One snail

One snail

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Finally using my new scale!

A while back, I won a great scale in a give-a-way from Tracy at My Tiny Tank.  It's an EatSmart scale.  I got it in the mail, and before I could start using it, or take any pictures, I got sick.  :-(

However, now I am well, and I got out my new scale today!  Here are some pictures of its first use:
New scale on left...old scale on right!  

Weighing out 1 oz of Tillamook Medium Cheddar.  (When I have cheese, I would rather have a small amount of the real stuff.)

I am vegetarian, so rely on cheese and dairy for some of my protein.  Rather than buy the expensive pre-packaged string cheese, babybels or cheddar squares, I buy a larger size from Costco and slice it myself.  Of course, cheese is on the high-fat side, so I want to stay very aware of how much I'm having!  I've been using an antiquated scale...maybe from the 70's?  (Okay, I'm making that up, but it IS very old and I think it's actually supposed to be a postal scale.)

This new scale makes it SO easy to measure out 1 ounce, and put it in separate ziplocks. All ready to go into my bento-box-style lunch box for work (from Laptop Lunches)  Then I re-use the ziplocks for the next round.

Thanks SO much to Tracy at MyTinyTank (her facebook page is here:  MyTinyTank) and to Karen at EatSmart Products (their facebook page is here: EatSmartProducts) for this wonderful gift!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Feeling better...

Well, that flu thing caught up to me.  I had a flu shot, and thought since I'd made it through January (the first month after my surgery) that my immune system had  I have now been sick nearly two weeks, and luckily just have the cough and some head congestion left.  (I kind of feel like my head is underwater...weird.)

During this time, I have not done hardly anything I am supposed to.  I didn't log my food.  I didn't exercise.  I didn't get in all my vitamins.  I certainly didn't get in all my protein, since I had several days of broth and popsicles  due to the yucky sore throat. :-(

However, I didn't gain, and actually kept slowly losing.  Of course that may change now that I'm getting back to eating "normally" (well, normal for my tiny tummy).  I've actually lost 90 pounds now total--50 since surgery in December.  :-)

I'm WAY behind at work (have been doing online work at home even), so don't have much time to say a lot more, but wanted to get a post in here to help me in getting back in the swing of things.

Hope everyone is doing well, and I look forward to catching up on your blogs soon...hopefully this weekend.