Prep: 15 minutes Cook 30 minutes Makes 4 large servings
1 lb lean ground beef
1 garlic clove, chopped or minced
1 small head of cabbage, chopped
2 1/2 Cups water
2/3 Cup uncooked long grain white rice
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
In a nonstick Dutch oven, cook beef and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in the next 8 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender (25 minutes). Stir in tomatoes and salt. Heat through.
397 Calories, 9g fat (4 sat fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 707 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrates, 6 g sugar, 9 g fiber, 30 g protein.
I chose a seal as my opening photo today because I feel like a seal today. I lumber around with a limp because I pulled a hip muscle at work. Never mind the knee injury I was already nursing.
I have 100 pounds to lose but won’t actually “do” it. It’s not because I don’t know how or that I have no willpower. I realized (while driving in rush hour traffic) just why I don’t lose these many extra pounds. It blindsided me when I was thinking about the dysfunctional relationship I have with my boyfriend and how I wanted to change my life.
The reason I won’t lose weight is because when I’m thinner, I get a lot of attention from men, and I’m not always good at handling that attention. I SAY I’d love to try it! However, deep inside my mind I know that the last time I was thinner I didn’t handle it well at all. I won’t go into it but my behavior was erratic.
So, now that I know why I sabotage my diets, I can do something about it. I need to trust myself and know that I can and will be just as strong of a woman no matter what my size. My health is suffering greatly right now. I want to start a video blog . . . a vlog . . . on YouTube. I just moved into a new house, though, and need time to get settled before learning the new camera and tripod I bought recently.
Here’s to being present in my own life. To living in the moment. To health.
(Plus, I’m still a member of Weight Watchers online. May as well use it. LOL)