Friday, March 22, 2013

weigh-in, work, oatmeal recipe -- hodgepodge post

I think that post surgery weight loss honey moon is over....
I've really only lost three pounds this month.
I need to work harder to do it.
I know I will get there, I'm not really discouraged, just a little sad and frustrated, but realistic and still hopeful.

Here are my numbers
Starting Weight: 320
Last Recorded Weight 224

Today's Weight 221

Last four weeks, lost 3 lbs
Total weight loss, 99 lbs


So since my stomach virus a couple weeks back when I got to 101 pounds lost, I fluctuated between 220 and 224 (so frustrating). I am down to 221 and feel that's a more real number than my post-virus loss was. My 9 month appointment is coming up in two weeks and I so wanted to be under 200 by then. Short of losing 21 pounds in two weeks, I'm thinking this isn't going to happen. I'm hoping I'll be under 200 by my year appointment.

This new job is kicking my behind! There's so much to learn and so much to do...frankly, I feel a little over my head. But this is how I always feel with a new job.



So I made some really yummy-stick-to-your-ribs steel-cut oats the other day and thought I'd share the recipe. Excuse the pictures, it doesn't look as appetizing as it really tastes :D. It's not the best protein choice out there, but sometimes it's nice to have some cereal type breakfast and this one reduces my guilt a bit.

1 cup of steel cut oats
4 cups of water
1 cut up apple
1/2 cup of almonds (slivered or sliced)
2 tablespoons of almond butter
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
cinnamon to taste
Boil water, add almonds and oatmeal, reduce to low heat and cook 10 minutes. Add almond butter and apples and cook another 10 minutes. Before serving add sugar and cinnamon.  I remove my portion before adding the sugar and I add some 'purevia' - a natural sugar substitute. 

With the Sugar
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 serving (124.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
337
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.4g
22%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Sodium
2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates
44.7g
15%
Dietary Fiber
12.2g
49%
Sugars
10.4g
Protein
10.1g
Vitamin A 1%Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 10%Iron 13%

With out the Sugar and 1/4 c of almonds instead of 1/2 c

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 serving (120.6 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
261
Calories from Fat
89
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.9g
15%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
6%
Sodium
18mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
39.5g
13%
Dietary Fiber
8.4g
34%
Sugars
6.6g
Protein
9.3g
Vitamin A 1%Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 8%Iron 15%

5 comments:

  1. That looks delicious! I've been trying out oatmeal these days as something different. I will have to check it out! :) Actually 10ish g of protein at breakfast isn't terrible. You could probably put a little scoop of Unjury or something in there!

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    1. good idea! I thought of doing some kind of protein powder in there but only have flavored on hand right now and those flavors didn't quite 'go' :D

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  2. That is a great number! My doctor has been warning me that my weight loss will slow. It is starting too. I am determined this time tho. More so then ever before. Thanks for the oatmeal tip. I like oatmeal but never know what to put in it! Thanks for blogging! I think you are doing a fabulous job!

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  3. Keep it up! You are doing great!

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  4. that looks good..I like the apple..I have been using bananas..must try apples!

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