Here we are on the first weigh-in of the challenge (see sidebar for button) The week definitely saw some positives, with a few negatives. The first 3 days I ran over 15 miles, but didn't run at all the rest of the week. I am proud of my willpower by only having one Cocacola and managing to only have to have a chai latte once (a new record). I also refrained from going through any drive-thrus and didn't buy any dark chocolate covered almonds to snack on while reading.
We are, however, in the bounty of strawberry season with a pick-your-own field just down the road. Everyone knows that strawberries are divine on leftover buttermilk biscuits slathered with whipped cream (those nasty premade "shortcakes" are for the birds). After supervising the children pick two buckets of berries on Friday, I managed to eat at least 4-5 helpings of shortcake this past week.
Mommy's Best Buttermilk Biscuits
2 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbl sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening (I have used a soft stick of butter and found no difference)
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425, sift dry ingredients and cut in shortening with fingers until no large lumps. Stir in buttermilk and knead on cutting board a few times. Pat out and cut with biscuit cutter. Bake 12-15 min in round pan with sides touching until tops are light brown and sides are dry. Slather with honey or jelly- Yum!
Weight status: (must have done something right) Down 3 pounds, 2 pounds to go.