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Losing, Cooking And Japanese Groceries

Woohoo!  I did it, guys!  I put on 1.5lbs and went back down by 2.5lbs.  That is a net loss of one pound.  I knew not to stress too much!!  (Phew!)  Now, just to keep back on track and moving in the same direction.  Now I am getting excited about next week’s weigh in.  Life is definitely heading in the right direction when you get excited about getting on the scales!

Omg omg omg!!  I'm SO happy!!

Omg omg omg!! I’m SO happy!!

Going through all kinds of slow cooker recipes to cook up some healthy goodness.  I figure that would equal multi-tasking when it comes to cooking ahead.  I could have something on the go in the slow cooker and then have the stove free to make something else.  At the same time!  (Yeah, I am an overachiever sometimes.)  Then I would have lots to pack up in my new, fun containers, or mini food storage facilities, as I like to call them!  And a whole week of lazy freedom of not cooking at all.

Well, if I can get it all done in one day, then I am happy.

Well, if I can get it all done in one day, then I am happy.

Except for the fact that we just ordered a whole bunch of food from a Japanese grocery store near Toronto.  I am getting pretty excited about that delivery; I love Japanese food!  Can’t wait to get my “ryori tsukurimashou” on!  That’s Japanese for “let’s cook this [bleep] up!”  I love that stuff and no, not one bit of what we ordered is sushi.  There is way more to eat than sushi, guys!  And I can’t wait to get my hands on it!  This is going to be a good week, indeed!

Back at 'er!

Back at ‘er!

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The Food Court? BRING IT!

Apparently, I am a blogging fool at the moment.  Each day I feel compelled to share some obstacle or wee triumph I got through during the day.  And today is no exception.  I guess I will ride this wave for as long as it lasts!

We went out today for a couple of appointments.  Right next to the mall.  Appointments that wrapped up just a bit after lunchtime.  Which means, we didn’t have lunch at the normal time and were getting pretty hungry by the time we were done and decided to check out the mall (yes, that’s right folks!  I remembered to eat today!!).  You know, the mall….it has a food court.  Aaaaahhhhhh!!!!  And I was really hungry at this point.

The food Court was packed!

Not our food court, but you get the picture. (Pun toootally intended!)

But again…another day of being surprised!  The smells and aromas wafted, flowed and wrapped themselves around me, trying to tempt, coax and lull me into a sense of “wellll…I can just make up for it by eating only celery for supper tonight…because, hey, no matter how many points I eat now, celery is 0 points…so I should just go for it” [cue salivation here…but not for celery].  Luckily for me, whenever I looked at what are usually tempting choices, I was overcome with a sense of “meh” and nothing really got me excited.  The Thai fast food joint wasn’t reeeally that authentic; the “southern food” place had really disgusting looking Chinese food type of fare so the confusion between their marketing and the actual food just turned me off; the actual Chinese food place was slightly tempting until I saw the fried rice that was clearly boiled; the Japanese food place that touts itself as “Made in Japan” where no one was Japanese, and the food, while an interesting twist on Japanese food, was most certainly not dishes found or made in Japan; A&W and KFC were just out of the question (bleeech); which left the healthier choices.  I really wanted to get something from the Mediterranean or Greek place, but then remembered that I would have no clue how many points those were with WW and had no way to measure the food.  Sooo…I went to Subway and rocked it with a 6″ turkey sub combo…cleverly choosing apples instead of chips or cookies, thank-you-very-much!  I knew the points for that and was very happily full by the end!  Not only that, I was blown away by (and frankly, confused by) my lack of interest in the sinful food!

Seafood and Tofu Don - Uchiwa Japanese Cuisine

Not quite Japanese, but looks tasty just the same!

Just so pleased with myself for dodging the dietary bullets again today and making some smart choices that didn’t cause me to feel like I was giving anything up!!  Wheeee!!!  (Happy dance!)

Oh, and that pedometer shenanigans?  Hit the 10,000 mark today!  Booyah!  (Does anyone actually still say that?)  Although I have a sneaking suspicion that a couple of hundred steps registered as a result of our very jerky bus ride (yeah, that’s right, we don’t have a car.  sad sigh.)…but we shall just let that slide this time…

And finally, going to put these pics up so as to be able to take a look back and see where I started because I am bound and determined to make it history…and keep it there.

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