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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happiness and a Recommendation...

Tonight I posted on my Facebook that I'm "so happy I almost feel guilty--ALMOST."  And I am.  I am happy with my progress--I don't have an official total but will on Thursday.  I am happy at school.  I am happy in my relationship.  I've never been this happy before in my entire life.  It's an amazing feeling--and yet because it's so unfamiliar, it's also oddly disquieting.  It's weird not having anything to cry or complain about.  It's new and wonderful and scary!

And my dinner tonight was so delicious that I thought I'd post about that, too.  I also thought you might want some other options.  First of all, tonight's dinner was a "Healthy Choice" steaming entree--Rosemary Chicken & Sweet Potatoes, "chicken tenderloins with sweet potatoes, yellow carrots & pearl onions in rosemary garlic sauce."  It was a larger portion than I could eat, so I didn't finish all the sweet potatoes or the carrots, but I did eat all the chicken.  12 grams of protein is a pretty good amount as well, and this was all for 180 calories!  (For my Weight Watchers friends, it's 3 points!) 

Healthy Choice entrees are actually pretty good.  There's a Whiskey Steak & Potatoes that's delicious, too.  They aren't terribly expensive, but the prices are definitely better at Walmart than anywhere else.  I've bought a lot of Lean Cuisine over the years, but I haven't really found any that thrilled me.  I'm a very picky eater, so if I endorse anything, please know that it's truly delicious!  

Atkins protein bars are a very good source for protein.  The chocolate peanut butter are truly delicious--thick, almost...well, a peanut butter cup.  Okay, so maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but considering it's 19 grams of protein for a complete bar, I wouldn't expect it to be too yummy!  And they're pretty large--I can't even eat a half of one at a time!  Buddy likes them, too, so I share them with him as well!

Cooking for one is never much fun, but I'm going to start using my crock pot and cooking pork and chicken barbecues and things like that so I can have protein easily available. But because I keep irregular hours, cooking isn't always practical for me.  If you have a favorite frozen entree, please share it in the comments.

Have a terrific Tuesday, everyone!!


  1. I know what you mean by happiness being scary. Randy has shown me a love so different from what I had from my husband. I wouldn't go back for anything. Love it. Enjoy!

  2. It's a great thing to have be scary, though, isn't it? :-)