This weekend also had two special events! Firstly, the hubs consumed his first Green Monster! I made it easy on the palate with:
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of 1% milk
- 2 strawberries
- 2 handfuls of spinach
I left out the protein powder because that makes it pretty bitter. Since the spinach is basically tasteless, this was just a green strawberry banana smoothie. He liked it!
The second big event was that I weighed myself. I don't own a scale but happened to come across one at my in-laws. I haven't weighed myself in a few months. I am down about 5 pounds! For the first time in my adult (or teenage, or even pubescent) life, I have cracked 160 and weigh 159. The pursuit of health is not about numbers, but I can't help but be filled with happiness over this. I walk that precarious line between ecstatic and cautious. Scales and numbers can become an obsessive habit. A part of me doesn't care what the scale says, I just want to eat healthy and exercise (oh yeah, about that...). The other part of me has a very defined number in my head that is the Ultimate Goal. What happens when that Ultimate Goal is reached, I have no idea! So I try to just focus on the healthy eating part. That I can do no problem.
I will post tonight with pictures from today. For dinner, I am making a curried eggplant with tomatoes and basil recipe, served over quinoa with a dollop of yogurt. A great meal for a rainy day! Did I mention that it's the 1st of June and I am wearing a sweater? Welcome to Canada.