Happy Weigh In Thursday!
I was SO PUMPED about this week! I had a tough week as far as tracking went, but I was very aware of what went in my mouth. I know the whole “if you bite it, you write it” rule, but I think sometimes if I am having a stressful week and don’t track, I become hyper-aware due to guilt. So maybe it worked in my favor.
The big surprise from me and B? We’ve gone vegetarian! Saturday was day one of no meat. If you know me, you know I didn’t eat meat for 18 years (age 3 til 21) except when forced to “try” at dinner (Mommers… I’m sorry you had to deal with me!) so it’s not a huge change. I wasn’t an insane meat fan anyway- I won’t really miss the chicken, but I will miss meatballs and bacon.
But Big Daddy? He’s a typical meat-loving Hoosier. I don’t know that he’s gone a healthy 36 hours without meat while I’ve known him. So I was shocked when he proposed this. But he’s learning a lot in culinary school that’s spurred him to do his own research, and he’s started to feel strongly about the vegetarian lifestyle. Well actually, the vegan lifestyle more specifically. But that will be nearly impossible while he’s in culinary school, so that’s on hold. Vegetarianism is step one. I am so proud of him! As of this AM he has lost six pounds- since SATURDAY. But we’re not doing this to lose weight. It’s more about health. Health first, weight second, not the other way around.
I’m sure I’ll go into this more and more as we become cooler vegetarians. We bought a vegan cookbook to try- last night we had beet, carrot and sweet potato latkes! Yum!!!
Oh, and because we all like pictures… here’s what happened last week in the good ole 50+ community… our cornfield got cut down.
This has really helped my allergies. ((sarcasm.))
The above pictures were taken on different days. I do really love our view. Although I’m scared being outside at night. There are all sorts of critters in the field, corn or not. And there are also coyotes due to the woods behind the house…
Fun facts- through those woods would be Tony Dungy‘s old house (from when he lived here… not sure who occupies it now.) Also right past that break in the woods on the left is a huge house… it used to belong to Jim Irsay, but when he and his wife divorced she kept it. The field next to our house was their property… it was a horse farm, but the ex-wife apparently sold the land to developers. It hasn’t been developed yet though, because clearly that isn’t going too well for anyone. (I hope this is all true… it’s what Big Daddy told me so we have to hold him to it.)
Hope everyone else is having a great week!