Showing posts from October, 2017

Weight Loss Clinic: My Own

This is a follow-up report on my weight loss activities in my in-home weight loss clinic. In April of this year (2017), I wrote a detailed blog post of my acquisition of several weapons of mass destruction :  I gathered effective machines through Aldi, TJ Maxx, and Thane. This resolution has intensified, and I use these machines several times a day and sweat up a storm. My regimen includes my mats and exercise balls for yoga and Pilate, fitness ab/arm wheel , Step (aerobics) , dumbbell sets , the mini-Stepper , mini-cycling , and my newest possession, The Abdoer 360 . Watch me sweat!!  Working out on Abdoer 360 Food continues to be a handicap in my quest for the perfect weight for me. However, there is a gleaming light at the end of that weight loss tunnel. As of first week of April 2017, the monitoring stats were-- weight,  172.2 lbs; waist, 36”; hip, 43”; and body mass, 31.82.  On April 19, 2017 , my

Weightwatchers Points: Strategic Food Planning

Brown rice spaghetti, spinach, and turkey meat sauce I am immersed in my Smartpoints. I am sold into it, and I am already reaping the rewards. I am a label reader, a strategic food planner, and a believer that food is our best friend and our worst enemy, depending on our relationship with it.               As in all things, moderation is key. Eat as often as you like but eat in moderation. As here in this picture, one cup of most carbohydrates per meal is enough to sustain the body to fulfill its functions. Here I have a cup of brown rice pasta (yes, there is such a thing!), spinach, and ground turkey in spaghetti sauce.             I love the Weightwatchers program. I wanted to eat spaghetti today with meat. I did not want to compromise that by eating some plastic food or some frozen food, or some doctored/laboratory version, or TV dinner, or packaged food. I wanted to cook my food from scratch or as close to scratch as I can get. At church this morning, we were of

Liver Stew and Rice

Clockwise from top left: Kidney beans, blanched broccoli, liver stew, and Jasmine rice  I just donated blood, which I do two times a year. I searched my brain for the most effective way to replenish my blood supply without eating the usual banana. I remembered that I ate a lot of liver for my baby's health years ago, so I wanted to pump up my iron/folate supply. Voila, liver! I wanted a way that would allow me to eat liver in a more enjoyable way than the regular plain liver topped with rings of onion. Voila, liver in the stew! The organic liver pieces from free-range chicken were the right size and became the center of attention in the stew/sauce without beef or fish usurping the kingdom of pot. I love the flavorful taste of Scotch Bonnet peppers (which is the cousin of the  habanero --Spanish). I cannot overemphasize the b enefits of peppers. Th ey are packed with potassium and vitamins A, C and dietary fiber .     The story of this chicken liver: I went  grocer

Healthy Cauliflower-Mashed Potato

Today seemed a good day to play in the kitchen and prepare whatever I found in the refrigerator and shelves. I found plenty for dinner. Brunch was a breeze (two scrambled egg whites and fried plantain); no picture needed. I saw Oprah's "O, That's Good" commercial earlier this week. She mentioned  mashing potatoes with cauliflower . I took the idea and ran with it and made my own mashed potato almost entirely of one head of cauliflower. The only starch was one fist-size boiled and mashed potato. I added seasonings: parsley, black pepper, chopped white onion, garlic, and a pinch of sea salt; no butter or grease. Red cabbage, kale, and almost raw spinach Cauliflower/mashed potato, vegetable medley, black-eye peas, and salmon  --Frances Ohanenye maintains this unusual site. Click on the "Open Source Cooking" tab for enlightening information. Thanks for visiting. Have a fruitful day!