1. So my next goal is to lose 17 pounds in the next 18 weeks (middle of February). That’s 1 pound per week. 7 of those pounds is going back to a weight I’ve recently been; 10 of them are new, pre-high-school territory.
2. This week was week 1, starting on Monday. I told myself that all I had to do was log every single thing I ate.
Monday (the day after the marathon, also the first day) and Friday I exceeded my caloric allowance by more than 1000 calories.
I’m not going to judge that. It is what it was. If anything, writing it down made me give it a second thought.
3. After a week of logging, I’ve gotten a sense if what my weaknesses are. Tony and I play board games most nights he doesn’t work late. Board games insist of beer and cheese and crackers. But I feel like I can’t sit at the kitchen table and NOT eat while we do that. So my strategy is to replace the beer with tea and the cheese with yogurt dip and veggies.
I don’t want to stop playing games, because I like that way more than watching tv. But it’s definitely a trigger activity for me.
4. I made two tasty recipes this weekend. First was tuna-stuffed potatoes: you make them like Irish Nachos, but you fill them with the potato filling, a cup of cottage cheese and a can on tuna fish. Mix with a 1/4 cup of cheddar and top with another 1/4 cup of cheddar. It makes 4 2-half servings at about 310 calories each.
The other was inspired by Jen, who made a delicious pork lentil curry at her dinner party on Friday night. I cheap- and simplified it to make a lentil sweet potato curry. Sauté an onion with some garlic and ginger, add 5 cups of broth, 1 and 1/2 cups lentils and 4 cups of diced sweet potatoes (I microwaved the sweet potatoes for 5 minutes to make them easier to cut). Combine and simmer for an hour. Serve over brown rice. Delicious and high in fiber, protein and vitamin A, and about 200 calories per cup.
5. My goal this week: log everything, and find a substitute for the bread and cheese snacks every weeknight.
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