Birthday Boy

Pictorial evidence of weight loss success will have to wait. I had a doctor’s appointment two weeks ago. The official weight loss is 26 pounds. I am at 194 lbs., down from 220 a year ago. Slow and steady wins the race. I wasn’t eager to post yesterday as I didn’t reach my goal weight of 184 lbs. As soon as that happens, you’ll all be the first to know, and there’ll be an updated photo to prove it.

I’m glad that the Asian marinade was well-received. One mother even had her children request it again. Now all she has to do is sneak some veggies in there, and that’s a win for mother. If you serve it over rice, be sure to make it brown rice (that’s the healthy option). I like green beans and carrots with it, too.

A note about eggs: I spent the last part of this week with Jim in the hospital. The question of organic eggs came up, as they were telling him to avoid eggs. I was right! Organic eggs are not a cholesterol concern. All of the nutrition is in the yolk, not the whites.  For roughly a buck more, go organic when buying eggs, and refrain from ordering them in a restaurant. There isn’t a trustworthy chef out there where your health is concerned.

The primary reasons for my success are diet modification, exercise and cooking for myself. I stopped eating out three times a day and having someone else cook for me. I took back control!

The job here in Florida is going well but is very demanding. It has interfered where my exercising is concerned. I am working on how to deal with this when traveling. I will figure that out. I will write my healthy red sauce and turkey meatball recipe next. In the meantime, how about cauliflower mash?

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 Yukon gold potato, small or medium
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 cup organic chicken stock
  • White pepper and coarse non-iodized sea salt to taste
  1. Boil the cauliflower well to soften.
  2. Mash all remaining ingredients in whip in blender for smoother texture.
  3. If you prefer, use my 5-spice blend instead of curry: equal parts of turmeric, coriander, paprika, cumin and cayenne pepper. I get a small container of each and dump them into a small Rubbermaid container. There is no such spice as curry. That is the term for a blend of spices that there are infinite ways of creating.

Eat well, be happy, and love always, Bill