Fail-a-thon

Oh man, I’m getting really tired of reporting my diet fails here, so I’ll try to keep it short.

Basically, I’m starting to wonder if my life is too chaotic right now to be dieting. The answer, of course, is no. When your life is ACTUALLY chaotic; overeating is the least of your concerns.

When your life is TRULY chaotic - this is what you might look like.

That said, Wendy’s Deluxes with no ketchup or mayo (at 250 calories each) and Budweiser Selects (at 99 calories each) are on the menu for this evening. It’s a small compromise from Budweisers (at 145 calories each) with Baconators (at 660 calories each) and some large fries (at 530 calories each), but it’s something.

The FATTY Returns!!!

If you’re new to our blog, then you might wonder why it’s called Healthy Professionals. After all, most of the time there’s only one new post here every week – and it’s a video about tea?!

Well, the fact is, my wife and I originally started this blog as motivation to lose weight – seen here in “DAY 1 – Low-Carb Pizza, Mile Run, and Fatty Photos!!!” Since my wife is an accountant, and I’m a taxman; we thought that Healthy Professionals was an appropriate name for our blog. Perhaps other fat office workers around the world would even be motivated by us? 😛

We figured that we’d start by putting some embarrassing pictures on the internet so that there would be no turning back. We would have to lose weight or be eternally ashamed by the fact that our fatty pictures on the internet are how we actually look in real life.

Thankfully, I'm not currently THIS fat, but close.

For months, we blogged every day – listing our calories eaten, calories burned, recipes, items eaten, and it worked! Both Lisa and I got down to a weight that we were comfortable with. We didn’t follow through with our exercise plans after doing so, but mission accomplished nonetheless. The weight was gone.

Anyway, the point of this story is that I’m getting fat again. 😦 Lisa and I recently went through a really crazy move from our old apartment, and now we’re alternating between the empty homes of relatives due to a disagreement with our previous landlord. Unfortunately, I’ve been using all of the extra stress as an excuse to eat and drink whatever I want (mainly case after case of Bud Light). Well, it needs to stop, and I’m going to use this blog to lose weight just like we did the first time around. The only difference being that Lisa won’t be dieting with me this time, because she’s not a fatty like me right now! 🙂 So, expect to read more diet related blogs in you future! Day 1 – “Brian’s switches to vodka?” That sounds like a painless change to start with. 😉

this is you: “BUT WAIT, THEN HOW DID THE TEA SHOW COME TO BE?”

Since I’m a pretty talented cook, we had originally planned to post cooking videos here. However, I’m both the cameraman and the cook, and I can’t do both at once – so The Tea Show was born: “The Tea Show, Episode 1, Young Hyson Chinese Green”

World’s Greatest Meatballs Ever

In my opinion, turkey tastes like farts. However, these meatballs are one of the few things where I think turkey actually tastes better than beef.  I think the reason for the turkey’s awesomeness in these meatballs has to do with the bird’s gaminess (or fart flavor), because the flavor really comes through all of the “filler” that goes into these meatballs.

Add in a bowl:

  • 20 oz ground turkey
  • smashed crackers  (2 parts meat to 1 part smashed crackers) *Hint* Just throw the crackers into a plastic, sandwich bag and roll over them with a rolling pin for easy smashing!
  • 2 or more whopping tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning (marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, and basil)
  • Half a cup of Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh cracked pepper (add to taste – I like lots of pepper)
  • Add celery salt in place of real salt (Keep in mind that you’ll also be sprinkling the outsides of the meatballs with celery salt later.)

I highly recommend putting on a pair of vinyl gloves before you begin mixing the meat. Mix everything together EXTREMELY WELL and form the meat into one, giant meatball.  Then grab a small amount of meat with each hand, and separately roll the meat into two balls with each hand rolling one meatball. If you’re having trouble rolling the meat into a ball with one hand, then you’re using too much meat. Each ball should only be an inch to an inch and a half in diameter. When you’re finished, all of the meatballs should be as perfectly round as you can possibly get them and devoid of any cracks. Sprinkle them with celery salt.

This is what they should look like right before you add the celery salt.

Then, add some olive oil to a frying pan at medium to medium/high heat. We find that a large, electric skillet works perfectly. Once the olive oil is hot and slides around quickly on the bottom pan, quickly add the meatballs one at a time, and make sure that none of them are touching. Every couple of minutes, shake the pan to roll the meatballs around or roll them around the pan using a wooden spoon. Once the meatballs are golden, browned, and crispy – you’re in business!

Nom! Nom! Nom!

Welcome to Healthy Professionals Food Blog!!!

Welcome to our new food blog! We are busy professionals on a low-calorie diet, and we’re going to use this blog to share our meals and experiences with you. Hopefully, this will be a daily blog featuring picures of our meal, and our experiences making and eating it. Also, we will feature our exercise experiences using the Nintendo Wii and other conventional methods of exercise. On the Wii, we’ll be using Wii Fit Plus and EA Active. Future blogs may include videos, such as instructional cooking videos and exercise videos.

Stay tuned and give us all your feedback!

Thanks!
Brian and Lisa!
ALSO, EXTRA-SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS FOR LISTING THIS BLOG IN YOUR DIRECTORY OR LINKING OUR BLOG ON YOUR WEBPAGE!!!

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