Rantings from Across the Street

A little of this…a little of that…you know how it goes!

Pecan-Crusted Tilapia January 3, 2013

Filed under: Recipes — kmcdonald @ 1:18 pm

This is one of my favorite Fish recipes. I just ran across it again and I’m posting it here so I don’t lose it.

Give it a try and let me know what you think! :)

Pecan-Crusted Tilapia
WW Points Plus 7

1/2 C. dry breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 C. low-fat buttermilk
1/2 tsp hot sauce
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
4 (6-ounce) tilapia or snapper fillets
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
4 lemon wedges

Combine first 5 ingredients in a shallow dish. Combine buttermilk and hot sauce in a medium bowl; place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge 1 fillet in flour. Dip in buttermilk mixture; dredge in breadcrumb mixture. REpeat procedure with remaining fillets, flour, buttermilk mixture, and breadcrumb mixture.

Heat 1 1/2 tsp of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 fillets; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and fillets. Serve with lemon wedges.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 tilapia fillet)

Points calculated with WW Recipe Builder.


She’s Baaaack!! January 2, 2013

Filed under: College,Weight Loss Stuff — kmcdonald @ 8:08 pm
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I didn’t realize it had been so long since I’d been here. Sorry!  A few things have happened since the last time I visited (over 2 years ago!). My husband and I have moved in with my mom and dad (we sold our house, and are saving up to buy another). I’ve started a new job working as an Admin person at a local church, AND I’m getting ready, at the ripe old age of 38, to graduate with my Bachelors Degree! I’m super excited about graduating! I’m SO ready!

Also since my last post, I’ve been off and on Weight Watchers more times than you can count. But hey, I’m still trying. Rejoined today as a matter of fact! HA!  It’s good though, I’m down from where I was 2 years ago, which means I have a shorter road to travel. I’m very happy about that. Oh, and if you were wondering, that Bollywood class I told you about in my last post?  The class was awesome! I went regularly for weeks until the instructor changed the days and times of the class on me. My schedule and her schedule didn’t mesh. I’d love to start doing it again though, I really…REALLY…enjoyed that class.

Anyway, I’m hoping to be back more regularly from here on out. My goal is to use this site as a weight loss tool. I want to post recipes, challenges, etc. here, so I hope you’ll join my rantings. I think we’ll have a great time!


Rock Bottom – Have you been there? May 3, 2010

Filed under: Weight Loss Stuff — kmcdonald @ 3:17 am

I hit Rock Bottom a few days ago. It was pathetic – I’m pretty sure most rock bottom experiences are. I’m overweight. Really, hugely overweight. Most of America is, but I have been having my own pitty party for about a month now. I’m sick of it. Tired of being fat. Tired of my clothes not fitting right. Tired of being tired.

Anyway, so what does my rock bottom look like? Well, lets just say it started with going to the store in hopes of finding some shirts that didn’t feel uncomfortable when I wear them. Did I find anything? No. Then I thought, hey! I’m going to stop at the grocery and pick up some sushi for lunch. That’s a fantastic, low-fat lunch, right? Yep! But when I get to the grocery did they have anything that looked even remotely good? No. By this time I’m running out of time on my lunch break, so I just say screw it and go through the drive through at White Castle. Long way from a healthy lunch right? Yep. But when I walked through the grocery, I was so focused on the sushi, that I was almost in tears when they didn’t have anything. But I digress. I go through the line at WC and order 3 cheese burgers, onion rings and a bottle of water (at least I got the water right). As I’m sitting in the drive thru tears are just pouring. The poor woman at the drive through probably thought I was a disaster waiting to happen. So I get my lunch and cry the whole way back to the office while I’m eating my WC lunch. I felt utterly defeated. Defeated and fat.

Ok, maybe it’s not rock bottom, but it sure felt like it. I really wanted to crawl under a rock and die that day. How am I going to overcome this rock bottom moment? I’m not really sure yet. I was going to join the gym, but Murphy’s Law has decided that isn’t going to happen. There is, however, a local Bollywood Workout Class that I’m thinking about taking. How much fun would that be?

I’ll keep you posted on how things turn out. But I’m hoping that I’ve hit bottom and there’s nothing but up from here.


In the beginning… March 25, 2010

Filed under: Stuff that doesn't belong anywhere else — kmcdonald @ 1:24 am

Ok, this is post #1. I don’t know what will come of this blog or if I will even keep it up, but a little outlet would be wonderful.

Fair warning, I’m in the process of dieting, so a lot of my rantings may be about weight loss. I’ll try to keep it light though!

And speaking of weight loss … I have found the best site. It’s just like Twitter only it’s for weight loss support. The site is http://www.phitter.com (get it? Phitter? Fitter?).  Anyway, the site is fantastic. It’s still in the early stages, but the support is great.

Ok, that’s it for right now. More later!


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