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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pink Journals and Chocolate Chicken















this is my food journal. isnt it lovely? (and i made that fancy bookmark.) in my last post i mentioned that writing down my food and exercise at the end of each day is super important. i really dont have a logical REASON for why that is.

some how, even if i have been gorging myself on brie cheese and french bread for the last 3 days, if i write it down, i am still on plan. some how, i pick up the pieces and pull myself together.

that being said, for ME, the physical book itself is JUST as important as writing in it each day. it has to be ME. it has to symbolize the person inside of me that shines through when i am doing the right thing for my body. it is hard to find such a book. which makes what i am about to say soooo sad.

my food journal is almost out of pages.

a good friend bought this book for me. there were a bunch of different colors to choose from. each color had a description of a personality on it. ironically, when she read the description of the pink one (in case you havent guessed.....MY favorite color), she was surprised by how accurate it was! the picture is a little blury...this is what is says:

"you are light-spirited, fun loving, and always up for a good time. people are attracted to your adventurous nature. luck seems to follow wherever you go."

nice, huh?

each night, i write the date, how many days ive been on plan, when and what i ate, my fruits and veggies, how much i worked out, my dairy servings, and how much exercise i have left to do that week. and i also record my measurments and weigh-ins. it looks like this.














i seriously canNOT go to sleep unless i write in it first. and i am as opposite as you can get from OCD. it's just SOMETHING about writing in this journal that makes all the work i did that day feel real. feel worthwhile.

speaking of things i did....i made this super fast and easy dinner yesterday.

CHOCOLATE CHIKEN over couscous. the whole dinner, including prep took 31 minutes!

Easy Chocolate (Mole) Chicken:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced thin
2 tbsp baking cocoa
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 package frozen chopped sweet peppers and onions
16 oz salsa

first, brown the sliced chicken in a little oil in a saute pan.











sprinkle the browned chicken with cocoa and cumin. stir to coat. add the salsa and frozen veggies.










stir together. bring to a boil. reduce heat. cover. simmer 5 minutes or until peppers are tender. serve over cooked couscous.


i really love recipes like this that include some veggies in with the main course....this was super tasty! it came out pretty saucy, so even though i used plain couscous (who doesnt love couscous....and they cook in 5 mins!) the sauce soaked into it and gave it a lot of flavor.

this made about 6 servings. so i have left overs in my fridge!

18 comments:

Lindsay said...

You are awesome, I love your food journal. Way to go on tracking it so well. That chicken looks super yummy:)

Teale said...

I love your food journal! And I especially love that bookmark, how cute! My food journal is a WW 3-month log, but they have these cute covers for them now, so I have this funky green/blue one. Pink would have been more my style, but I took what I could get! I also have a separate journal that I'm logging how I feel & the progress I make mentally/physically in there at certain milestones too.

Flabby McGee said...

Wow! I envy you the dedication it takes to write everything down...I just don't have the patience, and I'd never remember to bring my journal with me!!

Tami@nutmegnotebook said...

This is my first time on your blog and I love it! The journal is a wonderful tool. I journal my daily eats and exercise.

I collect healthy recipes and this one looks awesome!

Wishing you continued success!

Skye said...

Very cute journal! Thanks for sharing a page with us. It gave me some wonderful ideas on how to spice mine up! lol

Chocolate... Chicken.... and Couscous!?! How can you go wrong!?! lol Again, thanks for sharing the recipe. It surely looks yummy! And I just love couscous so I'm always looking for new recipes.

Janna said...

I love the time you take to do the journal! What a great record.

That chicken looks YUMMY! I will have to try that out soon!

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