Thursday, October 18, 2012

Yummy food!

I woke up feeling about 90% of my normal self again! The injections I got at Urgent Care yesterday helped a ton. I'm very confident that I will be completely back to normal by Sunday, thank goodness.

I had the most delicious breakfast this morning. Recently, my dad gave me a ginormous bag of onions that he bought at a farmer's market. I decided to cook about half of them down into caramelized onions. I do it very simply--just spray a huge deep skillet with cooking spray, and load it up to the top with sliced onions, and sprinkle with salt. I cook it over medium heat for a long time, until they are deep brown.

I've been making pita pizzas lately, and topping them with the onions. For breakfast today, I used them in an omelet. I just used one egg, one egg white, about 1/4 cup of the caramelized onions, and one ounce of fat free feta cheese.
This was so good that I decided to caramelize the rest of the onions to have this all week long!

I met Jessica for coffee (tea for me) in the late morning. She's running the same race I am this Sunday, but she's doing it as part of a relay team. She'll be running the second leg, so I may see her on the course. We actually know quite a few people who are racing there this weekend.

While we were chatting, one of the employees brought us two cookies "on the house". Just what I need!!
I didn't want to be rude, so I took the cookie, but I didn't eat it. I wrapped it in a napkin and took it home with me, to give to my kids. That was hard. It's obvious that cookies are my weakness!! Especially cookies with sugary frosting. But I'm trying to save all my extra PointsPlus for this weekend, when I'll really need them!

I managed to keep that cookie on my counter all day without eating it. I'm a rock star.

I made a very old Weight Watchers recipe for a raspberry pie (or, I think it was originally strawberry pie, but I used raspberries). I had bought a big bag of frozen raspberries from Sam's Club for protein shakes, but I don't like using them in shakes because of their seeds. So I was looking for something else to use them in, and decided to try out this recipe. My mom used to make it all the time, with strawberries.
1 PP raspberry pie
I have no idea where it originated, but you use:

1 (4 serving) box of sugar-free vanilla pudding mix (must be Cook & Serve, not Instant)
1 (4 serving) box of sugar-free raspberry Jello mix
2 cups water
About 2 cups of raspberries (mine were frozen, so I just ran them under water for a minute); I didn't measure these, because they are zero PointsPlus.

Whisk the water and pudding mix together, and bring to a full boil. Remove from heat. Add the Jello mix, stirring until smooth. Pour into a pie plate. Sprinkle the raspberries all over, letting them sink into the Jello mixture. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before cutting.

The entire pie only has FOUR PointsPlus! I had 1/8 of the pie, topped with 1/4 cup of Cool Whip Free, and it was a total of just 1 PP. It was surprisingly really yummy. Normally, I'm not a fan of artificial sweeteners, but I made an exception for this (I wanted something dessert-y, but low in PP). I'm sure you could use the non-sugar free versions to avoid the artificial sweeteners, but it would add calories.

I've been working on my food plan for the weekend. I'm nervous about this! If I have a plan, I'm pretty good about sticking to it. If I try and wing it, I usually end up caving and eating everything in sight. The hardest part of the weekend for me is probably going to be La Pita tomorrow night. But I've already calculated the PointsPlus for what I'm going to eat, so I will do my best to not go overboard.

My blog posts might be sporadic this weekend, since Rik will be in town. Most likely, I will just be posting later than usual. I'm SUPER excited to meet Rik, and I'm actually starting to get excited about the race. I just hope that everything goes well--no issues with my knee, mainly. If my knee holds out for this one last uber-long run, I will be very happy!

This is probably about as interesting as watching grass grow, but if you'd like to track my progress while I run on Sunday, you can do so here:


  1. Glad you're feeling better! Good job on not eating the cookie :)

  2. You ARE a rockstar because I would've slammed that mutha down, yo!

    Glad to hear you're feeling better. Enjoy that post run meal you're saving up for!

  3. I almost ate your cookie just from looking at the photo! GOOD LUCK to you on Sunday! #tigers

  4. Wow, that cookie looks damn amazing.

    That raspberry pie recipe sounds really interesing, like nothing I've tried before! I might give it a try this weekend, thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Yess! I'm glad you're feeling better! I was getting worried :) Can't wait to hear all about your race this weekend--good luck and have fun!

  6. Enjoy all of your treats this weekend- you've EARNED them!! Have fun with Rik!

  7. I am running Columbus this weekend, and I am really nervous. I am originally from Toledo though, so right now (after yesterday!) REALLY wish I was running in Detroit! Someday, and hopefully they will be world series bound then too! :)

    Good luck this weekend, you will do great!

    1. Are you from Columbus now? I am! And also from up North. What race is this weekend?

  8. Good job on the cookie! I can't wait to hear about your run on Sunday. I may have committed to running a full marathon, after only running one half, and I maybe terrified... Your posts always make me feel better, thank you!

  9. Good job on not eating the cookie. I would not have had your kind of will power!

    Good luck on Sunday!! I look forward to reading about how well you did. :-) I'll be in GR running 26.2 too!

  10. That cookie looked delicious! Major thumbs up to you for resisting! I am also running the Freep this weekend - best of luck to you!!! I hope your knee behaves itself!

  11. Good Luck this weekend Katie,, to you and Rik. I hope you have a fabulous race so that you can get this Marathon experience behind you and move on. I didnt react as quickly as you did,, I Planned and did what I thought was my 1 and done marathon and had a bad experience as well,, I plan to redeem myself also,, just have not felt the urge yet. I will at some point than I will get it done . But as for you ,, you got right back on that horse,, good for you girl.. Go get em !!


  12. Goooo Katie!! I'm jealous that I won't be there - so excited for you… And you are a TOTAL rockstar for resisting the cookie!

  13. So excited for you this weekend! We're all rooting for you! Wish I was closer to cheer you on in person! Go, Go, Go!!!!

  14. Holy crap, you need a medal, there is no way I would not have eaten that cookie, awesome job!!
    Good luck on your race, I hope you rock it!


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