(Above the clouds-heading back home to see my mom)
It's been awhile since I last made a post! It feels like life is just moving so fast right now. In the past couple of weeks, I found out my mom had the beginning stages of uterine cancer, she had surgery, and I went home to be with her for a few days. It was a completely unexpected trip home. It had been less than a month since I was last home but I was so happy I was able to be there with her.
As soon as I got back home from my trip, I decided to go back to my weight loss roots. I decided to go back to Weight Watchers. Weight Watchers is what I lost the majority of my weight with and I was been struggling so much recently that I really felt like I just needed to go back to the beginning. Unfortunately, I have gained about 10 pounds since moving to Asheville and I am not happy about it. Little by little, the weight has been creeping back up and I am not okay with that and it's time for me to do something about it. So, that's what I am doing.
(I did my own version of the WW Food Journal to save some $)
Currently, I am not really at a place where I can afford the $40 a month for WW Monthly Pass so I am pretty much doing it on my own. I printed off my own version of the food journal and I can still access the message boards which was the only thing I really used from the e-tools when I paid every month. Plus, I am going to a local gym right now and taking quite a few classes. I feel like that gives me some accountability. I purchased a Groupon this summer and decided to save it until it got cold outside. It will last until the end of December and then I will have to decide if I will continue with the gym or try out some specials at other gyms around the area. I really do love taking the class though and I think I might want to stay with this gym. I am currently taking Kickboxing, Spinning and Boot Camp. I love how I get pushed to work harder in classes. It's a great sense of accomplishment!
My first week back on Weight Watchers felt successful. I used all of the activity points I earned and only 3 of the extra weekly points. I feel like that's a success. I haven't weighed myself yet though. I plan to do that either tonight or tomorrow. I think Tuesday will be my WW weigh in day.
I did a lot of food prep this weekend along with taking a spinning and kickboxing class. I tried out two new recipes that you can find online! Here they are:
Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna from the Peas and Thank You Blog
Black Bean Quinoa Burgers from Vegetarian Times Magazine
I loved both of these recipes. I doubled up on the recipe for the burgers so I could freeze a lot of them. I love doing this because it's so much cheaper and so much less processed than frozen vegan burgers at the store. I also loved the idea of the zucchini as lasagna noodles. It worked perfectly and it tasted delicious. I didn't even miss the pasta especially since there's quinoa in the lasagna. I would definitely recommend both of these recipes.