I joked with my husband today, saying that I could write a book, about this journey (I’m blogging so that counts). He asked about a time when I was happy with a weight loss tool. My first response was with Weight Watchers, I lost a significant amount of weight and I was super proud of myself. However I gained it back. His next question was “what about Curves”, yes I did that too. This got me thinking. I had done these things and more …Continue reading “Dieting for over 30 years”
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Repost: March 15, 2016
Have you heard the saying “Do something for 21 days ….” And it becomes a habit. After 10 weeks of Salad prep I am proud to say that making them has become a habit I love. I even tried to think up a new recipe this week, Veggie Goat Cheese and Chicken, you will see it pictured below.
Repost: March 11, 2016
So, I set a goal for myself last week:
GOAL: this week I must exercise for 30 minutes (with at least 15 of that for cardio) before I can earn the “fit points” needed to play ESO.
GOAL UPDATE: It pays to set attainable goals, last week I managed to exercise 5 of the 7 days. And it paid. Continue reading “What’s your song?”
Repost: March 8, 2016
As you can see, I’ve changed the title, mostly because I think posting blogs about just Mason Jar Salads will get a bit boring. But don’t worry, I’m still going to post the pictures and recipes, however I will try to find a fitting title each week.
Repost: March 4, 2016
No I am not re-posting last week’s weigh in.
This, my friends, is what happens when you set an un-attainable goal. Last week my goal was the following: Continue reading “No this is not last weeks post”
Repost: February 29, 2016
Week 8 started off kilter. Normally I reserve Sundays for meal prep and while I knew in advance that most of my day was going to be spent at a Women’s Rock Your Biz function, I was stumped come prep time. Luckily I had gone to the big box store on Saturday, so that left just a quick “outside” aisle shopping trip to the local grocery store. I say “outside”, because every time I can do the outside aisle of the grocery store, I do an a little inner fist pump.
Repost: February 26, 2016
At first glance, when you look at my weigh-in result, it looks like a minimal success. In fact, I quipped to the lady at WW “at least I didn’t go up”. In truth, I was more disappointed by this than if I’d gained. In my mind, I was upset that I didn’t lose like I did the previous week. Discouraged, I left the meeting (after it was done), drove home and stewed about this. Continue reading “Time to change things up a bit”
Repost: February 22, 2016
Week 7 is here and I can hardly believe it. While my oldest son and I made the salads, I mentioned that this is the 7th week of mason jar salads we’ve created. He was just as surprise as I was. Time has really flown by. I can honestly say that I have never, in my entire life eaten as much salad (vegetables) as I have during this part of my plan. *patting myself on the back*
Repost: February 16, 2016
Week 6 is here and this week I let my boys each choose a favourite salad, with some slight modifications. This is an odd week, as you can see I’m posting this on Monday and not Sunday. Not because I forgot to post, but because we just got home from being away for the long weekend (Family Day). So, no shopping trip to Costco, but I did manage with the local grocery stores, which were open until 6pm today. I feel really good about today! Continue reading “Week 6 Mason Jar Salads”