Corn on the Cob

I think corn gets a bad rap. Yeah, it’s probably ruining our farming system with all the genetically engineered crops. Not to mention, high fructose corn syrup is ruining our healthy bodies.

But there is nothing like corn on the cob fresh from the local farm garden! I decided to treat myself tonight and pick up a half dozen of sweet corn on the cob from the local farm stand. I haven’t had fresh corn once this year, and I figured it was about time. Yeah, it’s high in calories and carbs (sugar) but in moderation, it can’t hurt, right? Everything in moderation!

Back from Vacation

I feel good, back from a wonderful vacation. As usual, made good and bad choices, but all in all, I feel pretty good. We walked a lot, as well as ATV riding, which believe it or not, is good for muscles and balance.

Desserts and fatty foods were occasionally on the menu, but so were broiled fish, brown rice, fruit, salads, and portion control.

Won’t be weighing myself for at least a week, waiting until I get back on track. I don’t think I gained, but I don’t want to know if I did. It would be too discouraging!

Vacation Tempations

Well, I gave in to vacation temptations. I had spaghetti and meatballs on Saturday night (brought home a doggy bag) and today, I had a few of Mike’s Cheesy fries with gravy (poutine) and a piece of deep rich chocolate mousse cake. It was delish!

I am trying very hard to be good, and I am making good decisions some of the time to make up for the bad decisions the rest of the time! LOL

Darn, that Bogus Pound from Yesterday

Well yesterday morning’s weigh in must have been a fluke. I am back up to just 6 lbs loss today. Not a bad thing, just a little disappointing.

I know my weight is going to fluctuate a lot, and this is just a lesson to not weigh myself every day.

We’re heading out on vacation today so I am hoping I will keep up my good habits!

Whoo hooooo! Another Pound!

I weighed myself again this morning BEFORE breakfast, and it looks like I am down another pound, at least. It might be more, but again, my eyes are so bad, that I can’t see exactly where the little line is. But it’s definitely lower than yesterday’s weigh in after breakfast.

So, that makes at least 7 lbs!

I am soo happy! I hope I can keep it up!

Whoo whoo, down one more lb

wow, I am shocked. We’re in the middle of a summer heat wave, and I have been feeling bloated and just plain “heavy”

I weighed myself this morning after breakfast and a shower, and I am shocked! I am down at least one more pound. I am near sighted, so it’s hard to read the scale exactly. I think I need a digital scale!

Whoo hooo!

Bad Choices = Bad Day

I was really baaaaad today. Dad and mom came over for dad’s birthday. I picked at the bones/skin of the homemade rotisserie chicken while Mike was slicing it and I had some birthday cake. I tried to be honest with the calories and portions and tried to calculate higher.

I did ask mom about the calorie info for the cake and it was 280 calories, 12g fat with 14 servings for the whole cake. Since it was just the four of us, she brought over half the cake. I originally estimated there might be 6 servings, but there truly was 7. I had one piece, plus a few bites of the leftover big chunk that mike ate later on tonight, so I calculated two slices of cake.

I added all the info into myfitnesspal food diary today, I was over 325 calories! The sad part is I could probably eat another dinner right now! sigh! I am hoping I calculated my calories very high so I really didn’t do as bad as it shows! eeek!

It’s funny. When I eat healthier, more sensible choices I don’t find myself getting hungry as much. When I eat food that is higher in calories, etc, I find myself wanting more to eat. Not satisfied. I have to keep that in mind when I want to reach for bad foods. I need to keep reminding myself that better choices keeps me happier!

Basil Turns Black in the Refrigerator

HA! I was so happy that I found a bouquet of fresh basil yesterday at the farm. I brought it home, stuck it in a glass of water in the refrigerator, only to find it turning icky black today when I wanted to use it to make fresh pesto.

Come to find out, you aren’t supposed to put fresh basil in the fridge! oh well! live an’ learn. I won’t do that again.

I did salvage a good portion of it and made my first homemade pesto sauce.