psyche and body can rebel. Not for everyone, but for a a number of folks, I've noticed.

You could even make the goal to move more (heal, gentle exercise) and MAINTAIN. IE: Make the goal not to gain, and just maintain for a month, THEN work on gentle losing that won't be unduly stressing.

You are not obese anymore, and I understand you want to lose more, but sometimes, maintaining for a while can be beneficial. It can take a lot of stress off while you heal up.

Of course, you can tell me to stuff it, and go gung ho losing. :D It's your body. But considering what you've gone through lately, it may be time to go easy..and just try NOT to gain..just to hold on and heal...and plan for losing at a slower pace with a less rigid caloric limit. Maybe..maybe not.'s what my gut tells me to suggest.

Of course, I gotta go figure out what I'm gonna do. I'm in a weird switchover thing, and I may visit the R.D. again to see how to get through this phase with a balanced and slower , much slower, reintegration of more calories/protein.

well...we continue to learn as we fight the good fight.

Anonymous said...

So sorry you are still having so much trouble with your leg. Hope you get a good report from the dr. Hang in there.

Flying high in the sky.... said...

thank you for the recipe... hope your health is healing..please take care...

Anonymous said...

"I love putting on Jim’s jeans and stuffing the cat in the waist band with me."<<< Too funny. You will get your groove back, lady... because you're kind of awesome like that! Be well. Be strong. Heal.

Maren said...

I hope your tests are just fine so you can go about your routine again. It's good either way to have things ruled out. :) Thank you for the recipe, I've saved it in my "Have to try these recipes"-folder :)

Betty said...

I agree with Mir. Maintaining for a while is good. You will lose the rest eventually. I hope your test results come back ok.
Thanks for the recipe. I¨ll have to try those chicken nuggets.

thinchic said...

Julie, Have you ever thought that maybe you are at your ideal weight? God made us all different for a reason. And it sounds like you can maintain at the weight you are at now without much work. Which may mean you are where you should be. Stop weighing and Stop the negative talk. Enjoy your body and learn to love it like it is. No one is perfect except in God's eyes.
Take care of you! Tina

Michele said...

Hi, Julie,
I hope the results give you some explanation of why, as long of course that it is a GOOD explanation.

You have come to far, my friend. So, nice to read that people stop and tell you how good you look, because you do. You have worked hard. I have been thinking about this whole weight loss thing, too. I tell,w hat I am slowly figuring out is this is for life I say that to others, but never really think about it. I know for me I will always easily gain weight. The way I am eating now will have to stay with me for the rest of my life. I can't eat high calorie foods, and honestly, I never could have that is why I was obese.

What really motivates me is finding clothes that I could not wear before and slipping into them easily. It keeps me going.

So, maybe pick one thing to work on regarding your journey per week to get into the swing of things and build some momentum. Have a great week and TTFN,

Baby Sister said...

I understand injuries inhibiting exercise. It's hard, and frustrating. Just keep trying to be patient. I know it's hard. But you can do it.

Of One Heart said...

Your gandma flew all that distance by herself? You've got fantabulous genes, my friend!

Yay for new healthy tasty food!!!!