Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Thanks everyone for the encouragement! Although it seems harder now that we have gone “public”. Why is that do you suppose?

I was thinking of posting some of our new favorite recipes and then my friend Lisa asked so here you go:

We eat fish about 3 times a week and usually just throw it on the grill, but I wanted to do something a little different and this seems to work out very well (i.e. easy)!

4 fillets of white fish (I use tilapia)
1 cup of wine (optional)
1 can of spaghetti sauce (I use Hunt’s with garlic and herbs)
½ box of cooked pasta

Simmer the fish, wine, and spaghetti sauce for about 10-15 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Serve with a veggie or salad and you have a meal! The kids always ask for seconds on this!
Variation: instead of spaghetti sauce, use a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies and add minute rice instead of the cooked pasta.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Feeling good!

Wow almost exactly a year!

It has been a milestone week for Rick and I, so we had to finally share! Rick has lost 50 pounds and I have lost 30.

I started last January by exercising more and joining a volleyball night at the YMCA. I had to keep exercising and stretching so that I wasn’t to sore after volleyball. Then over the summer I started running! I have never in my life been a runner so I started with ¼ mile and worked up to about 2 miles, I try to run 3-5 times a week (depending on the weather). Sometimes it is hard to drag myself outside, but a lot of the time I can’t wait to put on MY music and just go. This is truly something that I am so proud of myself for, because it is something I could never do. Sometime this year my goal is to run a 5K. Through all the exercising I lost about 15 lbs but I didn’t really change my eating habits until this past November when Rick came on board.

Rick started losing weight when we got back home after Thanksgiving, I remember him saying he was tired of always feeling stuffed. So he started by bringing salads to work and eating fruit for a snack and cutting back on his portion sizes. It has actually been easier for me to make dinners because I know how much to make. We always have a huge salad in the fridge and lots of fruit around, I have stopped buying lots of snacks like chips and granola bars and have bought more raisins and nuts that you have to shell. Rick has had amazing willpower and I am so glad he helped all of us develop better eating habits. This week he put away all of his old jeans because they were huge.