I cleaned out my closet after work yesterday. I had been putting it off for the past...year or so. I had all of my "big girl" clothes and was terrified of getting rid of them. What if I gain the weight back? What if I need them? I can't afford to re-buy them again? After a lot of shopping in Greensboro this past weekend, I needed more closet space...that's when it dawned on me. Time to let it go. The clothes served me well, but I will not gain the weight back. Holding onto the clothes in fear was merely enabling me to do so. So, I have 2 trash bags and 2 shopping bags full of clothes to go to Goodwill. Time to live in the now.
I also realized, I need new running shoes! I have over 300 miles on mine. A fact that absolutely thrilled and surprised me. I have ran over 250 miles since May of 2009 and I know I ran at least 50 in the month leading up to that when I got my shoes in March. I have never had to replace shoes in less than a year, but mine have much wear and tear with little holes popping up. I look at them proudly. :)
Last night I made a very yummy Oven Fried Chicken. I found the recipe on FoodNetwork.com, but I fiddled with it a little.
1/3 cups crispy rice cereal
1/2 cups bagel chips or Melba toasts
3/4 teaspoon hot paprika
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cups plain fat free yogurt
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 chicken breast halves (about 3 ounces each)
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F. Set a rack on a foil-lined baking sheet and generously coat the rack with cooking spray.
Finely grind the cereal and bagel chips in a food processor and transfer to a large resealable plastic bag. Add the paprika, 2 teaspoons salt, and pepper to taste and toss.
Whisk yogurt and the mustard in a shallow bowl. Add the chicken and turn to coat, then transfer to the bag; seal and shake to coat. Place the chicken on the rack and mist with cooking spray.
Bake until the chicken is crisp and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 160 degrees F, about 22 minutes.
I figured 4 points per 3 oz. breast half.
I paired it with some Zucchini Fries and I made up some dipping sauce for them using 2 Tbsp of the fat free plain yogurt and a few drops of Sriracha Chili Sauce.
It was a comfort food dinner for sure, but it was YUMMY!
This morning, I added more spinach to my smoothie, this time it was banana, mango and soy milk. I love these things! The extra spinach made my smoothie very green and it tasted a little...well, green. I probably need to work on the mix a little, but it wasn't bad.
I was supposed to get out of bed and do yoga this morning but the sleep monster won today, plus I was all cuddled up with the husband and that's something we rarely get to do working such different hours so I decided yoga could wait until tonight.
Hmm, I think that might be all I have for you today. Sorry it's all over the place, but that's where I am today!
For those of you who have lost weight, do you hold onto your bigger clothes for a long time or pack them up as you go down a size?