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.
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:
Some new stuff is happening this week, a change to a favourite and something not yet tried. Plus, this week I was fortunate enough to have a very close friend ask if we could make the salads at her house. She’s looking to add some convenience and of course deliciousness to her week. It all started with a glass of wine.
Happy Fri-yay! (Some guy in Finance said that too me, so I’m going with it). What will happen to me, now that my Weight Watchers membership is over? Will I gain the weight back that I fought to lose? Will I chuck the salads on Sundays and replace it with cheeseburgers and fries?
No. I’ve come too far to do that to myself. But what will I do?
“Do not mock the serious Pokemon Hunters!” exclaimed my husband. After reading a facebook post from a friend that thinks we’re funny. Love her!
We just got back from bagging 28 Pokemon. Yes, you read that correctly!
If you’re looking for a review that will point out the fact that the phone has a bright AMOLED screen (I had to look up what AMOLED meant) or the Swap button feature (which I didn’t even know about until I read Ben Sin’s review in Forbes, thanks Ben!) then you should go to one of the tech review sites. This review is written by a person that uses this phone to blog, take photos of her kids and listens to audio books.
I was thinking, I love chicken and as you can see, I use it in most of my salads. But I also love beef. So I did some research to see how I could fit some Steak into my jars. Normally you lay warm medium rare steak over crisp greens and drizzle with your favourite dressing. I improvised!
In the about me section I don’t tell the whole story, it’s a bit like dating, you only reveal a bit at a time, until your sure you’ll be accepted. My close friends know of course and it’s not a real secret just not first date worthy. Be warned, the first part of the post is medical but I do provide a great breakfast recipe at the end.
I’m new to blogging. Having only started this year and only purchased my domain because I won a bet (see here for that post) with my husband.
OK, so yesterday I thought I was on the ball. Yup, we were busy with my son for an end of year activity (he’s an Air Cadet) and didn’t have a ton of time, but I went shopping and got everything I needed for this weeks salads. I had this. Or, so I thought.
I realize that not every salad I will make will be a hit. In fact, I’m kind of surprised that I haven’t had more “disappointing” outcomes. But this week I have 1.5 salads to remove from my list. How can I have 1.5? Let me explain.
So this is not a regular post, I’m going to report on my last weigh in (from Thursday), plus update you with two new salads and (drum-roll), a new mason jar video.
I find myself saying “I’m going to blog about this”, a lot. Just last night, my husband and I went to a plaza to shop. After exiting the first store, I said “I”m going to walk to the next one”. My husband replied in mock horror “What?”. But honestly, that is our lives. We have gone to this plaza many times and yes, we will park in front of the first store and then drive further along the mall to to get to the next stores This time however, I said I wanted to walk. So we did. It felt great.
Today, I put that theory into practice again.
I’ve told most people this story, but perhaps not everyone. As I mentioned last week, I was in Punta Cana (see my resort review here) and while on an excursion, my phone (Samsung S6 Edge) sustained water damage. I had forgotten it was tucked in my life vest and I jumped into the ocean to snorkel. It did turn on after being bagged in rice and soaked in Isorpopyl alcohol. But the battery started to expand. I’m currently waiting on a battery replacement, so fingers crossed.
It would have been nice if I could have posted something like “OMG, I’m down 3 dress sizes”, which would be even more remarkable, since I don’t wear dresses. But life is not like that. Last month, I made a huge career decision. Leaving a place that I had been with for over 15 yrs (collectively). I changed not only my employer, but the industry I worked in. I went from private sector to public sector. Big changes.
Repost: April 11, 2016
It’s Sunday, which means food planning (mostly done on Friday), shopping, prepping and preparing. And I love it! I love everything about each aspect of my routine.
Repost: April 7, 2016
Sometimes it’s the small things. Just yesterday I said to my son “hey look, my rings just slide off”. My 13 yr old was impressed. He’s seen me twist and pull my rings off. But yesterday my rings loosely turned on my finger. Woop Woop.
And sometimes it’s the big things.
Repost: March 31, 2016
If you read my post a couple of days ago, you would have read Damali’s words of wisdom “Just because you get one flat tire doesn’t mean you slash the other three tires”. Well, I was so close to throwing in the towel on Monday, but I recalled these wise words and did my best to stay on plan. So even after a Turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. Plus late night chips and dip, deserts and of course Easter chocolate, I lost weight this week.
Repost: March 30, 2016
Just because you get one flat tire doesn’t mean you slash the other three tires. That’s what my friend Damali said to me a couple of months ago. Then on Monday this week, I heard them as I was debating making salads this week. My reasoning for not making the effort consisted of the following lame excuse: it’s already Monday and I’m not eating salad on Thursday/Friday this week (going out for good bye lunches, but that’s another story) so why bother.
Repost: March 19, 2016
It doesn’t always taste great, this week I added a new salad and I’m sad to say, it was kinda awful. The Veggie Goat Cheese has now been removed. My mom has suggested I make the Antioxidant Salad. I did the research and I can make it for 7 Smart Points. Look for it on my list this weekend.
I’m going to set the same goal as the previous week, it works, I just didn’t do it this week.