Sunday, June 9, 2013

Day 16

I know this is going to sound weird, but my husband doesn't know how much I weigh. When I weigh myself in the morning, he's still asleep. If he happens to already be up, then I wait until he goes to the bathroom or jumps in the shower. He doesn't read this blog, so he'll never find out that way. In all honesty, that's actually my fault, since I don't exactly invite him to check it out. He also doesn't know what size I wear. I just can't bring myself to tell him. I know what you're thinking... he can just look in the closet and check one of the tags... right? Wrong. I've cut out every single label from every article of clothing in the closet and in every one of my drawers. Do you know how some hangers have the sizes directly on them? Well, any hangers displaying the size 16, get wrapped in a dark plastic trash bag and shoved towards the bottom of the trash can.

Okay, my husband's not blind in one eye and unable to see out the other one. Yes, he knows that I've picked up weight and thank God he doesn't seem to mind one bit... bless his heart. I'm the one who minds. It's just that he guesses that I may have only gained around 20 or 25 pounds. I'm not really lying to him, I simply don't admit that he's way off. I feel bad about it, though, but it's just one more way to keep myself motivated. I really want to be honest with him... just not until after I'm at my goal weight, or at least near it.

Inspiration picture:

Weight: 182 (Even though I didn't lose any more weight, I didn't gain any either.)
Glucose: 160??? I'm a little confused as to why it jumped up. I didn't mess up yesterday. I stayed on track. I did however go to the dentist for a cavity that I should have had taken care of a long time ago. My dentist said it was infected and he gave me two prescriptions... Tylenol Codeine for the pain and Amoxicillin for the infection. My guess is that maybe it's the pain medication that is affecting my glucose. I have to take it every 6 hours for 10 days until the infection clears up, then I have to get the tooth pulled... (This is just another perk from all the sweets that I've stuffed my face with before my journey.)

Daily Food Journal:
Breakfast: Steel cut oatmeal, with strawberries, crushed walnuts, flaxseeds and a cup of decaf
Lunch: Plain nonfat yogurt with mueslix added and mixed vegetables on the side
Snack: 10 walnuts

I'd like to share the recipe I used to make the chicken for dinner. It's a hit at my house. My husband and kids love it.

Tomato Based Chicken


2 medium unpeeled potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 large green sweet pepper, cut into strips
1 medium onion, sliced
1 tablespoon quick cooking tapioca
2 pounds chicken thighs or drumsticks, skinned and fat removed
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt


In a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker place the potatoes, sweet pepper and onion.

Sprinkle tapioca over potato mixture. Place chicken on top of the vegetables. For sauce. in a small bowl, stir together tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce mustard, garlic, and salt.

Pour sauce over chicken. Cover; cook on low heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

Transfer chicken and vegetables to a large serving bowl. Skim fat from sauce. Spoon sauce over chicken and vegetables. Makes 4 to 5 servings.

Dinner: Tomato based chicken with potatoes, cabbage
and a hot cup of green tea with honey

Notes: I used two cloves of garlic instead of one. Oh and you probably noticed that I didn't use the green peppers and onions. I don't like onions and my husband doesn't like peppers, so I just leave those two ingredients out. I only had a very small amount of the white potatoes, but I sure wanted a larger helping. I put extra cabbage on my plate to make up for it, though.

Turn I wish into I will!


  1. I completely understand about not telling your hubby about your weight. I also cut all the size labels off of my clothes too. I did that after being late for work one day, I accidentally put my top on in-side out! It was really embarrassing when the tag was showing my size 2X for everyone to see!

    I'm sorry that you had to go to the Dentist. Teeth and gums and any infections definitely cause blood sugar spikes, so hopefully once the infection clears up more, your sugar will return more to normal.

    That chicken looks great! Thanks for the recipe. I am going to try it and I will just skip the potatoes (not allowed those right now)but will add them and my son will eat that part and add more peppers for us. It looks great! :)

  2. I've never told my husband my weight! Sweetheart that he is he thinks I'm only up 10 lbs. That chicken does look good.

  3. And if he knows what's good for him he never will ask right? just kidding, he probably wouldn't even care, and your taking care of it now. So before you know it you'll be showing that size 4 tag to everyone you see ;)

  4. Haha isn't it amazing that they love us no matter what? He's not going to ask, trust me. He's probably going to be like "babe, you look good regardless."

    That chicken looks amazing! I've been thinking of some recipes that tomatoes play a big factor in. I don't think I have the patience at all to make tomato soup so perhaps I'll start here. Thanks for sharing.


  5. That doesn't sound weird at all. No one knows how much I truly weigh (other than me and the doctor) and that's how I want to keep it. Until I am comfortable with my weight, I don't think I am comfortable revealing it. On another note, thanks for these great recipes!

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  7. My husband does know how much I weigh. I have told him numerous times. But I do not share my size with him or anyone else. I figure it isn't his or anyone else's business.