Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Menu Plan Monday...but in this case Tuesday

Last week, although I planned out my meals, I think that I made something different each night then I thought I would. I am having some trouble getting in to the hang of making a plan and sticking to it. Nonetheless, here is the plan for this week.

Monday-Steak and stir fry with rice
Tuesday- Hamburger, egg noodle casserole
Wednesday-Eat Out
Thursday- Salmon cakes
Friday- Pizza
Saturday- Shrimp Stirfry
Sunday- Pork chops, potatoes, carrots

I have had no inspiration to cook for months now. Well really probably close to a year now-ever since I was pregnant with Aslyn. I'm hoping that I will get over this, and actually start to enjoy cooking again.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The Weight Thing

I don't find losing weight easy. I don't mind working out, but I do mind watching what I eat. I love food, especially food that is flavourful, and when I am fatigued, which is so strong now that I've had Aslyn, I use food to help fuel me up. Yet, I want to get into all my pretty clothes that I haven't been able to wear for the last few months, so I've been working out a lot and trying to follow Weight Watchers. I signed up to do Weight Watchers online, thinking that if I spent the money I'd actually do it, but things have been so busy, that I can't say I've been that great at tracking points. Since I started, I've lost six pounds, but that still leaves nineteen pounds to lose to get to where I was before I got pregnant with Aslyn. Then, because I'm crazy, and I want to be in the best shape of my life, I want to lose another thirty-five pounds on top of that. If you are counting, that means I want to lose fifty-four more pounds.

Right now that feels very daunting.

I am going to add some accountability to myself, and start posting weekly on my progress, with the hope that it will give me some incentive to keep plugging away at it.

On the plus side- my face has thinned out; I'm building muscle, and my cardio has improved greatly!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

I've decided that with the craziness that each day brings, I really need to be more careful and diligent in planning for supper. Lately, I have either not cooked at all, or dinner was ready well after Gage went to bed for the night. So I'm going to join the masses, and start posting a menu plan each Monday. They say it takes weeks to make something a habit, so hopefully within a couple of months, I'll be used to menu planning and will actually make what I planned.

Monday- Pork stir fry wraps
Tuesday: Spaghetti squash and pasta sauce
Wednesday:Roast, potatoes, carrots
Thursday: Leftovers/Fend for yourself (FFY)
Friday: Homemade pizza
Saturday: Greek Shepherd's pie
Sunday: Trout

Here's to less stressful mealtimes!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Well...it's been a while. So long in fact that I have a new little one to complain chat about now. Aslyn Nevaeh made her overdue entrance on April 27th and has been a bright spot in our life ever since. Although she is still little, she has a strong personality, and loves to be with her family.

We are just starting to get in a better rhythm, and I'm hoping that we will get lots of fun times in this summer. Starting with today, when we go to see the Canada Day parade in a little bit. Gage is quite excited--especially because now it is July, and he knows his birthday is coming up very soon.

I feel like we need to update our summer bucket list from last year. A lot of things did not get done, as I ended up working most of the summer, so there will be some repeats for this year, plus a few more.

Although I might not always express it, life is good, and I wouldn't trade my little trouble makers for anything.