Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Back and Butter then ever.... (RECIPE ALERT)

Well, here I am back from Miami and I have to say I figured out a few things.  I am thinking Papi is not Cuban after all... He only has 5 of the things listed.   (Papi, Cigars, Lipstick, Lingerie, High Heels)  Maybe he's 50%... IJS

2--, when you have all the time in the world, like I did, exercise is easy. I had no trouble getting in enough steps because anytime I was idle for too long I was ready to push on and see something else.

3--, the daily grind makes this harder.  Now that I am back, I have to force myself out of my seat.  Work demands attention, Kids need and demand attention, Hubbz... well he is the Hubbz and I like giving him my attention.  Did I mention Thor?  Cutest Puppy EVER!

Weigh in:
SO I ACTUALLY took off a few more pounds! Yay me!  I purchased a new scale that gives Body Composition Analysis. It is important to understand what is going on inside.  Especially when weight numbers are not moving.  My Dr. recommends that I lose 100 FAT lbs.  (roughly, I am at 178.6 lbs of FAT)  This does not mean I will lose that much weight.  We should see some muscle mass gained. (God Lort!! toes must be done in ALL pics)

Week 1 312 lbs
Week 2 300 lbs
Week 3 302 lbs  (cheated; but could have hit resistance from the big initial drop)
Week 4 300 lbs 
Week 5 304 lbs
Week 6 301 lbs
Week 7 298 lbs 

My next round of HCG will start on or about August 1st, with the load days being 7/29, 7/30, and 7/31.  (providing my shipment clears customs in time!) For this round I plan detox those days with veggie shakes, very limited fruits, and a decent low carb protein powder.  I have to make this round really count.  I have two brave souls joining me.  Thus far, the loss is great, but its neck and neck with regular dieting. 

I made it through the Birthday Weekend (Family June/July Party) and kept things in normal mode.  1 cupcake not 10.  And as you can see from the pictures that was REALLY HARD.  I will do a post on those later... FAUX Gourmet Cupcakes... 60 total count, less then $.59 each.  Still amazed on this on...

And I want to close with a recipe I discovered for Butter.  You read that right, Butter.  

SEASONED BUTTER:  Jr and I liked this so much on our steak that we started dipping our asparagus in it--hence I started using it on my steamed or frozen veggies. NOTE, this butter takes place of ANY SEASONING
on my veggies. Use 1TBSP at a time. The truth about butter, used sparingly, 1x daily and in the correct serving (1TBSP) is GOOD for you and provides many more health benefits then the PROCESSED counter parts. (Dr. Zach explains here:  https://www.insideoutwellness.net/why-fats-are-ok-for-the-hcg-diet/) Yes, it cost more-- but you use less, and the flavor is unbeatable.

1/2 pound unsalted butter, softened1 tablespoon roasted garlic
1 tablespoon Pink Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 finely chopped shallots
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

Thoroughly combine softened butter with garlic, salt, pepper, shallots, parsley, sage and rosemary. Roll with plastic wrap into a log shape 1-inch in diameter; refrigerate 2 hours or until butter is solid or speed up by placing in freezer. (Note: Recipe will yield 16 butter servings)  Steam veggies of your choice and add butter at end.  Toss to coat and enjoy!


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