I have a really good feeling about tomorrow's weigh in because of all the walking I did this past week, and because of the difference I can see in how my clothes fit. Yesterday I was laying on my back on the couch with my legs hanging off the edge and "Temptation" came up, pulled on the waist-band of my pants and said "geez" in response to how loose they are.
Yesterday at the gym as I was stretching I realized that my pants felt like they'd slipped down so I tucked my thumb in the waist to pull them up and got nothing but undies, then realized that my actual pants were a good inch lower on my hips than I had originally realized. Luckily I was wearing a long enough shirt to cover so no one saw anything, that I know of, but it's quite clear I'm going to have to either invest in a belt or do some home-style tailoring and take the pants in a bit to improve the fit.
I'm going to try making home-made chicken scallopini this week but I am going to try to tweak the recipe so that it's healthier. I won't really know for sure if that's do-able until I go to the store and do some label reading but the first step is to cut the amount of butter in half (at the very least), and eliminate the heavy cream from the sauce entirely. I'm trying to come up with some kind of flavorful liquid idea to replace the butter and cream I'm cutting out that is healthier ... right now I'm thinking chicken stock but if anyone has any better ideas please toss them my way. The sauce uses lemon so whatever liquid I use it needs to be able to offset and compliment the lemon juice. Of course the obvious solution is to just use less sauce entirely, which I will be doing on my own portion but "Temptation" likes to drown his food in sauces, hence the brain storm. I'm also going to bake it in extra virgin olive oil instead of sauteing it in butter and flower and, if I can find them, I want to use whole wheat or spinach noodles instead of regular flour noodles.
Tonight I made home-made chicken, veggie, and rice stir-fry. Figuring calories wasn't as hard as I thought it would be on home made food when my own hands were doing the making. I counted everything that went into the dish in cups, added up the calories for all ingredients, and then divided the total number of cals by the total number of cups.
2 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 cup shredded carrots w/pomegranite dressing
1 pack Newton's Fruit Crisps
1 pack whole wheat pita chips
2 cups chicken, veggie, rice stir-fry
Daily Caloric Intake: 833
40 minutes cooking (on feet, active cooking)
20 minutes cleaning (dishes, counters)