Today is what I’ll call “day 1.” I’m nearing my 38th birthday, overweight, have high blood pressure, and generally not satisfied with my physical appearance. I am also a big time foodie that has no desire to give up great tasting food for bland, calorie-free food. I’m going to focus on portion control, exercise, and reality. The holidays are here and I’m not going to pretend that there is any hope of weight loss. So, I focus on two types of weeks…weight loss weeks and maintain weight weeks. From now through the first few days of January, I’ll be focusing on maintaining my weight.
Weight: 305 lbs
Dinner: Pork medallions with a maple-mustard glaze, candied yams, and pickled red cabbage. A small slice of baguette on the side.
We are having a great weekend in the Kansas City area. My niece had her first birthday party tonight. Had some great BBQ for dinner. Oklahoma Joes BBQ. If you’re in the area, get some!!!
With days getting shorter and the temperature cooler, we have to get out with the dog as much as possible. We took advantage of a beautiful sunny day and drove up to Port Washington, WI. The Ozaukee Interurban trail is a great place to get out and walk, jog, bike, etc.
Our beautiful Great Dane, Violet. Looks like a lazy daisy…she can keep up with us for miles and miles. Have to keep her energy in check!
Time: 60min Distance: 3 mi
Ozaukee Interurban Trail Link http://www.interurbantrail.us/
This time of year, I love to eat butternut squash. It’s sweet, orange flesh can be presented in so many different forms. I usually make a mock mac & cheese with a roasted butternut squash sauce on brown-buttered spaetzle. Last night, we had an impromptu vegetable stew.
The base was celery (1 stalk),
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It’s been a long time since I posted on my site. In the months away, I’ve built a garden, grew tons of produce, canned a ton, ate even more, lost weight, gained weight, started taking meds for high blood pressure and got that much closer to 40.
In fact, today marks 761 days until
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This was a decent dish. The scallops turned out perfect on the cast iron pan. I can’t believe I didn’t try that before. I know to never use a nonstick pan. I’ve made that mistake before. You either get a perfectly cooked scallop with no color or a pretty scallop that is so over-cooked
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Quick review on this recipe. MAKE IT! If you like Brussels sprouts as much as I do, the sprouts are far more the centerpiece than the chicken. The bitter/sweet balance is perfect. With four servings, I have two lunches ready for this week after we ate our meal. What better way to
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