It's a great day. I noticed yesterday that a number of people at my work are taking advantage of their lunch time to get out and move. I will grant you that this is not very practical if you are in the hospital, but let's think about other opportunities we may miss for exercising when we are saying we "just don't have time." I personally have wasted more time than I care to think about in front of the tv - and it does nothing to improve my health (well - except Buffy,which can't possibly be bad for me
.) Take a half hour out of your evening to move.
Great work everyone who has checked in (and those of you who are doing things quietly as well.) Keep it up!!
I have a question for those of you who may have home exercise stuff (I know J'netter has mentioned a bowflex.) What's your thoughts on the most effective piece or tool? I have an exercise ball and love it to do crunches on. Plus, it was a gift at my request last Christmas, so free to me
"A great way for to lose weight is to eat naked in front of a mirror. Restaurants will almost always throw you out before you can eat too much."
- unknown, from "Ruminations and Ponderances"
Cracked pepper linguini
8 ounces linguine (or whatever pasta), uncooked
1/4 cup minced onions
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 tablespoon reduced-calorie margarine, melted
1 (8 ounce) carton fat free sour cream
1 tablespoon skim milk
1 tablespoon cracked pepper
2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Cook linguine according to package directions. Drain, set aside, and keep warm.
Saute onion and garlic in margarine in a small frypan over medium heat until onion is crisp tender, set aside.
Combine sour cream, milk, and pepper in a small bowl, stir well.
Combine linguine, onion mixture, and sour cream mixture, toss well. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.