Sunday, August 30, 2009

Breaky Pecky

A beautiful morning! Wanted to enjoy it before the heat made being outside unbearable (it's been triple digits all week) so I took breakfast in my super cool Bento Box outside on the patio.

Blue Box (top left): Bacon and (in little blue container) Shelly's Semi Homemade Granola
Green Box (top right): Shelly's (Fill in the Blank) Flavored Yogurt
Pink Box (bottom left): Shelly's Pesto Parmesan Eggs
Orange Box (bottom right): Shelly's Banana Nut Mini Muffins

I make my own flavored yogurt. Way more protein, less carbs, and you control the sugar grams...

Shelly's (Fill in the Blank) Flavored Yogurt

3 1/2 oz. Fage Greek Yogurt (1/2 a container. I use 2%, they have 0% too)
1 Tablespoon or so of ANY flavor Sugar Free Torani Syrup (this time I used SF Raspberry - on sale now)

Mix till combined. I sprinkle some cereal or granola on top for a little crunch. You can top with fresh or defrosted frozen fruit. If you want fruity chunky yogurt drop everything plus some frozen or fresh fruit in a mini food processor and whiz till smooth. This makes a GREAT dip for sliced apples too.

You guys know I'm 50% Italian (Sicilian) and I love to start my day with those flavors. My favorite eggs...

Shelly's Pesto & Parmesan Eggs

1/2 tablespoon Butter
3 large Eggs
pinch of Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon Pesto, more to taste (I use Trader Joe's or Buitoni)

Melt butter in a non stick pan. Beat eggs with salt and pepper. Pour eggs into pan. Stir eggs until very loosely set and slightly runnier than you like them. Drizzle pesto on eggs. Give eggs a few more stirs enough to finish cooking them and to distribute pesto in dark green streaks. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

I shared this Breaky Pecky with my Mum... she's a Brit (my other 50%) and breaky pecky is the name we've called breakfast since I was a kid (still do.)

After breakfast I watered the tomatoes... still a few to come. It's been a GREAT year! and by the time I was done the heat was upon us. Ughhh. I am soooo done with summer. Bring on the crisp nights, smell of cinnamon, pumpkins, colored leaves, sweaters... I look way hotter in sweaters ;)


Rachel said...

Hi Shelly! I never leave comments but I will now :) Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

I am pre-op for another 3 weeks and will be having surgery on Sept 21. Your recipes sound so good that I have made some already lmao!

These eggs look super delish and I definitely will have to try them this week!

Thank you so much for coming up with things like protein icecream and donuts hahah.
I have been telling everyone to come here that are even non-op to get the recipes for the ice cream and donuts hahahaha

I am buying my ice cream machine this week in red from the Amazon site that you list for the gadgets you use and can't wait to use it....I'll probably have to wait a few months post op but I know it'll be waiting for me to gobble up!

---- Rach

adoll said...

Hi Shelly!
Just wanted to stop in and say hi! I agree with you about staying inside! I too live in So Cal. (think Raging Waters) and it was 104 before 1PM! Augh.. I cant wait until Fall comes because (a) my ass looks better in jeans and (b) I too love sweaters, scarfs & boots!

Stay cool and start wishing for Fall.

Anonymous said...

I had pesto shrimp packets planned for dindin, but after seeing those eggs, I think we will have breaky pecky for dinner LOL
I'm sorry it's so hot there! Someone mentioned 104 by 1pm. Just gotta tell ya, here in Oklahoma in the summer, it tends to get into the 100's by 9am, so count your blessings! LOL It's been quite mild this week though, only got up to 84 today, State Fair weather here! I think I need to bake something with cinnamon in it to go along with the weather LOL
Hope the rest of your day is good!

Matt said...

Hi Shelly,

I posted a while ago for the first time. I was three weeks out of surgery at the time. Now I am a whopping 4.5 weeks out of surgery and my weight loss seems to have STALLED already. Wha??? I mean, I'm eating super healthy. Lots of soy products (veggie chik'n nuggets, garden burger veggie riblets, eggbeaters, veggies, skim milk, soy crisps (not a lot of them--i know these can be dangerous). Did you stall at any point in the first three months? What could I be doing wrong? I hope you don't mind me coming to you for advice...I really respect all your hard work and figure that you must have some words of wisdom or maybe an existing post about this...

thank you thank you thank you!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks guys. Hope you enjoy them :)


Michelle "Shelly" said...

Matt, Congrats on your recent surgery. No worries this is the way it workd... Your body is just now figuring out its not going to be getting the same amount of fuel (food) its been used to all these years so it's going into hibernation mode... think bears in winter. It's holding on the the fat for dear life. It can't last and it will kick in again.

When I stalled at -28 pounds I thought is that it???
When I stalled at -51 I thought all this for 51 pounds???
When I stalled at -80 I thought I'll never get to 100 WTH???

So yeah about then I finally got the idea. (-158 now)

I think its normal to freak out a bit... we have all been on so many "diets" in the past and failed we can't imagine when something will finally work for us so when we stall a bit our old fears creep in.

I'm here to tell you after many, many, many stalls (you are probably losing inches BTW, my scale never moved when weight was shifting). It will work for you. Just concentrate on making the positive changes (protein, water, exercise). That's all you have control of. Your body will give up the weight when it's ready. Forget about the scale #'s. This is your new life. Just live it and I promise this time next year you will look back on these days and laugh.

One big piece of advice...

Stop thinking of this as a having a finish line... just change your life and the weight will go. I think a lot of wls postops get hung up on getting to goal, seeing the #'s on the scale but bottomline is this is only the first battle in war for LIFE.

Hope his helps a bit ;)

Matt said...

Thank you Michelle! Your WOW (words of wisdom) definately helped me so much! I am really learning a lot from your blog. You have no idea how much you have helped me in the last month, fresh out of surgery. I don't know anyone who has had this surgery, so you have been a bit of a shining light in this dark world that I am navigating just on faith and hard work (and with your help!). Isn't technology great?! THANK YOU!