It’s a good thing I brought his spicy Thai Chicken Curry Soup for lunch yesterday because it was a chilly day!
As per usual, I didn’t eat my breakfast until about 11:00 – but it was okay because I was staggering my eats for the day. I am rethinking my whole eating schedule which I will get to later in the post. This is a 5 ounce baked potato (4) stuffed with shredded zucchini egg whites (1) 1/2 ounce of cheese (2) and shaved radish for some crunch.
I made a big batch of bone broth over the weekend. It’s hard to tell what the point values are – it ranges between 1-3 points per cup. While I do keep some of the fat, I don’t keep it all, so I am calling my bone broth 2 points a cup. This is the lite coconut milk that I used. It keeps in the fridge for a couple weeks, so only open it a little bit to pour out the two tablespoons into the soup. Then put it back in the fridge where it will get pushed back to the back and you’ll throw it out in a month. Not that it’s happened to me before, I just heard it from a friend. 😀
- 2 cups chicken bone broth
- 2 tablespoons light coconut milk
- 3 ounces rotisserie chicken
- 1 cup mixed veggies (use what you like!) I used zucchini, mushroom and red pepper
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon Thai chili paste
- In a skillet, cook the zucchini, mushrooms and red pepper for a few minutes over medium high heat with Pam.
- In a stock pot, add the bone broth, coconut milk, ginger, lime zest, lime juice, and Thai chili paste.
- When the veggies have cooked for a few minutes, add them to the bone broth, with the chicken and cook for an additional minute. Enjoy!
- I put this in the Weight Watchers recipe builder, and it comes in at 6 points - 4 for the broth, 1 for the chicken and 1 for the coconut milk.
Oh, I also added a bit of dried parsley at the end, but that’s optional. While that pretty picture was taken over the weekend, this is how I ate my soup – at 4 p.m. at my desk 😀
My roommates, aka Mr. and Mrs. Edinger, were supposed to come to the gym with me last night, but they weren’t feeling it. They were busy in the kitchen making smoothies, so since I ate my lunch so late, I ate a banana on my way to the gym and got there just before 8.
As of last night, my Metabolic Reset program was about 50% loaded – still lots of glitches and error messages, but I was able to pull up the strength training for last night, which was quads and calves, biceps and triceps. I was able to do everything (using 8 pound barbells – which is a lot for me!) except for the tricep bench dip – my shoulders just can’t make that work, so I did that exercise on this machine.
Then finished it off with a hill climb treadmill walk at 3.5 mph and didn’t realize I was SO close to 2 miles until the machine cut off. That kind of drives me nuts that its not exactly 2.0 miles 😛
When I got back home Hannah was back being busy in the kitchen making a ramen noodle salad (if you watch my Instastory on Instagram, you’ll see it there) and I made this quick chicken burrito – 7 points for the burrito, 1 point for the chicken, 2 points for the cheese, and 1 point for the Bolthouse Farms avocado salsa dressing. 11 delicious points – I didn’t eat this until 9:45 – I was hungry!
And set your DVR’s! Top Chef Jr. is coming back on Friday. Madison, the girl that won Master Chef Jr. is the daughter of a girl Jacky and I played field hockey with. I just find it so fascinating how creative these kids are in the kitchen.
So back to the Metabolic Reset program. When I logged in yesterday morning, my “nutrition” button said the following message. Of course I was busy all day and didn’t check it again until the train ride home last night, and it gave me the same error message.
And if I tried to log in through my phone, I got this error 502 most of the time.
So far it’s been one step forward, two steps back, but I know it will all get worked out. I FINALLY got my nutrition program this morning, showing me my macros and which days are low, moderate or high carbs. But I am definitely going to recipe develop with the macros I am given. I am pretty sure I am not going to eat 4 ounces of steak, a cup of black beans and sweet potatoes for one meal every day for 7 days straight!
Let’s take for example my soup above – that would totally work on a low carb day. So while I am already back “on” as far as ditching the wine, eating Halloween candy, etc. this week, I am not going to fully begin “Day 1” until Monday – so I’ll have the train rides home this week and this weekend to plan accordingly.
I will tell you I am sore this morning – I can feel every (however small) muscle in my biceps and triceps this morning and my quads and calves are sore too, but in a good way. The strenghth portion took me about 40 minutes last night – with one minute breaks between sets.
Happy Wednesday! Make it a great day!