ashleyfanfic: (food)
So, last night as I was trying to go to sleep, I had the most horrible stomach cramps and then nausea I couldn't control! My chest and face hurt from how hard I was throwing up. And throwing up spaghetti, too. That really burned.

Even though that happened, I was still determined this morning to do a little bit on the treadmill. I only did a quarter of a mile, but I thought that a little bit was better than nothing.

Exercise: 1/4 mile
Food eaten: Garlic bread
ashleyfanfic: (spring)
So, I wasn't sure what to do with this journal and it's been sitting idle for a while. But I decided that I was going to use it to track my weight loss.

So, for my first post, I'll let you know of my progress so far.

Since Monday, I have walked 1 mile on the treadmill, never slower than 2.5 miles an hour. That's pretty damn good for me. I'm a pretty hefty person. I may not look like I weigh as much as I do, but I feel like a lot of it is in my boobs, which are huge. To the point that I have to special order bras. However, I feel like they are now getting smaller. That suits me just fine. Nothing like rolling over in the middle of the night to find you're squishing one of them.

I plan to eventually post how much weight I've lost at the end of each week.

I'm also trying to do better on the eating front. I'm not one that can go without food. Food and I have had a 28 year long relationship and it's going to be hard to break that bond. I mean, I got off the treadmill the other day and I really really really wanted some fried chicken. That's not good, is it?

I've found that if I'm watching something while I work out, that it helps the time pass much faster. I usually do it while Rachel Ray or The Price is Right is on. I'm telling you, time goes so much faster when I do it that way.

But the good news is that I'm determined. I'm going to fight for this. I've never been thin. I've never felt pretty. I want those things. I want them with all my being. I'm going to fight for this. I'm going to do everything I can to get healthier and be able to shop in normal stores and buy clothes that don't have Winnie the Pooh on them.

I've found that I hate exercising. I hate it. Like, I loathe it with every fiber of my being and while I'm doing it I ask myself why am I doing this? But when I'm finished, I feel accomplished. I feel...better. I'm happy.

I never would have thought in a million years that I would type those words.

Exercise: 1 mile speedwalking
Food eaten: chicken fingers, fries, and spaghetti
ashleyfanfic: (Kelso !!!)
This is a chicken dish that I make all the time. When I tell people I'm making it, everyone in the house eats. It's also guaranteed not to be dry!

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 bottle of balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1 jar spaghetti sauce (or you could make your own)
1 block of cream cheese
1 small onion
1 bag of mozzarella cheese
1tsp Oregano
1tsp Basil
1tsp Italian seasoning
1tsp Savory
1tsp Salt
1tsp Pepper
1tsp of Sugar
1tsp of Parmesan Cheese

Marination:
- put boneless skinless chicken breast in a ziplock back with half bottle of balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Let sit for four hours, turning the back over during that time to allow all the chicken to soak

Preparation:

- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Chop onion into chunks and break apart.
- Put sauce on the stove and add Oregano, Basil, Italian Seasoning, Savory, Salt, pepper, Sugar, and Parmesan Cheese. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
- Place chicken in casseole dish and bake at 350 for 35 minutes
- Slice 6 pieces of cream cheese.
- Switch oven over to Broil and remove chicken from oven
- Add salt and pepper to chicken
- Cover chicken with the cream cheese, a small slice will work
- Put chicken back into the oven for approx 10 minutes or until the chicken and cheese begins to brown
- Remove chicken once brown and pour sauce over the top and sprinkle mozzerella cheese over the top
- Place back in the oven for ten minutes once more
- When ten minutes is up, remove and allow to cool for two minutes which allows the cheese to settle, then serve.

I have been known to serve the chicken with pasta and rice pilaf. It's really whatever you would prefer.
ashleyfanfic: (ROFL - Entourage)
He'd probably kick an ass or two...

Guys, there is a show on Food Network called "What Would Brian Boytano Make" and the theme song is from South Park!!
ashleyfanfic: (landon)
I have to tell everyone about a meal I cooked this weekend.

(serves family of 6 -- or however many pieces of chicken you have)

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 bottle Balsalmic Vinegarette
1 small can of tomato paste
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of white bar-b-que sauce
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 stick of butter (in halves)
1 onion (purple if you prefer)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons basil
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Pasta of your choice

Chicken
1. Drop chicken breasts into zip lock bag and pour entire bottle of Balsalmic Vinegarette into the bag. Release the excess air and zip closed. Allow to marinate on one side fo 1 hour, then flip bag over and allow another hour.
2. Set oven on 350.
3. Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil and dump chicken into dish and place into the over for 45 minutes.
4. Turn on broiler and allow to for 4 minutes then turn over chicken and allow for another 4

Marinara sauce
1. Warm butter on medium heat.
2. Chop onion, red and yellow bellpeppers into small chunks and allow them to cook in the butter until soft
3. Add 1/2 cup of white bar-b-que sauce and stir.
4. Add can of tomato paste, oregano, italian seasoning, basil, garlic salt, garlic powder, and regular salt. Stir on med/low heat.
5. Depending on the kind of pasta depends on when you should start to cook it.

Adding together
1. Once chicken is finished, place in the pan of sauce and allow to sit on both sides for about five minutes.
2. Serve over pasta.


This is my own recipe. You really get the taste of the peppers in the sauce, but also, a little of the kick from the b-b-q sauce!

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