Sunday, September 23, 2012
I've been very sidetracked the last couple of weeks with getting moved yet again and with an ill-timed and bad eating house guest. I didn't really do terribly, but I didn't do as well as I can.
But, I'm not going to dwell on the past. I'm just going to do better. Apparently I'll be having this guest on a semi-regular basis and I'll just have to stand strong.
Today I made more of the "chili" in my batch cooking. I took a cup out, smashed it up with a fork to get a good rough, chunky texture. Then I put it on a tortilla, added a little cheese on top and baked it for about 5 minutes and made my own tostada. Holy cow! It was so tasty! Taco Bell watch out LOL. I only had flour tortillas in the house so it wasn't as healthy as it could have been but next time I'll be better prepared. Maybe on half a whole wheat pita baked a little first to crisp it up?
Sunday, August 26, 2012
I woke up this morning and decided to make home made chicken and noodles for lunch today.
When I was a kid we would go every Sunday to my grandparent's farm. Us kids would run amok, climb trees, play with horses and dogs and bunnies and racoons, hide in the hay in the barn loft, sneak down to the pond to throw rocks. All the perfect things a child should do.
But Sunday lunches were amazing! Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and veggies from my Grandpa's garden, green beans, corn on the cob, lima beans, and the most yummy food ever.... home made noodles. Yes, I know it's just flour and eggs mixed together and thrown in a pot of boiling chicken broth, but it's a family tradition. I remember watching my Grandma roll out the dough on her big old farm kitchen table and being SO impatient for it to dry so we could cook them and eat them! My mother never made them while my Grandma was alive. It was her domain. After she passed my Mom became the keeper of the noodles. Still, for any family get together, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays...we have to have home made noodles. I taught my daughter to make them when she was so little she had to stand on a kitchen chair to help. She and her boyfriend have started making them for all of the holidays where our family and his family get together.
This will be the first time I've made them in a pot that's not big enough to swim in. Usually there's a herd of people around to eat then. Today I want them and it's just me so I'm going to try making a teeny, tiny small batch. If I made enough for 5 people I'll eat enough for 5 people LOL.
and maybe after lunch I'll run to the store and buy some black licorice. That's the other thing the women in our family on my Mom's side for at least 5 generations have in common. We LOVE black licorice. On Easter you'll lose a finger over a black jelly bean! I think I'll have an old home day today.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
I am probably the slackest person you know, well sort of know on here anyway.
As laughable as it sounds, I have struggled all week with getting enough calories in. Almost every night I've had to eat two tablespoons of peanut butter just hit the minimum calories on my tracker. and my fat percentage is always low. I am eating 3 meals a day and at least 2 snacks, sometimes 3 but it's work. I have to consciously think about doing it. I go through streaks like this, where I'm not hungry, nothing sounds good and frankly, I just don't care to eat. Like today, it's 3:00 pm and so far I've had a cup of coffee. That's it. Weekdays I do better because of the structure and discipline of getting up and going to work. I'm still up on weekends at the usual time but I tend to wander around and just kind of do whatever. Next thing I know it's 3:00 and I haven't eaten lol.
I am getting pretty close to my what I set as my goal weight. I don't know if it's really my goal weight or not. When I started back on SP in July I just picked a random date and a random weight. Last time I got down to 112 which worked for me. Then after a couple of years of not tracking, working too much and not working out enough I'd gained back up close to 130. As of this morning I'm at 117. I haven't worked out in two weeks. See, more slackerage. I do get a lot of steps in at work, but I don't count that on my exercise tracker. Anyway, even though I know SP won't allow a daily calorie count of less than 1,200, maybe my body is telling me 1,100 is enough. I'll just play it by ear and see how things go.
I just fixed a yummy lunch of roasted pork chop, steamed green beans and a baked potato. Just writing this blog made me go do what I'm supposed to do. I have to try harder to banish my ambivalence.
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