Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Weekly Weigh In

Down 1.4 this week for a total of 11.3 since January 3rd.  Not too shabby!

This week was rough being a hormonal week so I will certainly take that 1.4 to the bank! I think I have my water intake down and I certainly have the workouts in.

Now for this week I'm going to focus on making one meal a day better than it has been in the past.  What does that mean?  Well, I've been picking and making poor food choices for every other meal besides breakfast. I have a hard time with eating cold (salads and fruit) food in the winter. I also HATE cooking so I tend to reach for the prepackaged meals. This week I'm going to work on changing one meal a day into something more wholesome.

Breakfast for me is typically a Greek Yogurt (would like to make some homemade sometime) with oatmeal.  Lunch can be anything from a trip through Dunkin Donuts drive thru to a Lean Cuisine. Dinner is just a mess.

For this next week I'm going to work on dinner choices. Why dinner?  Because my whole family will benefit from my being better about getting into the kitchen. Ugh!  I really HATE cooking!  It's especially difficult on the nights I work (Monday and Tuesday...and today I was called in). Monday my husband will come home to take my son to swim practice so he handles dinner the best he can and then Tuesday I will typically have some chicken nuggets or some other kid friendly food on hand for my father to make for them.

So, I am reaching out to you...what do you like to have for dinner? Remember, I hate most cooked veggies. ;-)


  1. Well done on the weight loss!

    Preparing dinner can be a pain. I cook a lot of fish/seafood. I find myself kind of doing it in stages. In the morning I take the fish out of the freezer overnight so that it has defrosted by the morning. I then marinate it - something simple like lemon, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, or instead of garlic powder some other spice like cumin or red chili flakes. My latest favorite is baking the fish with regular or sun dried tomatoes because the flavor is delicious! Then when I get home in the evening I turn the oven on and put the fish to bake (usually takes less than 30 minutes). While it's baking I tidy up/change/wash up etc. and then dinner's ready!

    I have no idea what to suggest for vegetables. What I would suggest is finding 3-4 that you can tolerate (sweet potatoes are a favorite of mine) and just put them to bake/roast or steam while the fish is cooking.

    This is pretty much what I do on a daily basis. It's not terribly exciting, but it's easy & healthy :)

  2. Oh how I miss fish! I grew up on fresh clams and fish. Yummm! That is until I had my second son. Since having him, I cannot tolerate it. Everything from the smell (although fresh fish doesn't have much of a smell) to the texture and taste bothers me. I'm also suddenly allergic to shellfish and salmon. Salmon I'm not too sad about but I used to have scallops all the time - my mouth is watering just thinking about them but I'm allergic to them now! Ack!

    I do like some veggies - peppers and onions with garlic or green beans sautéed with garlic are staples. I make broccoli for the kids and hubs. They love it. Me? I won't touch the stuff.

    I can't take the texture of cauliflower. I've tried substituting cauliflower for potatoes - can't do it. It's a texture thing.

    I'm a PITA! HAHA!!!!