Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day meal

This evenings meal wasn't as satisfying as we hoped, but only because we couldn't eat our traditional St. Patrick's Day meal. We had the corned beef and cabbage and some mashed 'potatoes' (cauliflower), but not the potatoes, lime jello salad with cottage cheese and pineapple, and Irish soda bread. My husband commented that what he missed most were the jello salad and Irish soda bread. I have to admit that I feel the same way.

Traditional meals are going to be hard to change and enjoy.


I've been so busy lately, that I haven't had a chance to add a new post, and there has been a lot of good news.

I have plenty of energy, not running like in my younger years, but lots of energy nonetheless. Our walks are a little longer and we don't get tired. I feel good, too. Partly because I'm loosing weight, but I feel healthier. Sounds strange when I think of the increase in meat consumption and cheese, but along with that is a lot more vegetable consumption.

It was time for us to have our first weigh-in last Monday, so here are the results. Since my calorie consumption is only reduced to lose about a pound a week (counting calorie plan), I didn't lose as much as my husband, but I'm pleased that I am losing. I had reached a point in my life that a regular diet of calorie reduction didn't seem to work anymore.

In 4 weeks, I lost 6.2 pounds, my body fat reduced by .8%, and my BMI went down by .9%.
I lost  about 1" off my bra line, 2" off my waist and another 3/4" off my chubby part below the waist area, 1/2" off my hips, and about 3/4" off each of my thighs. I am very pleased. :)

In 4 weeks, my husband lost 15.2 pounds, his body fat reduced by .9%, and his BMI went down by 2.0%. He lost 1/2" off of his neck, 5/8" off his chest, 2 1/4" off his waist, 3/4" off his hips, and one thigh increased and the other decreased so we'll wait until next time for that measurement. He's very pleased with the progress, because his Sunday shirt fit him better already.