My weightloss journey (WLJ) and other musings, links and RANTS!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

WEIGHT LOSS UPDATE!

I started working at an Amazon Fulfillment Center on 28 Oct. It is a VERY physically demanding job! I wear my Fitbit every work day and I work 4 ten hour days. Most days I get more than 17,000 steps and last Saturday I got more than 24,000. I weighed 145.5 when I started and today I weigh 129.4. I need to post an updated picture.

I was wearing size 10 jeans when I started working there and now I am in size 8 jeans. I can wear most of my size small button up shirts and am wearing a smaller size bra.

I have to eat more food than I was to keep up my energy but am eating wizely.  I'm not vegetarian anymore. I found that I was being lazy and eating too many WHITE carbs and was actually gaining weight instead of losing it. My first weight goal is 120, the top of my healthy range and my final goal is 105.

Oh! I want an air fryer so I can eat healthy fried foods.

I'll keep posting updates

Pantry Staples, Small Appliances and Gadgets, OH MY!

In the past I was really bad about buying kitchen things because they looked cool. I'd get them home, put them away and never use them  My daughter, Kenten, came over in May and helped me declutter my kitchen.  Thanks, Kenten.

Here are the small I appliances I consider essential:

1. Rice cooker - I use mine at least 3 times a week
2. Slow cooker - mine is 3 1/2 quarts and programmable, I cook for 1 person most of the time
3. Blender - buy the best one you can afford
4. Food processor
5. Stand mixer - I am fortunate to have a Kitchenaid.

Here are the gadets I use:

1. Mandoline/food slicer - really cuts down veggie prep time.  I want a Calphalon Precision Series.
2. Spiralizer - Veggetie or similar.  I have the low end version Veggetie and it does the job.
3.Vegetable peeler
4. Garlic press
5. Potato ricer.

Here is the beginning of my staples:

Beans - dried and canned
Brown rice - not the quick cook kind
Quinoa
Whole wheat, unbleached Flour
Yeast
All purpose flour
Agave syrup
Olive oil
Red wine vinegar
White wine vinegar
Apple cider vinegar