Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Our New Goal

Did I mention that both Kurt and I have gained 15 lbs since our wedding 6 months ago? We think this is really impressive. But we talked it over, and agreed that it would be even more impressive if we lost it again. And so this is our goal: to lose 15 lbs by June.

We started right after we got back from Christmas, by cutting down our portion sizes. Over the holidays I swear we were eating all day, every day. And you know how holiday meals are- lots of stuffing and cassaroles and desserts and breads. I've lost 6 lbs so far, just from this step alone (turns out eating my weight in food every day isn't a good idea). We are also trying to drink more water. Because then you eat less. And your skin is better. And it's just a good idea.

Another goal is to exercise together 3x per week. We're pretty lucky; our complex has a nice little exercise room, which we plan to take full advantage of. And I'm thinking about starting a Yoga class with some of the Wives. I'm a little nervous about that one- I've never tried Yoga before!

We have also begun to eat super healthy, and we are loving the energy boost that comes with that!

Here is our current favorite meal:

Tuna Burgers.

Think Hamburgers, only made out of tuna and oats. Yum. Well, ok, it sounded gross to me, but my sister made some when she had us over for the holidays, and they were so good!

1 can of tuna
3/4 cup of Oats
1 egg
3 Tbsp BBQ sauce
1 tsp garlic (minced or powdered)
1 tsp onion (powdered or flakes)

Mix ingredients in a bowl. Put a little oil (or some cooking spray) into a pan over medium heat.

Seperate the mixture into fourths, and spoon 2 of the piles onto the pan. With your spatula, flatten the lumps out and press in the edges to form 2 patties. The thinner they are, the more evenly they will cook. Watch the edges, and when it looks like the bottom is starting to brown, flip it. You want to wait until then, or the fritter will fall apart.

Once both sides are lightly browned, use a spatula to put them on the buns (whole wheat, maybe?), add a little more oil to the pan, and start on the next two (the first time we made these, I burned them. But they still tasted yummy). This recipe makes 4.

You can treat them like normal burgers. I put BBQ sauce on mine. They are nice and filling, and we usually save the second helping for lunch the next day. And what could be healthier than tuna and oats?

Pair this with a fun salad, and you've got yourself a great meal. My current favorite salad includes Mixed Leafy Greens (Romaine and Baby Spinache are a good combo if you aren't into buying pre-mixed bags), a hard boiled egg, a little cheese, and some light dressing. Simple, and so, so good.


~~Mia~~ said...

OH awesome, thank you!! I've been trying new "tuna" recipes lately cuz it's so good for you and not fattening (also on the agenda for this girl...some weight loss!!!)

AND I wanted to mention ~ that yoga sooo rocks, so join and don't be will LOVE it! Just trust me, it's easier that way! :)

Amber said...

Wow serious deja vu... You got the instructions down word for word! Not only did you use my Tuna Burgers but that was the exact salad I made too! I'm glad you liked them!

Chantel said...

Mmmm, Michael and I want to start eating healthier too. Those are good, I remember having them at Amber and Daves before. Tanks for putting up instructions!

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