A good start

November 18, 2008

I am happy to report that I am off to a good start.

I had considered the 4 days at home without my husband as a huge opportunity to get back in control of my diet, and I did it.  (I had also wanted to go back to exercise and I didn’t but hey, let’s stick to the positive…)

On Friday morning I cleaned the fridge of all the “ewwww, what was THAT?” stuff and made a quick tour of the market picking up carrots and apples and clementines, cauliflower and broccoli.  That’s what I ate until Sunday when I re-hit the market and added more fruit and veggies, plus a roasted chicken and some yogurt.

I’ve been drinking a lot of tea (about 3-4 pots a day, only one caffeinated, the rest herbal).

I checked my weight on Friday morning – it was at SCARY NUMBER (although I suspected my week’s excesses hadn’t yet caught up fully so I bet it went a pound or two above SCARY in the next day or two).  I got back on the scale today, and I’m down 3 from SCARY, so not bad for a start of just a few days.

Beginning today I will do my food diary sheets (the best I can credit myself with for yesterday is that I found them on my hard drive and printed them out – that has to count for something, right?)

My DH is on his way home from the airport as I write this.  So the challenges of normal life will start to increase beginning today.

Last night I made a really quick but yummy dinner.  I took most of the roasted chicken (which I take of the bird when it’s still hot) and mixed it into a big can of stewed tomatoes, about half a cup of corn and half an onion. I threw in one of my envelopes of taco seasoning (although next time I’d just use half) and some water to make it not too think but not broth either.  I let it simmer a while and then dove in.  I dusted it with just a smidge of cheddar cheese (maybe a tablespoon and a half of grated).  Really yummy and really easy.  I was inspired by Audri’s taco soup recipe that she had posted once on her blog and I’d saved in a folder.  I omitted the beans, deciding I didn’t need the calories last night.
Chicken taco stew
Here’s the pic (very messy in photo but I was starving and didn’t want to wait!)

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