Phew…so glad another week is over with! Honestly I think this week Mr. Taffy and I have gone through a bit of mourning as it applies to food and what it has meant in our life. We were a sight on Sunday. We were running around doing errands and the sky had the look and feel of snow, it made us crave a fattening coffee and an apple fritter like crazy! But we were there for each other, joked about it and moved on.
I’m happy to report, that even without a smidge of exercise last week I still lost a little over a pound. I am so close to my first goal of getting under 200 that I can taste (that’s probably not the right word) it!
I actually did a little shopping this weekend. I don’t really like to buy clothes for myself unless I’m getting a really good deal, like at a garage sale or Goodwill. But when I was looking through my closet this weekend, at all the “used” stuff in my closet I just made a comment about needing something different to wear and my wonderful husband said let’s go shopping! I didn’t really want to go sopping until I lost some more weight, but since he was offering…how could I refuse! The fun part was when I tried on stuff in size 16, like jeans, they actually fit! No sucking in…no stuffing in. One pair of jeans just didn’t look cute, but I bought the other pair! And I got a lovely top to wear for our family Christmas picture and Mr. Taffy picked out a few tops for me as well. It was really fun!
Some of the interesting things I cooked this week included-
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Turkey and Spinach Meatballs
- Salmon Patties (homemade with spinach)
- Quinoa cooked in chicken broth with a little parmesan cheese
- Spinach and Parmesan Omelets
I ordered massive amounts of apples and carrots from Azure so I have been juicing too. My good friend also let me buy some of her ample supply of winter veggies. I have a 50 pound bag of Yukon Gold potatoes and loads of butternut and acorn squash to use. I am so excited about produce!!
I also learned that Quinoa has a huge amount of calcium and iron in it and is a perfect protein by itself! All that calcium didn’t register in my Spark’s Nutrition but I’m still comforted to know it’s there. I haven’t had much in the form of dairy since watching what I eat.
I could go on and on but I must move on to other things! Please don’t ever hesitate to give me advice regarding my weight-loss journey, I will take all the help I can get!