One Day or Day One

My scale has found a new temporary home.  OK, well it’s not out of our bathroom, but I did prop it up against the wall.  Previously it was right in the middle of the room.  The scale mocks you from it’s position in front of the mirror, so not only do you weigh yourself (wearing as little as possible), but you get to look at yourself in the mirror at the same time.  Yay me.  But I moved it out of the way to limit my scale check-ins.  Seemed to work.

I realized that I had forgotten to post last weeks clinic visit, so here it is.

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When your sick, just be sick

I woke up yesterday morning expecting to get on the scale and either go up (a bit) or little to no change. This wasn’t because of some misguided, “I expect to see something disappointing, but hope that I don’t” kind of feeling.  This was based on a mid-week scale check (I know, it’s an addiction) and a silent run-down of my week.  Was I ever surprised.

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Tweeking the mason jar salad

The difference, among many, between the metabolic clinic and weight watchers is that you need to book your next weigh in.  I was so used to WW that I didn’t even think to do that on my last visit.  So when Thursday rolled around (Jan 12th) I just assumed I would go weigh in.  But when I called, I was informed that I would need to book an appointment for next week.  So I figured, I would stick to Thursdays and booked it for last night, Jan 19th.  I apologize, that’s a lot of dates.  But the results were good, even if I did forget to book last week.

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A warm mason jar salad?

OK, so one thing I’m learning is that while it’s definitely a different way of eating, it’s not bad.  You really need to just be creative.  Or know someone that’s been through it, that can share their experience.   WAIT!  That’s me!  So, it’s time to roll out a new salad.  I was tossing the idea around, to try another week without chicken salads and I thought, “steak”.  We love steak.

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Getting Creative in the kitchen

Let’s just say, that following the metabolic diet requires creativity, internet savvy and patience (by patience, I mean your family needs this skill to deal with the concoctions you will cook up). Right before Christmas I weighed in at the Metabolic clinic, but since we were just about to start holiday season, I didn’t adjust my diet until January 2, 2017.  Here are the results of both my initial weigh in (from Dec. 2016) and last weeks first weigh in.

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Wait! What can I eat?

I’m calling this 1.25 since it reports on yesterday and this morning.

So this was a poor planning exercise on my part.  I woke up yesterday morning and starting making to-do lists on this great list app (to-do, grocery lists).  I love that you can share the grocery list with everyone in the family and when they want to add something, each person (who has the app installed) opens the app and adds the item.  It then shows up on my grocery list.  The app even has a handy bar code scanner.  Sweet!

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My scale and I have called a truce

There are so many studies, websites, books and probably Twitter posts about not weighing yourself everyday.  But do I listen?  Nope.  So each morning I would wake up and weigh myself.  Some mornings I would be thrilled, others I would feel defeated, either way it would set the tone for the entire day.  So I have called a truce with my scale and I feel liberated.

Truce

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Small choices, big rewards

So this is just a check in before the long weekend (labour day).  Yesterday I needed some cash, so I stopped at a gas station convenience store and used their ATM.  But I always feel guilty if I don’t buy anything.  Kind of like, running into the coffee shop to use the washroom (even though I’m usually getting tea anyway).  So as I turned from the ATM my eyes fell on the available snacks!

store

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Roasted Vegetable with Balsamic – Retake

A couple of weeks ago I made the Grilled Veggie with Balsamic and I had some suggestions (to myself) that I thought would make this a better salad.  Well, I did it.  I took my own advice and I re-made the salad.  I re-made it so much, that I had to re-name it!  So please join me in welcoming my new salad:

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Balsamic
Roasted Vegetable with Balsamic

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I missed having salad …. what? Did I just say that?

You got it!  I missed salad!  On Sunday I headed to another city, 5 hrs away to participate in a work conference for a few days.  I ate conference food (ugh) and had the pleasure of eating at some pretty great restaurants for dinner.  But I missed my lunch salad.  I missed knowing what I was eating.

Fajita Chicken Salad
Fajita Chicken Salad

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Experimenting with flavour

I’m back!  Well, I wasn’t really gone, but I haven’t been “here”.  I’ve been busy making salads, trying out new things and generally enjoying the summer.  I made an entirely new salad yesterday and it was pretty good (see my suggestions to improve).  I tried it with my family last night at dinner (without meat) and I’ve got it in my lunch for today.  Do you like grilled vegetables?  I do and I figured I could turn that love into a salad and here’s how:

Grilled Veggie
Grilled Veggie with Balsamic

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