Monday, February 18, 2008

Day 48

Another day another step closer to the ultimate goal of being healthier, lighter and thus happier. I stupidly stayed up until 2:30am last night and was up at 6:50am today (Monday) because I get into researching something (totally not related to this routine) and I lose track of time. so I am a little more than sleepy today.

The forty eighth day went well. 1435 calories for the day and I had a heavier than usual breakfast. I usually sleep in on the weekends and end up eating really late in the day for my first meal, I need to address this too. I don't think its a good thing to do that.

the menu for the day was 3 big meals and 1 small snack in the evening, which I also do not like to happen, I think having 2 medium sized meals and one large one and a few snacks through out the day works out better.

Heres a picture of Ron Lester from Varsity blues after his weight loss, looks good doesn't he?

Number 69 is the guy on the news

As I type this theres a fella on the today show that weighed 500 lbs, he lost 315 lbs wow what a difference in the guy. its the actor from that movie "Varsity Blues". I had mentioned in an earlier post at the beginning of January that I think the media will be hitting the weight loss/obese thing hard this year, and its still on every channel almost daily. a story about someone losing a huge amount of weight. I think its good that they show these things for awareness etc but I think its a bit much at times as well. every story on tv as of late seems to be weight related, obesity the new smoking!

I wanted to post up the simple yet very yummy pickled eggs recipe or "Beet eggs" that I have been eating since I was a young kid thanks to Grandma. very little ingredients are needed and I think its very tasty.

What you will need
1 16oz jar of sliced pickled beets (bought at any grocery store)
6 boiled eggs
1/4 of a small onion
1/3 cup white vinager
1 empty 32oz jar with a lid

Optional items
pickling spices (I find them not needed)

What to do
pour some of the juice and beets from the jar into the larger 32 oz jar and then put the eggs into the jar, then pour the rest of the beets and juice into the larger jar. then add the vinager to that. slice the onions into thin rings, separate them and drop them into the jar. put the lid on and turn the jar upside down a couple times to mix the beet juice and vinager, make sure all of the eggs are below the surface inside the jar. put it in the fridge and enjoy the eggs in 24 hours. I recommend letting them pickle for 48 hours for better flavor but they should be ready in a day.

if you wish for a bit sweeter or stronger flavor add some sugar and or pickling spices, in my opinion neither are needed. don't forget to add the calories from the sugar into the equation if you add it

70 calories each for the egg and the beets are low calorie as well, if you eat 1 egg and about 4 slices of beet its about 90 calories together, and the best part is that you can just keep adding eggs back into the mixture as you eat them and have a nice supply of the "beet eggs". I hope you enjoy them if you try them!

onto the menu for Day 48....


12:30 PM
4oz deli turkey breast 200
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 boiled egg (pickled with beets) 70
1 tbsp Miracle whip 35

3:30 PM
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
4oz deli turkey 200
2oz sliced tomato 10
spicy mustard 0

5:30 PM
2 cups Dads home made soup 350
3/4 cup cooked white rice 150
crystal light 20

8:45 PM
1 pear 120

Grand total of 1435 calories for the day, over all a good day, I did not ride the bike like I had wanted to, but thats ok because I will ride it today more than usual and make up the time. sorry for the novel of a post, but I thought that "beet egg" recipe was too short for its own post. thats all for now and as always thanks for reading.

As Ever


  1. Hmmm...I wish I could try one of your beet eggs first. I've never had a "pickled egg" and I don't know if I would ever consider trying one if you hadn't said that they are good. I think you and I have similar tastes in food, so I trust that your opinion of the pickled eggs will match mine. I'll try making them sometime soon!!
    I haven't followed the news much lately. I like seeing stories about weight loss, though, as it reassures me that if other people do this, then I can, too! I was just thinking yesterday that I don't want to be one of those people who loses weight, only to gain it back later on. I'm seeing that losing the weight hasn't been all that difficult, and I'm hoping that I'll find that keeping it off won't be hard, either. I'm really, really hoping that. My husband and I were talking about how our eating habits had, "gotten out of hand" before we started this "diet," or rather "lifestyle change." I've found that I can do without fried food, junk food, and sweet stuff for the most part, and still be happy. I enjoy grilled food just as much, and I love to eat good veggies, too. So, I'm hoping I'll find a foolproof way of not gaining any weight back, once I reach my goal.
    I'll have to look up the story about that guy from Varsity Blues, and see how he did it...

  2. Hey Tony,
    I have a question about green tea. I don't really like green tea, but have been buying a water that has green tea in it. It's zero sugar, low sodium, etc. My question is, is the tiny amount of green tea that is in the water beneficial at all?
    [I looked on the list of ingredients and it doesn't actually state how much g.t. is in it]

  3. Robyn,
    Trust me the eggs are great! lol I love em, they remind me of when I was a kid and would eat em out of Grandma's fridge.

    take a look on the front page in my "Helpful Links" section, theres a link for an article on green tea that gives the amounts etc. the short answer is yes the amount of tea in the water matters, if it has steeped for a long time you get more out of it than a weaker tea.

    Thanks for the comments ladies :)

    As Ever

  4. Hi....I'm baaaack. I'm not blocked from work any more, or at least today lol.

    Sherry, they make green tea exract too in pill form. You might want to look into that if the drink isn't for you. I'm not a huge fan of it either.


  5. That's an excellent idea.

  6. How long do the pickled eggs stay fresh. Thanks