"Oh, I may be on the side of the angels...but don't think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock, The Reichenbach Fall

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Muffins for church

Tomorrow is the third Sunday of the month.  We have fellowship after the service, and Brian wanted us to bake something for this.  So, we are baking the Banana-Wheat Germ Muffins from Veganomicon.  This is an entirely new recipe for me, so I am eager to see how they turn out.  They are baking as I write this.  I don't want to eat any of them tonight, but I am thinking we should try them just to see if they are good.  Maybe I will have Brian try one.

The rest of today's meals were good - pancakes from Vegan With A Vengeance for breakfast.  Lunch was General Tso's Tofu at Hunan Garden.  Then for dinner I made beans and rice (Amy cooked the rice a few days ago), and Roasted Brussels Sprouts for dinner.

This morning, after I dropped off the kids at the school (it was Tag Day where they go out and get donations for the music program), I had to take my mom to the medical lab to get blood work done.  For some reason, I was really jittery.  I finally had to leave her there, and go back to her house & get Chris to go pick her up.  It was kind of scary, and I'm not sure exactly what caused it.  One other negative thing - I haven't gotten to do any more water aerobics this week.  Next week I will do better.  Amy and I are both looking forward to Monday night. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Teens cooking vegan

My son Brian and daughter Amy made a delicious shepherd's pie last night.  A nice touch was the topping of Daiya, which was Brian's idea.  Mmmm.  I would like more of it tonight, but I doubt we have time.  I could eat shepherd's pie just about every night of the week if I had to.  It is so easy to make, I only had to give them minimal instructions (I was ill last night when I arrived home, and still had to take my other teen, Chris, to the pharmacy to pick up some meds).  We have grown used to cooking vegan - to tell you the truth, they don't like overdoing the meat these days, though Brian & Amy still eat it.  Chris has been vegetarian now for, oh, I believe 7 or 8 years.  He still hasn't taken the vegan plunge.  He's very resistant to that.  Oh well, give him time.  I know it took a lot of years for me to take the plunge.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Back in the swim!

First night back at water aerobics last night - what a night!  I was a bit sore after class, but I took my diclofenac (for knee pain) and when I went to sleep, I slept like a LOG.  I woke up this morning, and felt GREAT!  And it's raining, which was a surprise, since often when it rains, my knees are more painful, especially my left one.  The class is as I remember it.  Daughter Amy went with me, and she said it only felt like 10 minutes in the water, rather than the hour the class lasted.  My goal this week is to go both Monday and Saturday.  Next week, I will add the Tuesday/Thursday cycling at 6 pm to the mix.  Then the next week, I will try to add another night of work on my own.  I may also try aqua Zumba, but that ends May 23rd.

Another change - small but good - asking for veggies instead of fries with entrees.

 Not sure what is for dinner tonight.  The kids have rehearsal until 5.

Update: On Friday, May 18th, I was weighed at the doctor's office.  I've lost 6 more pounds!  WOOHOO!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Adding exercise to the mix

I've been a bit amiss in writing here.  The pain in my knee has gotten really bad.  So, I have got to redouble my efforts and put exercise into the mix for weight loss to happen.  Eating more veggies is good, but not enough.  My goal is water aerobics (deep water) 3 times a week, and spinning at least twice a week or more.  Sunday will be the day to rest, but I could walk or do something that day just for fun.  First order of business - on payday, rejoin the Y.  Next, start going to H2O aerobics at least twice a week.  Add a third day when I can (when my schedule allows) and add the spinning classes soon thereafter.  Amy is going to do water aerobics with me.  I just hope she likes it.