Saturday, March 7, 2009

March 7, 2009....not a great week....

Hello all:

Back once again for another week...and not a great week, I might add. I didn't even lose a pound this week. I lost .2 oz :( It's better than the week I gained, but definately not what I hoped for. I was hoping to lose 3 lbs week and next, to bring my weight loss up to 20 lbs......well, not gonna happen now. I don't know why there was no loss this week...was it just one of those weeks or is it because of my PCOS? That is what I am actually afraid of, that I'm gonna stall on losing b/c of PCOS. I don't know what to do about it. If I don't lose anything for a few weeks, then I'm thinkin about calling my doctor to see about getting on Metformin to see if that helps anything. I hope it doesn't come down to that though. I'd really like to lose on my own, with no help. I didn't walk quite as much as I could have this week, so that might have been a factor, as well. I did add a few more exercises in, for my arms and I'm doing some crunches for my abs. I think about that too, how I am kind of limited on what I can do for exercise. There is no gym anywhere around here, and we couldn't afford it anyway. And since I'm not a exercise expert, I don't know a whole lot of exercises that I can do on my own. I thought about buying some workout dvd's but I don't really know when I could do them, unless I get up extra early in the morning. That doesn't thrill my heart either...if you know me, you know I am not a morning person LOL. I might have to try it though if that's what it comes down to.

So, anywho, we are getting our visit from the DHS lady today. She is coming to do our home visit today, which is the next step in our becoming a foster parent. I am just glad she is finally coming. We started this process almost two months ago. Of course, after the home visit, if all goes well, we will have to go to classes for 9 weeks, once a week. I don't even know when those start so it might be another month before we get started...sigh...oh well, what is that saying, "The best things come to those who wait." LOL...hopefully that is true with us :)

Starting Weight: 233 lb
Current Weight: 218.8 lb

Okay, so not much to talk about. I am leaving you with my recipe for the week. It's an honest to goodness WW recipe, came from the Pure Comfort cookbook. Oh, and the stuffed pork chops last week? They were decent, but I should have put more spices on the meat. The stuffing was good though. Back to topic: this week is buttermilk corn cakes. They taste exactly like pancakes, but better. And I didn't have to slather butter on each pancake to make them sweet. It was great!! Here ya go!!

Buttermilk Corn Cakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 tbsp sugar (I used Splenda instead, don't think it would help the point count though)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 and 1/4 cups low fat buttermilk
1 large egg; slightly beaten
3 teaspoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup warm maple syrup

1. Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Combine the buttermilk and egg in another bowl. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until just blended.
2. Melt 1 teaspoon of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour the batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto the skillet. Cook just until bubbles begin to appear at the edges of the corn cakes, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until golden, about 2 minutes longer. Repeat with the remaining butter and batter, making a total of 12 corn cakes. Serve at once with the maple syrup.

Serving: 3 corn cakes with 1 tablespoon syrup
Points per serving: 7

**Note: I used some sugar free syrup instead of maple syrup. It's only 1 pt per 1/4 cup. I don't know if that made a difference with the points. I am hoping it didn't.


Connie B said...

Thanks for the recipe, and congrats on going through the process of being a foster parent! That means you have a very caring heart! Don't see too much of that in this world these days!

Connie B said...

Hey, using the SF syrup would make a 3 pt difference! It would be 4 pts per serving instead of 7pts, so you did well!!

d.fine09 said...

I'm going to try that recipe. Thanks.

Also, don't worry abouta small loss. It is all part of the process. Some weeks will be better than others.

Cassie said...

A small loss is still a loss. Its going in the right direction. Well done!

~Holly Renee~ said...

Thanks, Connie, on the pt info. I don't have access to the recipe builder so I have to depend on other people's info, LOL.
And we are looking forward to becoming foster parents. Our home visit went well today, so that is good for us.

I am not letting the small loss bother me. It is better than gaining so I am fine with it. I've tried to exercise a little more this week so I am telling myself I gained muscle..hehehe...