At the start of this year I reflected (like many do) on what I want to accomplish. I've recently decided that this is really the year I want to take the weight off. The weight that is holding me back from the person who I want to be. And I don't want to start next year off with the same resolution. I am bound and determined to do it this year.
We always start off with the best intentions that often fall short, so in that vain I am publicly pledging to lose 40 pounds by June. Today I've posted a daily reminder on my fridge (see picture). I will weigh myself weekly - and am REALLY going to work to be able to cross a number off in red every week. Each weekly blog post will include a picture of this chart. I've lost 2 pounds so far towards this goal as the chart reflects. By June I am hoping to post a before and after picture to show my results.
Have a great week everyone and please try this week's recipe as I think it is so good/different! If you try it, I would love your feedback either here as a comment or on the Inspired Chunky Mama Facebook page. Thanks!
SONG THAT KEPT ME RUNNING THIS WEEK: "We Found Love" Rihanna
RANDOM TIP OF THE WEEK: Exercise during a time of the day that you usually don't. You may surprise yourself by liking that time as much / better than your normal time and it will add variety to your routine.
Spiced Pork Tenderloin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp regular sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (you may want to decrease/remove or increase based on how spicy you like things)
- 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the spices in a small bowl and then rub over pork with your hands Let stand 15-20 minutes. Heat the olive oil in a medium ovenproof skillet (I like to use my cast iron skillet here) over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes and brown on all 4 sides.
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or so turning halfway through. I highly recommend investing in and using an instant read meat thermometer here and using it until it registers 155° (it should be SLIGHTLY pink in the ). Let stand 10 minutes. Cut pork diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
Nutrition: Calories- 172, Fat- 6, Carbs 2, Protein 24g, Fiber- .5, Points+ 4