Monday, August 12, 2013

Weight Loss, Kindle,

This dieting business really is a pain when you are ancient, diabetic diet birdsand pumping all kinds of pills into your system, all of which are, I understand, reasons I lose weight so slowly. I have finally clocked up 23 lbs. but that’s since January and it has become so slow lately. Luckily I am able to eat things I enjoy most of the time although obviously there are things one has to avoid. I walk 30 minutes a day on my treadmill, but pretty slowly so it doesn’t burn up a whole lot of calories. I am gradually increasing the speed, but with the vascular problems I have had and am still having, it does have to be very gradual. Couldn’t do it at all without a good book to read. God bless my Kindle.

Talking of my Kindle, I knew it was possible to read it in thKindlee sunlight, but I had never had occasion to try it. Yesterday I decided to try it when I was endeavouring to catch a few rays. Lo and behold, it really works. I gather it’s because of the paperwhite technology, whatever, it’s marvellous. I am actually very impressed because so many electronic things you cannot see in sunlight. I am still reading the same series of books by the way, the trilogy is The First Empress, In Her Name. I did proof read a book in the middle of this, it was such an exciting book too that I couldn’t decide which one to read so ended up reading them almost simultaneously.

Only a month to go before we head dahn Saath on vacation and I am already beginning to salivate at the thought of fresh seafood, particularly shrimp, so when I saw this recipe, I had to share it. Matt and I would eat this in one sitting although maybe I wouldn’t these days as it would be 438 calories for half the quantity.

Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic and lemon-infused oil is a simple yet elegant appetizer.

Makes 12 servings as an appetizer.lemon_garlic_marinated_shrimp

Ingredients
3 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 pound cooked shrimp
Instructions
  1. Place garlic and oil in a small skillet and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper. 
  2. Toss with shrimp in a large bowl. 
  3. Chill until ready to serve.
Have a great day
Jo_thumb[2]

20 comments:

  1. Hi Jo - love the cartoon .. and well done on persevering with losing weight -

    The thought of a holiday dahn Saath sounds wonderful .. especially with lots of sea food around .. enjoy - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary, I loved the cartoon too, cracked up when I saw it.

      Still another month but once there, you can bet we will enjoy ourselves.

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  2. I like your recipe of Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp. I will try it. Green fruits and vegetable are good for health.

    Regards,
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  3. Just keep at it. Sometimes weight loss is just slow.
    Shrimp recipe sounds good!

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  4. Oh I know Alex, slower these days than it used to be.

    It does sound good, just waiting to get some fresh shrimp.

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  5. I don't even want to find out the answer to that diet question as I'm sure if dragons could stand on branches, I would bend it to China. The positive side is that I think I look more dashing every day, hahahaha. Yesterday I tried one shrimp! Only one but it was delicious.

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    1. Well as I don't really know how many tons a dragon is supposed to weigh, I can't comment on that at all. I am sure you do look more dashing, especially now you are 802.

      Glad you enjoyed your one shrimp, bet you savoured every small bite. I will certainly be pigging out on them when we go to North Carolina.

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  6. When my husband and I lost weight 11 years ago, it came off so fast for him and so slow for me. Don't give up, Jo.

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    1. Lucky for Matt he never needs to diet, in fact I believe he is losing weight these days and have been trying to fatten him up LOL.

      When I was on Weight Watchers it used to frustrate me that the men could eat so much more and as you say, lose weight faster.

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  7. Congratulations on the weight loss. Slow and steady wins the race. It seems like you're learning how to loose it and keep it off.

    I love my kindle! I just bought new books for it today.

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    1. Yeah, these days it has to be slow and steady, but it is gradually coming off.

      Had my Kindle a while now, before Kindle Fire came on the scene, I love it too.

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  8. Congrats on your weight loss! I love my Kindle, especially being able to read it at the pool while supervising the teens. Amazing technology - totally blew me away!
    Tina @ Life is Good

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    1. Thanks Tina.

      The Kindle technology is fantastic isn't it. Can't read with my android outside.

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  9. Wow, you're going great guns on the weight loss front, Jo! I did manage to lose about 7kg last spring but it's frustrating as I have a sluggish thyroid, which simply does not want me to lose weight, it seems, and now I've put a couple of kilos back on. I always seem to become very greedy in winter.

    The Kindle is so readable because the screen is not backlit, as a computer screen is. Two of my kids clubbed up to buy me one last Christmas because they were fed up with having to shift so many boxes of books each time I move house, and they made me promise not to buy in hard copy any book that is available electronically. So far I've been pretty good. :-)

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    1. It's so difficult when one is older plus in my case I am taking all kinds of meds which doesn't help.

      Yes, I'm the same, only buy Kindle books now.

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  10. I went from the upper to lower 150s last month fairly fast, but have held my weight mostly steady since. (I consider that quite an accomplishment seeing as how folks are still trying to shove food in me all the time. Not to mention the numerous banana puddings and chocolate mud pies I've made recently.) Hang in there, progress is still progress and I've always heard that weight lost slowly tends to remain lost longer.

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    1. I hope that is true. If I had kept off all the weight I have lost over the years, I wouldn't be here, I would have been blown away. Mud pies, they should be fattening.

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