Saturday, July 23, 2011

Worked My Butt Off

I wish!  The company I work for is going through an audit.  We are having to pull accounts payable (me) information for the last 5 years.  Our controller did most of it, pulling over 600 documents.  He tasked me with finding the ones he couldn't.  Everything is in bankers boxes up on the third floor of the building.  In a dark, dingy, ultra-filthy room.  They are stacked 4-5 boxes high by year.  I have hefted more boxes in the last 2 days than I care to remember. BUT, but, I have also lost almost 2 pounds in the last 2 days. 

So, there is the key (for me).  The dreaded "E" word.  Exercise.  <heavy, heavy sigh>  FINE!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fisherman's Stew

Hi All, I hope you are having a great weekend!  I am making Fisherman's Stew today.  My mom used to make this when I was a kid, and I loved it.  Here is the recipe.

2 slices bacon, cut into 2 inch pieces.  Can substitute 1 tablespoon olive oil.
1 large onion, chopped
2 large, thin-skinned potatoes, diced
1 large can (28oz) chopped tomatoes
1 cup white wine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
4 whole bay leaves
2 or 3 whole cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds cod, cut into 2 inch pieces

In a 4 or 5 quart pan, fry bacon over medium heat until browned (or heat oil); add onion and potatoes to bacon and drippings and cook, stirring, for about 10 minutes, or until onion is limp.  Add tomatoes and their liquid, wine, Worcestershire, bay leaves, garlic, salt and pepper; cover and simmer about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Add fish, stirring gently to mix; cover and continue cooking for about 5 minutes or just until fish flakes easily.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Just Starting Out

Hi all.  I have come across a new blog, she is just starting out.  Her blog is running to...whatever.  Maybe you could stop by and offer her some encouragement.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Someone to Check Out

Head on over to see Trisha at One Woman's Journey to Her Best Life.  She is amazing!  Trisha is enthusiastic, on top of her game, aaaand she has lost 142 pounds!  I am so inspired by her.  Go take a look.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Weight Loss Tally Update

At the first of every month, I like to post my beginning weight for the month in my Weight Loss Tally table on the left side of my blog.  I am starting July out at 209.8.  I am very happy about this.  When I first started losing weight, I had 110 pounds to lose.  The remaining weight to lose is in the 80s, just barely, but in the 80s nonetheless (I like looking at that 89 on my little ticker up there at the top).  However, as CJ says in a recent post, I have gotten A Little Too Comfortable

On the one hand, it is a very good thing that this new way of life is no longer strange and uncomfortable.  It has become easy and routine.  Buuuut, on the other hand, I have become stagnant.  A .2 pound loss over the last couple months each is unacceptable. 

I have lots of plans:  get back to reading, commenting and posting on the blogs, alternate Chair Aerobics video with yoga each morning, continue walking on my breaks, take advantage of the fitness room in the apartments where I live, ride the stationary bike across the country along Hwy 50, become a lot more organized with my meal planning and preparation.  I plan on cooking up a few chicken breasts on the weekends, baking a few potatoes, cooking a turkey breast for sandwiches (instead of using salty, processed lunch meat).  But beyond that, I haven't gotten too much else planned.  I have some nifty bento-type lunchboxes that will help...just fill the little spaces with good stuff.  But what?  That is for another post.

Have a great weekend everyone!