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I cooked twice today, y'all - I can't tell you how unusual this is for me. First there was the quinoa for lunch; then for dinner we had a (slightly modified) version of a "Mexican meatloaf" recipe that was in one of the Weight-Watchers books. Rob likes meatloaf and so he looked over my shoulder when I was browsing through the stuff a couple of weeks ago, and said, "Ooh, that looks good," and so I said I'd make it sometime soon. For some reason Friday has become the day that I sometimes cook - y'know, if I cook at all - so today I came home from studying and made meatloaf. The reason it was slightly modified was that we were missing some ingredients. I had bought groceries without a list (horror!) and I remembered most of what was in the recipe but not quite everything. The stuff we were missing was mostly the stuff that made it a Mexican meatloaf instead of just a regular meatloaf - cumin and peppers and stuff like that - but we didn't care so much about that, anyway. We both just like meatloaf - Rob especially, but I do too, and I hadn't had any in ages.

It was really awfully similar to my mom's meatloaf recipe, with a few modifications to make it lower-calorie and of course the "Mexican" stuff that we mostly didn't do anyway. But it came out pretty good, and so I'm writing this down partly so I will remember, later when I've misplaced the recipe book: it had half ground turkey and half extra-lean ground beef, and it had egg whites instead of whole eggs, and it had cornbread stuffing instead of the (white) breadcrumbs that my mom used to put in hers. I'm thinking the cornbread was probably really supposed to be one of the Mexican bits, since it's not particularly lower-calorie and I don't see any reason why you couldn't use breadcrumbs made out of wheat bread instead, if you wanted to. But honestly, I couldn't taste the difference at all, anyway, and it was a very easy way to get the breading in there, at least. It had a pound of meat in it, total, and after cooking (at 375 for an hour) you were supposed to divide it into six servings which were only three WW points each. (I ate two servings or maybe closer to three, and it still wasn't all that bad, I figured.)


I should say that I have a tendency to not talk about Weight Watchers much when I'm going, because I figure it bores people, but darnit, it's part of life and I'm going to try not to refrain completely from discussing it this time. I'm not intending to generally talk about it as much as I have today, and if I get to the point where I'm wanting to record every little thing I eat here then I will definitely make a filter or something to spare the uninterested, but that is highly unlikely, anyway - for one thing, that's what the WW website is for. So far I haven't been doing very well at "dieting" per se, anyway - I just figured I'd start going to meetings and hopefully that would help me get kick-started, rather than waiting until I thought I was ready, a month or two from now. And it seems to be working, even though it's been a month and I actually weigh a little more than when I started. But I seem to be getting a bit of momentum, maybe! We'll see if it lasts.

Date: 2009-06-06 07:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ursulahitler.livejournal.com
Hey, we're Americans... We're ALWAYS trying to lose weight. The Weight Watchers stuff isn't obnoxious. I'll think of it as free dieting advice!

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