Hello and welcome to Munch on Celery!
It is a beautiful day here in Calgary, Alberta the sun is shining for now, but lately we seem to be having some rain showers in the afternoon.
In my first post I mentioned that I chose to embark on a weight loss and fitness journey. The particular program that I chose to use was Weight Watchers, although a bit pricey I find that their online tools are well worth the extra costs. In the past I have used myfitnesspal which is another great online tool that is a free calorie counter, diet and exercise journal. I chose Weight Watchers as I wanted to go to a group and get inspiration from other members that are having successes and at times disappointments just like me. Last week I managed to exceed my 10% goal and am happy to report that I am down 22 pounds since the second week of January of this year. I have a ways to get to my goal and I know that road isn’t always easy but I am sticking to it and reminding myself that I am not on a diet but rather I have adopted a lifestyle change.
I recently celebrated my birthday and wanted to show the gorgeous card my very talented sister made for me. Honestly the picture does not do it justice. She is a very creative person and for a while now different family members and friends have been blessed to receive one of her handmade creations. I am still in awe of her card. It definitely is a keeper and sits on the shelf in my office so that I can glance at it from time to time when working at my desk.
For my birthday my husband took me out for dinner to Moxie’s which is local restaurant. I find it hard to figure out what to eat and I am happy to report that a lot of the restaurants have nutritional values for their current menu’s online. In the end I chose to eat a lettuce burger which was quite unique and inspirational all at the same time. To get a burger sandwiched between a small head of lettuce is interesting in itself and in the end was quite tasty. I will definitely have that again. We chose to share a dessert which was the mini salted caramel cheesecake with a blackberry sauce, to sum it up it one word it was yummy! It’s interesting to note that some restaurants in Calgary have figured out that sometimes you just want a bite of dessert and not this huge portion.
For my next post I hope to share a couple of my favorite products as well as a couple of recipes that I really like. So I leave you with an inspiration quote plus a video of Jake being a goofball while out for a walk the other day.
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeatedly day in a day out.” ~ Robert J. Collier