Monday, January 31, 2011

Day #1!

Today was my first day getting back on track with my health! I feel really motivated and excited! I'm also looking forward to posting my progress on here!
Anyway, I'm following the old weight watchers point system right now. I will be going to the meetings eventually so I am looking forward to that.
I wanted to create this blog to keep track of progress and I guess have some accountability. Even if no one reads this it seems to help me rather than just write it in a book. So there may be some boring parts.. like writing what I'm eating daily :] but also some fun stuff like yummy recipes and fun workouts.
Well on with my day.
 This is what I started off my day with
Multi grain cheerios-2pts
Fat free milk- 2pts
large banana-2pts
a couple blackberries-1pt

lunch meat-1pt
string cheese-1pt

whole wheat crackers-2pts

Orange-crumbed baked chicken: 6pts
(recipe to follow)
Mashed sweet potatoes-3pts

Total: 23 pts.
3 points left for the day :]

2 tbls Orange Juice
2 tbls Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 C whole-wheat cracker crumbs
1 tbls grated orange zest
1 shallot, finely chopped
1/4 tsp ground pepper
4 (3oz) skinless boneless chicken thighs

1. preheat oven to 350 F; spray a nonstick baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray
2. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, mustard and salt. On a sheet of wax paper (I used a casserole dish) combine the cracker crumbs, orange zest, shallot and pepper. Brush the chicken on both sides with the mustard mixture then dredge in crumbs. lace the chicken on the baking sheet. Bake 15 mins turn over and bake until cooked through, 15-20 mins longer.

Point value-3pts per thigh.

Thanks for stoppin by!