Monday, August 4, 2014

Week 30 Monday (8/4/14)

Recipe Review              

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Katie’s Roasted Corn Salad        
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl
         Pages  26 - 27     Copyright:  2009  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 223 calories per serving, if 6 (I cup) servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         I liked the crunchiness of this salad. Of course, I did change the recipe and omit the squash, which might have made a huge difference but that is not my thing. This salad is a perfect side for a summer lunch. I love corn so I may be a little bias, but this pretty salad worked for me.

Random Reflections - Bucket List

       I used to be a pretty good tennis player and I would like to take up the game again when I get my weight loss to a point where moving quickly is not painful and is safe. 

Becky’s Bucket List #19
Play tennis again
Learn to play bridge
Have an inground pool
Finish writing a book on the Scent Family
Save up enough money for a down payment on my Kentucky house
Research every town in Kentucky in hopes of relocating
Work on learning calligraphy and bettering daily penmanship
Begin making my own clothing using a mannequin
Volunteer at an animal rescue
Visit all 50 states
Photography courses
Complete all of Mom’s and my scrapbooks
Go skiing again in Colorado
Meet the Duggar family
Watch every nominee and winner for the Academy Awards to date
Remodel my kitchen
Take piano lessons
Write 2 books for my great-nephews
Travel to Wales
Travel to Scotland
Alaskan cruise

Why Weight?

         7/27                  Sunday                   1,699         calories         nothing                 
         7/28                  Monday                  1,823         calories         Curves                 
         7/29                  Tuesday                 1,677          calories         Curves
         7/30                  Wednesday             1,683         calories         Curves
         7/31                  Thursday                1,782         calories         Curves
         8/1                    Friday                     1,773         calories         Curves
         8/2                    Saturday                 1,670         calories         nothing

Goal:             85.5 lbs.          (100 lb. loss between 6/1/14 – 6/1/15)
                  -    7.4 lbs.         this week’s loss
                     78.1 lbs. lbs to go

         This was a great week. Twenty two pounds in two months is thrilling. Last week I ate 1,700 something calories every day. This week I tried 1,600’s and 1,700’s with one 1,800 thrown in for good measure. The change helps my body avoid reaching a plateau. I have to admit I was pretty darn thrilled with a 7.4 weight loss, but I just keep focusing on every day.

Sun. 7/27                 6,942 steps                  calories burned
Mon. 7/28               13,899 steps                 calories burned
Tues. 7/29                7,766 steps                  calories burned
Wed. 7/30               11,436 steps                  calories burned
Thurs. 7/31             11,771 steps                 calories burned
Fri. 8/1                      8,767 steps                 calories burned
Sat. 8/2                     7,794steps                  calories burned

         I reached my goal of 10,000+ steps for three days this week. Reaching 10,000 steps every day is pretty difficult for me, but I am satisfied with three days, because last week I only reached it for two days. Some growth is better than no growth. Okay, let’s start thinking about the upcoming week. Reflection time is over.

***An exciting accomplishment yesterday. Since my highest weight, when I worked at Munhall, I have now lost a total of 155 pounds!  Yee Ha! I am so thrilled.

Wants and Wishes

         One of the worst parts of losing weight, is having to buy a new wardrobe. I wish my new clothes would magically appear rather than actually having to shop for them. I am definitely not a fashioneesta, because it is not something I value. Oh I wish I were a dog and didn’t have to think about clothes or waste time shopping.
         I like to wear what is comfortable, not fashionable. Jenny has graciously offered to go shopping with me, but our tastes are so different that I am not going to put her through the frustration of shopping with me. So, I will bite the bullet and buy some new outfits to last just until winter when I will have to do this all again. Yikes shopping stinks.

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