I haven't written anything since Monday morning, so I think it is time to catch up. After my "day of rest", Monday I was back to my normal routine. I got out of bed, woke my son Matthew up for school, got dressed, and out the door to walk Matthew to school and continue on with finishing my morning walk. I swear it is taking longer everyday to break that first sweat. I am thinking after this week is over, I am going to lengthen the distance I walk, and increase the intensity just a touch. Today marks the last day of school before summer vacation, so I may start biking in place of walking everyday. I think this will allow me to go longer distance and get a more intense workout.
Eating smaller meals more frequently has become almost second nature to me now. Who would have thought that I would adapt so quickly? Maybe it actually does take YOU being ready to commit yourself to making a change for it to happen the right way. You just can't do something because you KNOW it's the right thing to do, you have to do something because you WANT to do the right things for yourself. I have been having a small snack between meals and eating things like fresh fruit salads, oranges, bananas, granola bars, and trail mix. For breakfast, I have been alternating between Egg Beaters and Oatmeal. With the Egg Beaters I usually sautee some onion, mushroom, and bell peppers and add the Egg Beaters to the veggies. I also usually have one slice of Multi-Grain or, whole wheat bread with it. Oatmeal is still whatever fresh Berries I have in the house, bananas, and some honey. Lunch has been salads almost everyday. I load them up with Carrots, Onion, Tomatoes, and Mushrooms. I sometimes will add a protein like grilled Chicken, Turkey cutlet, and Chicken salad or Tuna.
Dinner the past couple of nights has been interesting. On Monday I used a recipe I found on FoodNetwork.com for Turkey Cutlets. Here is the link for that recipe. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ask-aida/sauteed-turkey-cutlets-with-avocado-sauce-recipe/index.html
I thought that the avocado sauce was out-of-this-world delicious, and complimented the cutlets very well. I thought that zesting the lemons to put in the f;our mixture was the biggest pain in the ass of all, but then later changed my mind when I tasted the final result. My wife and I had salads with out dinner and I made everyone else stuffing and turkey gravy.
Tuesday's(last night's) dinner was also very yummy and delicious. While I actually didn't make anything on my own, it was still very tasty. The adults had Italian Style Chicken Burgers. There is this awesome Italian market right around corner from my house called Doris'. They prepare all their cuts of meat fresh daily and also grind their own beef, pork, veal, and chicken. They make these Italian Chicken Patty's there and they are ready to go on the grill or pan when you want to cook them. I also picked up some trout and cod for tonight's dinner. We also picked up some fresh Kaiser Rolls from the bakery there. I know, I know, bread is the enemy, but its okay once it a while. I had mine with some baked Sweet Potato Fries!!!