Tuesday, December 04, 2012
I woke up this morning and looked out in the yard. Mind you it was raining all night and the ground is pretty wet. Our outdoor cat Joel was sitting in a little ball in the yard next to Hannah's juniper. He never really liked her, he was half her age so they never got close they kinda just coexisted and he sometimes bopped her on the head and she would run away angry. He didn't see us bury her. It was just odd he was sitting there on the wet grass, like they were hanging out.
My weight has been higher than usual the whole time I have been on hiatus from the my big gym. I donno if it's that my body has gotten so used to running, it just puts on muscle at this point. I donno my brain needs constant change and I assume my body does too. Anyway eating has been blehhh. I had a really good cooking week last week. I made three new recipes. Hearty cabbage soup, it was interesting, I gave half of it to my coworker who was sick. I figured Scott wont eat it, not a fan of cabbage. Then I made a Lentil Meatloaf, it was much better on the 2nd day, also made that one vegan and I used ground flax to bind it. Ehhh I would go with egg next time, it didn't stick so well, it was good though, it had whole walnuts in it that gave it an interesting texture. Then Sunday Scott and I made a recipe I heard about on NPR Best Beef Stew. They were saying adding anchovies too it made the meat taste even meatier and it really did. It was a really rich beef stew. Also had 2 cups of wine, 1/2 lb of pearled onions, stuff I had yet to work with. I love trying new recipes, chances are I will never do them again but hey why not! I also learned from the article not to buy stew meat when making beef stew. Stew meat is kind of random fatty pieces of meat the butcher puts together. Plus it's too small, the beef going in should be 1 1/2 inch pieces, it shrinks so much in the cooking process, you don't wanna start with too small of pieces from the get go. You want lean beef with some marbling like a chuck eye roast, if its too fatty that is why it gets that solid layer of fat on the top when it's cooled. I am leaning to love cooking, who would have known. Problem is with these homemade meals I don't always know the calorie content. I used to put in all my recipes on spark as I cooked. But UGHHH I just do my best to look up something close. Anyway that could be my issue with staying higher in weight, been cooking more hearty meals.
I did get a nice bike ride to work in yesterday and also walked the dogs. My days when I exercise but not very much are the days when my weight is down. Go figure! All I know if I wanna get my weight down for the photos. Still getting that set up. Our next big step is getting Scott a car. Then pregnancy! All in due time! Antsy! I am just started listening to this book on audible called Far from the tree. It's really good about children who are different from their parents and the author interview the parents and the children. It's been a joy to go to work lately and listen to it. 900 page book, 40 hrs! lol
I only got 1 photo today.
Day 79: I am 99.6% sure that I am up to the job!