A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Book Giveaway Winners

I had a really yummy pic to show you of some shrimp pasta I made today, but the battery was low on my camera and apparently didn't record my picture....BUMMER.

Anyhoo, I'll just tell you what I did.  I sauteed some fresh mushrooms in a little olive oil and added some shrimp.  I boiled some multi-grain angel hair pasta (3 oz).  When the mushrooms and shrimp were done, I added some 1/3 less fat Philly cream cheese and some reduced fat Breakstone's sour cream to the pan and mixed it in with the little bit of liquid that had cooked out of the shrimp and mushrooms.  Then I sprinkled in some oregano, served it over the pasta, and voila!!  It was soooooo good. 

Two really great workouts in the gym last night and tonight.  My 5th workout for this week will be tomorrow night.  I'm hoping to get the dang scale to budge at least 1/2 of a lb!!  Don't know if I'm going to make it or not.  But I also got to thinking....my cycle is usually good for about a 4-5 lb. bloated gain, so the fact that I'm not showing a gain this week is remarkable in itself.  Thank God I've been in the gym to counteract the snacking I did the first 4 days of this week.  I finally reigned in the craziness and came in at 1500 cals yesterday AND today.  Yay!  Shooting for the same calorie amt tomorrow. 

I've also decided that I want to try to cook some different food this coming week.  I'm doing my grocery shopping at Trader Joe's tomorrow.  I've been following TJ's Test Kitchen, listed on my blogroll, and she's picked up some cool stuff at Trader Joe's lately that I want to see if I can find.  One of the things is whole wheat pizza dough and another one is a spinach sour cream dip that she spread on a Thomas everything bagel thin and made a chicken sandwich out of it.  I also want to use the pizza dough to make calzones like she did.  So things are going ok right now....just holding my breath til weigh day.  :)

The winners of the book giveaway are:

Kyle @ Getting Better and Better...
Sheilagh @ Sixty by Sixty
Jenn @ Watch My Butt Shrink!

Congrats to all of you!!  Email me (listed on my sidebar), and send me your names and addresses so that I can forward them on to the publisher!!! 

Quote For the Day:

"Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it."  -Sir Winston Churchill


  1. I'm tickled pink!! Thank you Tammy:o)

    Your food is sounding delicious right now.
    Shame about the battery..

    I love you quotation for today. I am adding that to my collection.

    I'm off to email you right now.



  2. Sounds like you're doing awesome with the workouts. Keep it up! It is said that exercising helps to ease menstrual cramps, so I hope that's true for you.

    Good luck with the whole wheat pizza dough. I have yet to come across one that doesn't taste like dirt. :-/

  3. Mmmm... I'm drooling over the description of that shrimp and mushroom pasta!

  4. Hi Tammy - Sounds like you're kickin' ass in the exercise and eating department. That's great. Since you're going to Trader Joe's today, here's another thing I recently discovered that is yummy and makes a great veggie dip, or a creamy addition to what you made with the shrimp...it's Raita, an Indian style yogurt dip with vegetables chopped in it. It has 25 calories per 2 Tbsp, which is a good amount and adds a lot of flavor to stuff. I'm going to post a picture of it maybe today - I've been using it as a dip for cut up veggies.

    Keep up the good work!

  5. Hi Tammy. Sounds like you're getting plenty of inspiration in the cooking department. And so many workouts - wow! Are you feeling the muscles yet?

    Bearfriend xx

  6. Please stop by my blog. I have a little something for ya. :)

  7. yay for me! Thanks!

    You are on fire lately...way to bounce back from the babysitting blues!

  8. Love the shrimp recipe. Think I might do that for tomorrow's "fish" night.

    Boy are you ever kickin' ass and takin' names. You are doing really, really well. Hurray!!