Ramp it up!

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There is no coasting in this business of weight loss. I feel lately I have been dragging my feet a bit. I’m losing roughly 1 maybe 2 pounds a week. a total of 147 pounds down. That would be fine if I was in the 200s, but I am not even 1/2 way there. I have big plans in the future, and they require me to apply more effort if I am going to;

  • Be under 300 pounds by the first of the year
  • Launch my coaching career
  • Go to Sweden, and the Scandinavian countries and Russia next Spring with the group from WIT Community College
  • ride RAGBRAI next Summer.
  • make enough money to get my remodeling finished on my home from 2013

If I was in my 30s or even 40s, I would have the luxury of time, I could lose it slowly, but I am 58, and it’s now or never. And NO looking back. I spent way too much time being a victim to the tragedies in my life. They became excuses to wallow in my sorrow.

I am sure you all get sick of reading about my constantly whining about ramping it up. But honestly, there is no coasting in this bike ride through life. If I coast, I soon fall over. Getting re-started, or as my friend Derek says, “getting the train out of the train station” is too hard to do over and over again.

So here is my plan, join the Y, and make it my daily job to go and spend quality time there, and focus on getting fit. This is the hardest part, I hate to sweat! But I hate being fat more, and missing out on the really sweet things in life,  so “Sweat I Will”

My friend Diana has been helping me get the weeds out of my yard. last Friday I was out there with her taking care of the weeds, and I got infested with Chiggers. The funny thing is, I did not notice them until Sunday. We both got bitten up. And why is it, they like to bite me in the hardest places for me to itch? (TMI) This is why I hate to be out doors.

I eat a lot of ground beef. So I lately I have switched it out for LEAN ground turkey. I made an awesome meal last night with Ground turkey, frozen stir fry veggie, lite Alfredo sauce in a jar, and a LITTLE macaroni. I added some red pepper flakes and some dried spaghetti seasoning. It was so good, I wanted to share the recipe.

it made 2 giant portions. But could easily feed 4 if you made a nice salad to go with it. I named it Turkey Primavera.  I hope you give it a try!

Turkey Primavera
5 ounces Lean ground turkey (200 calories)
2 cups stir fry frozen vegetables
(160 calories)
3 ounces uncooked macaroni (300 )
1 cup Lite Asiago Romano Alfredo Sauce (180 calories)
optional:
red pepper flakes to taste
spicy spaghetti seasoning
Cook macaroni, 1/2 way, leave it a bit crunchy
brown turkey, add 2 cups stir fry frozen veggies and 1 cup Alfredo sauce.
add macaroni, salt pepper and seasonings. Put in a casserole dish and in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
makes 2 LARGE portions
300 calories per serving.

 

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Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog. I am a Baby Boomer from Nebraska blogging my way to good health. I am single, with no children, I have a little white maltese dog named Lily. Follow my journey to lose 1 pound 300 times.

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