Friday, November 08, 2013
I'm Henry the 8th I am! no, i'm not. but i keep on singing the same old song over and over again. the difference is, i'm a little heavier each time i start the "2nd" verse. Weighng in at 166 LBS! ugh, when you're 5' 3 1/2" with a small frame this is horrible unacceptable, and dangerous i might add.
Ron and I are fat, we're happy, Very Happy, but fat. and we're not being good stewards of the bodies given to us by God. I started tracking my food again this week. Just two days in, but i had some how forgotten how dangerous certain foods were. Chinese takeout, while delicious is LOADED with salt and fat. Tortillas should only be eaten once a month, max twice, and NEVER EVER more than two on that day.
Lots of people pack on the pounds during the colder months, because of all the comfort food we're consuming, but i love soup. i mean, i REALLY love soup. could eat it every day. so i'm taking advantage of these winter months and i'm going to eat healthy soups and drop some of this weight.
My latest weigh in was 164 (down 2 lbs in a week) that was 3 weeks ago, i've been more careful and walking a lot more lately. anyway, i want to get down to wedding weight (125) by our 2nd anniversary. it's 20 weeks away. About 2lbs a week. I need a shorter goal. it appears i have commitment issues when it comes to my health. i think i'll ask my friend liz to weigh me in in 4 weeks. If i haven't dropped 8lbs i'll start handing over a food journal.
OH! Ron and I are competing for cash. :) we have pedometers. Whoever has the most steps at the end of the week gets an extra $5 added to their blow money (you dave ramsey people know what i'm talking about) This should help.
This is by far my most disjointed and random blog. maybe they'll get better as some of the extra fat stops clogging my brain.
Friday, October 19, 2012
I have the most AMAZING husband ever. He is really truly wonderful. I do almost all of the cooking in our house. I've been on my own for the last 12 years and so i needed to learn so i wouldn't starve/go broke. Actually, i really love to cook. I love feeding people. One of my fondest memories as a child is sitting in my grandma's kitchen soaking up all that she was doing. And (warning i'm about to toot my own horn) I'm pretty good at it. All other things domestic i'm absolutely terrible at, but cooking i've got. That said, until we were married Ron lived with his mom and she (or one of his 3 sisters) did the cooking so there wasn't need for him to learn. That's not to say he lacks ability, he has ability and can do some great things with a dessert recipe.
Have I mentioned He's an engineer? Engineers must measure and do everything in a scientific manner. It's quite comical. Ron - "Love, how much flour do I need?" Me " I don't know, maybe a couple handfuls? You'll know it when you see it" hehe, this drives him crazy.
About a month ago we went to a cooking class together, a sauce class to be exact. She gave us the 'recipe' for a basic sauce. You brown your protein, remove. Add some oil and your aromatics. Add your stock and reduce. Finish with butter (usually) and fresh herbs. No measurements, no real ingredients, just a blueprint for a basic sauce. I actually really appreciated that, and I think it helped Ron out of his comfort zone just a bit. He made Fish Piccata that night. Now, she did tell us what went into a piccata, but he executed it beautifully without a single measuring spoon!
Fast forward to last night. We were having dinner for 6. Me, Ron and 2 other couples. I asked him what he thought about doing roasted veggies and fish piccata? He liked it, then i asked if he would like to cook it. This he was less thrilled about, but was willing :) Did i mention he's wonderful? This is really a big deal! My darling husband, who rarely cooks, and has not recipe was willing to cook for a dinner party! Of course i was there by his side through the whole thing helping here and there, but the fish and sauce was ALL him! and it was OUTSTANDING!
No really. It was perfect. the fish was golden brown on the outside and flaky and white on the inside. And soooooooo delicious. (Tilapia in case you were wondering) Everyone raved.
He also made rice pudding for dessert, one of my favorites, and this time with a recipe lol.
I'm just so proud of him. Thanks for letting me brag on my second best blessing ever.
(The first is redemption from my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ)
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Some of the things i didn't eat today:
Sausage and egg biscuit from Mc D's
There are actually lots of things i didn't eat today, but these i'm particularly proud of. This morning one of the guys brought breakfast to the office, from Mc Donald's. I walked by the coffee room, could smell the sausage, but then i kept on walking. That's right! i kept on walking. Instead i toasted my cinnamon raisin bagel, topped it with peanut butter and sliced up a banana. It was delicious :)
After my work out, Fire45 - you Chalene followers now get the title, i was STARVING. I had a bag of pop chips (bar b q) in my gym bag, no i don't know why i put them in there, but i didn't eat that either. Instead i opted to wait until i got back to my building. There was a training thing going on and lots of leftover lunch. They catered fajitas. I didn't take ANY of it though! (i deserve a gold start for sure) Instead i grabbed a cup put some fruit in it and ate grapes, apples, and pineapple with my hands. I was really REALLY hungry. oh! and a quarter of a kiwi.
I made my way back up to my desk where i reheated my dinner leftovers (bypassing the Potbelly leftovers from yet another catered lunch) cedar plank salmon, quinoa and creamed spinach. I did grab 2 cookies, sugar and a chocolate chip oat cookie. I'm taking the sugar cookie home to hubby, i'm still debating if i should eat the chocolate chip cookie or the tapioca pudding snack that's still in the fridge.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Went biking last night with my hubby. He's delightful. He wants to go see that movie, Taken 2, and the plan was to go last night, 6 pm showing. I was also supposed to go to the gym during lunch, however, i ended up working through. Ron suggested we forego the movie and instead jump on the bikes, so we had a quick 9 mile ride through Terry Hershey Park! He's wonderful. Hopefully we'll get to see it Friday or Saturday evening.
I brought my gym bag today, gonna try and walk/run a bit. Which brings me to the point of this post. I've mentioned before that i'm not a runner, but runners have it so easy :) (tongue in cheek of course) there's some truth here, want to exercise? throw on your shoes and go! you actually ENJOY your workout! Ron loves to run... so i'm making a second effort. It's going to require me doing my PT again, bad knees. And i'll have to work up to actually being able to run. As of right now I can't run for more than a 1/4 mile without cursing the ground, my feet, my knees, the air, etc etc. But there are lots of plans out there for working your way up to running a 5k.
There's an 8 week plan i'm working on. Week 1 - Walk for 6 minutes, Jog for 1, Repeat 3 times. 3 times this week... I can totally do week 1.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
A couple months ago i was perusing the vacation rental by owner ads for a house on the water. Ron and myself along with my mom step-dad and little sis were going to go fishing. It was a great weekend btw. I got a little distracted and started looking at the NYC rentals, and on my rabbit trail found some really cheap flights... So we booked it! We're going to NY dec 5th - 8th and i'm sooooooooo excited. This will be mine and Ron's first real vacation together (aside from the honeymoon) and i just LOVE new york. The thing is, you can't get everything done you want to do unless you hustle, and in NY that means a LOT of walking.
I'm in terrible shape, worst of my life. As previously posted, marriage got the best of me. But Ron and I have been riding bikes and I've been trying to track my food. My goal is to lose 2 lb a week every week until NY. We both really need to start walking more if we plan on getting around the city efficiently, but i'm thinking taking 16lbs off my small frame will probably do wonders for my heart and bones. Reasonable goals, that's the key. I can attain reasonable goals, i'm sure of it.
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