I've been tracking WW PointsPlus and attending meetings now for the past 2.5-3 weeks. I've also been getting some GREAT workouts in...to the tune of 72 activity points (despite the broken toe!)!! And guess what??? I FEEL GREAT!!! Imagine that right. By Wednesday, all of my holiday weight should be gone (3 more pounds). But I still have so much more to go. I've realized that it would take an absolute miracle for me to hit my "135 by 35" goal. That's okay. It's still a tall order, but I'm shooting for 150 by April 13. For reference, I was 184.8 at WW on Wednesday. So 35 pounds in 12 weeks...it'll be tough...but it's do-able.
After breaking my toe, I took two days off (sulking). I then realized that I could hit the local community center up and use their stationary bikes. I did recumbent the first day (13.1 miles in 60 minutes) and regular stationary bike the next (8.1 in 35 minutes). Quickly getting bored with cycling, I soon started on the elliptical. I've been getting good 5-6 mile workouts (63-78 minutes) in hoping that when I'm ready to run again, those workouts will translate well for my endurance. Let's hope!
I love sweet sandwich peppers! I've been enjoying them on sandwiches and wraps lately. Until I realized that the second ingredient was high fructose corn syrup! Yuck! So, I set off on a quest to find a recipe to make my own. This week I picked up all my ingredients at the grocery store. The peppers I bought were sooooo pretty! Finally, today, I decided I better get busy before my peppers turned ugly. So super easy! I used double all the liquids. There just wasn't enough liquid for all those peppers. I also cooked the peppers for 4 minutes, instead of the 2-3 it called for. The result...I really like them. They are not as sweet as the store bought ones. They are also more tangy (because of the apple cider vinegar)...but they are good. And SOOOoooo pretty! Don't you think?