Welcome to the Tales of a Kitchen Witch Blog.
Still on myfitnesspal, still losing weight (even though I fell of the exercise wagon for a few weeks) and I’m 24.6 pounds less as of last week! I bought the jeans in this picture on October 7th, because my old ones were falling off of me, and they are already super loose. I am constantly hitching them up and if I want to look nice I have to dry them twice on high heat so they shrink enough to stay on for a while. After a couple of hours they are sliding right off. I don’t even need to unbutton them!
I moved up a level on my workout since the last time I talked about this and it is kicking my ass. I’ve made a few more food changes as well. I no longer buy bread. The kids were eating way too much (nearly a loaf a day!) and I’d rather they have some fruit and cheese or hummus and veggies for snack than what has become the standard: a folded peanut butter sandwich nearly every hour!
Last week I planned a meatless menu, and it was awesome. I think we are going to be eating a lot less of it from now on. This week I bought just one chicken, which became soup, with a little of it reserved for tomorrow’s stir fry dinner. We drink tons of water. The kids have milk with their meals, and they love a morning cup of hot cocoa or cider, but I don’t buy soda or juice (except for company).
I stopped baking. I’ve given up on it. My stupid oven hates me. I haven’t been able to make ANYTHING turn out right. I think the temperature is wonky, so I am going to buy a thermometer, but in the meantime we have no yummy baked things to nosh on. Which totally helps me with my diet! The huz says it is because I cut my hair. Apparently I am like Samson and all my kitchen witchy awesomeness resides in my hair.
I am hoping November will be a slower month in general. October was full of craziness. Between the NPN Gathering, starting a Children’s Circle at the UU, sugar skull making, homeschooling, finishing and mailing off eight dolls, finishing my first painting, weekly play groups, working on the book, making costumes, Trick or Treating, and preparing for my first public ritual in a looooooong time (and my first time going solo, in like, ten years) -all on top of the whole taking care of four kids alone and trying to keep my sanity- I am exhausted!
I just want to spend the next few weeks writing and dabbling in painting and perhaps knocking off a few more pounds before my mother visits for Thanksgiving and the holiday season kicks into gear.