Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkey Day Approacheth...

What happens AFTER the meal
That's a word, right?  Approacheth?  According to spell check it is not, but I'm using it anyways.  Deal with it.  So, Thanksgiving somehow is already here- it seems like July was yesterday, but maybe the power outage we had is just messing with my head.  Whatever.  I've been eating well/doing well lately, so I am planning to make this delicious holiday about more than just food- because I will have SO much family around, so hopefully I can have ONE delicious, crazy big meal, nap it off, and then go back to normal, healthy eating.

As for what I'm bringing- I'm making this Roasted Butternut Baked Penne mac and cheese- it sounds SO SO good.  I'll make a small trial batch tonight just to make sure it doesn't taste weird, but with the ingredient list I think that might be impossible.  I also had about 5 butternut squashes laying around (a coworker grows them) so I spent a few hours roasting and pureeing squash. 

I've made it my mission to make mac and cheese a staple at holiday meals- I don't really understand why it wasn't before- it has all the warmth and comfort a holiday meal needs.  I'm hoping that sneaking in a heaping portion of veggies (disguised as creamy and rich!) will go over well- but I think the butternut will be a great addition.  Don't worry, I'll let you know.

Weigh in this week went.. ok.. I technically lost weight, but not much.  Only .2 lbs.  I know it's better than gaining, I just thought that my week had gone better, so it was a little disappointing.  I'm still glad I went and weighed in though.  I'm thinking of switching what night I go to meetings- my leader isn't really inspiring me much- and the lady I used to like a lot unfortunately isn't a leader anymore.  There are even two new locations near me- I haven't tried either, so maybe I'll shop around a little bit and see if I can find a leader who puts a little more spark into the meetings.

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving- this is by far my favorite holiday- you get to see and spend time with your friends and family, and eat REALLY GOOD FOOD.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Last week: -.2 lbs
Total: -5.4 lbs

Friday, November 9, 2012

I'm A Loser, Baby the scale!  Two weeks in a row actually LOSING weight feels really, really good.

We got power back on Saturday afternoon, after 5 days without- power at work was not fully restored until this past Monday, which makes a full week without.  Again- nothing compared to what a lot of other people are going through, but it felt amazing to be back at home, cooking and cleaning my own stuff.  It was awesome.  Cleaning out the fridge was not, however.  My freezer was full of frozen veggies and made at home prepared meals that I had to toss, but that can be built up again.  That being said, my fridge is really clean now, and full of food that will all get eaten before it has to be tossed.

This week at the WW meeting, we talked about Power Foods- which are basically fruits/veggies/high fiber/ low fat foods that are healthy and will keep you full longer.  I even got to share with the group what the difference between farmed/ wild salmon was, as well as pastured chickens/beef/turkeys, etc.  I found it a little mind boggling that people who are teaching others to eat healthier and treat their bodies better don't even know about how eating animals that are treated better and fed better food will be healthier for US to eat.  It seems like an obvious concept to me, but it was great to be able to share the information with others.  If animals that are fed food they are not supposed to eat, and makes them sick, why would we think those animals are healthy for us to ingest?   Hopefully little steps like this will help more people start to eat better quality food.  Baby steps, am I right?

Also, I went to the dentist today, and got a clean bill of health!  There's nothing better than hearing you're doing a really good job with your dental hygiene.  I used to loathe going to the dentist, but now that I've been brushing with this electric toothbrush- going to the dentist is a very pleasant experience.  $100 seems expensive for a toothbrush, but it's less than getting one cavity filled, so it seems worth it to me.  Plus, there is a big link between the quality of your dental health and your overall health- especially heart health.  So brush up, people!

Anyways, I lost again this week!  I feel like I've been exercising some will-power lately, and it feels good.

This week: -1.6 lbs
Total:  -5.2 lbs

Friday, November 2, 2012

Oh, The Humanity

I'd like to start this post off by saying it could be SO MUCH WORSE.  My heart goes out to everyone that's been affected by Frankenstorm, I mean, people died.  People lost their houses.  My troubles are nowhere near that.  I'm just out of power, and it sucks.  I'm not facing any sort of devastation, just annoyance.  Since Monday night, we've been out of power.  Not just at home, but my parents house, and work.  Which means, I've been freezing since Monday.  Thankfully, my parents have a generator, and we've been staying there, but all I want to do is sleep in my own bed, which I can't do, since it's roughly 40ยบ.  The power company won't give an estimate of the time the power will be back on- all they'll say is that "they should have everything up and running by Sunday night."  That's almost a WEEK.

Ugh.  That's my rant.

In better news, I lost1.4 lbs this week.  In worse news, I gained 2 lbs the week before.  However, I feel like I'm getting back on track a little- after gaining what seems like a million pounds since TallBoy and I got engaged, I feel like I'm getting in control of my eating.  I still haven't been getting much activity in, but I know I've cut down on consumption. 

So, here's my numbers for the week:

This Week: -1.4 lbs
Total: -3.6 lbs

Yup, I really am starting over.