Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Restaurant Addicts Diet: First Day Back At Work

I had a great day back to work from the holidays!  I was a little anxious, after all, worrying is my hobby.  I have TV plans with my friend, so it's Whole Foods hot bar night which is always a welcome break from cooking.  I did stop at the store on the way home to get pre-made chicken cordon blue for tomorrow so I wouldn't have any excuses to order takeout.  Having something easy to make is the important key for not blowing it off.  The trick is not to plan things that you are sure to make because they are high calorie comfort foods.  I'm always up for mac n cheese or mac and anything for that matter!  I love starch and cheese!  Stay strong!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Restaurant Addicts Diet: Post Holiday Report

It has been a fantastic holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Years I have enjoyed myself immensely.  I had a terrible cold, but I didn't get sick until New Years day.  It set me back a little on my exercise.  I did manage to eat at most of the steak houses in Portland, but I also showed some restraint and cooked at home.  I return to work tomorrow and I am looking forward to getting into a routine.  I got a Fitbit Flex band for Christmas and I love it!  I have the app on my phone and I tied in Myfitnesspal and the Withings scale app as well.  I love having my steps counted into my overall daily exercise count.  Last night I cooked jambalaya and tonight I'm making meatballs.  I'm hoping to start a habit of cooking in.  I looked over Mint and I really think I have reduced my overall spending on food and beverage.  I really would like to achieve my goal of losing weight and saving money in 2014.