A bright and hopefully shiny 2012 is here. The new year didn’t start off bright and shiny, though.
That was bizarre to see. Fog in January and no snow. You would think we were in the PNW.
I ended up pretty much not working on Monday. There was about 20 minutes of work and that was it. Bonus day off!
I did that before breakfast, which was pumpkin oats:
Tasty and a good way to start out the day eating wise. That’s creamed honey on top.
I was thinking about doing yearly goals and just couldn’t really come up with anything concrete other than things I want/need to get done (new flooring downstairs, resurfacing the driveway, health insurance, possibly a new car). Instead, I will just focus on the monthly goals that I have been doing.
For January, I do need to concentrate on weight loss again. That is my only goal. It is really hard to not say “getitoff-getitoff-getitoff” Now, now, now!!! I could do all kinds of crazy things to make it come off fast, but then I take a deep breath and think of the things I did to lose weight that weren’t crazy.
- Knock off the extra snacking and eat within my calorie range.
- Stick to a 90/10 eating style. Taking into account 3 meals and 2 snacks a day, that makes 35 meals a week. 3.5 of them can be more indulgent in a week. How does one make a half meal, anyway?
- Do my exercise routine as usual. No need to go extreme crazy and burn out.
- Get enough protein and fat with my meals. That keeps me fuller longer.
If I follow the steps that lead to a healthy weight, then the weight loss should follow, right? We will see what happens before we leave for Disney at the end of the month.
Lunch time brought a new soup. Yeah, I can make my own soup, but sometimes it is just easier to buy – you know?
This is really, really bland. It needs a lot of dressing up, but it is filling. Today, I mixed in a serving of ricotta cheese to bump up the protein.
John and I then went out shopping. He had a gift card and I was just bargain hunting. Score! At Dress Barn, I found a pair of boot cut jeans and a pair of denim shorts (for Florida) in petite size on the sale rack. That almost never happens as clothes on sales racks are usually for taller people. Yay for no rolling up pant legs!
$22 total for both pairs! Funny thing. I got 3 pairs of my regular size and 1 pair a size bigger to try on (thinking of weight gain). Three different brands. The larger size did not fit – too tight. My regular size fit on the other 3 pairs. It’s like reverse-a-size or something. How stupid! I am so glad I did not try the larger size on first or I would have completely panicked.
We went for coffee afterwards to the new shop that opened up. Coffee Planet.
Very, very good! (Mom, we need to do mother/daughter night there).
I kept from extra snacking today. Some days are just easier than others. I was pretty hungry for dinner, though.
I decided on a stir fry. I sauteed up some chicken and broccoli in a little macadamia nut oil, then added some House of Tsang teriyaki sauce and cooked brown rice. Dinner in 10 minutes.
This was a nice big plate of food. FYI, calories come in at 442 for this plate.
On a blog note – I found a website that is going to help me organize all my recipes in searchable format. It’s called Recipage and the code will be embedded on my site in the header here. Now it is just going to take time to get them all in there, so be patient with that, but it will be much easier to find a recipe I talk about, but might not link to.
I will be working on that tonight since there is no football on. I don’t know what to do with myself LOL! I won the picks this week *and* I ended up winning for the year. I picked 64% of the games correctly this year. Take that, sports pundits. They need to hire me.
I have my snack ready to go for later.
Plus some cashews for crunch. Not sure I can go a day without some sort of nut LOL!