Monday, December 09, 2013
The past two years, I have been eating chicken from the Amish store, near where I live, and during the winter months have noticed that the chicken parts are smaller. In my house, we eat around 2.5 lbs of chicken daily, which during summer is 12 thighs, but now I am having to cook 16 thighs to get the same weight.
At first I considered that the chickens heard that fat turkeys were slaughtered in late November, so they started watching their weight, so the same disaster did not befall them, but now I am thinking it may have something to do with the seasons, and not a group of superfit chickens, doing 2 a day workouts, to prevent another Thanksgiving day massacre. R.I.P turkeys!
Anyways, in case you haven't guessed, I am cooking up 16 chicken thighs right now, and just ate breakfast. I did a 45 minute walk early, because the temperature is supposed to drop all day long. I got up at 6:30, and walked, and started Sparking when I got home. I weighed in at 192.6, which makes me happy. I am eating between 50-80 grams of carbs, and still losing okay, if not quite as quickly. I just finished my 4 XL eggs, and a cup of fresh organic mushrooms.
I have increased my carbs with vegetables, and fruit. I now am getting 9 servings of vegetables, and 1 of fruit daily. I am sticking to blackberries/raspberries and half apples for my fruit servings. If I had more money, I would nix the apples, but they are cheap. I upped my tomato consumption to a full can a day. My meals are now almost half vegetables in volume. It feels weird to be buying 14 cans of tomatoes, and 14 cans of green beans at the store, plus mushrooms, celery, and cabbage etc. Since I buy my chicken separately, all I buy at Aldi's is eggs, butter, beans, oatmeal, and vegetables. The cashier probably thinks I am some sort of vegetarian who can eat eggs.
My brother hated the cabbage, so next week, I will try zucchini, if I can find it. I saw cucumber, but not sure if it will stir fry well. The cabbage made his stomach upset. I liked it, but not willing to cook separate meals just to have some cabbage, especially when I can have my greens in a salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing.
I hope to be able to get to the library soon. I read all my books, and the ones my brother got too. I am on my 4th Ed Gorman book, because I have nothing else to read. I have some personal activities to do tonight, and then we have T.V. shows to watch, but by tomorrow, I need another 10 books.
Yesterday, I won a Spark exercise DVD, which I will get in 3-4 weeks. My bonus spin.
That's all that's happening in my life right now. Boring, but I kind of like boring..lol. Excitement is overrated, and usually involves an E.R. visit for me. Hope everyone is having a great day.