Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What Setback?

No workout for me. Just not feeling well at all. I have the worst ear ache that is causing a horrible headache. I'm not going to let this little setback keep me from finishing what I started and making my final goal. In the past (before the weight loss a couple years ago) I would have setbacks and just give up. Not anymore. I'm ready for this. I'm going to get sick. I'm going to have a day here or there I don't feel like exercising or I might want to indulge in a not so healthy for me piece a cake. Just because I'm on pause doesn't mean I can't press play again.

This is going to be a little hard with the holidays coming up. I know I'll indulge Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. I have a couple holiday party invites already so I'll probably indulge a little at those. And you know what, that's OK. I'll be really good in between and after the holidays. Well until my birthday a couple weeks later. Then I'll be really good :-D


I had leftover chicken from our dinner a couple nights ago so I wanted to use that up. I had planned to make corn chowder this week so I decided on Chicken Corn Chowder for dinner. I made this up as I went. I wanted to make it as healthy as I could. Instead of cream I used potato and soy milk to chowder it up.

Healthy Chicken Corn Chowder


1 small onion chopped small pieces
1 celery chopped small pieces
1 carrot chopped small pieces
1 tbsp olive oil 
1 potato diced
3 cups of chicken stock - low sodium
1 14 oz. bag of frozen corn 
1 large chicken breast diced
1/4 cup soy milk
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

- In a tall pot heat olive oil and add the onion, celery and carrot over medium high heat. Cook until onions and celery are soft and translucent.

- Add chicken stock and potato. Lower heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes
- Add half the bag on corn and cook for 1 minute.

- With a hand blender (if you don't have one you can transfer to a blender) and blend until fully blended. If not using a hand blender transfer back to pot.

- Add the remaining corn, chicken, soy milk and garlic powder. Cook over medium low heat for 5 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. 

This was really easy and really good. I will for sure make this again. I think I'll add more corn next time. I love corn.

Here's to feeling better tomorrow so I can get back on track. I would like to get in one really good gym workout before Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. Yum - that looks really good!

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    Happy Thanksgiving.