Monday, January 12, 2009

It's Monday. Really.

 Time to add two new things to our regime this week.
1.  Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) gets added
2.  Exercise.  (Huh?)

I googled "benefits of grapefruit seed extract" and came up with this very informative web site: 

From what I understand the taste is awful but it can be cut with lemon juice.  Hard to imagine lemon juice making something taste better.  

2.  Exercise.  Yeah.  Um.  Well.  Exercise.  Need I say more? Ok I will.  My plan:  get back on my rebounder & build back to 30 mins a day of rebounding.  Hula hooping is back, too.  I have a 5 pound hula hoop that is a great cardio work-out.  I'm taking it into the store & will do it thru out the day.

Vision Board 2009

Once a year I get together with my girlfriends and we do a vision board.  

We have brunch, mimosas, we never gossip!  We "update" each other.  

This year I put a twist on creating the Vision Board. My niece Sara had blogged about coming up with a theme word for 2009.  A word to focus on while growing thru the year.  

My original word was Accomplish.  I believe strongly in everyone needs a sense of accomplishment. 

But this morning as I was looking at my board I see I used the word boost. 

According to Google's definitions of "boost on the web":
  • hike: increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"
  • give a boost to; be beneficial to; "The tax cut will boost the economy"
  • promote: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
  • the act of giving hope or support to someone
  • increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
  • rise: an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
  • push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"
  • the act of giving a push; "he gave her a boost over the fence" 
So I think I'll be using both words this year as my theme.  Accomplish and Boost.

Fritata  (Crustless Quiche) Recipe
Makes 1 9" pie plate

Because I'm still on the metal cleanse I decided to use cilantro along with other Mexican spices. 

Pre-heat oven 350

1/4 large onion diced
1/4 bell pepper diced
3-4 green onions diced
1/4 c fresh broccoli chopped
1 TBS oil
Saute veggies in pan
2 TBS fresh cilantro chopped fine
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
Salt & Pepper to taste
Couple of handfuls of fresh spinach
Saute together until spinach is wilted.

Grease 9" pie pan

In a separate bowl:
10 eggs
1/4 c plain goat yogurt
Whip until frothy 

Put veggies in pie pan & top with egg mixture.

Bake 30-35 mins 

Pull out of oven & let sit 5-10 mins before cutting.  



vegas_chic said...

WOOHOO, wtg on the weight loss, that's amazing. And lol on adding exercise. I know you used to like to do the rebounder and the hoop should be fun. And don't forget that fire spinning should count as exercise too!!

Katschi (Karen) said...

Hey You! Thanks for showing up on my blog and adding yourself to my followers list! I love seeing new people to meet!!!
You've inspired me to get out my gluestick, scissors and mags and get going on a vision board...thank you. They're alot of fun and I love the focus it gives to your goals.
I just need to say one thing about the grapefruit seed extract...make sure that it doesn't adversely affect any medications you may be taking, ok? Grapefruit can inhibit the proper absorbsion (?) of meds.
Congratulations on your 6 pound loss! That's fantastic!