Got the results of my first cholesterol test since big diet and exercise changes six months ago. Total cholesterol is down by 40. My doctor reduced my statin by half. We’ll look at eliminating altogether in six more months, at my next annual.
For me, these are the real reason for yesterday’s feast. As a recent convert to steel cut oats, which I prefer savory, I have found leftover nirvana; shake these onto the oats.
I baked these on Sunday and froze them for the coming weeks. We thawed a half for barbecue sandwiches (using soy curls) last night. These may be the best loaves I’ve baked yet.
Today I reached my weight loss goal. The last time I was at this healthy weight was sixteen years ago. I am not done, rather I get to close this chapter and begin another, for the rest of my life, continuing and adding to the healthy habits I’ve worked hard to establish.
One more because I had been looking forward to wearing this shirt I bought over ten years ago again. The fit was always ambitiously slim from the day I bought it. I guess I should have tried it on sooner.
I bought this shirt the weekend I interviewed the crew at ESB, a few years ago. It was always a bit tight. 2 lbs from my goal, now it fits nicely. Actually may even be a touch too big.
Even though the weather is cold, the sky is clear and the sun is bright. Spending some time with Andrea and the pups while my lunch is in the Instant Pot.
I have been expanding my lunchtime repertoire. The base is barley, rye, oats and lentils. Topped with radish, carrot, sprouts, and hemp hearts. Dressed with soy sauce and gochujang.
The weather is gray yet surprisingly comfortable on the deck, especially after a brisk walk with the dogs and a hearty breakfast of savory, steel cut oats. Not a bad way to start the day and the week.
Short chore list today. This was my second and much improved batch of “cheesy” snack crackers. While these cool, some sandwich loaves are proofing.