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Lifestyle Change (pix)

I apologize about neglecting the forum lately, but my wife and I have been making some good lifestyle changes recently.  Felt like I haven't really had any "different" cooks that would contribute to any of you, and we've also been gym rats...so between work and the gym, my forum time has been limited.  It's paid off though, because I'm down 38 pounds and my bride is down 30.  We feel great, but I still have a ways to go.  Keep having to remind myself...it's a marathon...not a race.   :) 

Even though we've been doing things a little healthier, I've still been able to fire up the eggs.  My biggest "egg day" is on Sunday.  That's when I grill up all my lunches and breakfasts for the week.  I usually grill up boring chicken breasts, but this past Sunday I grilled up a bunch of lean center cut pork chops and a flat iron steak.  My wife also whips up a mess of brown rice and veggies to go with.  Trying to stick with "clean carbs."  I have also been making Kale Frittatas (using Egg Whites) for the week.  Here are a few pix:

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For the Kale Frittatas, I start by sautéing some chopped kale along with EVOO and reduced sodium chicken broth.  Once it has cooked to a decent consistency, I place the kale into cake pans and pour in a good amount of egg whites into each pan.  You can add S&P to taste.  Then bake at 350 deg f until they're set (you can use the BGE, but to be honest, I normally use the kitchen clock thingy....:) ).  Pretty tasty stuff, and healthy as all get out!  I try to get about 6 or 7 egg whites into each serving.  Kale is an awesome source of calcium and other good stuff, so this makes for an awesome low calorie and protein packed breakfast.image

 

I usually add a little bit of Cholulu Hot Sauce.  :) 

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Hopefully as things progress, I'll have better stuff to contribute to the forum.  Been trying to come up with some healthier options on the grill, but to be honest, things have been kinda boring.  I'll try to step it up!  :)  And BTW, y'all have been grilling up some amazing cooks!  I've been catching up on a lot of stuff today, and I would comment on about a hundred of them, but I don't want to beat a dead horse by bringing back old posts! 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,116
    Way to go on the weight. Nice cooks
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,042
    Most excellent and congrats for taking control of your health! :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,431
    Awsesome!!! Keep up the good work!
  • Congrats!!!!
  • That's great man, congrats on the new adjustments.  I'm hoping to make a few myself. Cooks look amazing.  Nicely Done!!
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,656
    Congrats to both of you on your progress!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • Good for you, excellent reward for the hard work. Nice to do things together, no matter what it is. Worth waiting for your post - looks good!
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • chashanschashans Posts: 418
    Good on you...keep up the good work!
    LARGE, MINI BGE    SAN DIEGO, CA            An alcoholic with a barbecuing problem.

  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Good for you guys! Congrats on the weight loss results.

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 2,103

    +2    Congrats...... and the food looks great!!  Appreciate your contributions whenever possible.

    Donnie

    Donnie Dawes - RNNL8 BBQ - Carrollton, KY  

    TWIN XLBGEs, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

    I'm keeping serious from now on...no more joking around from me...Meatheads !! 


  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,253
    Mind over matter. You're on the right track. I need to get back to my healthy ways. 
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Baltimore, MD
  • DMWDMW Posts: 10,219
    Congrats, as you said, it's a marathon, not a sprint. Food looks delicious.

    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle
  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,074
    Awesome weight reductions, I'm jealous!  
    I make frittatas often with artichoke hearts, will have to try kale (I love kale).
    I also love grilled portobella mushroom caps when I'm trying to eat healthy, almost taste like meat.  
    :-bd
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  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 2,457
    Congrats on the weight loss.  There is a sign on the wall at the gym I go to that says, "Rome wasn't built in a day."  That always helped to motivate me in my weight loss.
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,476
    Thanks guys!!
    DMW said:

    Congrats, as you said, it's a marathon, not a sprint. Food looks delicious.


    Doh!! A "sprint" is what I meant to say.
    ;)
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,567
    Looking good Dyal. Congrats on the weight loss to both you and your wife. That is awessome. You've been missed around these parts...at least by me. You wanna send me one of those fritattas? All I have is a greek yogurt and a banaana for breakfast today.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,492
    Congrats, keep it up.. I need to drop some weight myself.
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