Photography by Christian Witkin
It's only the second day and I woke up with doubts about my project. Enter - Will Power! I am going to get there never mind that I can already see how hard it is going to be. So, I made it to the gym just fine without stopping at Starbucks (Yippie!) but then entered another woman (right when I jumped on the elliptical) with a Venti Mocha from Starbucks in her hand (Stupid woman). Who brings coffee to the gym?!?! Hmmmm ...
Then followed a torturous training session with Veronica (my trainer). She is well aware about my goals and is prepared to kill me now. I was almost in tears with the amount of work my biceps & triceps were doing today. I hate her, but in a loving way (if you catch my drift...). She is definitely going to get me there!
Yesterday I served a very healthy and delicious soup for dinner made with Channa Dal and served it with steamed vegetables (no oil used). To read the benefits of the dal Click Here. It's very simple to cook. Soak the dal in water for couple of hours (Per 1 cup add 2.5 cups of water). Bring it to boil and simmer till soft. Sauté the dal in tomato puree and add spices and salt to taste. Let it cool and then grind the mixture. Once smooth, transfer it to another pan and add water according to the preferred consistency of the soup. Add fresh vegetables and let it boil for a couple of minutes. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve! Voila! Am I a cook or what?! :o)
Though, today's dinner was quite simple with Greek Salad minus dressing (garnished with Fat-Free Cottage Cheese) and Grilled Chicken Breast over sauteed Peppers (in Hummus, Yumm!) and my favorite Mint-Yogurt Drink (which is very simple to prepare, if anyone interested can ask me). Oh! and FYI, husband is a carnivorous, not me!
So I got through today quite successfully. The only temptation I had to fight was Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino, but I am sure I will survive just fine without it!
Nutritional Value of Channa Dal
100g = 330 Calories, 23g Protein, 48g Carbohydrates, 6.5g Fat, 10g Fibre
Week 1 | Day 2 | 18th August 2009