Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weight Check-in Week 1

So I did weigh myself on Tuesday but neglected to post it here. Here's the catch up so that I'm on schedule for the next weigh in on Tuesday.

It was a disappointing 140.8 lbs. how can it be - I gained a pound! Hope to be going in the right direction next time.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reality Check and Goal Setting

Well, after months of avoiding the scale I finally decided to step on it yesterday and see what the damage was from a European vacation, two major eating holidays and the onset of winter. It wasn't pretty, y'all. Tuesday morning 1/8/13 I weighed in at 139.6 pounds. Not cool. Ive got my work set out for me, that's for sure.

I'd like to lose 15 pounds by March 15th - that's in two months so it should be a reasonable amount of time - we're heading to a wedding and seeing a lot of my husband's family that we haven't seen in years. I'd like to look reasonably good, so I hope that's motivation. I'll do a weigh-in each Tuesday to see how I'm progressing. Wish me luck!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Another New Year's Resolution

Another one of my New Year's goals is to get our grocery spending under control. We spend an embarrassing amount of money on groceries and I know that we can cut it down a lot. To start I'm going to try and spend $400 this month on groceries - that might seem like a lot to some people but its quite a cut for us. My strategy has two main pieces 1) use cash only for our grocery purchases and 2) make things from scratch as much as possible. I guess there is also a third component which is to cut back on our meat consumption. We've been in a rut lately of meat being the main component of our meals so I'm going to try and get it down to an accent or a smaller piece of the whole instead of dominating the meal.

Today I'm making a savory strata to serve for dinner, using a rosemary rustic loaf and some leftover ham and feta cheese, plus some of the overabundance of eggs from the dairy delivery service we use. I'm making up the recipe, since every recipe I looked at had different proportions of eggs to bread to milk, so we'll see how it goes. I think it might be delicious though - if it turns out well I'll post a recipe either here or at my other site. I'm not sure how the kids will like the strata, so they're getting english muffin pizzas.