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The 2 pounds I didn't gain.....

Monday, November 04, 2013

The 2 pounds I didn't gain this past weekend just puts me that much farther ahead in my weight loss journey. It seems I lose weight during the week only to find it again on the weekend. Went out only once, to Ruby Tuesday's for their Salad Bar. We did split an entrée though, easy on the weight and the wallet. Result, I'm down 2 pounds from Friday. It would have been up 2 pounds from Friday if we had gone out those 2 extra days.

This past year I've lost about 10 pounds of recycled weight. It wasn't made easy by eating out or take home food. We did try to watch the fat, carbs and sodium content, but sometimes the portion control was waaaay out of whack. Too many buffets that's for sure.
After 43 years of cooking I just got tired of it. Getting home past 6:30pm it was just easier to pick something up.

This past month I've bought more "real" food from the grocery store and am starting to cook again. My DH was my sous chef to help make salad last week. I made a BIG POT of veggie soup on Saturday and had four containers of it for the freezer.

Got some great deals at my local grocery store: $1.69 for sliced Portobello mushrooms and $.99 for cut up and bagged romaine lettuce. Both were markdowns because the "sell by" date was approaching. I love deals like this. Always go early in the evening for these specials.

Yesterday we went to the International food store, great deals on fresh herbs, turnips, rutabaga's, celery, garlic, shallots and butternut squash. More soup in the near future.

Keep on Sparking!! emoticon


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  • KAYYVAUGHN
    You will do it. You are off to a great start. I am like you. I am tired of cooking after so many meals. When we do go out, I try to watch the portions. It's not easy to keep that weight off, but it will be worth the effort.
    2401 days ago
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    I know that 'tired of cooking' feeling. That's when I resort to soup! emoticon
    2401 days ago
  • PGHP31CK
    Sounds like yummy soup ingredients!

    Getting things prepared ahead is a great idea -- I keep a big tub of tossed salad in our fridge & dice up cheese into 1 oz. chunks to make packing lunch an easier task. Both DH & I like to cook, and he's always willing to "sous", or even cook on nights when I'm just not up for it.
    2402 days ago
  • SANDISOCAROLINA
    Good job on good choices! emoticon I have a big pot of soup going right now, too. Must be Fall soup season LOL! It smells soooo good. DH just came in from working outside and and raved. I know what you mean about being tired of cooking~ I make my meals very simple and DH cooks some too. I've found it's the shopping and organization that makes all the difference in being able to make a quick healthy meal. You got that one! emoticon
    2402 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/4/2013 12:48:56 PM
  • KPETSCHE
    Great way of looking at something that's pretty obvious! Thanks! I just finished a BIG stockpot full of homemade vegetable beef soup. We've been enjoying it for an entire week. Well, maybe hubby and I have been enjoying it more than the kids, but it ends up being a pretty inexpensive meal when you figure out how many bowls of soup we get out of the pot. I made homemade buttermilk biscuits to go with it to start and made cornbread this weekend to go with it!

    I also enjoy getting to the grocery store early and getting those kind of great deals. As long as I know it's going to get eaten soon it's definitely worth it.

    Good luck with your journey!
    Kelly
    2402 days ago
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