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Saturday, October 22, 2011

That's The Way, Uh-HUNDRED Uh-HUNDRED, I Like It!

Oh my goodness, ladies, it is official.  Look at the picture and see for yourself.  As of this morning I have lost one hundred pounds since beginning my pre-surgical diet!  I am  SO excited about this news and cannot wait to tell Kenny (who had a car service pick him up at 6:40 this morning to go to the office, groan).  And I will admit to one thing... after weighing myself and snapping the photo, I actually teared up while brushing my teeth.  I looked at myself in the mirror, and little drops of water were welling up in my eyes!  I've held this hundred pound loss out as my main goal of the year, and I accomplished it!  Very exciting.
I loved the chili I made last night, and apparently my body liked it as well.  It gave me the warm heavy food feeling I have wanted without actually eating heavy food.  Here is the recipe:
In a slow cooker combine:
3 cubed skinless boneless chicken breasts
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained and rinsed
1 cup chicken broth or stock
1 diced onion
1 diced green pepper
1 chopped roasted red pepper
4 chopped garlic cloves
3 chopped hot peppers (I did one jalapeno and two red chilies)
2 tsp cumin
A healthy shake of hot chili powder if you like things spicy
Salt to taste
some tomato puree or paste
Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.  I got a bit impatient and turned the cooker up to high for an hour or so (I didn't like that the chicken was still completely pink after almost two hours). 
This dish was SO flavorful and has almost no fat in it!  The chili itself was pretty liquidy, but I actually ate it like a soup and loved it (maybe I will add a third can of black beans next time).  Kenny took much less liquid and ate his over rice.  Given that the chicken gives off some liquid, you could probably omit the cup of chicken broth or stock if you'd prefer something less soupy.  Also, I understand that many bandsters don't tolerate chicken well.  I don't eat much chicken, but the pieces were VERY tender- much more so than if I had roasted a chicken in the oven.  I might just try a vegetarian version of this at some point and cook it on the stove!


Mari said...

Huge congratulations on 100lbs lost!!! I can't imagine what an amazing feeling it must be to reach such a goal, no wonder you were welling up with tears!! You are an inspiration! x

Amanda said...

Ohh Nora this is fantastic!! I am very proud of you and you should be very thrilled with yourself indeed! Keep up the good work and yummo on that chili! Might have to make that this weekend! I have all of the ingredients including fresh chili peppers!

Dani said...

Congratulations Very inspiring,I cant begin to imagine how good you must feel:)

Cece said...

Oh, Nora ~ I am so happy for you and as I was reading that you were tearing up ... so was I ! Thanks for sharing so much of your story ~ very inspirational. Thanks too for that recipe. I love food hot and spicy (and in a crockpot) ! Have a great day !

Ronnie said...

So proud of you! :) Can't wait to join you in the century club!

And the recipe sounds delish, thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

Woohoo!!!! Congratulations!!! What an amazing accomplishment. So excited for you!

Alison said...

Congratulations! 100 down is amazing!
I need to book a fill for mid Novemberish so will be floating around London if you fancy a coffee? Will let you know a date once I know.

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Cry those tears babe - you earned them! Way to go!

Bandita Senorita said...

Congratulations!!! So excited for you!!!

Sandy Lee said...

So happy for you! It's a real milestone. Now onto the next one.

Melissa Wolf said...

OH NORA!!!! How extremely exciting! I'm proud to call you a web friend--and a band role model! You are doing so great. And thanks for the recipe--sounds yummy.

Sarah G said...

Congrats on 100 lbs gone!!! WOOO HOOO!!!

Dawnya said...

Oh Nora. This is the most amazing thing I have read today. I'm so proud of you!! You have every right to cry. This is a major accomplishment. Keep up the good work. You are now a century club rockstar.

Can I have your autograph?!?

speck said...

First of all, a huge congrats on the 100lbs. That is truly amazing.

I am going to give the recipe a try. I make something similiar but I think I will like this.

Also Nora, you made me laugh when I read your response about the "lower rise" blue jean comment you made to another post. lol :)


vickyd said...

Congrats on the 100 lbs gone! You are doing great!!

Thanks for the recipe...I love chicken chili and have been looking for a good recipe (I'm the only one who will eat it but chili freezes well so I'll be set for the winter!)

MandaPanda said...

Congratulations! You've done so so well...such an inspiration!