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Getting back on Board

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, sometimes other things crop up that demand more time and energy than I have. As much as I love blogging, unfortunately it had to take a back seat for a couple of weeks. 

Thanks so much for sticking around, I appreciate you. 

The other day my beautiful niece Becci posted on Facebook that she wants to lose 20 more pounds before Christmas, she's already lost 30 and is doing just great. 

She wanted to know who would like to get on board with her. Like a foo good auntie I'm joining in the weight loss fun. The pounds have been slowly creeping back on and I don't feel good about it. 

So starting with this morning's breakfast I made a few little changes. 

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Here's what I did. 

I had 2 eggs scrambled with some sweet peppers, onion, garlic and diced green chilis. This was served alongside a small boiled <not fried> potato and some cherry tomatoes <not sausage>. Had I any Canadian Bacon, that would have been on the menu also. 

The peppers, onion and garlic got a fine dice. 

Instead of using butter, which by the way I didn't even miss, I used a tablespoon of Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 2 pts for those following WeightWatchers, and a teaspoon of olive oil, 1 pt. 

I started by peeling and cutting into chunks a small potato, 1 pt. 

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 The potato was cooked in boiling salted water. 

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While the potato was cooking, half of the butter spread and a drizzle of olive oil was added to a non-stick skillet.  

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Cook the sweet peppers and onion until they begin to soften. In the last few minutes add the finely chopped garlic.

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Beat the eggs with a splash of water. 

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Add the eggs to the pepper onion mixture. 

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Right before the eggs are cooked to your perfect doneness, <I'm sure that's a culinary term> add a some canned diced green chilis. 

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When the potatoes were done, I drained and put them back in the saucepan I cooked them in. I put the saucepan back on the warm burner to dry out the potatoes a little. 

Then the rest of the butter spread was added to them. 

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Had a wonderful healthy breakfast. I suppose if I wanted to be "really" healthy I'd scramble just the egg whites...naw. 

And that's that 

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