I hope someone out there can tell me if the common cold burns calories. I just can't kick this thing and it seems that almost a week in it is as bad as it has been. It would be a nice upside to know it has helped me lose weight. Oh well. I would like to have exercised more up to now but it always seems to be one thing or another. I guess it gives me lots of room for improvement.
Pho, Delicious Pho
I got an itch recently for Pho, the hot broth based soup with rice noodles from Vietnam. I wanted to make it so I could control the sodium so over the past two days that is exactly what I have done. I aggregated a couple of recipes over the weekend and made up the broth Sunday night. Last night I enjoyed the fruits of my labors and let me tell you, it was a success. The flavors were all there, and combined with a salad and some lean sirloin, which cooked in the hot soup, I had a delicious meal at a reasonable calorie expenditure.
Those of you who know me well know I love cooking. I considered it as a career in high school and I still take pride in my culinary skills and knowledge. One of the best things about this journey has been getting into the kitchen on a regular basis. I will be the first to admit that setting up my mis en place, both in the kitchen and in my life, is a challenge for me frequently leaving me behind the eight ball and unprepared, but instead of letting that deter me as I would have before I am relishing the challenge. I don't just want to get thinner. I want to get healthy and to me that includes taking control of my life: diet, organization, and happiness inclusive.
I was talking to my dad last night and discussing what I see changing as a result of my weight loss. I mentioned that my face looks thinner, which for me is always the first place to thin out, but this time I noticed another indicator. I was on the train on my iphone and I had to do a double take. My thumbs all of a sudden looked a lot thinner to me. This cracked my dad up, and I find it strange that I noticed. I am not particularly vain about my hands, but it is nice to see results and my thumbs are telling the tale right now, and that's a thumbs up any day.
Well, I can't keep you guys any more after that groaner. Thanks for reading.