Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I woke up this morning to this delicious breakfast!! Can you name it? LOL! I can't help it this one I just love and enjoy every last bite of it.

For the last two night for dinner I have had this. It was so good and I didn't feel guilty one bit have to nice size bowls of it. Spaghetti squash with veggie crumble marinara. Yummy! Last night I went to make a batch and since I had left over squash to eaten. I went to the freeze and could not locate the veggie crumble. I was frantic and could not locate any. After first I thought I was going to have to resort to something else when a thought came in to my mind: why don't I use the TVP I have in the cabinet. (Textured vegetable Protein) It work out great and I actually like it better than the crumble I bought from the store so I think I am going to use this more often.
To make the marinara:
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup veggie "sausage style" crumble
1 Tb Italian seasoning
1 glove of garlic
1 cup crushed tomatoes
1 Tb balsamic vinegar
heat oil in pan and saute garlic, Italian seasoning and crumble or about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and cook an additional minute or so.
Yummy! I have also used this on top of polenta as I am sure you could put it on top of any whole wheat pasta.
Now that I think about it I may used this TVP to make some kind of sloppy Joe. Sounds good!!
As you can see by my post title, Pondering I have had a lot of stuff on my mind and not sure what road or step I want to make. First: Haven't quite decided what my eating "style' is going to be. I am hoping to up the protein grams but haven't quite figured out how I want to do that at this point. But like my dear friend Gale has said that is what is so great about maintenance you have an opportunity to pick it and there is a lot of different ways to do it. So I am keeping that in my mind as I experiment.
Two: Have thought about changing trainers. This one is a very heart wrenching for me and I am having a great deal of difficult with it. I did go over to another gym yesterday and talked with the owner/trainer. The gym is a hardcore gym and much different than the one I currently train at. I have heard and now am experiencing first hand how clients are committed and dedicated to their trainers. But I must ask the hard question and although I believe I know the answer it does not make it any easier. I have a free session scheduled at the other gym on Friday and I will just take it one step at a time. I believe I am at edge of bring my body to an all time high but am I willing to take the next step? I have so many time in the past so why is this any different?

1 comment:

Brit-Man said...

Kathi, you have to do what you think is right for you.

Anyone who can't understand that, will show themselves to be people you didn't perhaps need in your life after all.

Those that do, will support the decisions you have to make to be happy, and will want the best for you.

You need to do what makes you happy in life and what makes you feel comfortable about yourself.

This is not about feeling badly for your choices, but feeling positive for they might bring.

There is some senitment involved, I can see that, and I do understand the choices you are trying to make are difficult, and don't necessarily rest easy, but if you have to make them, for your own benefit and furtherment, then you must do that, because to sacrifice happiness that is within your reach, would be something you could easily later regret, and you have come so far, that ot deny yourself that bit more in life, to me would be a wrong decision.

As far as what you decide, I wouldn't say anything against any of your decisions, whatever I would feel, unless I really felt I needed to express concerns through a sense of caring, as it isn't my place to necessarily judge or criticise, it's my place to come here, respect what you say, respect a Ladies wishes and feelings, and show you the respect and support you deserve from me.

So I will say, I think any decisions you do make WILL be the right ones, an I wish you a lot of lkukc and every success with what those decisions bring your way.

Don't feel sad about anything though, feel positive. If these new steps make you happier, and more fulfilled, that's a very good thing and you deserve all the happiness you can get.

Whatever happens I know you will approach things with much positivity, self belief, confidence, and inner strength.

This is your chance to be the person you truly want to be, so grasp the nettle, be strong, chin up and no worries yeah.

GOOD LUCK and best wishes to you. I'm 100% behind you and I want you to be happy like you deserve to be.

:-) :-).