Saturday, November 29, 2008

3 In A Row!!!!

YAHOO! A loss!!! One pound even for a total of 210.4 -- leaving 17.6 to go!

This marks three Thanksgiving weeks in a row with a loss. Rare? Probably, but I work hard to make sure that I stay on program as much as possible so that I can enjoy the one day and not think too deeply about it. I find that even on the one day, I don't gorge myself but I enjoy the foods in moderation. I also noticed that this year, I ate more veggies than anything else -- broccoli, green beans, and corn, with turkey and only a little bit of dressing. And I am a dressing junkie!

Because my usual WW center was closed this morning, I went to the one nearest home. Oddly enough, I had forgotten all about weigh-in. I woke at 7:45, fixed my cereal and banana, got ready to go to the table and said, "CRAP!!!! WEIGH-IN!!!!!!" So I very hurriedly freshened up, changed into weigh-in clothes, and off I went. Normally, I would have driven to hit the 8:30 over at my usual center (nearest work), but I figured, heck, closer is closer. I got there about 8:15 (missing the first part of the meeting, but....) I'm so glad I went -- Mrs. Crowe was the receptionist who weighed me in. She's also mom to one of my brother's friends, so she's known me for a very long time. She stopped the leader and said, "I'm sorry to interrupt, but this lady has lost 210 pounds and lost again this week!" Elaine (the leader) said, "OH!!! You're the one I've heard so much about from Debbie!" Holy cow. I'm becoming a phenom! :D

Plus, I got to see some people I hadn't seen in ages -- Trina from the Y, Patty from my old church, Jane whose sons are near both my age and my brother's. I even got to see my cousin (who came to weigh in but didn't stay for the meeting). That was cool!


Right now, the weather is chilly and drizzly and yucky-gray. And since 8:00 last night, I have had a good, healthy chili simmering in the crockpot. Here's my recipe!

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
12 servings, 3 pts each (1.5 c per serving)

  • 20 oz lean ground turkey (at least 93/7 blend)
  • 2 bell peppers (one red, one green), chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 8-oz package sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 cans canned diced tomatoes (14-15 oz cans)
  • 2 cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained (one light, one dark)
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can yellow corn (15 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp Tabasco
  • spices to taste
In 6-quart slow cooker, put half the ground turkey. Chop pepper, onion, zucchini, and mushrooms, and add to slow cooker. Add diced tomatoes (with juice) and tomato sauce. Rinse and drain beans, then add. Drain corn and add. Then add remaining ground turkey. Add hot sauce, and any spices (cumin, rosemary, basil, cilantro, etc.) Cook for 8-12 hours on low heat, or 4-6 hours on high. If at all possible, stir occasionally. YUM!!

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