|Hapa Grill's Crab-stuffed Shrimp and Furikake Salmon|
I know that after a year of building up a Healthy Go life (late 2012 - 2013), I ought to be disciplined enough to make the healthier choices regularly, so that whenever and whatever challenges may come, I am able to face it and not have my weight go up and down so much anymore. I thought I was building those habits up, but what I realized recently was that I hadn’t; I had built up habits that worked for me as long as I had a fairly regular schedule, structured by outside forces. I did not control the schedule or the structure, so when my schedule became irregular again, so did the HG life - something to work on.
The fact that I stuck with it fairly well for a year, and that I’m continuing on, is fantastic to me. I’ve slacked this past year, got a bit disappointed with myself, and things tend to take awhile for me to assess what I am definitely going to do next, but I’m determined to keep on with it.
Making changes that stick is what I am mainly seeking, like how I haven’t had soda in years. Treat drinks or liquid refreshments remain a weakness for me, they just change appearance and taste. I’ve been upping the water intake and lowering the iced mochas over the last two weeks, which is a good start as a hot summer is on its way! If I can get myself habitually drinking more water, it would be great. “If?” When.
Current mode: processing and testing….
Various meals since last time:
Mother’s Day meal, Hapa Grill - Mom had some kind of crab-stuffed shrimp (pictured above: left). I had the Furikake Salmon with garlic mash and steamed veggies (pictured above: right). I think they fried the salmon, so it wasn’t entirely healthy but oh so tasty!
More Greek/ Mediteranean from the Greek Corner - this time, I had the beef and lamb gyro with Greek salad, split into two meals. I used very little sauce for taste. It’s pretty much the same stuff, just more, as the beef and lamb gyro sandwich that I’ve had before, but putting it together myself. I think I’ll go with the “sandwich” style, as it’s easier for me to manage and still satisfies me for two meals.
|The Greek Corner's Beef and Lamb Gyro with Greek Salad|
Pan Seared Salmon on a bed of spinach and mushroom salad with artichoke - the salad is easy. A simple salt, pepper, garlic and lemon juice seasoning of the salmon. Artichoke - I’ve gone from over-steaming (to be thorough) to slightly under-steaming - I’ve got to watch that more closely. I had it just right the previous time.
Asparagus fries - a recipe I found on Pinterest. I put too much salt and pepper this time. I don’t really like how it tastes when it’s cooled, but I will try the recipe again to see if the seasoning and production changes improve the experience.
Sushi - locally, one of the places I like for quick sushi is Ninja Sushi. Pictured is their Salmon Skin Temaki. It’s crunchy mixed with spicy sauce.
|Ninja Sushi's Salmon Skin Temaki|
Clam Chowder - I really like clam chowder, but there’s a theory that I’m allergic to a preservative in the canned versions, so I only have it once or twice a year now unless I get fresh clam chowder at a restaurant. I was in the mood for itchy skin, so I braved it one day recently.
|Progresso's Clam Chowder|
On the agenda for tonight is corned beef cabbage - yum! Oh, yes - I’m making dinner.
Still terrible with the exercising. I’ve got a date with the jumprope today. I’ve been experiencing soreness in my side so am a little concerned about it. Maybe it’s just that I’ve got to detach from the computer and the desk, because I don’t have a proper chair to sit on here. However, the last six months of the new bed has been wonderful - my lower back doesn’t hurt as much in the morning anymore!
Right, so… exercising… need to do more of that.
I don’t have much more to say so… the end.