That would be me! Of course, it helps if you start the month off at your highest weight ever. I never weighed myself consistently this month, but every once in awhile I’d step on the scales. I continued to drop pounds as the month progressed until last week. By that point I decided I had enough food in the frig (from my previous adventures in cooking) that I didn’t need to do any more planning, shopping and cooking. I’m not sure if that was a good idea or not.
Since I had some pesto sauce in the frig (from a pesto salmon recipe I’d tried), I decided to enjoy some pasta with pesto. The spaghetti was yummy, but certainly filling. Then, to add insult to injury, I baked one of the pecan pies I’d planned to make for Christmas dinner with friends (which I ended up not having). So of course I had to have a couple pieces of pie every night.
The number on the scales increased a few pounds in the final few days, but I still lost (more than) one pound this month. But now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back into the groove.
I must now bid adieu to the Five Ingredients/15 Minutes cookbook. My initial plan was to use the American Heart Association Cookbook, but because it’s so large, I found myself a little overwhelmed by it. So instead I’ll be using Saving Dinner, the Low-Carb Way. The cookbook is by Leanne Ely, a nutritionist I found through Flylady. I’ll talk more about the cookbook and the Saving Dinner website at Stream of Consciousness throughout the month of January.
Oh, and Happy New Year!