Walk, walk and walk some more!

March 14, 2013

I felt really weird missing my walk on Tuesday. Notice I didn’t use the word “guilty”. I have removed it from my vocabulary. But I did feel like my day was “missing” something.

So I walked three miles on the treadmill, AND I walked two miles with a girlfriend outside late yesterday afternoon! Sure felt good to get outside and get some of that fresh air into these lungs!

I haven’t posted any foodie pictures lately, but I made these last night for dinner, and wanted to share. Instead of potato skins? Zucchini boat skins!
(Pictured with a turkey burger with caramelized red onions and reduced fat feta on a toasted bun with avocado slices.)

This is the recipe from Hungry Girl for the Zucchini Boats

Ingredients:
2 slices center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
2 medium-large zucchini, stem ends removed
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
1/4 cup chopped tomato
1 tbsp. chopped scallions
Optional toppings: light or fat-free sour cream, salsa

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8″ X 8″ baking pan with nonstick spray.

Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet over medium heat or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (See package for cook times.)

Pierce zucchini several times with a fork. Place zucchini on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave for 2 minutes.

Flip zucchini and microwave for 2 more minutes, or until softened.

Pat dry. Let cool, about 5 minutes. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Gently scoop out and discard the inside flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch inside the skin. Thoroughly pat dry.

Place hollowed-out zucchini in the baking pan, cut sides up.

Distribute cheese among the zucchini. Chop or crumble bacon, and sprinkle over cheese.

Bake until cheese has melted and bacon is hot, about 5 minutes.

Cut each piece in half widthwise, and sprinkle with tomato and scallions. Enjoy!

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 2 skins (1/4th of recipe)
Calories: 80
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 195mg
Carbs: 6g
Fiber: 1.5g
Sugars: 3.5g
Protein: 6.5g

PointsPlus® value 2*

I ate a little more than my goal of 30 PPV yesterday. I had the Munchies all day long and munched on pistachios, along with a few other things. Pistachios are HIGH in points! As most nuts are. 🙂

I still felt good at the end of the day and I feel confident that Fridays weigh in will be a good one!

I am headed to my first appointment with the Physical Therapist this afternoon. I am anxious and nervous all at the same time. Since my post-op appointment last week, and the removal of my sling, I have been trying really hard to move my shoulder in positions that are truly every day movements, yet super painful. I believe the goal at the end of the next four weeks, is to be able to put my right hand on top of my head. The body is a crazy thing.

I am prepared to come home and sit with an ice pack and stare at Facebook.

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

julesfarm@yahoo.com

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