Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Challenge WI 2 - 100.6 kg

Thankfully I got the scale moving on the weekend so I saw a small change. I was hoping to start the challenge with a big loss, but I'll take what I can.

It turns out the lack of movement was either too much sodium or not enough drinking. I'm actually leaning towards the latter as I didn't drink very much after my WI yesterday (I take my Tuesday morning reading as the 'official' one) and sadly my scale reflected that this morning. It's good in a way though because it means I have a reason, so I can stop beating myself up and take steps to prevent it.

Something went wrong with my washer yesterday, and my clothes came out with huge brown splodges all over them. Splodges being the technical term. Quite a few of tops were ruined, leaving me to swear and cry hysterically in alternating parts. You see, I'm screwed. I don't fit into anything in this country so I can't replace them. I've ordered some things online but they're going to take a few weeks to get here so until then I'm stuck in the my one remaining work top.

People are going to think I never wash.

Okay Zan, pull yourself together. I want to break 100kg so bad right now, I'm going to put my less than stellar day of eating behind me and really work for it.

Last thing, I'm challenging you all to give me nice things to eat! Write down your favourite recipe, than tag 3-5 (I know, some peoples links list aren't as long) people on your links list to do the same! Here's mine:

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of crushed garlic
1 large carrot, in strips or chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped

Saute 5-6 mins.

Add Seasoning:

1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

Saute 2-3 mins.


1-1 1/2 cup vegetable stock
1 can chopped tomatoes

Simmer 10-15mins.


1 can red kidney beans
1 medium chopped zucchini

Simmer 10-15 mins.

Really good with crusty bread or brown rice, or anything really. The spices make it go from kind of blah-but-ok veg to 'holy crap! I made this?!?'. It's also really easy to customise any way you like.

Longest post in the world. Sorry.


Jan B said...

LOL, I will have to look up kilograms, I didn't do so well in math. When we have people participating from England I have to translate from stones to pounds, but I am so glad that you are doing well! Your recipe sounds wonderful and so healthy. I think that this next week should be really good for you. I plan to try that recipe very soon. Take care!

Amy said...

have you tried taking the tops to a professionl cleaner, maybe one or two could be saved?

Crooked Eyebrow said...

I'm with jan b, the kilograms threw me off! What a great idea for recipes!


Zanitta said...

hehe, I'm from england. FYI: it's 2.2lbs to the kilo, and 14 pounds to the stone. I have the losses in lbs on the sidebar if that helps.

I hate working in kilo so very very much, but my scale gives me no other option. Stupid metric system.

CPT Mom said...

I was thankful to find the conversion in the sidebar, I am not so good with the metric system.
Great job this week!

That recipe sounds delicious.

Lara said...

That sounds like a delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing. And good for you for the loss!

Mama Bear June said...

Oh, man. I'm so sorry to hear about your washer ruining your clothes. That totally STINKS! Hang in there and congrats on the loss!
Path to Health

Thea said...

Congrats on the loss, no matter what the number is! Good luck this week!

Kellie said...

My husband is a vegetarian...he'll love your recipe!

My recipe for you: I love chips and salsa...a lot! I know the chips are bad news so I make my own at home. I buy small corn tortillas(with the lowest number of calorie I can find).

Cut 3-5 of them into wedges, depending on how hungry I am. ;)

Spray a little olive oil on a baking sheet,sprinkle wedges with seasoning salt and chili powder.

Bake till they're brown and crunchy. Sometimes they do get crunchier a minute or two after they come out of the oven.

OK, so they don't taste like the ones at my favorite Mexican restaurant, but they are a good substitute!

Good luck in the challenge this week!

Grumpy Chair said...

Sorry about the washing machine disaster. I always check Fang Jr.'s pants pockets since I washed his shorts with a marker in them.

If you didn't dry the shirts already (the heat sets the stain), you might be able to soak them in stain remover with some success?

I will post an easy recipe for you this evening when I post.

Glad the scale moved downward for you.

dd said...

Great job this week! Sorry about your washer..ugh!!

Once Upon A Dieter said...

Okay, can you dye the ruined tops a DARKER brown or black or navy so that you can wear them? Dying can be done fast, and then you can wear the dark-dyed stuff until your new goodies arrive.

Is that feasible?

The Princess

Zanitta said...

hmmm, I don't know. I was thinking of bleaching them, but it all involves kanji knowledge that I don't have to read the instructions. Also, I don't trust myself not to dye both my myself and my apartment various shades of whichever colour I eventually picked...

Barbara H. said...

Great job this week! Thanks for encouraging me on my blog.

Mel said...

Thanks for commenting on my WI this week. Don't get discouraged by a bad week because next week can be better. At least you now have a reason for the bad week. Your recipe sounds tasty and perfect for the cooler weather. I am going to enter it in my Weight Watchers recipe tracker because I am looking for recipes less than 5 points for my FIVE POINT FRIDAY so I will let you know if I use it. Thanks for sharing!

Miss Honey said...

I feel your pain about clothes shopping. I'm in a similar situation - being a similar size in SEAsia. When I first got here a year ago, I used to go into shops. A few weeks of being giggled at by staff stopped that. Now if necassary, I ask as soon as I walk in, "do you have anything that will fit me" It's usually accompanied by a giggle and a "No ma'am"
Thank god tailoring here is cheap. I dream of the day I can buy off the peg though.
One of the things I miss about the UK was being able to buy clothes from the high street.

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