Okay, so I didn't really quit eating, but after confessing my decision to make a lifestyle change last week, life just went absolutely bonkers. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to reach for something sickeningly sweet, fatty or starchy just to "help me get through." And, while I do not condone any of the behaviors in this video, this clip from the movie Airplane is what kept popping into my mind.
Did you know that when you add three more dogs and a seven year old granddaughter to an already chaotic life, things just get more chaotic?
But you know what they say, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
All this to say there wasn't much cooking going on last week. At least nothing new.
So what did I do?
Well, I definitely increased my veggie intake.
I got to indulge in my low-fat version of shrimp and grits. (recipe here)
And then there was that yummy salmon. (recipe here)
But truth be told, I really would have like some of this. (recipe here)
Or this. (recipe here)
But I didn't, so we're making progress.
And it was progress indeed. As I told you last week, I weigh myself every day and write it down.
I did not go up once this week. And when all was said and done,
I was down 4 pounds for the week.
Just the impetus I need to keep going.
Oh! And Jan, I got a notice that the book came in early so I should have it tomorrow.
Yay, yay!!! (because then maybe I can have something that will suppress my sweet tooth without adding to my bottom line. ;-)
But while I don't have a new recipe for you, I do have a gratuitous puppy pic.
Daddy has a new helper in the kitchen.
Happy Tuesday, y'all!