2 lbs. Girl’s weekend added 2 lbs and that is enough to make things a little…uncomfortable. I’m not commenting on what happened in Duluth, other than this: knitting, waffles, chocolate, chick flicks, yarn and shopping. I love my knitting peeps!
Anyway, back to 2 lbs. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but my mid-30’s have proven that it is a big deal. Running or the elliptical doesn’t cut it any more. My aging metabolism is digging its heels in and making me work 4 times as hard. So. Running, pilates, veggie-tastic meals, water and caffeine might take care of the problem. Add a great big stick, so I can beat away the calories while I sweat. And collapse on day seven, 2 lbs lighter.
Speaking of vegetables…. I’m not forgetting my quest to incorporate more organic, vegetarian food into my family’s diet. Flax seed in the PB & J sandwiches. Salads loaded with different veggies. Lots and lots of beans. More applesauce and less oils. Most recently, we enjoyed quinoa (not that the kids would ever know)…butternut squash, kale and a whole lotta sweet potato. Yum, yum and yummmmmm. As a mom, I feel better. Even if my kids don’t want to eat something, at least I’m presenting it to them. By about the 20th time around, I’m usually rewarded with a test bite. Sometimes they like it. Sometimes they don’t. But I’m doing my job. Which is what I don’t get paid for, right?