Sunday, March 21, 2010

Measure Me Sunday (week 2)

I guess you’re here for “Measure Me Sunday,” right??? Lemme just say, I thought this was a pretty good week. I got to the gym four times, and I’ve been averaging about 500-ish calories (FEEL THE BURN) on the elliptical/treadmill, so I thought I’d have a chance of pulling some decent numbers this week (Don’t I sound so Biggest Loser). Buuuutttt, there was Mr. Chen’s, and pizza for lunch, at the office, and a bunch of other EXCUSES I could make of why I actually GAINED half a pound as of this morning (yep, I’m at an even 206). Do I feel defeated?? Nope. I think this is just a lesson that I can’t half-ass this thing (literally), if I’m gonna lose some weight.

BUT, guess what I tried this week??????


Ok, I’ll admit the idea of sardines is a little freaky. I mean you open up the tin and they’re in there. Looking like tiny fish.

Even though they still have their tail/fins on, the heads and innards are removed so you can eat them right out of the can. Since this was my first time, I removed the tails, but I don’t think it was necessary.

I decided to try one by itself to shake off any last minute jitters before I ate the ENTIRE contents on one sandwich.

You know what? I think our pre-conceived notions are the freakiest things about sardines. They weren’t that bad at all (they actually reminded me of a cross between canned tuna and smoked salmon). I mean, I don’t think I’d eat them every week, but I could definitely see myself trying them once or twice a month??

After de-tailing, I gave mine a rough chop and placed them on a bed of fresh spinach, with sliced avocado, on whole wheat toast. I read something the other day that called Avocado “Nature’s Mayonnaise” . . . Mmmm, avocado is so good.

Anyways, the sandwich was great. Honestly, you couldn’t even really taste the sardines, but I just felt healthier knowing they were there. And when little pieces of sardine fell out onto the plate, it wasn’t that weird to pick it up and pop ‘em in my mouth.

Here’s to Sardines and all the hobo’s in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure who loved them, too.


skemaddox said...

gross. just gross

embc said...

john was having sardines for lunch for a while, but i wouldn't let him eat them in the house. the smell did not go well with being pregnant.

jccvi said...

The King Oscar ones are excellent. Worth paying over a dollar a pop. My $.33 back up is beach house. But seriously, you need to eat those things outside.

A said...

J couldn't stay in the kitchen while I chopped them up and definitely didn't want to focus on me eating them in front of her. they do smell pretty fishy.

JC, I'm glad to hear King Oscar is a good choice. There wasn't an extensive selection @ Publix, but I had a $1 coupon for KO. I was reading on-line sardines can vary pretty widely by country of origin. I need to do some more research on the to see what I should try next.