Thank you to all of you who took the time to post something on the blog or send me a private note rooting me on. While I will not be posting things on here ever day about what I ate and all that, I will be checking in from here from time to time and letting you all know what's up!
Some things to note:
-A VERY cool App I found for Food Journaling is called Lose It. It seems to be all the things that I loved about FitDay.com when I would food journal before, but I can hold it in the palm of my hand. According to the app I am 275 calories below my goal for the day, and I am ok with that. And the app is free, and if you start an account on their website, you can connect with other friends and see how they're doing as well! I told Taffy about this a while back, and didn't play with it as much as she did (honk), and she ended up telling ME about all the cool things it does. Plus, it's an orange scale - I LOVE the color orange!
-I made a recipe out of my new Elie Krieger cookbook, "So Easy," tonight. I got the book with a gift card I got for the holidays. At first, I didn't
think I was going to like it, as she tells you of the nutritional information for a whole MEAL, vs the individual items on your plate - I was wrong however, when I found the section at the back of the book that tells you what each food item is "a la carte." Tonight I made Flounder with an almond topping, saffron rice (from scratch! Like with real saffron and junk!) and Lemon Broccolini. I can say that the rice turned out great, the Flounder was ok (I think I did something wrong..I just don't know what yet. I mean it was all cooked and everything.) The broccolini was a disaster. It kinda fell apart and was a bitter mush. Plus, I'm not sure how to prepare broccolini. Do the leaves come off (I took mine off). Do you cut down the stalks a little bit (as I did). Does anyone know how to cook it? I would be willing to give it another go if I knew what I was doing.
-I will be having one day a week where I can relax a little bit. Now that doesn't mean I can eat the foods that I talked about yesterday, or that I can go full tilt boogie on the buffet lines of Pinellas county. But I know that in order to keep things right, I need to indulge a little bit...for example, dinner this weekend at Carmelita's with Drum and his partner after they drop off Hershey and Bug.
-Food shopping can be fun if you don't feel guilty buying crap that you know is going ot make you ass bigger, and if you don't go crazy buying everything in the store that grew on a tree or swam in an ocean. For dinners for the week for Babaloo and I, I only spent about $100.00, which is only slightly more than I usually spend (and that was because of the flounder, which was about 15 bucks.) Future meals for the week include Chicken, Pork and tomorrow night's Giada's Broiled Salmon with a Mustard Glaze, which I have had before, tastes awesome and cooks in about 7 minutes (Nothing fancy!)
Tomorrow will also bring the first real challenge I've had, and it is usually a set back. Lunch out and about, and driving around between appointments with nothing to do. It's usually REALLY easy for me to fall into old habits (especially ones that were around just a couple of days ago) and end up with something crispy and fried sliding down my gullet (a lovely mental picture, I know). Will I make it? Will I fail? Only time will tell...and..well.... me, on this blog. Dur.