Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The last few weeks have been great. I have lost a total of 8 pounds so far and I feel great. I have also been exercising with my Zumba Wii workouts and riding my bike. My waist size is down one inch. Yesterday I put my jeans on and had to buckle the belt with a tighter loop! My husband says I look great and he can see a difference.
More importantly, I don't feel sluggish all of the time. After I eat dinner, I don't feel bloated or gross. I never get sleepy after a meal. I am going in a few weeks to have labs drawn so I am curious to see where it's at. I took my blood pressure the other day and it's 114/80 with a heart rate of 60. That is pretty good. I am curious to see what my triglycerides will be.
Yesterday, I made a fava bean soup called Ful Medames. It is a middle eastern recipe and is often eaten for breakfast. I am not sure what I did wrong but it tasted horrible and I ended up throwing it out!! It had a bitter taste. One of the challenges of living a nutrarian lifestyle is figuring out how to cook all of the different kinds of beans. I have had some successes and some not so good recipes but the Ful Medames is uneatable. Oh well! On to a different bean to experiment with!