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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lemon-Herb Tuna Steak

despite the very upsetting news i received yesterday, i really had a wonderful day. it was day one of my new plan. and i kicked butt.

i tried a new recipe.

Lemon-Herb Tuna Steaks

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup sodium free broth (made with sodium-free bouillon)
1 tbsp olive oil
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 tsp salt
1 shallot, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 tuna steaks (or any other white fish steak)

put all the ingredients in a gallon-sized zip lock bag. marinate 30 minutes. doesnt it look good already?? (i love how my new "sorry" game is in the background of these pics! verrrry professional!)

take the fish out and broil 5 inches from heat for 5 minutes on each side (brushing twice with marinade) or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
i made some green beans with garlic and olive oil and a half a sweet potato. sooo good.
i followed the core plan perfectly. i also earned 6 activity points! i mowed the lawn for a half hour. and then i went for an hour walk on the lake.
i really want to get healthy. i want it sooo bad it hurts. i hate that i have diabetes. and high blood pressure. it feels unreal. cant be true. cant be true.
i was looking over my lab results and the good news is that my cholesterol is great! my cholesterol is good over all....AND even better, my good cholesterol is higher than my bad cholesterol. small victory. i'll take it.
my health scares me. but what scares me more is ME. im scared that no matter what consequences i face that i will never man-up and do what i have to do. im scared that i love food and hate work too much to ever really DO anything substantial.
i cant let that be true.

4 comments:

Tami said...

Sorry you have diabetes. It is great motivation to eat healthy and exercise.

Your recipe looks really good. I love fish and I need to make it more often.

Good news about your cholesterol, you are doing something right!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Keep going! You can do this! Lose the weight and get healthy! ican imagine you were absolutely floored with the news of the diabetes. But, you are making changes and yo will beat it!

Skye said...

You can do this! Look, even after yesterday's news, you still kicked butt today!!! You should be so proud of yourself! I know I am!!!

And wow on the cholesterol! That's something to be proud of, too! Especially when it seems like EVERYTHING is deep fried these days! lol

Your recipe looks very yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Just remember to take it ONE DAY at a time! And if that doesn't work, then take it ONE MEAL at a time! ( ;

Fashion Meets Food said...

That looks absolutely fabulous and i'm really not a fish fan! Yum!

xo