Tuna Recipe & 95 pounds lost

by Christine on October 13th, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates, Diet, Food, Nutrition

Howdy Revolutionists!

The other day I made a really yummy Ahi Tuna recipe, and it turned out fantastically. I thought I would share it with you guys in case you had any interest in giving it a try.

Seared Ahi Tuna with Ginger Soy Sauce


  • 2 (6-8 ounce) ahi tuna steaks (3/4 of an inch thick)
  • 2 Tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (or 2 teaspoons of wheat-free tamari for gluten-free option)
  • 1 Tbsp of grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 green onion (scallion) thinly sliced (a few slices reserved for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice


1 Mix the marinade ingredients together and coat the tuna steaks with the marinade, cover tightly, and refrigerate for at least an hour.

2 Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high to high heat. When the pan is hot, remove the tuna steaks from the marinade and sear them for a minute to a minute and a half on each side ( even a little longer if you want the tuna less rare than pictured.)

3 Remove from pan and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices. Sprinkle with a few green onion slices.

Can serve plain, with white rice, or over lettuce or thinly sliced cabbage or fennel. I served this with a few slices of avocado, and it was delicious. I also added just a smidgen of wasabi in the ginger soy mixture; I recommend doing that, but only use a pinky-nail of wasabi unless you know you like a lot of heat.

In other news

Alan gave me an award, thank you Alan!

Today, weight was 130.2. So close to the 120’s…I’m almost on the final leg of this journey! I’m at 95 pounds lost total now; only 5 pounds to go.  Yesterday I was hungry all day, and I ate and ate. Too much coffee (with cream and sugar).  Leftover ahi tuna (about 1 oz), a few bites leftover grilled chicken (about 1 oz), a few spoonfuls of leftover rice. I don’t really eat at all anymore; I graze. Nibble. I never DINE, I never sit down for a real meal.  My advice to you, dear dieters: Only eat until you’re not hungry. Don’t eat until you’re FULL.  Put the fork down the minute you’re not hungry anymore. You’ll probably need to pick your fork back up in an hour, and that’s fine. Don’t stuff yourself. Keep your hunger levels firmly in check.

My closet is waning. I now have four pair of pants that sorta-kinda fit me (2 jeans, 2 work slacks), only one pair of sweat pants for lounging around the house.  Very few t-shirts that fit, no long-sleeve tshirts that really fit (they are all XL or larger), only one sweatshirt that fits. I might make a run to Walmart for some cheapie long-sleeve tshirts. I’ve been freezing my ass off for the last few days.

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  • Jane

    You have come such a long way, Christina, and you look great! The tuna recipe looks delicious. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s been such a support to me, and I am doing better than I have for a long time. Your blog is great, and I am now following you.

  • Sarah G

    You are in inspiration Christine! Hope you get some new clothes soon! 😉

  • Libby

    Congratulations! You must be sooo excited. You have worked so hard and so long for this I hope you savor every moment.

    Do you have any consignment stores near you? That is also an option for finding nice clothing – cheap. And since you are so small now, you will probably fit into all the designer label stuff that the rich ladies cast away every season. Just a thought.