Thursday, March 26, 2009

Food Log; Baby Gators; Onion Ring and Crockpot Cheeseburger Recipes

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! It's the last astronomy class for the kids and we have to be there at 10am. I have to make lunches, eat breakfast and do my other usual morning routine. I'm not a morning person.

Breakfast: CarbCheck Cinnamon Swirl Bagel (2 pts) with WW Cream Cheese (1 pt) and Sugar Free Rock Star. That bagel has 19 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein!!!
We're running late. Awww......but this poor turtle is trying to cross the road after laying her eggs! We just have to help her across. But she tries to attack us! Who knew that a turtle would try to chase you?! She then starts trying to chase the cars as they go by. What the hell? Then she gets hit by a car!!!!! Oh no!!! She's ok so I use my umbrella to push her across the road. She's a little stunned but she's ok. Whew!
Now we're really running late!!
OOooooo.....I get distracted easily. Had to get a picture of these beautiful wildflowers along the road.
I'm still running late.
Finally make it. What? Where are all of the cars? Where is everyone? Oh shoot! This isn't the first Wednesday of April. I must be losing my mind!
Let's make the most of it and go for a hike around Elm Lake.
OMG! A momma alligator with her baby! How cool is that?! The moms are usually very protective of the babies but she was not worried about us in the least. She never hissed or anything and let us get close enough to get some cool pics.

She doesn't just have 1 baby but closer to 20! Look at all the baby gators!
Unfortunately only 1% will live. They are prey to many animals including fish, turtles, other gators, raccoons, hawks and owls.
They were so cute. They were all saying Grehh, grehh, grehh.
Charlie decided to pick one up and pet it. LOL Just kidding! This is one that he got to pet at the nature center at the park. My mom is having a heart attack as she reads this, I'm sure. hehe
So what do you do if an alligator crosses your path? Say, "COOL!" and take a bunch of pictures.

It's spring and love is in the air. I've never seen alligators mate but there they were.
There were also tons of different birds. Here are some coots and a spoonbill. I love the colors on the spoonbill.
Went home and had a flatout wrap with turkey, mustard, cheese and lettuce (3 pts) and an apple (1 pt)
Snack: Fiber Plus bar (2 pts) I like the flavor better than Fiber One but they aren't as large.
Time to go to weigh in. I better grab a snack before I go or else my stomach will be growling during the meeting. How embarrassing. banana (2 pts)
I really expected to gain weight because of my weekend camping trip fun and the trip to Texas Roadhouse but I lost .2! Not bad.
Dinner was so so so good! Crockpot Cheeseburgers (6 pts) and onion rings (1 pt). Thanks to Heather for the delicious cheeseburger recipe. My kids LOVED it.
You can have the entire recipe of onion rings for only 2 points!
Crockpot Cheeseburgers
POINTS® Values Per Serving 4
Servings 10
1 1/2 pound 4% fat raw ground beef
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
8 oz Kraft Velveeta Light Reduced-Fat Pasteurized Processed Cheese Product
2 Tbsp fat-free skim milk
1 medium green pepper(s)
1 cup onion(s)
2 clove garlic clove(s)
I did what Heather did and blended the onion and bell pepper together so there were no veggie chunks. I have kids. :)
Onion Rings
from Hungry Girl
Serving size: 1 HUGE portion (2 pts) OR 2 regular portions (1 pt each)
1 large onion (try to get a sweet onion)
1/2 cup Fiber One bran cereal (original)
1/4 cup fat free liquid egg substitute like Egg Beaters
dash of salt
Optional: additional salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, etc
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut the ends off of the onion, and remove the outer layer. Cut onion into 1/2" wide slices and separate into rings.
Using blender of food processor, grind Fiber One to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Pour Fiber One "breadcrumbs" into a small dish and mix in salt, and any other optional spices you like.
Next, fill a small bowl with egg substitute. One by one, coat each ring first in egg and then in the "breadcrumbs".
Evenly place rings on a baking dish sprayed with nonstick spray. Cook for 20-25 minutes, flipping rings over about halfway through.
Entire recipe: 153 calories, 1g fat, 379 mg sodium, 41 carbs, 16 g fiber, 9g protein
Snack: 1 Hippity Hop Cake (2 pts)
I don't think I've ever had that much fiber in one day. Wow.


  1. Oh my dear God in Heaven....I have never ONCE thought of humping gators until today. It simply never crossed my mind. And look at them go. They have no shame. Thanks a lot for planting THAT seed, Kelly! lmao

  2. Heather, I don't suggest you hump gators. It doesn't work out and it frustrates the gator.

  3. Really? Hmmmmm. I'll re-think my plan. lol

    I once saw giant turtles mating at the Dallas Zoo & have been traumatized ever since. There's a noise involved that I hope I never ever ever ever hear again in my entire life. Ever. Seriously. The thought of it makes me throw up in my throat a little.

  4. Kelly-Youre right, you had a really high fiber day yesterday too! I love Fiber One, its great mixed in so many things and as a breading. I've made the onion rings several times, sure they dont taste like real onion rings, but they sure do make you feel like youre cheating :)

  5. Kelly!! I couldn't wait to get home and catch up with your blog!

    And thank you so much for the award...I will def pass it on! So I copied your cheesy crockpot chicken recipe...sounds so good!

    looks like you and your family had a great weekend camping!! and how awesome that you lost .2lbs after your weekend of not tracking...WAY TO GO!!

  6. PS The alarm clock totally cracked me up!

  7. Welcome Home, Darci! You were missed. :)

  8. WHOA so many cool animals!!! Gators are soo hardcore!!

  9. lol on the humping alligators!

    You took many cool pictures today, lady! :)

    thanks for the recipes! I bought the cereal to make those onion rings eons ago. So, they were pretty good? I'm going to try them.


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