About a weight and really yummy Quinoa Salad
I haven’t mentioned anything about weighing myself recently, I have been avoiding subject matter. Nothing to beat myself up about but also nothing to celebrate. I have been standing still or moving up and down about 1K past few months.
Lots going on and haven’t been focusing properly. I still eating mostly good stuff, healthy nutritional meals, but then over weekends I bake a cake and treat myself with not one piece but maybe 3 or 4. Oh dear!
So beginning of this week I reset my plan and try to make progress again. My friend introduced me fantastic APP “Happy Scale” – very simple, but can be quite motivational. Only thing you need to do is record your weight daily , enter your goal and how much you are committing to lose every week and it gives you reports and analyses your weight loss. It divides your weight loss journey to milestones so if you have lots to loose it feels bit more manageable.
It also gives your weight trends and predicts, when will you get to the next goal. You can run weekly, monthly or yearly reports.
If I take a look my monthly reports I have been loosing some weight every month. I’m pleased with this. The small loss is a win and better than a gain.
My next goal is achieve my second milestone before end of the June. It should be achievable and get me back to the track.
I know that the weight is not everything. I don’t weigh myself everyday, (sometimes I just can’t face it), but I’m bit of a nerd and love tables, numbers, reports, comparison, so with right mind set it works for me. It’s easy to lose the focus and seeing actual numbers, help me get motivated again.
Here is one my favorite salads I have tried recently. It goes nicely as a side dish for grilled meat
I had no time for grilling so had it as a light supper.
You will need:
cooked Quinoa (cook according to instruction on the packet)
finely chopped red onion
chopped red pepper
coarsely grated carrot
handful of dried cranberries
generous amount of curry powder
freshly squeezed lime juice
toasted flaked almonds
bunch of chopped coriander
You don’t really need exact quantities here, just add everything according to your taste.
The combination of those ingredients tasted just lovely!