Monthly Archives: April 2015

Keto Lasagne (no noodles)

I love lasagne. I love noodles and cheese baked together to gooey perfection. But when you’re going low-carb pasta is kinda the worst thing you could put in your mouth, sadly. So, I did some googling and came up with this recipe. Feels kinda weird to be calling this a keto lasagne since there are no lasagne noodles, but it cuts up like one and you follow the same basic steps in making it, so keto lasagne it is!

I cut the onion completely. Instead I sprinkled my meat with onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper. I added around 4 tablespoons of sauce, to hold the meat together after it was done cooking. I also added some shredded parmesan and goat cheese in the cheese layer.

I highly recommend salting the zucchini to draw out all the water. It worked like a charm. Dave and I both really liked it, next time I’m going to add in some cheddar cheese too to make it even more lasagne-y.

Keto Meatloaf

I don’t like meatloaf very much. I’ve always thought it was pretty gross, to be honest. I don’t like ketchup slathered in meat. But. I love goat cheese and spinach so when I came across this recipe I decided to give it a try.

I cut the recipe in half since I was only feeding Dave and I. I also cut way, way back on the onion.  I put in 1/4 of the suggested amount, make sure you chop them finely. I also didn’t add in scallions, I didn’t have any and also I felt like I didn’t really need it. I also had no tomato paste so I just very lightly brushed the top and sides with spaghetti sauce and on top I sprinkled dill. The goat cheese I used was herbed. I left the spices as posted, but used 1/2 the amounts. I tried to make sure the cheese wasn’t going to come flying out the ends.

I cooked it for about 65 minutes. It is hard to cut when it’s so hot, the cheese just oozes out, so next time I’m going to let it rest a few minutes.

I will definitely be making it again, it was fantastic.

Keto.

Dave and I decided to try keto again. We started on April 20th. We tried keto a few years ago and it seemed to work. I can’t say for sure I’m going to lose weight this way but it’s better than eating whatever carb heavy thing I want every day and gaining. In addition to keto we are also walking between 30 and 60 minutes a day. Gotta get ready for all the Europe walking we plan on doing in a month!

So far we’ve made/tried lots of recipes in our keto quest. Avocado with an egg on one half and goat cheese on the other baked in the oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees has been my favourite thing. Delicious.

I’ll share some recipes as we make them! We’re going to try keto until our trip to see how it goes.

Focus T25

Dave and I decided to start working together yesterday. Krys suggested we all do Focus T25. She swore the infomercials she kept seeing on Saturday mornings made it look easy enough for us newbs. She said “It’s just 25 minutes a day!” She is goddamn liar!

We struggled through Monday and Tuesday’s workouts because we stupidly started a day late and I thought we should catch up. I hate not being able to get up in the morning and working out now, night time working out seems like such a pain. But, we did it together so at least I had someone to complain to.

Here’s how it went.

Week 1, Monday, Cardio: Terrible. Just terrible. The video has a constant countdown in the corner which tells you how long each interval is and how much longer you have overall for the workout. I hate it. I’d prefer to never know how much longer it is until I get to stop, just let me be angry without the added timer counting down ever so slowly. We mostly did the modified version since we are beginners and even that had me working up a sweat. My legs are a bit sore today and I’m glad we don’t have to do this one again for a while. I like the variety.

Week 1, Tuesday, Speed 1.0: I am not looking forward to finding out what Speed 2.0 and 3.0 are if what we had to do was 1.0. Sometimes I would look behind me and Dave would be shuffling his feet a bit and not moving his arms at all. Once he was just looking at his LEGO in our display cabinet. I tried my best and used a lot of the modified versions again, but we both at least finished it strong!

I took a peek at what we have in store for us tonight and I’m very distraught. It’s all planking. What kind of monster is this Shaun T guy! Hoping to see some results by the end of the first 5 weeks or I’ll have to murder Krys for spending her Saturday morning leisure time watching infomercials.

Try, try again.

I quit working out and watching what I was eating about 8 months ago, putting back all the weight I worked hard to lose. So, here I go again. Trying not to get down on myself about it and just get back on track. Just gotta remember I’m 30, not 80, and have loads of time ahead to get to where I want to be.

Have decided not to get on to the scale until I’ve accomplished a few months of my new regime, I don’t want to make myself go crazy. Re-joined MFP and re-downloaded all my workout apps.

Don’t quit, self! You did it (twice) you can do it a third (and final!!!!) time.