Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I like it HOT HOT HOT!

I am so glad some of you wanted the recipe for the chili :) Here is what I did:

2 lbs ground turkey
1 28 oz. can of canned tomato(Thanks to the future father in law)
2 15 oz. cans of kidney beans
1 medium onion
1/2 large green pepper
2T chili powder(Thanks again FFIL)
1T extra spicy chili powder(Thanks again FFIL)
A large pinch of salt
2 tsp of pepper
The extra little oomph was about 2-3 spoonfuls of sugar(I remember my mom always added sugar to hers)

I started by browning the ground turkey. I actually multi-tasked and cut the veggies at the same time. Added everything to the crockpot and cooked for about 8-9 hours.

Definitely not the most complicated recipe, but it is a step up from chicken and rice.

I brought it for lunch yesterday. I threw on a 1/4C of cheese and 2T of sour cream and OMG, it was the bomb diggity dig! It was spicy, but not too spicy. Love's dads chili powder really is awesome. I think that was what made it extra special. Love doesn't like chili....he told me it wreaked! Haha! It made so much. I am going to be eating it for 2-3 weeks. I froze half of it.

Food yesterday was rushed. Cereal and coffee for breakfast(not measured), chili and a side salad for lunch, dinner was a salad with peppers(red(my favorite!!), green, yellow, and orange), cucumber slices and 2T hummus! So perfect. Love also made kung pao noodles and I had an 1/8C of those with 9 pieces of shrimp. I was never super hungry yesterday. Which is strange because I always have AM and afternoon snacks, but yesterday....I didn't touch either.

So, yesterday was overall a good eating day.

I did my 35 minute tempo run today. It left me a sweaty mess. I really have pushed myself the last 2 or 3 workouts. I have to be ready for this half marathon and I will be ready. This Saturday is my longest run ever 7 miles. I am excited/anxious/worried all at the same time.

I have decided to start weighing on the wii fit and counting my weight on Sundays. I am going to Vegas in March and would love to be in the low 120's by then. I am going to work hard! I want to get a new pair of "size 4" jeans while I am there.

Today is the funeral. I called my childhood best friend last night to tell her about my grandpa and her grandpa(her dad's dad, just like mine) passed the same day, just 5 hours before my grandpa. How strange is that?

Anyways, I am feeling better and better, just trying to buckle down and focus. Getting up at 5AM has been hard the past 2 weeks, but I am giving it my all!

Thanks again everyone for all of the support, it means so much to me! You have all brightened my day :)


Anna said...

Good luck on your 7 miler. Mine is today and I feel the exact same way... excited... anxious... cold! :)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Aww good luck today, hon :(

That chili sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! Sound like your feeling better, glad to hear it.

Lisa said...

Oh wish you the best at the funeral. You seem very strong :)

I am stealing your recipe! lol That sounds scrumptious and very filling too. I love hot soups with a ton of veggies so you feel you are eating a lot with out all the added calories. I am making lentils, bussel sprouts, tomatoes, zuchini, and hot peppers soup right now. Should be delish!

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Foodie Girl said...

Super food day!

Don't you love days when the food comes out almost perfect? No snacks, just a GOOD day.

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