Woohoo, another 3 pounds lost this week! It feels good to be so close to my goal. I hope I can keep this momentum going. I had a great week in terms of eating smaller portions and more vegetables. My goal was to eat 3 servings of vegetables per day, and I did this on 5 out of 7 days this past week. I kept running out of vegetables and had to make repeat trips to the store! I made a big batch of cucumbers and tomatoes in olive oil and apple cider vinegar, and then ate it with my lunches for a few days. This was a childhood favorite food of mine. I've also been relying more and more on frozen vegetables lately. I used to turn up my nose at them and only prepare fresh vegetables for dinner, but I have so little time to prepare food these days, that microwavable frozen veggies are perfect. Plus, they are frozen at peak freshness, so nutritionally speaking they are a great option.
I've found a few other convenient foods I wanted to share with you. These days convenient food is a necessity for me, when I often only have 1 hand and a couple minute to prepare food for myself. It's hard to find convenience foods without sacrificing nutrition. I like eating oatmeal for breakfast sometimes, but don't often have the time to stand in front of the stove stirring a pot of oats. I picked these up at Big Lots recently, of all places. It is a combination of oats, barley, wheat, quinoa, rye and flax, and......it's ready in two minutes in the microwave and I add my own healthy toppings, like nuts and frozen fruit. So easy.
Here are my numbers for the week:
Lbs Lost This Week: 3
Lbs Lost So Far: 26
Lbs Left To Lose: 5
I'm going to photograph all my meals for the next two days to try and stay on track with my eating. If I'm really good then I won't feel so bad indulging in some yummy Easter food this weeked. I'll share with you next week what I ate.