Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Katie: Week 56-- A new goal

Could the title of this post possibly be any longer?...

Current weight (Week 55): 135 pounds
Last week's weight (Week 51): 136 pounds
Total weight loss: 35 pounds

Blah.  That is how I've been feeling about weight loss.  And eating healthy.  And remembering to weigh myself.  Which is why I didn't check in yesterday.  I just forgot to weigh myself in the morning.  Lame, right?  Right.  

I've had a hard time getting back into the swing of healthy living since we got back from Christmas vacation.  And then we had a big family wedding (Yay Lisa!).  And then Bryan started a new semester.  So things were just kind of crazy.  Now life has settled down a lot, but I've still been feeling blah about healthy living.  And a big part of that was due to the super cold weather we were having.  (See last week's post for more whining about that.)  So I haven't wanted to set goals for going running or going on outside walks since I know I'd be frustrated and stressed if I couldn't meet the goals due to bad weather.  Aaaaaanyway, I've been due for a goal.  And this morning I thought of one.  And I'm actually pretty excited about it.

I'm going to make things from scratch this week.  

I'm not generally the kind of person who just loves to cook.  I don't look up new recipes.  I don't try new ingredients.  Out of necessity, I cook the same five meals all the time.  And since I get sick of those meals I don't cook all the time.  And--ahem--we've been having a lot of store-bought cookies lately.  (Sheepish face)  So it was a little strange when I suddenly got the urge this morning to bake muffins, but I decided to go with it.  And it was while I was mixing up muffins that I decided to make things from scratch this week.

Oh, I'm sure there will be plenty of things I eat that I don't make from scratch, but my goal here is to eat meals prepared at home.  And I figure that, this way, if I want some cookies then at least I have to want them badly enough to make them.  And I can make them with whole wheat flour.  And there's no way they will be as bad as the store-bought cookies we've been eating.  (Heh heh...)  

So, to make it all happen, I've already made a batch of SUPER yummy muffins (I'll share the recipe for that in an upcoming post, hopefully later today if my internet connection will stop going on the fritz.).  And I planned out a couple of meals and went grocery shopping.  And I bought bread flour.  Yes, I'm going to attempt making bread again.  Or at least I'm telling myself that I will.

And you know what?  I'm excited about it.  And that's the first weight-loss/ healthy living thing I've been excited about since we got back from Christmas break.  So, while it's not quite the same as counting calories and running three times a week, it's a start.  And that's important.

Anyway, I'll try to share recipes I try this week as often as I can.  Even if they're just the same ol' same ol' ones I always make.  Wish me luck!  :)


Kathy Haynie said...

Hooray! A good goal!

(Our weekly weights are identical. I agree. Blegh.)

Joanne said...

Hello again :)

I don't know if this will help or not, but here is a link to my 'how to make whole wheat bread' post. If you have questions beyond what is on there, feel free to ask. Whatever the case, I pray it is a blessing.

Joanne in MO

emmalou said...

Seriously, ladies. 136 is not a bad place to be in January. In fact, it's my current weight as well. Good place to start from, right?

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