Long Time, No See
Aug. 4, 2012 1:06 pm
Updated: Aug. 4, 2012 4:27 pm
Almost 6 months has passed since I last made an entry here. Wow. SOOO much has happened:
That's not the entirety of my life, of course. :) The day-to-day grind of a full-time job and the week-to-week joy of serving in our church's children's ministry adds to the fun.
- My husband and I went on a 25th anniversary cruise. (Thank you, dear, for 25 amazing years!)
- My oldest daughter graduated from college in May.
- My youngest daughter finished her freshman year in college.
- My stepfather was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late June.
People who know that I am trying to eat vegetarian-ly often ask me, "Are you still doing that?" It's getting a little easier. I still cheat on cheese, although I don't go overboard (at least I don't think I do). I will try the vegetarian cheese shreds next.
I used the Galaxy Nutritional Foods Veggie Slices/Swiss for my veggie burger this afternoon and was pleasantly surprised. Not bad!
I'm also using the myfitnesspal.com website to track calories. I have lost almost 4 pounds in three weeks. I did notice on one day that the dreaded sugar craving familiar to vegetarians struck me with a vengeance! I'm back on track now. I see my doctor
in two weeks, and I expect to be stuck (haha--lab tests!). I'll see whether those cholesterol levels have budged in response to my ongoing vegetarian efforts.
I am marinating salmon right now, using the Honey-Ginger Grilled Salmon recipe from this website. I do allow salmon on the "vegetarian" diet since it's supposed to be so good for cholesterol levels. It's fun to try the various salmon recipes, and my husband
loves them. I think he just likes it when I cook for him. :) (That's an inside thing. He works an hour away, and works late on most nights. We can rarely eat together on a weeknight.)
It's a beautiful but HOT day here. I have ticked off four things from my to-do list; marinating the salmon was one of them. I'm off to tick off something else!