I am dictating this post from the parking lot at Chick-fil-A, my current favorite fast-food restaurant. Notice that the title of this post has a number. That’s because I’m pretty sure this is going to be a recurring theme. The problem with putting off all my posts until the end of the week is that I have to deal with whatever issues are occurring today. That is also the best thing about putting off all my posts. So it has been a tough morning. My air conditioner is still broken and I had to call the repair service for the second time this morning. In my dreams I was unkind to all the people I came in contact with even though I wasn’t trying to be. An activity I was expecting was canceled for good reason, but it leaves me with a long Friday and Saturday with not a lot planned. So what’s my solution? Fast-food breakfast! Now truthfully I have this almost under control. I chose food carefully, ate slowly, and enjoyed every bite. I also read every panel of an article about emotional eating. I especially enjoyed panel 8 about treatment. I wonder if writing down my feelings in my blog is a good treatment method? I wonder if for me the first step is just being more aware of my own emotional eating. This is going to be a journey for me and through the power of a biscuit or a good read or writing this post, I am feeling better.
Sometimes I get lazy, comfortable, or think I am doing just fine. For me, to live and eat healthier requires regular updates, almost like regular weight loss meditation. I have to think and read about healthy living. A really inspirational book was recommended by my friend Lisa, It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell. I have tried to take staying informed further on my own by reading weight loss blogs, books, recipes, and articles. I have been a little lazy this week. I’ve had a great week so I’ve had to force myself to stick with my commitment of two blog posts per week. I still owe myself one, but I am sticking with it!
Ok… I have to just do this. I have been planning for so long that I am starting not to believe myself when I say I’m going to write a blog. Hi I’m Teresa. I’m fat. Pretty darn fat. According to body-mass-index charts, I am severely obese. About a year ago I had at least one week of being just plain old obese. This happened a few times in the past five years, but not this year! I have gained more than 10 pounds in the last year. This is not like me and I don’t like it. So I would really like to lose 10% of my weight. This will get rid of the 10+ pounds and a bit more besides. However I am tired of tracking food, calories, points, or grams of whatever. So I’m going to write this blog instead. My goal is to write it for one year, at least two times a week and to have lost 10% of my bodyweight and maintained that by the end of the year. I have lots of other goals and strategies and I’ll share those in upcoming posts. I’d like to share recipes too, because I like recipes.
2 c cooked veggies that you choose such as broccoli, spinach, asparagus, red pepper, green pepper, mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash-you can use leftovers or do a quick stir fry of what you have on hand
¼ to ½ c milk
¼ to ½ c chopped ham or bacon bits
1 c shredded cheese
1 t chopped garlic
1 t dehydrated chopped onion
Salt and pepper and other seasonings to taste
Preheat oven to 350°
Place muffin liners in 12 regular size muffin cups. Spray them well with nonstick baking spray.
Place the veggies and the milk in a blender or food processor. Process in pulses until the veggies are the desired size. Add one or two of the eggs if there isn’t enough liquid from the milk. Stir in all of the rest of the ingredients. If you would like larger sized veggies chop or shred them instead of using the blender or food processor. Divide the batch evenly among the muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
These can be frozen and reheated in the microwave.