Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Weigh in for Sizzlin' challenge - 179

179 current weight, down 2 from last week, 8 for the whole challenge.

Recipe for a BBQ Challenge

I just LOVE Greek food. Lived in Greece on the island of Crete for 18mos when I was in the Air Force. All the research says that the Greek diet is VERY healthy. So if you are going to a BBQ, take some Greek fare!

Greek Chopped Salad
4 c romaine lettuce, chopped into small pieces
2 c cubed cucumbers
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 c finely chopped red onion
18 pitted kalamata olives, sliced
1/4 c roasted red peppers, chopped
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp drained capers
Combine above ingredients and sprinkle with
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried oregano, crushed
Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

Per serving: 210 calories, 8 g protein, 17 g carbohydrates, 12 g total fat, 17 mg cholesterol, 4 g dietary fiber, 759 mg sodium

Extra workout challenge - on Monday I did two 30 minute cardio sessions. Yesterday, I worked my butt off all day and made several trips up stairs moving my daughter out and moving her stuff into her apartment. Thankfully, she's staying close by for a while. :-D Still have some work to do around the house here, gathering things she needs, so I'll be checking in with everyone later on! Hope everyone had an awesome week!


Kelly said...

Yeah on the weight loss!!! Proud of you!
I am so jealous that you lived in Greece. I would love to be able to visit. We have a great Greek restaurant that I want to visit for my birthday. Haven't been in a while. I'm not sure but I don't think it is WW friendly. LOL

Anonymous said...

What is your ultimate abs workout. Your pictures look great if I can look like that with an abs workout I want to know about it. I have to get my belly flat.


Bonnie said...

Congrats on the loss! That salad sounds delicious, I will definitely have to try this.

Kyle and Darci said...

WooHoo!!! Congrats on the loss!!

Angie in TO said...

I can't wait to get outta the 180's, but I gotta get out of the 190's first! ;)
Your doing great! :)

Teena in Toronto said...

I love Greek potatoes and chicken. Yum!

Bev said...

Sounds good! I was in the Air Force also but the farthest I got to go was Alaska lol.