I am going to keep this post to the basics- song, tip, recipes...and a quick update.
It's been one of those craaaaazaaay weeks. And I am just happy that I am able to get this much out tonight.
The good news is that I lost another pound this week. Only a pound? Yes! But I am happy about that based on the fact that I had lots of guac, chips, cheese and red wine this weekend. And I lost 3.5 last week, so I figured this would possibly be a lighter weight loss week. I've lost 10 pounds in 5 weeks so averaging about 2/week. I have 8 more to lose in order to meet my short term goal of losing 18 by the end of April!
PS- I didn't cook as much this week, and I don't think that helped. In the upcoming weeks I am going to try out a bunch of make-ahead freezer recipes and share with you. That way there will always be a healthy, filling dinner at hand.
SONG THAT KEPT ME RUNNING THIS WEEK: "Price Tag" Jessie J. I can't get enough of this song after seeing her perform live on SNL - she has an amazing voice!
RANDOM TIP OF THE WEEK: This week's tip is for the ladies. Two words: SWEATY BANDS!!! I first read about these on a running blog. As you can see from my bright red post-run face, I get hot when I run and I sweat. I usually run with a running hat but feel like an idiot doing that on the treadmill when I can't run outside. Not only are the sweaty bands stylish, they are super functional helping keep sweat out of your face. I don't think I will even run without one again - at least not for awhile anyway. I like the thicker band because I am a serious sweater (it's gross I know but I always have been. You can check them out here.... Sweaty Bands.
THIS WEEK'S RECIPE: Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin; Bonus Kale Chip recipe.
The other white meat! This recipe is super easy and has lots of flavor thanks to this yummy rub. It is adapted from an original Ellie Krieger recipe. Those who have followed me for awhile know I love her recipes and cook books - she's a nutritionist and all the recipes that I've tried of hers taste great. (I added a link to her cookbooks that I own below, if you are interested).
Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
- 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
Approximately 220 calories, 10 grams fat, 2 grams carb, 30 grams protein, 1 gram fiber, 5pp+
I was as skeptical as the next person about kale chips being a super satisfying salty snack... but they are and you can eat a huge bowl without guilt! NOTE: make sure they are super dry after washing before you bake otherwise they won't get crispy enough!
2 cups or bunches of fresh kale leaves
Olive oil non-stick spray
Sea salt or kosher salt
Preheat oven to 425. Spread out kale leaves in a single layer on baking sheet. Spray leaves lightly with spray. Sprinkle with salt. Bake for 8 minutes or so. Outer leaves will turn a bit brown and leaves should be slightly crispy.