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JEMS 08/16/17

J — Had a fun day at Cowabunga water park. I went there myself and had a blast, didn't care what anyone thought of me. Spent the morning packing. It felt good to be out. It was a perfect 100F. 

E — Didn't want to pay for parking, so I walked to the park, and back and walked up stairs while at the park. 

M — B, bullet-proof coffee, L- half an avocado, D — burrito with low carb tortilla and ground beef with mozza. Very good and easy dinner. 

S — Even though I ate a little dinner last night as celebration, I'm still going strong with my semi-fast. I'm losing almost a lb a day and my abs look great. I still have a ways to go, but I think I can be 140 by Sept 16 (my wedding)! 

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JEMS for 09/11/16

J - Just another lazy Sunday. Love spending time at my new house.

E - none. this is sad. I'm better than this. I did walk around IKEA for a while.

M - (b) Ikea (l) nothing (d) korean short ribs, edamame, rice. Baked some tollhouse cookies for hubby. Had one. Oops.

S - I'm constantly amazed at how much my husband loves me. He did all the laundry and folded them by the time I woke up from my nap. Then he prepped everything for dinner, so all I did was cook.
I feel like I won the lotto when he picked me. :-))))
Lost 7 lbs in a months time. I hope I can keep it off even while I'm cooking these yummy dishes.
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J - First full weekend at the new house. Yay. Brian came over to visit and brought a jug of cherry cider. Scott has been a busy bee as usual, doing stuff around the house. I made his favorite meals for the first week in our new kitchen: spaghetti, bacon and eggs, and steak.

E - nothing, just work and moving. Need to start hitting the gym, especially since it's now down the street. No excuses!

M - (b) eggs, bacon (l) chicken thigh, spanakorizo (d) Roy's. Oops. I'll have to consider this my cheat day. :-/

S - Lost 5 lbs in the last 2 weeks. Great! I hope I can keep it off. The house is really coming together (of course, Scott is doing most the work). Spent two hours making Greek Lemon Chicken and Spanakorizo. Chicken turned out glorious, but the spanakorizo is not for me.

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I'm going to start doing on a daily basis. It's an easy way to keep track of your day.
Journal- what did you do today?
Exercise- What exercise did you do today?
Meals- What did you eat?
Successes- What are you proud of?
Starting with yesterday.
J - Moving into the new house, almost finished unpacking, went to IKEA to return some stuff. Got some giftcards at Town Square.
E - Not much, but did walk around IKEA and Town Square. Moved some furniture at night.
M - (b)?? (l) chicken salad, very little chicken, mostly salad (d) one chicken thigh and pan-baked french fries. I did cheat and have half a chocolate cookie. Stole it from DH. Ooops.
S - Lost 3 lbs in 2 weeks. Love it! Love the new house. It's really coming together.
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Teriyaki salmon



1/4 cup lite soy sauce
1/4 cup chinese cooking wine
1/8 cup water
1/8 cup (2 tblsp) of sesame oil, add some veg oil to thin out.
3 tbsp of brown sugar.
1 cross sectional cut of onion
2 tsp of minced garlic

14 minutes on broil, 7 mins each side, flip and baste halfway.

Thicken sauce while broiling fish with 2 tsp of corn starch. Spoon extra sauce and onions on top.  
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I Am the World's Best Cook!

Prove me wrong.

Just kidding. I need to cook more. I really enjoy my cooking. Today I made homemade kimchi stew, and URGH-MAH-GAWD, it was delicious. I don't even like kim-chi! But I got seconds anyways. Ugh... now I'm so full. And I have to drink tons of water to flush away the MSG. No bueno. :-(

Here's the recipe I followed if you want to try it. It's super spicy, not for the faint of heart.
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Deep-Fried Zucchini and Summer Squash

Picture from Tara Cooks

This was one of the first recipes I've made from scratch (experimenting with the measurements, ingredients, etc...) but as I was searching the internet, I find that it's already a popular recipe!
Usually I like to deep-fry squash in tempura batter, but I love to deep-fry food in huge batches since cleaning the deep fryer is a pain. I noticed the panko breading reheats much better than the tempura breading. So I use it for everything now. The parmesan cheese adds oomph to the bland squash.

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