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June 4, 2007

Shrimp & Broccoli Chow Mein

My in-laws gave us a bunch of frozen shrimp they couldn't use so I used it to make some thrown-together-haphazardly dinner last night. The shrimp is seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. The noodles were cooked with a can of chicken broth thickened with a little bit of cornstarch to make a nice sauce. Tasted pretty good for a totally eyeballed recipe!

Extreme close-up! I didn't take too much of the noodles because that would add a lot of points to this. My second layer is just all lomi salmon, which is pretty zzz by now so I didn't take a picture. If you're sick of seeing it in my bentos, trust me, I'm sick of eating it.

I haven't weighed in yet, but I'm pretty sure I gained at least a pound this week. I blame Monday's beach pig-out and the peanut butter cookies that I baked for Mr. Pikko. It didn't help that I decided to go "rogue" from Weight Watchers this past week because of the weakened start. I kinda told myself that I needed a naughty week and was also curious on my results of being on my own while trying to follow Core. Just goes to show you how easily one can slip back into old habits. Either that or Monday was a lot worse than I thought it was. This week I am back to strict points keeping. Last week I was calculating points but not writing them down, which apparently is quite bad.

But now that I've dispensed with the bad news, the good! I bought my first pair of jeans in like 7 years this weekend and was stunned to find that I can fit into a size 6 now. I still remember that sad shopping trip years and years ago where I found that I had ventured into the double digit size range. I never bought or wore jeans again. It felt good to buy them and it gave me the encouragement I needed to get back on track. My goal weight is just 10 lbs away!


Connie said...

Congrats, dude, I'm so jealous. With my ghettobooty, I haven't worn single-digit jeans since junior high. I'm praying I make it back into a ten, but I'm holding steady at a 12 for now and trying not to obsess too much.

Pikko said...

Thanks Connie! :D

Hopefully you'll be at your goal before you know it with Core! <3

raidenn said...

You can speed up your metabolism by a daily exercise. 30 mins in a threadmill a day just by walking is a great way to start.

Pikko said...

I don't have a treadmill, so instead I'm climbing to the top of the two buildings that I work near. Twice a day adds up to 26 flights of stairs, up and down. I totally have rubber legs!