If you read my post yesterday, you’ll know that in the last two weeks I am up 1.8 pounds. While I am obviously not going in the right direction, there are non-scale victories. I ran my fastest 5k in 34:10. My size 12 pants are loose. I’ve meal planned.
So what am I going to do differently this week to get a loss on the scale? Switch up my exercises – while I am loving running lately, I think I need to switch it up this week. Also, I need to get 60 minutes in of exercise a day, and if that means getting my ass out of bed to the gym, that’s what I have to do.
And I am going to ditch the wine! I always say I will, but I don’t. Tony, you have to help me keep wine free this week!
How are you doing? Are you where you wanted to be? Have you hit a plateau? What are your plans for the week?
Tony and I decided to smoke some ribs for dinner. I tried a different dry rub and we both loved it. It isn’t as spicy as my other one, so I think Tony was happy about that. While I put K.C. Masterpiece original bbq sauce on Tony’s, I added K.C. Masterpieces buffalo sauce on mine (thanks again Errign for sending that to me!)
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried ground mustard
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
These were delicious – they smoked for 2 1/2 hours at a constant temperature of around 200 degrees. We had corn on the cob on the side, but it tasted like ass.
Okay, so here is something I didn’t know. Remember how I said my local grocery store closed? Well, my SIL went to Caputo’s in Algonquin after Weight Watchers. I had gone on their website, made my meal plan off of that, and I was good to go. Um, apparently there are TWO Caputo’s – the one I went to in Algonquin was Joe Caputo and Son’s. The sale paper that I made my meal plan off of was Angelo Caputo’s.
So my meal plan was shot – chicken wasn’t on sale at the store I went to, the deli prices were just okay, but at that point, it was too late to redo a whole weeks worth of meal planning, so I stuck with the plan, and ended up spending $105 this week on groceries. At least now I know the difference between the two stores!
I did score on a big box of mixed veggies for $1.99. Green and red peppers and yellow squash and zucchini.
I ended up grilling them all up to use this week.
I already made a spicy beef thai noodle soup with some of the grilled zucchini – that recipe will be posted later this week.
Alright, I am off to cook up the rest of my SIL’s lunches – I have a short window this week because I am meeting my twin sister and our best friends who are twins for . . . TWINFEST!
Enjoy your Sunday – let’s make it a great week!