Thursday, November 29, 2012
I'm keeping on keeping on. I have been very much in control of my eating (I think). I'm tracking. My main source of sustenance has been soup lately. It was a little cool in these parts and I got in the mood to make lamb stew. Today I made black bean soup. My kids at first tun their noses up, but then they eat it up and say they liked it. Yesterday I made a quinoa/spinach dish I read about on SparkRecipes. I had all the ingredients. Everyone liked it. I also made twice this week some Hungry Girl-inspired muffins. You just take any "moist" cake mix and combine it with a can of pumpkin. I made it with spice cake first and the kids gobbled them down. They usually think spice cake isn't good, but they liked the muffins. When my daughter tried to turn her nose up to eating spice muffins, I told her to think of them as "sugar" flavored. She ended up having 3. I am proud to report I only had 2. Today I made a lemon cake mix and added poppy seeds along with the pumpkin. I have only had one today, but they are very yummy despite being so orange! These are so easy to make and I'm glad the whole family can enjoy a lower-calorie treat with no fat.
As for my weight, it's not decreasing to any great degree. I might try to stop eating wheat and see if pounds will come off. This will make me more low-carb and maybe that's what I need. Low carb has always worked for me. I really like a lot of wheat products and so does my family. I'd have to give up my grape nuts cereal I have sometimes, rice-a-roni that my kids love, any kind of sandwich I like on low-cal bread, my muffins! But I gotta do something.
I've been doing some fitness on the Wii--so not enough I know. I tried to do some lunges and squats one of my SP friends described. It kills my knees. They don't hurt all the time, but they do when I do these exercises! This friend suggested I try using a low seat to do the squats. I did that and I have to concur with Wii Fit that my abs are weak as water! I'll need to keep practicing and see if the abs can be strengthened!
I am off to Atlanta on Saturday for a job fair. Hubby and I want to get jobs overseas. I had an initial contact with a recruiter and he led me to believe we would certainly get offered jobs. I am so hopeful. Have to go to the unemployment office tomorrow. I just hate to go there! I hope I can get a job soon! Another Spark friend told me about a company that hires people to work from home that I will investigate when I get back from my job fair.