Saturday, March 08, 2008

SATURDAY RAMBLINGS

I'm pleased to be able to say that I've clocked up another good day. WOOHOO!!

Lower body training this morning saw me increase my weights on ALL of the exercises - even the dreaded step-ups. Then I followed it up with a 1/2 hour walk/jog as my legs felt a bit tired and heavy. I put my HRM on from the beginning of the leg session and although that didnt get my HR up significantly I'm happy to report that I burned just shy of 400 cals all up.

My scale weight was down a little more today which is good but it could easily be water fluctuations too. Its not the number on the scale that is making me feel so good I know.

Training was followed up by my fave at home breakfast (oats/vanilla soy protein/psyllium husks/egg whites/cinnamon/Splenda cooked into a pancake and served with sugar free maple syrup, LSA and a chopped banana. I think I told my WH no less than 3 times how GREAT I felt.

Then it was domestic chores around the house and grocery shopping where I took my time reading more labels and comparing the nutrition info of some of my fave products. As I was doing this I thought of Cat's post where she wrote about the habits of lean and healthy people. Well I was one of them today!! No junk in my trolley - I tell a lie, I have a son and I do allow him treats AFTER he has eaten his healthy meals. I had a ball though. I even saw the El Paso wholewheat tortillas and immediately thought of Raechelle LOL!!

I didnt manage a photo of it today but I made something really nice (and clean) for dinner tonight. Its modified from the Womens Weekly Easy Spanish Style Cookery book.

CRUMBED SARDINES WITH ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE

7 fresh sardine fillets (these are small-medium butterflied doubles - I had 3 and WH had 4)
1 egg white
70g fresh wholemeal bread crumbs (because the fillets are small you use a fair bit to coat them all)
handful of chopped continental parsley.

I seasoned the fish in a little salt and more pepper, coated them in the egg white and then in the breadcrumbs with the parsley in it. Then I sprayed them with cooking spray and "baked" them in the oven for about 15mins.

ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE

3 medium Roma (egg) tomatoes (about 225g) roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled/crushed
1T red wine vinegar
2t brown sugar (1/2 what the recipe called for)
1 med onion (about 100g) roughly chopped
2t olive oil (1/2 what the recipe called for)

Combine all ingredients in a baking dish . Bake, uncovered in hot oven about 30 mins or until onions are soft. Blend or process until smooth.

Serve the fish fillets with the sauce on the side and a tossed salad. This was delicious and my meal ,with 1 cup of salad was:

Cals: 419
Fat: 17g (sardines are a higher fat fish but its all good Omega 3s so dont let this number worry you!!)
Protein: 32g
Carbs: 34g
Fibre: 10g

If you cant get fresh sardine fillets then tommy roughs are a good substitute.

So I hope you also had a good day and lets all make the most of tomorrow.

Cheers guys

Magda

5 comments:

RaeC said...

You look happy and healthy in your photo Magda. With your new found enthusiasm and focus you will be where you want to be in no time. Consistency and preparation is the key. If you have healthy meals and snacks on you, you are less inclined to make the wrong choices. Have a great weekend xxx

Lia Halsall said...

Magda I'm reading a book I think you will relate too. It's called "Confessions of a Reformed Dieter - How I dropped eight dress sizes and took my life back" written by A.J. Rochester. She's the host of "The Biggest Loser" and also wrote "The Lazy Girl's Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Fit". I'll be blogging about it soon but thought it worth a mention. It's a great read and I've barely put it down since I found it at Mum's. Lia. xx

Raechelle said...

Sounds like things are really coming together for you-that's great!
Your meal sounds great too-will have to try-but probably not sardines (haven't seen those at the fish shop).
Enjoy your sunday!

Ali said...

I think you look great in your pic Magda!

Sounds like your doing very well, good to read, I like the sound of that recipe, hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Ali xxx

Magda said...

Thanks Rae. I am feeling happy and healthy (albeit a bit chunkier than I want to be but in my current frame of mind I know I can fix that) :-)

Thats the first review of heard of AJ's books Lia. I will definitely look into it after I've read Taming the Feast Beast (recommended by Liz). I have quite a bit of reading lined up actually.

Thanks Raechelle and Ali. Its nice to be in a "good place" at last :-)

Magda