Weekly Weigh-In: Less Wine Means -1.5 Lbs!

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weekly weigh in May 28

Make smarter decisions — less wine, make my own food — and the weight loss pick back up…amazing how that works!

It really is amazing what happens when you make better food choices. I’m down 1.5 pounds this week thanks to eating out less and cutting back on wine. Funny how that works.

This was also the week where I could consistently go outside and enjoy walks. The weather finally turned the corner and we said good-bye to lots of cold, wet rain. Since I’m no longer with a gym, my primary exercise right now is walking and interval running.

My eating habits and activity level are closely linked. On days where I can do a morning walk or jog, I’m much more mindful of what I shove in my mouth. So I’m grateful for the sunshine.

Grilling Season Is Here
More sunshine is in our extended forecast. When presented with the option of going out to eat or staying home and grilling, we normally opt to grill. So I’m creating a menu for the upcoming week that focuses heavily on grilling – Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs, pork and beef ribs, burgers and dogs.

And if we’re lucky on our excursion tomorrow, fresh fish. Yep, we’re going fishing in the morning. Depending on which spot the husband picks we might land a bass, trout or catfish.

Eat More Fish Challenge
This life long fish-hater started eating a little fish about 2 years ago with sushi of all things. So I’ve tried different fishes – some good and some terrible. But I’m determined to push through and let go of my hatred of fishy flavor. While I’ve designated June as my push to eat more fish (2 times a week), I think fishing more and learning how to cook seafood can help in that endeavor.

If it goes well I think I’ll start looking at creating regular monthly challenges to get me to try and prepare different foods I’ve avoided, like offal or game meat.

My mouth is watering just thinking about it…yum!

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