This was supposed to be 'Amazing August!' I like to claim a happy month at the beginning (September will be Super September!)
I did meet my goal weight for the month, but did not maintain my 2-ish pound 'ahead of the goal line' that i'd been maintaining. And I had several spikes from... guess what? The weekends!!! Why on earth do the weekends derail me??
I was able to meet my -20lbs mark! (And with a new hair cut and color! :))
And I even got down to 206.5 - which was my old 1/2 way (-50 lbs in 2008) mark. Here is the 2008 comparison photo:
And this was me 08/28 (still in these size 16/18 pants though!)
I tried to spend a little more time in nature this month... We went hiking a few times, and even camping!
I learned that you really can put your green onions in water and they grow back!! Try it!!!
I got a new blender when mine broke.
The better to Smoothie
And hummus with!!!
I love that thing :)
And here are some more food photos from the month...
I tried my hand at BBQ Tempeh (this needs practice lol)
Raw french onion dip - made from cashews - love this stuff!!!
veggie pizzas on gluten free crusts
Quinoa pasta with veggies and vegetarian ground crumbles
Friday night boca chick'n nuggets w/sweet potatoes and broccoli!
Chocolate peanut butter quinoa
Tropical taco salad
Strawberry creme oatmeal
Quinoa with kale, black beans, and homemade pineapple 'salsa' (used my new blender for that lol)
And another wrap - this one with black beans & corn
And i can't sign off until I share some cuteness... so here is my darling pepper - she is so sweet, so funny, and she keeps me smiling :)