Welcome to the Eleventh of a continuing series of posts called Wednesday Weigh Day. These posts will be a tracker for my progress through weight loss, hopefully, and a way to share my journey, and some of my recipes. With a current Daily Kilojoule goal of 5000Kj, to better tie in with my wife who is also on the weight loss journey, and to expedite the weight loss so I can wok out my neutral caloric intake. I have been on the 5000Kj goal for just over of a month now and have settled into the reduced intake reasonably well.
This week was a bit of a blow out. My wife and I decided to not be cautious over the 4 days of Easter and indulge a little. Enjoy the Chocolate, have our own Passover meal, consume more Hot Cross Buns then I care to remember, and just indulge a little. Subsequently, there were reprucussions.
Weight at Start: 131.7kg
Goal Weight: 95kg
Weight Today: 117.7kg
Weight Loss this Week: +0.7kg
Total Weight Loss: 14.0kg
Amount till Goal Weight: 22.7kg
My front and side will obviously have changed very little in a week, though there are changes. If you want to see the biggest change I encourage you to look at Week 1, then look back at these pictures. Having said that, I have noticed that on most pair of pants I have reclaimed yet another belt loop.
This week I thought I would share my Soy and Ginger Beef recipe. It’s an adaptation of a recipe from one our old Diabetic diet boss, when my wife was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I find these recipes a good place to start as they have eliminated most of the carbohydrates and limited the fats, thus lowering the Kilojoules.
Soy and Ginger Beef
Prep time 20 minutes (Plus 1-2 Hours Marinading time)
Cook time 15 mins
Kilojoules per serve 1219
500g Diced Beef
3 Large Zucchini
2 Large Carrots
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 Tbs Seseme Oil
2 Tsp Lemon Juice
2 Tsp Soy Sauce
1 Clove Garlic (Though I tend to be a bit heavier handed)
1 Tsp Finely grated Ginger (again I tend to be a bit heavier handed)
½ Tsp Five Spice Powder
40g Cashews – 255Kj
Handful of Mint – Negligible
Handful Coriander – Negligible
300g Cherry Tomatos – 47Kj
300g Capsicum – 89Kj
- Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the Diced Beef, toss thoroughly, cover, and refrigerate for 1-2 Hours
- Spiralise, Zoodle, or otherwise make your Zucchini and Carrot tiny Noodles as pictured above.
- Add remaining ingredients, including any Optional ingredients. Toss well.
- Heat a frypan over a Medium High heat.
- Ass Sesame oil to pan. Fry the Beef until cooked through, approximately 10 minutes.
- Add Vegetable Noodles to a bowl, add Beef on top.
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