Friday, January 13, 2012
Well... I did something I've never done before. Loose more than a half pound in a week. I lost 4! I knew I was cutting my calorie intake by more than half, only by not drinking Coke, so I decided not to include any exercise. That was a great decision on my part since I was two days on my back with a migraine from caffeine and sugar withdrawal. But I survived. I also took out mom's old recipe book and started cooking old fashion recipes that require little or no ingredients other than meat, carrots and potatoes. I made her Turkey pot pie on Wednesday.... It was so, so, so good. I am just realizing that when you're living in a foreign country where the choice of produce is extremely limited... You have no choice but revisit the old recipes. The way our grand-parents and parents were cooking... A few veggies, a little bit of meat and a little flour and milk then let everything cook on the stove or oven for a while. Funny enough my grocery bill this past week was definitely less than usual. Did I discover something?