Saturday, July 23, 2016
I'm about two weeks into my Prediabetic Journey, and I've lost about 10 lbs according the my bathroom scale. My scale, mind you, gives me a different weight depending on the position of my arms (on my hips, hanging by my side, etc.) so I highly doubt its accuracy. Either way, though, there's been some results. It's certainly the combination of eating less and moving more. Once you get started, it can be quite addicting. Of course, I've had days where I break down and eat a piece of pizza, a burger, or a donut. I don't want to live life without tasting things I love, so I don't dwell on it, and I just continue my progress the next day.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Hello Foodie Friends! I have got a special post for you today! Today's post is sponsored by my friends at Little Bearfox Farm. Little Bearfox Farms is two farmers focusing all of their efforts on growing tomatoes this year. They have 400 heirloom tomato plants, in 30 different varieties, and 400 conventional tomatoes making a whopping total of 800 tomato plants on about a third of an acre! Wowza, that is a lot of tomatoes. When I say friends, the great thing is- those guys are seriously my friends. My husband and I are actually renting them a strip of our property to farm on. The farmers are here working the ground every day, and we have all been patiently waiting for the first ripe tomato, which thankfully arrived last week.
However in the meantime, there's no need to panic because green tomatoes are a treat in themselves. Especially when your mother is a southerner and you know what to do with those babies.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
I first learned that I was prediabetic in January of 2015. My workplace was doing a wellness check for free, and we could receive health insurance for free by completing it. When I saw the numbers and the range that I fell into, I wasn't surprised. At first I thought, "oh well, that's what happens when you're fat." Since then, though, it's been slowly eating away at me. The idea that I could be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes within 10 years is terrifying. I'm not even 30 yet, and I'm already at risk for something so serious and life-changing.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Burgers deserve to be a food group of their own. The perfect trifecta of protein, carbs and veggies is hard to deny. Some burgers are better than others, but a burger that I don't like is few and far between. When I stopped eating dairy, restaurant burgers became an easy choice when eating out. When in doubt, a hamburger is usually free of milk or cheese. I learned quickly that there are two distinctly different ways that you can make a burger. The first is "pub style" which I have always considered a burger baseball. The patty is thick and bulges in the middle. You know you're going to get this style of burger when they ask how you want your burger cooked. The other kind is "diner style". This patty is flat and the meat is spread even over the whole surface of the bun. Everybody gets to pick their favorite style, and mine is diner. And that's what you are going to read about today.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The 4th of July in the good ol' US of A is all about freedom to wear red, white and blue without prejudice no matter how tacky, country music in the backyard, small town parades and grilling your eats. I seriously miss having a grill. Our apartments don't allow for any grills, and it's seriously a buzzkill. It's like the song goes, "they paved paradise and put up a parking lot." Sorry for the ear worm peeps!