This weekend was my weekend off, I had no visiting buyers in town, and Spouse & I had no plans that would take us out of town. So it felt almost odd that I was home with Spouse all weekend.
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Sat night we had dinner with Steven & Thad at Miltonian Pizzeria & Wing House. Spouse & I shared our favorite: the buffalo chicken pizza. Sun night we had dinner at Steven & Thad's house, as Steven made pot roast, herb roasted potatoes and corn and we brought biscuits and a coconut cream pie for dessert. Both meals were sort of our "swan song", as all 4 of us were planning to go on diets starting today.
Spouse & I are following Weight Watchers because Spouse feels it is the best way to lose weight. He lost about 80 lbs about 2 years ago, although he has not kept all of it off. We aren't going to the meetings but will follow the point system. To make it easier to calculate the point value of most foods (rather than having to look up everything in a book) he discovered you can take the calorie count and divide it by 40 to quickly get the point value.
Also in preparation for our diets starting today, yesterday Spouse & I organized the frozen food in our chest freezer in the garage. This helped us not to buy duplicates of things we already had when we went to the grocery store yesterday. And while in the organizing mood, we bought a plastic shelving unit to put next to the freezer to store extra can foods and such. We often 'stock up' when we are able to shop at a Trader Joe's, since we love their food but don't have a store near us. The shopping bags of Trader Joe's foods were quickly organized onto the new shelving unit.
It was a fun weekend that included productivity, time with friends, good food, and preparations for a healthier new year.