We had Summer like weather here over the weekend and finally got to break out the Capri pants and short sleeve shirts. Love that! It’s so much fun to see your favorite duds from last summer. Another thing I love that comes with a change in seasons is a change in our menu! On Friday I was out shopping and decided to stop and buy the ingredients to make one of our favorite warm weather meals.
These fabulous Chicken Souvlaki kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce were a crowd pleaser. I went ahead and marinated the extra chicken breasts I had but they weren’t as flavorful as the meat on the kabobs. We enjoyed leftovers all weekend long.
They do take a bit of time to create but they are well worth the effort.
It was an amazing sight to see all those California poppies.
Guess who had the camera in his pocket?
I even got to try out my new water proof hiking boots.
One of the trail groups that maintains the trails had a rope rigged up to help people make the crossing.
It came in handy.
Hubby Tom was so proud of himself for documenting my crossing that I just had to share it with you.
Our lunch spot view.
I never found the time to get a post up last Friday – it was crazy busy around here.This morning I weighed and was down another 2.2 pounds for a total of 15.4 pounds gone! This is week 12 plus 3 days on the 17 Day Diet.I had a little stall the week of our anniversary and it took another week to get things going in a losing direction again. I’m not complaining. I think I look pretty good at this weight but my thighs are still chunky!!! I’m going to continue to work on firming things up, do my resistance training, continue to hike and walk and see what happens with my weight distribution. If I do drop a couple more pounds that will be okay since I will be shopping for a dress for daughter Katy’s wedding! I surely don’t want any extra weight for those wedding day photos!
Live & Learn
Last week I decided to introduce some black bean chips into my food plan so I could make some nachos -that wasn’t a good idea. They were just carby enough to make me want more which I did – and I ended up having at least 3 servings full (at that point I wasn’t counting) plus a Kashi bar for dessert! Then I felt bloated and lousy for doing that. I tossed the rest of the black bean chips – didn’t even keep them to post about! The next day my brain wanted more carbs but I stuck with a lower carb day and by the following day the carb cravings were gone. It just proved to me once again how carb sensitive I am and how addicting carbs can be for me.
I think finding the right balance of carbs and the type of carbs I can handle will just take some trial and error practice. I’m up to the challenge!
Add Your Thoughts
Are you carb sensitive?
Are there any foods you can’t have in your pantry because they are a trigger for you to eat more?