Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Stitches come out today.



Mediterranean Seafood Pasta

2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 garlic cloves
2 cups fresh yellow squash
2 cups chopped bell pepper
4 medium fresh tomatoes
2 cups chopped onion
8 oz. scallops
8 oz. fresh or frozen medium sized shrimp
4 Tbsp. fresh basil
4 oz. pasta, whole wheat
4 Tbsp. fresh parsley
2 Tbsp. fresh, grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta per package directions, omitting any salt; drain and reserve about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the pasta water; set aside. Mince garlic; rinse all vegetables and herbs. Chop squash, tomato, parsley and basil; set aside. Heat oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat; sauté onion and garlic 2 to 3 minutes. If using fresh shrimp, peel, de-vein, rinse and pat dry. Defrost, rinse and pat dry if using frozen shrimp. Rinse and pat dry the scallops. Add shrimp, scallops, squash and bell pepper to saucepan; cook about 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp is pink and scallops are opaque. Add cooked pasta with reserve liquid, chopped tomato, basil and parsley; stir to combine and heat thoroughly. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Nutritional values per serving: 347 calories, 29 grams protein, 37 carbohydrate, 10 grams fat (2 grams saturated fat), 254 milligrams sodium, 7 grams fiber, 8 grams sugar and 107 milligrams cholesterol.

Serves 4

   I got the above recipe in my email today from e-diets.  Sounds great and that is what we are having for supper tonight.( This turned out great and gets 2 thumbs up)  I have everything but the squash so I will hit the store after the doctors today.  I need some rice cakes, V8 smoothies and pineapple juice also and am getting low on apples.

   I get my stitches out at 9:45 today.  Nervous.  Please don't let it hurt.  I am hoping that I am a little numb on the incision line and won't feel it.  Doubt it though.  I will meditate before I go and do my breathing while she does it.  She meditates also so is really good about waiting until I am relaxed.  Have I mentioned that I like my doctor.  She is pretty cool.  Turns out her husband is the one who fixed my hand.  They should be able to have a pretty good vacation this year with all the money I have sent their way.

   I am not sure about my exercising today since I am not sure how I will feel after getting my sutures out.  Last night I piled a ton of pillows on either side of me so I wouldn't sleep on my back.  Rick has been sleeping in the guest room so he doesn't accidently elbow me in his sleep which he has done before after surgery.  I think it would be fine for him to come on back though.  I am not the sensitive anymore.

   I woke up feeling so light today.  I haven't weighed yet but I feel like I may be down again.  It might me my satin pajama's though.  They are so light and flowing feeling.  I highly recommend them for sleeping.  Makes you feel so feminine and no binding during the night.  Love them.

   Breakfast will be the shredded wheat again.  I like them because they have so much staying power.  I keep frozen blueberries in the freezer and they are great on top.  Lunch will probably be a wrap from the store as we will be hitting the northside Hy Vee and they are great there.  You know what I am having for supper.  Snacks will be an apple and some V8.

  Well here it is, another boring post.  Hey I have a poll, do you taste the grapes before you buy them?

 I don't usually swear but I got a giggle over this and thought I would share it.

  Well I got my stitches out and all I have to say about that is ouch!  Wahhhh whaaa, boo hoo.  Now the good news is I got the OK to wear some normal bra's and she wanted me in a more supportive sports bra since I won't stay away from the gym :-)  So we went to Shopko and I tried on a dozen bra's.  Iam amazed at how the same size varies.  When I was much larger I always bought the exact same bra for at least the last 25 years.  I got the cutest pink bra with stripes in a 42C and I think a 40 might have been better, but I am still tender and didn't want something tight.  I got a 42 C sports bra that I have not a single jiggle in so maybe I won't hurt so much after working out.  The really cute bra's are still to small for me width wise.  I need to get down to a 38 or 36 to wear some of the really cute one. Some were too large in the cup and some were to small.  But most of the time a C cup fit perfect.  Happy Happy Joy Joy.  Then I came home and I did take a pain pill because the burning is really intense.


dacarson893 said...

Another fantastic recipe!  Thank you, Julie!

And 45 lbs!!!  WOW!!!!  You are doing so well!!!  Are you doing stg's?  A mere 6 lbs. from now and you will be at your halfway point!  Congratulations!

I hope that having your stitches out didn't hurt too much!  And I hope that you're taking it easy now!!


jblackb566 said...

HI Julie. I was wondering where you found your weight loss counter? I would like to add one to my site but I am unsure of where to find them at.


jblackb566 said...

HI again Julie. Thank you and WTG on your weight loss - it is a big accomplishment! Feel free to add my site as a link. I plan to do the same with yours!

Thanks again,