Today’s grocery haul was minimal, but I still feel like I did pretty good. My $30 got me 4 bags full of groceries, which is a lot better than some weeks have been. I managed to get everything I needed, plus a few extras, and still stayed under my budget. I also put $29 in my gas tank, so for once I have a full tank of gas in my car, which is nice because that almost never happens.
I’m thinking about driving out to my mom’s this week to pick up a few things- namely some clothes I made and that need to be remade, and some shoes I really want to be wearing now that I’ve lost enough weight to make heels bearable again. I’m still excited about that because its been so long since I’ve been able to wear heels for more than a few minutes at a time.
Anyway, here’s today’s grocery haul.
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Sunday, the day I usually weigh and measure myself and have wonderful things to say. That day is not today. After last night’s feasting on the amazing dip Tracy made, I was not getting anywhere near the scale this morning. Not happening. I pretty much blew it off completely in favor of working on a new project, tearing apart some old sewing to try and make it better, and sitting on my butt for most of the day. I also had a moment of minor panic when I realized we had nothing in the house to eat (okay not really) except a lot of meat in the freezer, and what was I going to have for breakfast?!? I finally settled on oatmeal, noting that I am almost out of oatmeal and need to order some more. The oatmeal was dressed up quite a bit with cocoa powder, a bit of sugar, and some milk. I usually skip the milk out today it just sounded good, so there’s another couple of Points+ on my day. I was already headed towards a bad-looking food diary today.
Dinner was an almost delicious mash-up of chicken breast, green beans, carrots (both freshly prepared), “gravy” made from chicken broth and a touch of flour, topped with a can of biscuits, and baked until the biscuits were done. Unfortunately I used way too much bullion and my gravy was super salty. I ate it, I was hungry, but it just wasn’t that good to me, mainly because I really dislike salty foods. The only thing I actively add salt to is I sprinkle some on my asparagus. I have no idea why- it just tastes good that way. Mattie said dinner was good though, so he can have the leftovers.
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I know Saturdays are supposed to be the weekly wrap-up day, but I can’t very well give you a weekly wrap-up when I really don’t know what I’ve eaten this week, and its not all for lack of trying, and that’s why this post is not a wrap. After eating out twice this week, we headed over to Beth & Dan’s to hang out with them, Tracy, David, and Tre and Tracy was so wonderful to bring this dip. This stuff is nothing short of an instant artery clogger, and it is insanely, ridiculously, dangerously good. So good that the three of us girls devoured way too much of it before demanding the guys take it away from us. If you don’t believe me just read the recipe. Add in the Del Taco we shared out, the bread the dip was spread on, and the leftover mac n cheese I had for breakfast and I am pretty sure I not only killed what was left of my week, but I annihilated it in one swoop. This has not been my finest week for eating- far from it. But tomorrow is a new week, and I don’t foresee any reasons for me to get seriously off track again, so back to business as usual.
I did do a little around the house today, though not much. I managed to get the laundry done, and I finished and washed my new shirt. I had to wash it before I could wear it because the fabric is a very light cream and blue plain, and during the cutting and pinning phases, Sashi “helped” me by walking all over it with her dirty paws, making it more of a icky brown color, which I did not want to wear as it was. Yuck! Thanks, dog! But now its finished, and I love it. It turned out really well. You can see photos of it here.
That’s all I’ve got for today. Look for an on-track post tomorrow with good food choices and none of this crazy junk that’s been everywhere this week!
I know I didn’t post yesterday, and today you’re not getting the whole deal either as I’m just popping in. This week has been pretty disastrous on food, but I know whose fault that is- mine. I had the chance to make very good choices when we went out on Tuesday night, but I decided not to, and just ordered whatever looked good instead. Wednesday I did good, and stayed on track, and actually finished the day under my limits. But Thursday we went out to dinner with Geoff and their mom, and due to issues happening while she was in transit, we didn’t eat until almost 9pm. By then I said the hell with trying to pick something friendly, and I ordered a big ass burger, fries, and had raspberry iced tea to drink. I honestly didn’t even try to count Points+ for that meal and didn’t bother to record it in any way. I know it ate up a huge number of P+ and if I show any loss at all this Sunday I will be shocked, but it won’t be any mystery why, and I know who is to blame when it happens.
Today wasn’t much better on food, though I did track and record roughly 40 Points+ for the day. I say roughly because I am guessing at how much cheese I put in the mac n cheese- I neglected to weigh it after I cut it. I did at least get some fruits and veggies in today, with an apricot, a peach, and some broccoli in tonight’s dinner. I wanted to make something that was both quick, and comforting as Mattie had a long (and rough) day today with having to commute down to LA for something for work, and his ride as passenger was nerve-wracking for him and he came home far from calm and relaxed.
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