So that brings the official totals to 11.2 lost and 63.8 more to lose my puppy! You can follow my weigh-ins on my Progress page.
My husband has been working his tail off too and I am proud to say he lost 5 pounds this week. That brings his total lost to 24.2. He started a little before me by quitting soda. He drank a serious amount of Coke. It is a hard habit to break and I am SO proud of him!
This morning's walk was good. I had been a little nervous because I'd been having some pain in the back of my thigh and knee area. Last night it was really bothering me. I could feel it a bit when I woke up. However, it didn't bother me at all while walking :)
When we left the house I thought the rain had stopped, but turns out it had just paused. When I got to the far end of the loop it started again. Thankfully, it was a light rain and actually felt kind of good. I had planned to walk 3 miles, but ended up walking 2.5. I was a little concerned that my phone would get wet with only a pocket to protect it. My pace was about 16:15 minutes per mile. I would have liked it to be faster, but I was a bit cautious with the wet roads. Hopefully tomorrow will be drier and I can work on speed.
My husband has gotten me hooked on Pandora. I have the app on my cell phone now that I can pull up, plug in my headphones and listen to music while I walk. Pandora allows you to choose music you like and it will create a station based on that. I entered Girls Just Want to Have Fun and I got lots of peppy 80s music :)
I am working on a Tools page to feature things that help me through this lifestyle change. I added Pandora today. www.pandora.com.
I never listened to music when I walked because I hated ear buds and I thought headphones would be annoying - slipping off my head and such. But I got a pair of Sony headphones a few weeks ago and now I am really enjoying the music. I am trying to decide if I want to wear them in the race Saturday. I don't want to look like a goof :) Also, if I decide to stop listening they are a bit cumbersome to carry and I don't like them down around my neck.
Tonight's dinner is a new favorite of mine - Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas from Skinnytaste.com. They are super easy and so tasty. The chicken is made ahead in the crockpot with a jar of salsa verde and a few spices. Then later you use that chicken to assemble the tostadas with a little cheese and jalapenos. Bake to melt the cheese. This morning I cooked the chicken before work - takes about 2 hours on high. I put it in the fridge and then warmed it this evening before assembling the tostadas.
Now, I know many people are going to think this odd but the recipe includes a slaw to top the tostada - red cabbage, cilantro and lime juice. Sounds odd, but so delicious - it adds a freshness and crunch that sends the dish over the top. Not to mention the color is amazing. If you are completely irredeemably opposed to cabbage (like my husband) I would recommend red onions in place of the cabbage. Be sure to read the comment section on Skinnytaste - people have made several tasty suggestions for topping them. I have also used this recipe to make party snacks. Instead of tostada shells I have used tortilla chips or Tostito Scoops as the base. Yummy finger food!!
For more recipes I have tried and heartily recommend check out Skinnytaste.com on my Top Blogs page.
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