Monday, November 16, 2009

No Crust Pumpkin Pie (2 points for 1/8 pie)

2 t grated orange peel
15 oz. cooked pumpkin (fresh or canned)
1 can evaporated milk
3 egg whites
¼ cup Splenda
¼ cup sugar
½ cup whole wheat flour
½ t cinnamon
½ t ground nutmeg
½ t ground ginger
¾ t baking powder
⅛ t salt

Brown Sugar Topping
⅛ c packed brown sugar
⅛ c oats
2T wheat bran

Heat oven to 350ยบ F.
Spray pie plate with cooking spray.
Blend all ingredients in blender.
Pour into pie plate.
Mix topping and add to top of pie during baking.
Bake until solid (about an hour).
Serve cold.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

So how did Halloween go? Did you eat enough candy to make you sick? Did you stick with your plan? Did you even have a plan?

There are about eight weeks to Christmas and this is the season for Holiday Parties and usually weight gain. Now that one holiday is over, make a new plan for the next one. Let's see, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. One down, three to go.

So for November, are you going to say, "what the heck, the holidays are upon us!" And eat, eat, eat? Or are you going to say "Thanksgiving is just one day, and I will eat whatever I like on that day"? Or are you going to have one piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream after a sensible portion of turkey and stuffing and give thanks for all your blessings. You decide. Don't forget to plan something to do with all the leftovers. Maybe go so far as to not have any!

So, October stats for me. I did great with my goal to eat no Halloween candy. Not one piece. I went to a party and had a sandwich and one oatmeal raisin cookie. I really wanted some candy today though, but I passed. I took the left over candy and donated it to the senior center, better them eat it than me. So, there is no candy in my house now.

Weight 9/27 220.4
Weight 11/1 220

Loss for October .4

However, my weight was not steady for October. I had three weeks of gain, 1 lb, 1 lb, and 3.6 pounds. And two weeks of loss 2.8 pounds and 3.2 pounds. So in October I gained 5.6 pounds and lost 6 pounds.

I just really don't understand. I eat well, exercise, drink water, and gain. I eat well, exercise and drink water and I lose.

I can't control the number on the scale. But I can control what and how much I eat, when and how much I exercise, and how much water I drink.