Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween! Brat Soup Recipe

Almost six weeks of six weeks

Weight today: gained one pound

Total lost: 5 pound in almost six weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 graham cracker sheet:70

1 slice of wheat bread:70
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1 tbl of natural peanut butter:100
running total:420

1 Jimmy John's turkey sub with no mayonnaise but with cheese and light dressing:422
running total:842

2 snack twix bars:150
Reeses Peanut butter cups:100
1 Twinkie:150
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
2 tsp of sugar:15
running total:1,302

Today's challenge: Dealing with a one pound gain

Actual fitness: none

Note on picture: Our daughter carved this pumpkin today. I thought she did a nice job. Happy Halloween!

Note on weight gain: I haven't written my calories for yesterday, but the gain this morning is directly related to going over my diet yesterday by a good 1,000 calories. Some of those calories included some deep fried cheese curds. So, I have a few regrets about of which is that I didn't bring my camera along to photograph these cheese curds for you all. The other is, well, lack of self-control in over-eating.

Brat Soup Recipe

-1 1/4 lbs of brats(cut into 1/4 inch slices. You can use raw or pre-cooked. To spice up the flavor, cook the brats on the grill first or use your leftover grilled brats. Is there such a thing?:)
- 2 (10 oz) packages of frozen corn
-1 cup of peeled, cubed potatoes
-1 cup of chopped onions
-2/3 cup of water
-1/4 teaspoon of pepper
-3 1/2 cups of milk
-2 T of butter
-1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
-shredded cheese for garnish

In soup kettle combine brats, corn, potatoes, onion, water and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover, and simmer about ten minutes or until corn and potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally. Stir in 3 cups of milk and butter. Combine remaining 1/2 cup of milk with flour and stir into brat-corn mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly (about 10 minutes more). Garnish with shredded cheese. Serves 8-to 10. Can use sausage or ham instead of brats.

Note: While cooking this up, you may question the use of such little water. You shouldn't need additional water as it cooks down and works out fine.


  1. Pardon my ignorance, but are brats, bratwurst sausages???

  2. ahh i re-started counting today and am definitely struggling with it already. i am already tempted to just not write a few things down ;) hmm that's what got me here in the first place!

    thanks for all the support around the nyc marathon and my nausea... perhaps one day i'll get an answer!