It’s a New Day !

I was on New Day Northwest this morning. Margaret Larson is awesome, so nice! She invited me back  when there is more progress to report.  Click here to view the segment, and the recipe is below:

Winter Vegetable Curry

SERVES 4

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 med onion, Chopped
2 tsp Garam Masala
Salt & pepper to taste
1 x 28oz can of Whole Tomatoes
1 x 15oz can of chick peas , drained & rinsed
1 head cauiflower, cored and cut into florettes
1/2 cup raisins
6oz jar of small stuffed spanish olives
1 cup Cous Cous
5 oz baby spinach leaves
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook stirring occasionally until beginning to soften, 4-5 minutes. Add the seasonings and cook stirring until fragrant, 1 minute more
  • Add the tomatoes and their liquid(crush the tomatoes with your hands as you put them in), chickpeas, cauliflower, raisins, olives and a 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer stirring occasionally until the cauliflower is tender and the liquid has thickened slightly, about 15 minutes. Fold in the spinach and cook until just wilted, 1-2 minutes more.
  • Meanwhile place the cous cous in a large bowl mix in a little olive oil and add a small pinch of salt. Add 1 cup of boiling water, cover and let sit for 5 minutes, fluff with a fork.
  • Serve stew over cous cous
  • Enjoy!

Happy New Year! 40 lbs down!!

I ran the gauntlet that is the holiday season and came out in the end, relatively unscathed. Now it is going to get interesting…

What Eric Eats

Unfortunately my wife Lisa broke her ankle which has made my schedule somewhat erratic. So I apologize for the delay I taped this almost two weeks ago but have not had a chance to post them. Here are my ramblings of what I am eating throughout the day and when I say ramblings I mean it, at 15 minutes long I had to break it up into two videos. I hope it sheds some light!

Preventitive Maintenance

TIP OF THE WEEK:  Dying for a slice of pizza? I was, yesterday I went to a party where there was a ton of pizza. ILOVE PIZZA! I ate salad….but then, like a flash of light it came to me. I can have the pizza , It’s just the crust I want to avoid! So I took a knife and performed a toppingectomy, I took all the yummy good tastystuff off the top of the pizza. Artichokes…good, tomato…good, olives…good, Cheese…gooooooooood! I got all the flavor of the pizza and none of the carbs that would have made it a “failure” for me. AND I had SOME of the toppings from ONE piece of pizza rather than shoveling in 3 or more whole slices. Then I had another plate of salad.  It really was better than it sounds, give it a try! I continue to try to get here as regularly as possible and I think I have a plan moving forward! For now a little pep talk on maintaining focus.

…is that a pug snoring?

Here is a post from home, I was stuck there with nothing but my idle mind. I uplaoded the wrong video so the begining and end are rough … but you do get a glimps of 12 year old Rosie, one of my three pugs taking a nap. ( like she does anything else)

The Doctor is In

I realized that I have not really been eating as frequently throughout the day as was prescribed for me to do,Instead of 6 -7 mini meals a day I’ve been eating more like 4-5 medium / mini meals. I wondered; was that impedeing my abilty to shed weight. So I asked Dr. Lindquist, here’s what he said.

Good News! I’m Obese

Well I saw Dr. Lindquist today…it was a relief. I shot the video before I actually saw him so let me make a few clarifications in advance. 1st, the hunk of fat I hold up represents 5 lbs and To date I have lost 25.5 lbs and 4 points on my BMI score. With that I have moved from the ranks of the Morbidly Obsese to just plain Obese. I never thought I ‘d be happy about being Obese. Thank God for small victories. Oh…and my resemblence to the poster behind me, an unfortunate coincidence.