Sunday, July 28, 2013
Eat your fruits and veggies!
The farmer's market here is in full swing with beautiful fruits and vegetables overflowing at the vendor's stands. I arrived yesterday morning around 7am, not crowded and enjoyed shopping for my fruits and veggies without having to stand in long lines. Figs and blueberries seemed to be the most popular item, most all of the stands had them. I shot some really nice photos, but my camera somehow managed to eat them. Too bad, the vendors all do such a nice job with display. I'll try again next week maybe.
The afternoon market that I do was a washout, big thunderstorms rolled through just about the time I got my car packed and headed down the road. I just turned around and came home. Been there, done that, no thanks!
Weight Watchers is going well. I can't wait for Fridays to go to my meeting, weigh in and spend 30 minutes getting some great nutrition information. It's been three weeks and I have lost 6 pounds. I'm averaging two pounds a week... safe, healthy weight loss, and I am never hungry. That's the best part, no cravings, no crankiness from hunger. I feel so much better, I feel lighter, I have more energy, no more wanting a nap in the afternoon, and Wesley and I go out every day for a 30 minute walk up five steep hills in our neighborhood, and a couple of nice downhills.
I have also started to get up early and go for a Wog. Yes, I am once again a wogger, I walk a bit then jog a bit. Pretty soon, I should be able to run the whole street, but for now, I am making sure my shins don't get sore so I won't quit.
One thing WW suggests is putting your fruits and veggies up front in the frig, all nicely cut up in bite size bits and in clear containers, so when you open up the door hungry, all that healthy goodness is staring right at you, saying "eat me, "eat me!". It works, I swear. This is how my frig looks all the time now. Of course the grapes and pineapple came from the grocery, but everything else is fresh and local. This is what I reach for when I want something but don't really know what.
I bought a new cookbook at the meeting last Friday. It's called Veg Power, all vegetarian recipes. Everything I have made for us since Friday came from this book. It is fantastic!
Here is one of the recipes and my new favorite sandwich:
Toast two slices of whole grain bread, spread on goat cheese and fig preserves, then add thinly sliced pear and a small amount of black pepper. OMG! This might be the best sandwich combo I have ever had! The pear was crunchy and tart, the goat cheese creamy and the figs sweet. Heaven! Try it!
We now have about 20 days before Wes goes back to school. Yes, I am now counting the days..Weh.