Starting My Diet at Sur la Table
Last week it hit me.
I have to lose a bunch of weight. In the very near future, I'm going to need double knee replacement surgery, and it's going to have a much better outcome if I am lighter and in better shape. Still, over the past few years, I've tried all of the things that used to work, including Adkins and Weight Watchers. The results were, to say the least, disappointing.
And I realized - I don't know how to do it. So I found a doctor who does and am just doing what he tells me to do. And like they all say, it's about diet and exercise. Rats. And I was looking for a magic fat melting pill!
So Monday, I picked up a bunch of packets of meal replacement powder mixes for three meals. At night I'm eating a lean and green dinner. And there is a lot more walking Willie (I need to get at least 10.000 steps a day on my pedometer) and it involves actually using my Wi Fit setup.
So you take the powder, mix it with water and drink it. It doesn't taste terrible, actually. Except that it was not dissolving properly.
Then I remembered a gadget that my sister used to use - an immersion blender - that I thought would do the trick. Cuisinart makes them and Sur la Table sells them.
Now this place is heaven for anyone who likes to cook, or at least look like they like to cook. It has lots of Le Cruset, Global knives that look pretty serious, and every kitchen gadget and toy ever invented.
The nice salesman led me through the differences between the basic immersion blender and the fancy kind. The differences? The fancy kind has a whisk attachment for whipping cream - like I'm going to be slurping down lots of that ever again in this lifetime! It also chops nuts and garlic. Now the garlic thing did tempt me, but then I realized that all I really need is a basic model.
Then I had to decide on a color and thought that purple would match my I-phone.
Oh, and this is a great place to check out possible housewarming gifts for clients!
I go to the Sur la Table in Friendship Heights, on Wisconsin Aveenue just north of Harrision Street.
If you are planning a move to or from the Washington, DC area, I can help! I am licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. You may call, email or text me at: