We finally got the base cabinet we needed for the kitchen, cut the countertop and secured it in place. While we don’t have miles of countertop in our kitchen it certainly FEELS like we do.
Just having everything on something that’s supposed to be a cabinet is fulfilling.
Sorry I’ve been lax on pictures lately. Everything has been nothing short of hectic between planning a wedding, getting our kitchen (and the rest of our apartment) together and I’m finally making an effort to go back to the gym. Go me!
I started Weight Watchers on Thursday of last week and since then I’ve lost 6.5 lbs. I’m being honest with myself and I really think it’s mostly water weight loss, but it’s better than nothing and frankly at this stage of it I’ll take what I can get – anything to keep me motivated.
My goal is 140 lbs. That’s right in the middle of the healthy weight area for my height and because I have broader shoulders and hips I think that will work well for me. (I’d be slender without looking anorexic)
This morning I weighed myself at 188.5. That’s 48.5 lbs to go – too bad that I probably won’t continue to lose 6 lbs per week! That would make this incredibly easy.
I’m figuring this is what is going to happen:
I’ll lose weight up to 175 fairly easily – probably before the handfasting this September.
175-165 will take probably 2 months.
165-155 will probably take another 2 months.
At that point I’m not sure what I’ll do once I break the 150 mark. That’s a place I haven’t been since college – freshman year of college at that. I can say it will definitely be surreal.
The food on the Weight Watchers plan is actually pretty good. I enjoy cooking and since I’ve been in a cooking rut the last few months this has been helpful. The portion sizes are a lot smaller than what I’d normally make, but I think so long as I really stick to them (and be okay with not being stuffed full) I’ll be fine.
The last week I’ve been making some pretty tasty meals including:
Tortellini vegetable salad
Asparagus, new potato and chive fritatta
Apple braised chicken – one of my FAVORITES (then again I love to braise anything)
Beef-vegetable pie (which if I brown the beef on the stovetop instead of cooking in the oven it will end up better I think)
Creamy curry pasta primavera – VERY tasty as well
and Wednesday I’m making Grilled ham steak with nectarine salsa
Doesn’t that sound tasty?
For next week I have most of my list prepared:
Chicken tortellini soup
Asian Noodle-Peanut salad
Beef, blue cheese and spinach quesadillas w/ Tex-Mex rice and bean casserole
Tofu and snow pea stir fry
Dijon Pork Cutlets
Baked Mac and cheese w/ broccoli
Japanese noodles w/ garlic toasted tofu
Cincinnati Chicken chili (one of my favorites kinds of chili!)
So far Garry has really liked the food. I’ve asked him to go on the diet with me, well not really “with” me, but not to buy junk food and bring it in the house or leave wrappers in the car. He can eat whatever he feels for lunch (although I’m nudging him to eat reasonably healthy lunches) but for dinner he’ll eat what I cook and in the portion I give him (and NOT complain that the portion is too small – that’s key).
What will be nice is when he will learn to cook that way too. Whenever he cooks the portions are ENORMOUS (at least double) and again, no surprise that we are where we are. He’s gained some weight since moving home a year ago and I’d like to see him lose some weight as well.