When I decided April 1st to do the 30 day shred challenge, I stuck with it – all 30 days. I lost 5 pounds and 5 inches!
My May goals were less concrete, and therefore, I know I didn’t challenge myself as much as I should have – on June 1st I’ll have my next weigh in and measurement.
Now comes the Fabulous Fatties who have a two week challenge starting tomorrow and I signed up!
You get points for doing things for a healthy life, i.e., eating your 5 servings of fruits and veggies, drinking 8 glasses of water a day – and even points for a random good deed! But the one I am most interested in is earning 1 point for 1 minute of exercising!
If I get my a$$ out of bed in the morning, I could easily go to the gym for 45 minutes – do my usual 30 – 45 minutes at lunch with my co-worker, and then walk the dog at night, I could rack up some serious points!
And its doable – only two weeks! I’ll keep you posted.
On to dinner! I am not a fish person. I wish I was, but I am not. Now I have learned to like ahi tuna (I’ve gotten over the “raw” look), I’ve tried tilapia but it has this funny after taste – not for me!
This brings me to barramundi – an Australian white fish that is being marketed in the U.S. as the “non-fishy” white fish. I first had it and posted it here – way back when I didn’t really know how to use my old camera! 😀 This doesn’t taste like fish at all – in fact, Hannah thought they were chicken nuggets!
I decided to use the onion ring beer batter for this shrimp – simply because its so light. The only thing I did differently was add some taco seasoning to the dry mix:
The secret to frying in oil is frying at the right temperature – you have to have it high enough to sear the outside so that the oil doesn’t soak into what you are frying. So in frying up one pound of fish, this is how much oil was leftover:
And I finally stocked up on my pickled jalapenos – I’ve been out for the longest time!
I got these stand and stack taco shells – each one is only 65 calories! My first one had one slice of avacodo on the bottom, 2 pieces of fish, pickled jalapenos and shredded lettuce – and Tabasco!
My second taco was a low carb flour tortilla – 110 calories and 11 grams of fiber!! I added a dollop of fat free sour cream on this one.
I have no idea how many calories exactly, too hard to figure out – lets say 500? Would you agree?
We are watching the Spelling Bee finals – love it! Although it makes me feel pretty dumb because I haven’t heard of one word yet!
See you tomorrow for day 1 of my two week challenge!