Archive | April 14, 2013

Seeking Bouncy Music

I’ve been thinking today what music will motivate me to use my rebounder.
My story:
I have to admit my Hubby is totally addicted to TV. It is actually very boring to me because I am creative and want to be doing new things. Especially now. It’s spring! We need to be cleaning, arranging furniture and getting organized!

I stayed inside the last two days because of bitter wind, rain and hail we’re having here. So I had no opportunity to walk or garden. Maybe I’m getting a little stir crazy.

If I can just start one new thing for my Losin’ It program, I’d be happy. *Not* eating cake is a biggie. That was good. I proved I can do that. But do I really want to exercise to Hubby watching some old movie or worse, a new movie that I really want to sit down and watch?

I had talked about getting a tape recorder but maybe I need a CD player too, to wear earplugs and listen to motivating music. I think I want to listen to Bouncy music because it is happy music. It may sound funny but I like nearly everything written by Cole Porter. 🙂

Goal #2 ~ Find bouncy motivating music to exercise to.

Easy Peasy Meatloaf

3 green peppers and 3 medium onions chopped or diced in a food processor,
Liberal fresh ground pepper (1 teaspoon or to taste)
5 eggs
10 pounds of ground beef or any combination of 5 pounds of ground beef with 5 pounds of ground chicken or ground pork.

Mix well and form into 2 long loaves with plenty of space around them, each in a lasagna size dishes so it will form a meaty crust.

Pour 1/2 can of tomato sauce over the top of each.
Bake @ 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 45 mins – 2 hours just until a good crust forms and meat juices stop pouring out.

*Optional 1 teaspoon of rubbed sage for a slight sausage flavor (or use sausage or Italian sausage for a portion of the ground meat) or a dash of cayenne or 2 jalapeno peppers for a spice flare. Top with tomato slices instead of tomato sauce or use strips of bacon.

All tested, tasted and all delicious! Enjoy! 🙂

Giving in to Good Food

Last night Hubby and I worked together to make meatloaf. nom nom 🙂 Healthy stuff! Without the crackers or oatmeal. Granted I had half a potato with it but that is much better than diving into the forbidden cake. Full tummy and proud of myself. 😀

I remember when I was a kid. I’d be going nuts before dinner from the delicious smells. I would go to the kitchen and ask my grandma for some food and she would reach up to the top shelf and hand me a bag of bonbons. I  would run to my parents room so that my brothers and sisters wouldn’t steal it from me and eat 2 or 3 of them or until I wasn’t starving anymore. Stupid, right? If my mom had been there, she would have given me half an apple or a piece of cheese.

I went hungry too long, ate the wrong thing. The end result is that I couldn’t eat dinner. I promised myself once I grew up that I would never go hungry again. With short lapses when I went to college, I stuck to that promise until recently.

So why do I let myself go hungry now? I get busy. I’m chatting with friends. I wait to do my work until it is too late to eat before I get my work done or I don’t want to do physical work on a full stomach. So I am forming a goal.

Goal #1 ~ Fill myself up with good food when I’m hungry or at meal time. Work and chat comes second.

With that I’ll go have a nice filling dinner. 🙂