Friday, January 23, 2009

And how did you spend your day of rest ?

Today was a no exercise day because I was sore, tired and I had worked out for the last 6 days in a row. So instead I spent the morning transforming this...


into this ...

18 pre portioned dinner meals for 3 people. It is something that saves a lot of time, money and calculation ! Buy mega packs of meat at Sam's club, drag out the scale , cutting board, butcher knife, spend one hour playing butcher and weighing the portions, then pack into ziplocks and toss in the freezer. Meals become an absolute breeze ! I also made up a batch of 15 Chicken Spinach Asiago sausage sandwiches on whole wheat whole grain sub rolls for hubby's lunch. I am not really into sausage as a regular thing, but both he and my son are into this qunitessential "guy food" for lunch. At least with making these it comes out a lot lower in points than the kind at the hot dog stands are. They get there happy fix, stay on program , we save money and it's a win win situation.

Took care of other homey sorts of things today, and kept having feelings of dread about tomorrow's weigh in. I don't know why- I have had a great week with both food and exercise, but the same thing has been true for the last 7 months and the scale just refuses to budge in a consistant fashion. I gain 2, lose 3, gain 1, lose a half pound, stay the same and my BMI has not changed at all. Sizewise , everything is getting bigger, i am looking a lot more tones, am stronger and have loads more endurance. I just get so tired of seeing the same decade of numbers for so very long. Perhaps tomorrow morning if I first speak nicely to the scale and promise it flowers, candy and a weekend in Vegas before stepping on it just might show me some love. Hmmmm

5 comments:

Squishy ! said...

Aren't food scales great?! Eating right would be much more difficult without the help of a good scale.
:o )

I share your frustration with the scale. I guess that when you're doing what is good and healthy, it can't look like "nothing" on the scale forever. One of these days, so long as we're doing what is good for us, we'll be better able to see it.

Sue said...

I really hope your scale moves too! I think mine is going to be up this week. That TOM, and I have had some foods high in sodium the past few days. Argh. I hate that.

You are doing great though, with all of your exercise! Keep up the stupendous work!

Sarah said...

I hope you see the scale go down tomorrow.

I find buying bulk and packaging so handy, good job. Your sandwich sounds interesting, do you make them and freeze it?

Graciela said...

Flowers, candy and a weekend in Vegas ...hey, that would work for me!!! :)

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

In regard to the sandwiches, I fully cook the sausage, put in buns and freeze. The go from frozen to done in the microwave 3 minutes on high.Not only is it healthier, but it saves about 2.50 per meal doing them like this.