Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 22 - Slow and steady...edited...

Day 22 - Monday - Walked with KP 5 kms as usual.
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Breakfast - 1/2 cup Just Right & 1/2 cup Special K cereal, skim milk & a banana. Glass of fresh orange juice.
Slice of toast with vegemite.
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Cup of coffee at work
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Lunch - plate of salad vegies, small tin of tuna - like last week.
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Snack - 4 cruskits with vegemite.
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After 3 weeks, I have lost 1.5 kgs (3.3 lbs). Slow progress but progress non the less! By the way, my legs are not that shape in real life - that would be scary! However, they are that white and hairy! Lol!
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I bought the October 2009 Weight Watchers magazine and they have some great pasta recipes. We tried this recipe for dinner :

PANCETTA, SPINACH & RICOTTA CANNELLONI
150 gms baby spinach leaves - blanch in boiling water, drain and squeeze out excess water then chop finely
6 slices pancetta, fat trimmed - cooked in frypan until crisp - remove and chop finely
350 gms low fat ricotta cheese
500 mls tomato passata
1 clove garlic
1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped finely
12 cannelloni tubes
50 gms low fat mozzarella or tasty cheese
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In a bowl add spinach, ricotta and pancetta, season with salt and pepper. Stuff the cannelloni tubes with this mixture.
Hint: I put on a disposable rubber glove and hand stuff them, pushing the mixture into one end of the tube until it is full.
Combine the passata, basil and garlic in a bowl and mix together.
Arrange the filled tubes in a (spray-oil) greased baking dish, top with the passata. Place in oven at 160C for about 15 minutes then top with cheese and bake a further 10 minutes until cheese has melted and browned.
Serve with a side salad and small hot bread rolls (my suggestion).
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To bulk up this dish, I did add about 200gms of cooked chicken mince and added this to the filling mix.
If I hadn't told the family that it was low fat, they would never have known. Delicious!
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Cheers - Joolz


4 comments:

  1. Good for you, girl! You're doing fantastic and even if those aren't your legs ( do you mind telling us who's they are?) they look pretty good to me!!

    I haven't had the guts to get on the scale yet, but I'm proud to say my guts are definitely "less" than they were just a few weeks back!
    Can't wait until I'm entirely "gutless", eh?
    ;-)

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  2. Woo Hoo Joolz way to go! It makes it worthwhile when the scales make you smile.

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  3. WELL DONE!! And the legs look just fine to me... you should see the state of mine.x

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  4. Hi Joolz thanks for leaving me a comment. Yes I have been away from blogging for quite awhile I have been really sick but hope to get back soon.

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