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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

56 pounds and counting!

I have to tell you that every time I get a new post on my Top 2 Tuesday I get excited!  I love to read, but I am always reluctant to venture outside of my zone.  I have a few people that I like to read Marry Higgins Clark, VC Andrews (no in a long time though), Daniel Steele (until I just got bored with her books).  I very seldom look for books by other people.  Last year I read "My Sisters Keeper", of course I read it before the movie came out, and I was shocked at how different the movie was from the book.  Nicholas Sparks, I must say is great but I really don't like to cry when I finish a book.  I am so excited to try some of these new books!

I know that I posted that my dad and I joined Weight Watchers together on March 2nd.  My dad weighed in at 365.2 pounds (that's a lot for his 5'10" frame) and I weighted in at 152.5.  When we started this I was actually planning on loosing weight, but I have failed because I am lazy and I love soda.  I continue to go with my dad, and I am actually doing okay (this week) but I wanted to share with you our weekend experience.

When we started my dad couldn't walk from the parking lot to the meeting without taking a break to catch his breath.  When we finally got inside he was huffing and puffing and sweating like he had just ran a marathon.  On Saturday, June 6th we participated in the Weight Watchers 5K walk.  We were supposed to walk 9 1/4 laps to complete the 5K.  He walked without stopping 10 laps!   From March 2 until June 6th (that's only 3 months) my dad has lost 56 pounds!  Can you believe that!  (I've lost 4 - but like I said Ive been very bad)

I have started this week trying to cook some of the Weight Watchers meals, if it is good I will post the recipe. 

Hope you ladies have a great WEDNESDAY!

Seasoned Pork Tenderloin

main meals

POINTS® Value: 4

Servings: 8

Preparation Time: 20 min

Cooking Time: 12 min

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Who needs a fattening Easter ham? The spices in this lowfat pork tenderloin make it irresistible. Marinate overnight for deeper flavor.


1/2 cup(s) reduced-calorie pancake syrup

1 tsp dry mustard

1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp table salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

2 1/2 pound(s) lean pork tenderloin, use two 1 1/4-pound pieces


In a large zip-close plastic bag, combine syrup, dry mustard, cloves, ginger, salt, cinnamon and pepper. Trim pork of all visible fat and cut each tenderloin in half widthwise. Add tenderloins to plastic bag, squeeze out air and seal bag; turn to coat tenderloins. Place bag on a plate and refrigerate on bottom shelf, turning bag occasionally, at least 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat broiler. Place tenderloins in a roasting pan and pour marinade over them. Broil 5 inches from heat until pork reaches an internal temperature of 160°F, about 6 minutes per side. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before slicing. Yields about 4 ounces of meat per serving.

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I just finished eating this and it was great!


Nya's mom said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

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-Jessica a.k.a Nya's mom

Kate said...

That pork sounds so good! I will have to try that out! That is so awesome that your dad is getting healthy with you! Congrats on that 5k! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your book selections for top 2 tues!