My weight is continuing to move in the right direction. This morning, I weighed in at 119.4 pounds. I would have been happy to break even this week, but I lost almost a pound. I’m going to be home for the next two weeks, so it’ll be much easier to stick to a diet now.
Being home makes it easier to keep track of what I’m eating. It also lets me make more meals from scratch. For the next two weeks, I’ll make a point of having a large salad with one meal each day. With a filling salad, I don’t need a large entrée. I’m satisfied with a cup of chili or a black bean burger. Sometimes just a salad and a fruit smoothie is enough.
This is one of my favorite salads. It’s a mixture of spinach and arugula, topped with mandarin oranges and parmesan cheese. I’ve found that parmesan cheese and mandarin oranges go well together. Between them, they have enough flavor that I don’t need any salad dressing. I used to have this type of salad all the time. I haven’t been eating it as much lately, because I’m cutting back on cheese.
I’m hoping Deb and I can find time today to go shopping at a co-op where we have a membership. I'd like to buy some ingredients that our regular grocery store doesn’t carry. It’s time to try out some new recipes. I’ve been thinking of making a vegan deep dish pizza, using cashew cheese. I’m also overdue to try Scott Jurek’s 8-grain strawberry pancakes.
I’ll have a new challenge during the next two weeks. I’m tapering for a big race, so I won’t be getting quite as much exercise as I have in recent weeks. I’ll have to be careful to scale back my eating accordingly.