I posted the last note from my corner of the world, and realized I didn’t say anything about the goals that I have set for myself for this week.
I have a specific goal as far as weight loss goes – this year I would like to lose 50 pounds – or about a pound a week. This is a reasonable goal, and I should be able to achieve it. However, I’ve set that goal every year, and I have yet to achieve it. This year I’ve decided to focus not on the number itself, but on the steps I need to take, and the changes I need to make in order to achieve that over-riding goal.
Two weeks ago my goal was to show up at the gym every day except Saturday. I made an appointment and I kept it. Now it’s time to add some for ingredients to the soup – namely vegetables.
I came to a realization back in December that I really didn’t like them anymore. It was a chore to eat a salad, never mind making them. I would buy the ingredients and they would sit in my fridge and sit, and sit, and sit.
So my priority for the next two weeks is to eat more vegetables – whether fresh or cooked. I’ve discovered that I quite enjoy a salad with some hot meat on top of it. I made the fajitas from my BHG “Weight Loss Magazine” . You should be able to find it around for a while, and I’m still mining new information from it.
Anyways, the fajitas are delicious as fajitas but the filling makes a great salad topping. The sauce acts as the dressing, and I’m enjoying another salad. Today I made a second recipe – Thyme Garlic Chicken Breasts.
Here’s the link for it too! I used a warehouse pack of Chicken Breasts (5 in all) and ended up with ten servings. Instead of discarding the juice, I thickened it with a bit of cornstarch and added it to my containers of meat! I am looking forward to some delicious salads. Nine servings are freezing in my freezer at the moment.
A second focus is to improve my menu planning for each week. I think this will make a difference over the long haul of losing those pounds. This is an area I struggle with all the time. Having meals ready to go, helps to fill in the blanks on my paper. I can just alternate fajitas, spaghetti, chicken and liver until the spots are filled.
But…it is time to hit the sack. I’ve had to set my alarm to 5 am (half hour earlier) so that I can get to the gym and still be at work at 8:30. It will be a challenge – one that I have to overcome 3 days this week! Fortunately, I’ve already made my breakfast, the dishes are washed, and I know what I’m having for lunch – chicken salad!
Hope your day will be delightful!