Summertime Foodstuffs

by Christine on June 6th, 2011

filed under Christine's Life Updates, Diet, Food, Nutrition

Foodstuffs

This weekend we bought a new gas grill, and I am so excited about it! Our last grill busted up due to improper maintenance (aka: we left it outside and all the important parts rusted out). This grill is smaller and cheaper, but yowza, I kind of prefer it! It heats up faster and is perfect for grilling for 2-4 people.

The purchase of this new gas grill is going to help me a LOT with my diet. For starters, I’ll be eating at home a lot more now instead of going out to eat. Considering I eat maybe 80% of my meals outside of home, any amount of eating at home is really an improvement.

With my lapband, I eat a lot of meats. Granted, I don’t eat a lot of meat (2-3 ounces works just fine) but meat is still the staple of my meals. Grilling out is healthy and delicious!

We also went to the grocery store this weekend, which was a Big Deal. We average going to the grocery store once every month, can you believe that? That’s mostly because, again, we eat most of our meals out, but hopefully that will change now.

Also, I have a boatload of veggies growing in my garden. In just a few weeks I’ll have more food than I could possibly hope to eat. It’s going to be a wonderful, healthy summertime eating fiesta at my house!

Weight Update

This morning I weighed in at 128.0, so the weight is slowing coming back down after a temporary increase. I hope to keep this momentum up, just a wee bit. It makes me feel a lot better to be within my maintenance range though.

Weekend Update

I live in Upstate New York, and you know, we don’t get very many perfect days. I’m talking mid-80 degrees, low humidity, lots of sunshine. I call them “San Diego days.”  Well, Saturday and Sunday were Perfect Days, so what did I do? I spent my Saturday at work, indoors! BOOHOO!  Oddly enough I wasn’t too upset about this though, and I realized it is because I love my new job. I’m happy here, and so it isn’t too bothersome to spend my weekend catching up on work that needed to get done.

The rest of the weekend was spent doing household chores, cleaning, maintenace, landscaping, etc. I planted more veggies and weeded some gardens. We fixed the outdoor hose/spigot. We put together our new grill. I cleaned the garage. We did errands. I paid bills & sorted the paperwork on the counter. I went through the mountains of tupperware and threw out anything that didn’t have an associated lid (or threw out lids without an associated container). We watched a few movies, played a few games, read a book. I went for a bicycle ride, hauled bags of dirt around. That’s a lot of stuff considering I worked for 6 hours on Saturday!

Today is another Perfect Day, except it is a little humid. For my lunch break I went rollerblading. It was awesome.

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