Yikes – it’s already almost the sixth month of the year! I’ve been feeling really good about how I’ve been eating, and even though June is still two days away, I decided I didn’t want to wait two more days before having my monthly weigh-in. So, this morning, I stepped on the scale.
DOWN FIVE POUNDS SINCE MAY FIRST!
Very exciting news. It wasn’t a complete surprise, since I’ve weighed myself a couple times over the past few weeks to see how I’m doing, but I’m still elated, especially since this month was a challenge, what with my surgery and my inability to exercise afterwards (I’m still not able to fully exercise, but I am walking a lot). I still have 10 pounds to go before I lose the 15 that I gained when I fell off the wagon, but I’m getting there!
This puts my weight at 252 pounds. That’s a 150-pound loss from my all-time high of 402 pounds.
I have a few more photos to share – a produce haul from the supermarket! I got back from my trip to Colorado to a kitchen completely devoid of fresh produce. It was a calculated move on my part – I bought just enough food before Colorado to last me, without having to risk anything spoiling while I was out of town. Now I was in desperate need of fruits and veggies, so I headed to the store.
A lot of thought of consideration went into this shopping excursion, because I only need enough food for 5 days. Next week, I’m heading out of town again – and this time for over 2 weeks – so I needed enough food to get me through, without buying too much and throwing stuff away.
Here’s the fruit I picked up:
Apples, bananas, a lemon, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries, pears, and cherries. The cherries were on sale for $1.88 a pound (a GREAT price), and the blueberries were 4 cartons for $5 (another GREAT price), so I couldn’t resist. The plan is to eat the non-berry items first, because I know I can always freeze the berries if I don’t get to them.
As for veggies:
Tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, brussel sprouts, and red bell peppers (which were 3 for $1 – amazing!). Carrots are hearty and will probably last through my trip if I don’t get to them, so the plan is to eat those last.
If you’re a long-time reader of the blog, than you’ll know my love for oddly-colored vegetables (here’s proof, proof, and more proof). The store had beautiful purple and orange cauliflower, and I was so tempted, but I ended up passing, because I just didn’t think I could eat it in time.
Look at that color! As the classic saying goes, “there will be plenty of time for purple cauliflower.” Didn’t Confucius say that? Or was it Aesop? Or did I make it up just now? I’m not exactly sure, but I do know this…
…Keep it up, David!