Friday, August 19, 2011

Medical Weight Loss Program - Day 1

I have been struggling to loose weight for the last two years and haven't been successful with traditional diets and diet programs.  Recently I witnessed a friend loose weight quickly and easily by using a medically managed weight loss program.

A few weeks ago I called Dr. Woody of Bryant, AR and enrolled myself in his weight loss program.  I went for my first visit yesterday.  My first visit included a medical exam and a class about the program and nutrition.

Today was my first day of the program.  I started this morning with my medication and a vitamin, along with 1 cup of cheerios and 1/2 cup of 1% milk.  The vitamin made me a little sick, so I think I am going to start taking it at night instead of in the morning.

My meals today will include 3 small main meals and 2 to 3 snacks in between meals.  I am also attempting to drink 100 oz of water.  I am tracking my water and food in a journal.

So far I have more energy than normal, but I do not feel jittery at all.  I haven't been hungry and I am enjoying my food and the water too.

Today:


  • Breakfast: 1 cup Cheerios w/ 1/2 1% milk
  • Snack: 1 serving lite applesauce with no sugar added
  • Lunch: Salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • Snack: Banana
  • Dinner: A sandwich made with lite bread, turkey, mustard, and lettuce
  • Snack: Sugar free jello pudding snack

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cornish Game Hens

Earlier this week I decided to cook Cornish game hens for dinner, but I had no idea how to cook them.  I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and it was delicious!  As a side dish I made 3 cheese macaroni using Velveeta shells and cheese and adding shredded monterrey jack and parmesan.  This truly was a delicious meal that I would make again!


Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary
recipe image
Rated:rating
Submitted By: MOONANDBACK
Photo By: 4everhungry
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Ready In: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

"Lemon- and rosemary-infused, little game hens basted with a wine and garlic broth make any occasion special."
INGREDIENTS:
4 Cornish game hens
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon, quartered
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
3 tablespoons olive oil
24 cloves garlic
1/3 cup white wine
1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
4 sprigs fresh rosemary, for garnish
DIRECTIONS:
1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2.Rub hens with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Lightly season hens with salt and pepper. Place 1 lemon wedge and 1 sprig rosemary in cavity of each hen. Arrange in a large, heavy roasting pan, and arrange garlic cloves around hens. Roast in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
3.Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a mixing bowl, whisk together wine, chicken broth, and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil; pour over hens. Continue roasting about 25 minutes longer, or until hens are golden brown and juices run clear. Baste with pan juices every 10 minutes.
4.Transfer hens to a platter, pouring any cavity juices into the roasting pan. Tent hens with aluminum foil to keep warm. Transfer pan juices and garlic cloves to a medium saucepan and boil until liquids reduce to a sauce consistency, about 6 minutes. Cut hens in half lengthwise and arrange on plates. Spoon sauce and garlic around hens. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, and serve.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blogging my life

So I have decided to step into the world of blogging.  This particular blog is intended to be a personal blog, not a professional one.  However, sometimes those lines blur so there might be some occasional crossover.  I plan to use this forum to write about the interesting, memorable, and important parts of my life....as decided by me. I hope that I do not offend anyone, but if I do, then oh well.  This is my little section of cyberspace. Enjoy.