Tuesday, June 1, 2010

May in Review

I spent the month of May tracking my calories to ensure I was getting enough to prevent any more weight loss. It has been very difficult to maintain the tracking and very difficult to get enough calories on the really bad days. Some of the dishes require things like marinading that makes calculating the calories difficult. I felt often like I was spending a good deal of time on these calculations and they were still largely approximations. The former type-A in me is frustrated with the level of uncertainty, however unavoidable.

The good news is that I've found several wonderful new recipes that are summer appropriate. When I first started eating better most of the recipes were lentil, bean, or gourd based. In other words, only the kind of foods you want to eat in the fall and winter. As the weather warms my cravings are intense for fruits, salads, sandwiches, and other light dishes. I can hardly wait to move back to the Midwest and start my own garden so that I'll be able to indulge in more of the wonderful berries I love so much.

My goal for June is to discover more affordable, tasty summer dishes. I get bored so easily with food I can even get sick of my favorite dishes if I have them every week. I think I will back off the calorie counting on good days and focus more on the bad days and any new dishes.

How was your May?


  1. Mmm I love fruits and veggies! My Mom didn't plant our garden this year. =( Too much to do with my Grandpa moving in and getting the house ready for that. We have a couple things volunteering this year though. =) Where are you moving in the mid-west? I live in Indiana and I need friends... so, come here! ;) lol

    Oh, and my May has been alright I suppose. Minus the being sick all month with Mono, but I did have a good birthday! =)

    Good luck with new recipes! My mom has a lot of recipes so, maybe if I get too bored I'll skim through some and see if you like any of them! =)

    Have a good day!


  2. It is Autumn in May here, so pumpkins and lentils are go!

  3. Kayla, we're looking to be somewhere around st louis, mostly for proximity to family. Bless your heart - mono on top of everything else!

    Joy, that's right. I always forget about the difference between the northern and southern hemispheres...the earth is pretty cool huh?