7.07.2008

Yum Yum!

So it has come to my conclusion that I am not losing weight at the speed I once was and in fact I have gained some. Don't get me wrong, I am extremely proud of myself for my weight loss accomplishments (02/08, down 78 pounds since 02/06). I got down to my lowest weight while on birth control pills for the IVF, my body loves being on those... if only I needed them at this point in time things would be dandy. Well the weight was great, but then the stress of moving and renovation wore off and I pumped my body full of hormones and the weight sort of crept on with the drugs and the pregnancy.

I am about 7.5 pounds higher than I was at my lowest in February and not very happy about that. My biggest fear is letting this 7.5 go and then adding even MORE (unless of course it is from a bebe, I would gladly welcome that weight). So... I am stopping it in it's tracks and have begun sticking the the Weight Watchers (WW) plan STRICTLY yet again. I think I may have even gotten Gabe to tag along with the plan.

One of the reasons I love Weight Watchers is because you can still cook flavorful meals. I love to cook (thanks to my Gram), so I have been cooking up a storm and trying to find recipes that we will BOTH enjoy and are healthy for us. I know it is good for me and I feel so good doing it.

I will periodically post some of my new finds.

So here was last night:

Grilled Jalapeño Chicken

1/3 C fresh lime juice
¼ C honey
1/2 a bunch of fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
¼ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Pepper
3 Jalapeño peppers; halved and seeded
4 garlic cloves, chopped
6 (6-oz) skinned chicken breast halves
Cooking Spray

Place first 8 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Combine mixture and chicken in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Seal bag and marinate chicken in refrigerate 1 to 8 hours (I let it marinade for TWO days).

Prepare grill. Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cover and grill 12 minutes on each side OR until done, basting occasionally with reserve marinade.

6 servings
3 points each
159 Calories
2.6 g Fat
1 g Fiber
60 mg Cholesterol

Super yummy! I have some other recipes to try for this week. I will post them if they are any good. Happy Monday!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I want some of that yummy chicken!!! I will send you my "Tina's Chicken Lettuce Wraps" recipe...but you may already have it??? keep up the good work baby girl....and hopefully Booger will benefit from the yummy good food you cook!!! I lLove you two...and as you know will see you soon!!!

Love you more....

Mama

Drea said...

I will be making this this weekend! Yum! We love you and if you really get Gabe to tag along on this one, I'll be proud of ya...mostly cause a guy and ANY diet or changein food is difficult. LOL. We miss you and can't wait to see you!!!

-Drea