I know, I know, I have been posting lots of food lately. It is the main area I have been concentrating on because my exercise plans are not going so well. After my workout the other day, I spent days in pain. My feet (that have not been bothering me at all for a couple of weeks) were very painful again. I don't want to get anywhere near the constant pain I was feeling before. I have a couple ideas (and welcome suggestions) of some things I am going to try to get in workouts with out ending up with the pain. On the list is swimming, which I will be honest I am NOT excited about. Bathing suits in public are a big deal for me and back when I was doing really well on the weight loss I was starting to get over it. However, now that I am on the other side of my starting weight the bathing suit is quite an unpleasant thought.
So on to what I am eating. Oh wait, first, this week was our first real snow of the season. I think our little shed looks so cute out there :)
The day it snowed I was a bit anxious about driving to work and didn't want to spend the extra time putting together a lunch. Instead, I ended up raiding my frozen entree stash. This was shrimp and pasta in a creamy sauce. I do like carrots and get their nutritional value, but sometimes I am a bit baffled when Lean Cuisine thinks they belong in certain dishes. For me, carrots just don't go with this dish, but it was okay and I didn't have to drive anywhere else to get it.
Since we are taking a class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meals those nights need to be quick and easy. Buffalo Chicken Tacos are a favorite quick meal. I saute chicken breast cubes then toss them with buffalo sauce. Chopped onions are mixed with cilantro (sorry, Meg) and lime juice. We have made this many times and I am still surprised at how much simple deliciousness the doctored up onions add to the tacos.
I know this lunch doesn't look like much, but I am proud of it. I had to work early that day and ran out of time to pack a "good" lunch. I had a few things in the fridge/freezer at work and knew I would have to make do. However, I had to do a work errand at lunch time. I really struggled with just stopping and grabbing fast food. Thankfully, I was able to resist and ate this at my desk instead - the last portion of lentil soup (I decided I will definitely make more - it "freezes beautifully"), bread toasted with Swiss cheese and a cutie. In retrospect, I wish I had split one slice of cheese between the two pieces of bread. Overall, the calories were right on target and I actually enjoyed the meal. Maybe it was the condiment of pride that made it extra delicious.
Okay, so this is still happening at my house. I am the WORST about taking down the Christmas tree. I am sure it is a combination of my love for my ornaments and a little laziness. It is quite a task to pack up boxes and boxes of precious ornaments. I think it is going to have to happen this weekend.
am not sure how to say this - yes, my current weight is not good for my health,
but thankfully, I don't currently make a direct correlation to a health issue I
am experiencing. In the end, my doctor did not mark
obesity (there was actually nowhere on the form that even asked for my
weight). There were several follow up questions about my physical abilities - lifting,
reaching, walking, etc. None of those things are an issue. So now, I just need to keep addressing the weight to prevent future issues.
That brings me to weigh-in. I lost .6. I know every little bit counts, but having plenty to lose I certainly wouldn't mind it a little bit bigger loss. At least, that takes me into that next 10s. Let's see what I can do this week :)