Thank you I certainly did!
My boss was out traveling and the receptionist and he have devised a plan to get a vegan chocolate cake for everyone tomorrow, when he'll be back and when we'll celebrate my birthday 2 days after the fact. That's really nice of them. So tomorrow I will be indulging in delicious Whole Foods vegan chocolate cake. Mmmm....
Then Saturday I'm going to the East Bay to celebrate with my family, and they're pretty much admittedly clueless about vegan desserts, so I said I'd bring something vegan. I might just get the same cake. Maybe I'll be so caked out I won't want any though.
So I have been jumping around this forum and I found there is now an Ask A Star-McDougaller section which I think is a good idea. I started a thread requesting they post their favorite recipes. This should help me out. I've run into a creative roadblock sometimes.
My stupid cupboard idea* isn't working. It just doesn't jive with my soul, that's all I can say. I already have plans to chuck** the frozen soup I don't like and donate the frozen stew veggies to my roommates. Why suffer? I'd much rather actually eat healthier and enjoy my food than rebel because all I have are cans of beans in the house. (And frozen stew veggies which I don't like.) Now I love beans, that's not what I'm saying, they just have to have something to go with them (unless they're chickpeas).
*that would be the "finish everything in my cupboard because I'm so broke" idea
On that note this morning on the walk to work I bought 2 white sweet potatoes. If only I had had a red bell pepper last night, I could've made my hummus. That combo is really good. Alas.
So my "eat everything in the cupboards" (which also included the freezer) only lasted exactly 1 day. However, I'm much happier knowing I'm going to be buying only stuff I really like in the future. And anyway what I buy is usually pretty cheap. So I guess I will slowly
finish everything in the cupboard.
I also found there is a Mike Teehan excursion thread in the MWL forum where people post their weight loss or weigh ins on Friday. I am thinking of joining that. The accountability will be tremendous for me, for one. And for two, I'll finally lose that 1 or 2 dress sizes so all my old clothes will fit. Gonna be lookin' good soon.
I have to wait until Friday to post. I hope they don't mind me joining a little bit late. I missed the first Friday weigh in. This will also be good because I've already forgotten to weigh myself everyday for the spreadsheet I made (what can I say? I'm busy) and I'll only have to weigh myself once a week.
Think I'll post my meals and exercise here though. I am going to try and find Sactobob's food blog for some ideas.
I haven't swum and have only walked a bit to and from work. It got suddenly cold so I'll just hold onto my swim tickets until the sun should peek out again. In fact, I'm thinking of walking to CVS and buying myself another heater. Mine is a year old and it feels a bit slow to heat up the room.