Cooking without Emily

Cooking without Emily

Pot Roast I made a pot roast this week that Wendy and Sarah both said was really good. Sarah actually said, “this is the best pot roast I’ve ever had”. I followed this recipe: https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/sunday-pot-roast-instant-pot-recipe/ Mine...
Week 41 Results

Week 41 Results

This week was a great week for experimenting in the kitchen, but I’m definitely indulging in too many of my daughter’s desserts. I more than doubled my goal for sugar this week. I was aware and managed my overall calories and exercise fairly well which...
Carnitas, ribs, pasta, and cake!

Carnitas, ribs, pasta, and cake!

There were two things that got me excited about learning how to cook: Emily is really good in the kitchen, so I know she will be a big help (ok, let’s be honest – she does all the hard stuff.) We have an Instant Pot, which to me feels more like I’m...
Week 40 Results

Week 40 Results

Normally I try to pick out a picture from the week that represents my week or what I want to call out about the week. This week I was a bit under the weather and any pictures about that would not be something you would want to see. So this week, I picked a picture of...
Lunch is served – Caribbean Grilled Chicken Wings

Lunch is served – Caribbean Grilled Chicken Wings

Yesterday, my daughter Emily and I tackled cooking a meal together. We recently went to Savory Spice Shop, and there she found a recipe for Caribbean Grilled Wings that she wanted to try. We bought the spices there and then picked up the rest of the ingredients at the...
Learning How to Cook

Learning How to Cook

Nine months ago I started this blog with an admission. I admitted that I was overweight and committed that I was going to do something about it. I have chronicled my journey here and am proud of what I have learned and accomplished in losing over 90 pounds. Today I am...
Week 39 Results – 9 Months

Week 39 Results – 9 Months

This week I passed 9 months since I began this journey. When I started, I was 343.2 pounds. Early on, I would drop through ’10’s quickly. From the 340s to the 330s happened in the first week. In week 2, I was in the 320s. Week 5 I moved into the 310s and...
Week 38 Results

Week 38 Results

This week I was able to dial in my exercise and recovery routine. I got in 6 workouts, 3 of which were running at least a 5K. I weighed in at 250.2, down 0.2 pounds this week. I consider that really good after having a big week last week of 4.4 pounds. Keeping it off...