Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm glad...

...that I don't keep junkfood in the house. And that I was too tired and feeling too lazy to go out and get anything too. lol.

I found myself perusing my cupboards and my fridge last night at least 4 times that I can remember. I'm not sure why. I don't know if it was because I was just tired, or bored, or hungry or what, can't put my finger on it but I had the munchies and luckily for me I had nothing in the house to munch on! lol. Don't get me wrong, I have food in my house, chicken, beef, pork, veggies galore, yogurt, applesauce, all sorts of things. But it wasn't what I wanted (whatever that may have been), and what sounded good I wasn't willing to add those calories onto my day so...the fridge was shut, the cupboards closed and back to my computer I went.

I need to invest in some cheese sticks. I didn't buy any this past time at the store (I was in a hurry) and I think that may have been what I was looking for last night. I wanted something kind of salty tasting (so the applesauce and such was out), but really didn't have anything that qualified that wasn't like a thing of Dinty Moore beef stew (curse my mom for leaving the 2 she bought and didn't eat with me).

Oh well, such is life. There's a reason I don't keep junkfood in the house, and that'd be it :)

On a completely different note, I have been using this pedometer just about every day (forgot it at home on Monday) and I realize that I don't walk around hardly at all, even when you count my walking back and forth to work. Yesterday I logged a whole 3500ish steps. That's pathetic! I need to figure out how to put more walking time under my belt everyday or something. I'm usually so tired after work that I put together dinner and I'm ready to just chill. You'd think that with a job of sitting down all day that I wouldn't be tired, but I DO work 10 hours a day, sometimes more and after I get dinner done all I want to do is kick back and relax before I hit the sack around 10pm. I can't JUST work out on the weekends. Weekends I'm usually catching up on things that need to be done (housework, homework, etc) that I don't have a lot of time or willpower to force myself to do during the week, and while I do often go Friday Saturday and Sunday to work out to me it seems like that's not enough or something I dunno.

I have found some good recepies though! I plan on making this one tonight for dinner again (we had it about a week or so ago):

Quick and Easy Chicken, Broccoli and Brown Rice

1tbsp. vegetable oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 can (10 3/4 oz) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (I use 98% fat free)
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 1/2 cup uncooked instant brown rice
2 cups fresh or frozen brocolli flowerets (I use frozen so I can make beef and brocolli from the same bag)

1. Heat Oil in 10" skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until well browned on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet.
2. Stir soup, water, paprika and black pepper in skillet. Heat to a boil.
3. Stir in rice and broccoli in skillet. Reduce heat to low. Return chicken to skillet. Sprinkle additional paprika and black pepper over chicken. Cover and cook 5 min. or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender.

Yum yum! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Found you via the WW boards. Hope you don't mind me following.

    Hope your feet feel better soon. How uncomforatable.

    As far as cupboard gazing, I do it often and it helps so much when there isn't junk laying around. The baby formula is in the same cupboard as the treats. I know, not smart when it is something I need to get to every 4 hours or so. I really need to rethink that.