Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Arugula and Goat Cheese and certain promises


...checking in LATE (after not being able to log onto Blogger earlier and then going to the late showing of Mama Mia- a fun summer movie, btw), but I am determined to check in! If you read my last post, you know that Janet has been a bad, BAD ww girl the last week and a half. I started off being away making ok choices that descended into egg salad sandwiches and squares and pies and sundaes and Quebec pizza (sidenote: way better than Ontario pizza, imho) and beer and wine and poutine. I was at a 3 pound gain when I peeked this a.m. eep! BUT that's ok. Getting back on track now!

So, while I don't have much in the way of good behaviour to boast about, I thought I'd share (drum roll, please!) ways I'm getting back on track after falling off weight loss wagon face first into delicious servings of poutine, etc:

Number one: I got my new copy of Cooking Light (woo hoo!) and it looks like a good one...so I plan to try to do a bunch of new recipes over the next few weeks. I did the recipe pictured above last night (before getting the new issue). My salad didn't look as pretty- might not have boiled down the balsamic vinegar enough- BUT it was very delicious. The goat cheese in it was so good. A little cheese in recipes goes a lot way to adding a lot of flavour, don't you think? and I loved it in this recipe. It was from the June CL- Grilled Peaches over Arugula with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto . I really enjoyed the Arugula, too. It was a nice change from my usual greens. Peaches are in season here now, so it was a good time to try this recipe (rather than say in June when the issue came out, duh!) Mine weren't quite ripe enough (having just bought the basket that day), but still tasted good, if a little tangy. I liked the idea of grilling them for a different salad taste.

Number two: I went to boot camp this morning and am signing up for the August session. Today's class was bru-tal and my muscles were all trembly- so yeah for vigorous exercise commitment. I also need to get in shape for the aerobics convention that I already paid for and can't get a reimbursement for at this late date.

Number three: I bought the Nike sportband/ shoe doo-dad that allows you to upload runs onto your computer and track your progress. I still need to get new running shoes and, if they aren't Nike shoes, figure out a good way to attach the sensor to my shoe. My bil and his friends supposedly cut holes in their running shoes to fit them, but I heard a rumour of an attachment to laces. Will look into it and hopefully be inspired back to regular running.


Number four: I'm going back to tracking my food online after tomorrow's morning weigh-in. Tracking makes ALL the difference in keeping me on track.
It's good to be home again and feeling in better control of my food choices again. Hope everyone had a good couple of weeks!

5 comments:

SeaShore said...

That salad looks great. Thanks for linking the recipe.

dadivastreet said...

The salad looks yummy! Way to go for getting back on track with eating & exercise! Poutine! ... I love it & wish I could live where I could have it again! But, we both know what the calorie count is! LOL! Have a great week!

Cammy said...

Wow, you don't do things halfway, do you? LOL Way to get yourself back in the groove so quickly!

Lainie said...

Yum to the salad and good luck getting back on track!

Roaring Lioness said...

They sound like great things to focus on. But don't be too hard on yourself if you don't consistently achieve all four of them - any one of them will make a difference. I'm particularly impressed by you doing bootcamp, so much so I looked into whether there's such a thing near me. There is, but sadly the times don't work for me.