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!)

Dry Rub

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. šŸ™

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. šŸ™  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!