Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy, Happy Anniversary to Me... Blog!

Okay, kind of anti climatic since I missed my actual blog anniversary (May 3rd), MORE than a few days, but still "woo hoo!" been blogging for a year now. It's been an interesting year- for me anyway. I definitely tried more recipes (one of my goals), exercised more now and again (with a few stalls), ate more fruits and vegetables (esp with my organic veggie delivery), fell off the wagon a number of times ("events" seem to be my downfall) and got to know many of you much better through reading YOUR blogs. In terms of success: I lost 20 pounds this year. Not quite the 40 I'd hoped for, but I'm still working on it. I know that my smaller sized clothes (from my stash) fit me much better and I definitely feel like I'm treating my body better. :)

Sorry I've been mia this week AND missed my HYC check in. Had a rough week after pulling my back on Monday night. I've been enjoying my sessions with my new and shiny chiropractor, though. I'm a new believer in being pulled like a pretzel. ;) I did my first run- walk tonight since being injured. I also did step at lunch, too. So far, so good. We signed up for that 5K in June, so I want to keep up on the training.

I had a nice Mother's Day, but had a few too many fatty foods. I find it upsets my stomach now. Like the underlying Weight Watcher principal: moderation is the key. Sometimes I go a little crazy, but I know it doesn't make me feel great in the end. So I should work on having less of those crazy eating sessions this coming year, eh?

In recipe news, I tried a few. One was from "The Best Light Recipe" from the editors of Cook's Illustrated. I found it at the library and knowing my gf's love of Cook's Illustrated magazine, I checked it out right away. It looks like it has a lot of good recipes. The chicken pictured above has a "Honey, Mustard and Garlic Wet Rub" (1 point) on it from the book. The ingredients are as follows:
1 tbsp veg oil
3 garlic cloves minced
2 tsp honey
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp fresh rosemary
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 salt

The asparagus recipe I found in another cookbook- super fast: basically sprinkled with garlic powder and roasted. It also called for slivered almonds, but I didn't have any, so I skipped them.
Hope you all had a very nice Mother's Day! This is one of my beautiful M's D cards, definitely the best gift of all (even next to my fancy new Ipod docking station/alarm clock). :)


Mama Bear June said...

Happy Blogiversary! :-) You've done an awesome job over the past year, losing 20 pounds and making healthier choices. That's what it's all about! I started my blog 2 years ago and have lost 28 pounds in that time. So your loss rate is definitely better than mine! :-)
Path to Health

blendergrl said...

Happy anniversary!! Sounds like you had a great mother's day.

I know about back pain.. don't overdo it!

Cammy said...

I *adore* my chiropractor, too! (I call him Dr. Goode Hands.*G*)

Happy Blog Anniversary and congratulations on a great year! You might not have achieved the number goal you wanted, but you definitely didn't sit still! I'm looking forward to sharing another great year with you!

carla said...


You have achieved a lot and encouraged & helped many over this year Oh Crumbling Muffin Top!

JanetM97 said...

Thanks for the great year, ladies! :)

SeaShore said...

Happy blogiversary!