Tuesday

It's Lose It Time!!!

Ready or not, it's time to get this party started.

(Though for Mrs. McGillicutty it's feeling like a not, but the call of the Tatur Mud Run and the fear she has of her trainer, is forcing her to get it going! Mostly it's the fear.)

If you still would like to participate in our Lose It with The RHOK please read here to get started. Mrs. Albright and Mrs. McGillicutty will be sharing weight-loss tips, exercise tips, recipes, and simple goals throughout the next six weeks as we work our way to being healthier housewives.

First up, we thought we'd dive in with a little discussion about diet. Now Mrs. McGillicutty has probably tried every diet out there trying to get this, um, baby weight off of her. (Oh hush up. She knows her baby is eight and a half.). And what she has discovered is that there really is no secret in losing weight. You have to eat less calories than you burn. Sure there are many people that swear by the low-carb, or by the cabbage soup, or by the clean eating diets. But if you really dissect these diets down to their basics, the fact of the matter is this. If you want to lose weight, you have to eat less calories than you take in.

Now the problem Mrs. McGillicutty has always had is that she has a monstrously huge appetite. Because of this appetite, Mrs. McGillicutty is always looking for ways to get the most amount of food for the least amount of calories in her belly. In that spirit, Mrs. Albright thought she'd offer up a couple of recipes that she found recently.

Recipes:


Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops
taken from
The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook

Olive oil in a sprayer (not store-bought spray that contains propellant)
4 (4 oz.) trimmed boneless pork loin chops (3 1/2 - 4 1/2 ounce chops are okay), about 3/4" thick
1 tsp. garlic powder
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
8 tsp. honey teriyaki marinade and sauce (this is not simple teriyaki sauce - look for Ken's Steak House Marinade and Sauce)
4 slices canned pineapple sliced in juice, drained

Preheat the broiler. Line a small baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray the foil with olive oil.

Lightly mist both sides of the chips with olive oil and season with the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place the chops, not touching, on the prepared baking sheet and broil about 3" from the heat for about 2 minutes (be sure to leave the oven door open a crack when broiling). Turn the chops and brush or spread 2 teaspoons of the teriyaki marinade evenly over the top of each. Top with pineapple slices. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes longer, or until the pineapple and glaze brown lightly and the pork is barely pink inside. Serve immediatelyIs W
(Yields 4 servings)
Per serving: 199 calories, 26 g protein, 13 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat (1 g saturated), 75 mg cholesterol, trace fiber, 234 mg sodium


Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
taken from
This Is Why You Are Fat (And how to get thin forever)
by Jackie Warner

Ingredients:

1 oz. diced roasted red bell pepper
1 oz. sliced cucumber
1/2 oz. diced raw onions
1/2 oz. bean sprouts
3 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup shredded carrots
4 oz. turkey tenders, diced
1 oz. peanut sauce
3 lettuce leaves

For the sauce:

1/4 cup low-calorie peanut butter
2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp. brown sugar Splenda
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup water
Red chili flakes to taste

Preparation:

Mix all of the vegetables. Saute' the turkey tenders with the peanut sauce. Serve in lettuce wraps with mix vegetables.

For the sauce:

(Yields 4 servings.)
Calories: 395
Sugars: 8.85 grams

Don't those both sound delicious?

Also, every week Mrs. Albright and Mrs. McGillicutty thought it would be a good idea to post their goals for the week. Here they are.

Weekly Goals:

Mrs. Albright: I've been trying to decide what simple goal to choose for this week. I thought it was going to be the week I hit the gym regularly again. Wait a minute. Want to hear a quick funny story this JUST happened twenty minutes ago at Target? Okay, of course you do.

I ran into a friend and we were chattin' it up and somehow we got on the topic of working out. I told her I needed to start back at the YMCA this week, but then said, "Wait, I can't do it this week. Camryn (my little one) has swimming lessons everyday this week." I then started laughing and admitted to my friend that her swimming lessons only last 30 minutes everyday. Boy, we really do try to come up with any excuse we can to get out of exercising, don't we?!?

My goal this week is to make it to the gym two times and do a work-out video at home one time.


Mrs. McGillicutty: Today I was supposed to meet my trainer at the gym for one of our weekly workouts. At about 15 minutes after when I was supposed to be there I get a "Are you still coming?" text. Yeah. I had a 40 year old moment. So for the rest of the week I have decided to set a very simple goal for myself. I am going to put all of my workouts on my calendar. Then I am going to set a timer to remind me the day before and the day of of the actual workout. Hopefully the pressure of the phone beeping at me will keep me on track for the rest of the week. And in the mean time, I'm going to look for some Ginseng tea or something to try and get back what I've never really had, a good memory.

What? You are like Mrs. McGillicutty and forgot that today was the day to get started? Well that's OK. If you still would like to participate in our Lose It with The RHOK please read here to get started.

OK, OK, OK!

Mrs. Robinson thinks it's very important that we all finish off this post with a good laugh and some motivation as we begin our journey. She also thinks it's very important that we remember a certain large man. She for some reason thinks it will keep us motivated.

Motivational Words:



What's she trying to say?

~~Mrs. McGillicutty
~~ Mrs. Albright
(And ~~Mrs. Robinson)

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