Wow! I can hardly believe it’s been almost two months since I last posted! I want to apologize to everyone for just disappearing, and to all of you whose blogs I normally read and have been neglecting lately. I know I’ve mentioned in my last few posts (which were already becoming infrequent) that I was having a hard time staying motivated to write, and it appears that although I thought I was getting my groove back, I was wrong.
I’m not sure if I have just been run down, or if it is just work that’s been keeping me busy and sapping my energy, or if there is something else going on, but I am trying to get out of this seeming creative block that I’ve been in since sometime after my trip in February. Happily, I have not lost my drive to continue on my journey to become healthier, I just haven’t been writing about it.
Let me see…last time I posted an update with you all, I was at 114.8 pounds down. Today, I weighed in at 165.9, for a total loss of 120.1 pounds! I’m just under 16 pounds away from my goal of 150! I can hardly believe that I’m getting so close, or that I did it without resorting to a bunch of fat free, sugar free, prepackaged foods! Wow! What a journey it has been! Below is a before and after photo that I assembled with an app on my iPad. The left was taken about 3 days before I started Weight Watchers in February 2017, and the one on the right was taken today.
I believe that last time I posted, I mentioned that I had bought a couple of new cookbooks. Well, a few weeks ago I bought another after a friend, and fellow Weight Watchers member posted pictures of a recipe she had made, and also told me that all of the recipes had been added to the app. The book is the Yum & Yummer cookbook, and since I had already had my eye on this one, it was an easy decision to buy it. Yes, I know there are tons of recipes online, but I LOVE cookbooks.
In the short time since I bought it, I’ve already made about 3 or 4 recipes from this book and have about every other page bookmarked to try, the recipes look that good. And best of all most of them use ingredients that I already have on hand, so I don’t have to go hunting for weird ingredients I’ve never used before, and may never use again.
While I can’t share the recipes with you, I can show you yummy pictures of the Silky Butternut Squash Soup I made from the book!
I’ve made this recipe twice already, because it was just that delicious! If you love cookbooks like I do, I recommend browsing this one at the bookstore to see if the recipes appeal to you.
That’s it for me for today. Hopefully I can get myself back into a schedule and don’t fall off the face of the earth for another month or so. I am going to really try, hard, to get my creative juices flowing again. Thanks for bearing with me in the meantime.