Another year, another diet

I haven’t gained or lost any weight since my last update, as far as I know. Last I checked, I was in the low 380s. I’m getting married in September, I want to have kids in the next couple of years- it’s time to take my body seriously. Seriously. I’m tracking with SparkPeople- I now [...]

A Good Week

So, last week I was offered and accepted a permanent, full time job- something I’ve been looking for for the past year and a half. I also lost 4 pounds! Things are really looking up. (It’s not really four pounds in one week- I’m sure that I had pre-menstrual water weight last week, which is [...]

Recipe: Summertime Couscous Salad

I made dinner for my father and his husband for Father’s Day this year, and this was my favorite part. So many good, fresh vegetables, a light, clean dressing, and the chickpeas make it very filling. This makes a ton- about 10 1-cup servings.
Summertime Couscous Salad
Original recipe at Recipezaar
Ingredients
5 7/8 ounces couscous
2 cloves garlic, chopped [...]

Have to try harder, it’s not going as well as I’d like

I know it’s not Sunday; I was busy with Father’s Day things. I made my father and his husband a delicious and healthy meal of couscous salad, grilled asparagus, and barbecued chicken. I was so busy cooking I barely touched the shrimp and goat cheese appetizers that I made. I would have been way under [...]

One Year Until First Major Goal Date

Things are going well, I guess. Fitday.com report for the first week- average 2099 2137 (forgot to add the gingersnaps and milk I ate right before bed last night) calories, 31% fat, 42% carbs, 21% protein. The helpful people in the 300+ 3 Fat Chicks forum are telling me that I have headaches in the [...]

Recipe: Salmon Teriyaki Skewers with Pineapple

What has made this new beginning a heck of a lot easier is the fact that I recently bought a charcoal grill, and it is so easy to make healthy, tasty food on the grill. This is one of the first new recipes I tried. I ate about a serving and a half, it was [...]

Change of Plans (re: blogging, not weight loss)

Ok. Not going to post food logs here- it’s too much work to type them out, and no one wants to read them anyway. The plan is still one weekly substantive post, on Sundays. If you really want to see what I’m eating, look here. (Fitday.com, username is quixotickate.)

Getting Started

Today I weigh 381 pounds. My weight goal is to weigh 175 pounds by May 27, 2012, just before my 31st birthday. I’m planning to post a food and exercise log daily, and a substantive post every Sunday. We’ll see how that goes. This is the second or third time I’ve tried to start a [...]