Monday, January 28, 2019

A Weigh, A Weigh, A Weigh Down South in Dixie ~ Week Four

You can imagine my surprise when I stepped onto the scale this morning.  I thought for certain that I would have gained weight this past week due to stress and comfort food.  I was wrong.  I didn't gain any weight and I actually lost almost half a pound.

So as of January 1st, I have lost 4 pounds. Though I would have liked to have lost more, I know that weight loss is a marathon and not a sprint.

This week, I am making black-eyed peas with ham again.  This may turn into my go to healthy diet meal(s). It is economical, delicious, and nutritious! When I made this the first week of January and ate it almost every day,  I lost 2.2 pounds.

As the temperatures drop this week, I'm thinking that a bowl of hot black-eyed peas and ham will hit the spot and keep me warm.  I'll make enough to enjoy all week either for lunch or for dinner.

What is your go to dinner that keeps you warm and toasty?

26 comments:

  1. A breakfast supper is my warm and cozy meal.

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    1. Yum, Arlene! Bacon and eggs or pancakes do sound tempting!

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  2. Congratulations! For a warm and comforting winter meal, nothing beats soup, for me. I like all kinds - carrot ginger, chicken vegetable, butternut squash, ...
    I've never eaten black eyed peas. I don't know if they are available in Canada.

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    1. Lorrie, they were available in NJ but not sure how much north they are.

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  3. Well done you!! How encouraging that with all that has transpired this week you have lost weight; how fabulous! I always like a big bowl of chicken and veggie soup in Winter....oh and thick crusty bread to go with it. But then, one of my husband's delicious curries always warms the cockles of my heart. I just love food. =)

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    1. Kim, thank you! I'm with you on the thick crusty bread! I don't think I've ever had curry though. xo

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  4. Hi Gina!

    Way to go, so proud of you!! Black-eyed peas with ham sounds delicious, and from the looks of the weather, you will need to stay warm...very menacing in the east! I really don't think that there is anything more satisfying than a bowl of warm soup. I agree with Kim, a big fat slice of crusty bread would be perfect with it!! Enjoy!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, thank you! Between you and Kim, I am wishing I had that crusty bread! Another time. XO

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  5. You sure have done great! We had a cool rainy day yesterday and made a big pot of chili!

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I love chili. Excellent choice especially for cold weather suppers!

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  6. Congratulations Gina! You are doing great! I like either a bowl of chili and cornbread or any kind of soup. We are forecast for snow this weekend so I plan on making something that will warm us up.

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    1. Regina, I hope you don't get too much snow. I love chili and often make cornbread to go with it. Yum!

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  7. oh, I should make a pot of chili (like L-D mentioned!)... once we finish the leftovers in our fridge... :) My Grandma made some corn bread today (talked on the phone) and that sounded so good! God bless you Gina! you are doing just fine and you are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth. More chili! I don't have the fixings this week so maybe next week!

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  8. Congrats!
    Soup is our go~to meal. I love soup and could eat soup any day of the week, even in when it's blistering hot in the summertime :)

    ~K.

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    1. Well, hello you! I have missed your posts and comments. I do love soup but I'm not sure I'd enjoy it so much in the hot summertime.

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  9. Congratulations. It is a journey to health not a sprint to lose weight for sure.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy. Slow and steady wins the race!

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  10. Congratulations! WAY TO GO! And your menu sounds great!

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    1. Jeanie, it is simple and delicious that is for sure! Thank you!

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  11. Good for you on your weight loss! Hmmm, macaroni and cheese is a go-to meal and anything breakfast related.

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    1. Thanks, Robin. Oh gosh, macaroni and cheese does sound really good!!

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  12. Yea for you, Gina!! Four pounds in a month is wonderful. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kitty. I think I was aiming to high because if you lost 10 lbs in one month, WW would give you a free month. Oh well.

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  13. That's great, another good week. I really don't have a go to meal other than with leftover steak or chicken I do make Fajitas and I seem to lose weight, I think it helps with the shells I found that are only 60 calories.

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