Thanks to all of your for your encouragement on my sizable loss! It was exactly what I needed to get that motivation going, you know?
My eating has been great - I'm still not well enough to exercise, though.:-( My coughing is still insane - the point where I'm practically wheezing. Though I think tonight, I should at least attempt a little walk - even if it's leisurely. I love walking in the Fall, with my iPod - it's very calming and therapeutic.
Well, it's getting a little bit blustery out there. Hubby came home, and suggested that we get take-out - and truthfully, I was feeling wiped out and wearily agreed. But then, I thought about all the extra calories (and the fridge full of groceries that need to be used!), and changed my mind. I was starving, and wanted something hearty, and rib-sticking.;-) Since I made the "un-chicken" salad from the Teany book earlier this week, I thought I'd leaf through it again for a good recipe.
I came across a chili recipe, and I had almost all the ingredients. In fact, the seller for me, was that it boasted: "Make this recipe at least once before inviting friends over, because it's so damn good you may not want to share!". I've had a lot of chili in my time - some pretty decent, some of it just okay. So naturally, I was a bit dubious - I mean, how good can chili really be?
Well, it was beyond worthy of the hype. Chock-full of vegetables, beans, and incredible spices. I have never eaten such incredible chili! There were a few key ingredients like toasted cashews, espresso, and even dutch cocoa! We ate it piping hot, with a dollop of light sour cream on top. Fabulous, healthy, and soooooo satisfying. If you want me to post the receipe, just let me know.
I can't wait to eat it for lunch today!
My goal today is to be better with my water intake - so I'm off to drink up! Hope that reminded you to do the same.:-)