Friday, September 7, 2012

Menu Mania

It's freaking Friday!  Finally.  What a week it's been.  Monday we were still on our annual camping trip with some friends, so when Tuesday came around, I was so not rested.  At all.  It actually took me about three days to recoup after that trip, and I'm just now starting to feel like myself.

Since we didn't get home until late Monday night, we didn't have a menu plan, and didn't go grocery shopping.  On our way home, we decided that we would try to go the week without a legit shopping trip and that I would pick up whatever we needed for the night's dinner during my lunch that day.  I think I took one lunch break this week.  It was a FAIL.  This whole week was a failure, really.  

As the weekend is upon us, we have a fresh start to next week's meal plan.  I think my entire family is happy about this!  It really is a necessity to our sanity!  *Although, I'm fairly certain my two year old wouldn't complain if she could get to eat corn dogs for dinner every night.  Ew!

This week I did an extra long meal plan because of my husband's work schedule.  Twelve hour shifts blow, but the fact that he gets a couple days off during the week, to spend time with the girls, is a BONUS= less money for daycare!!!

Friday: Tacos & Skinny Taco Dip
Saturday:  Parent's- I have to work an event out of town :(
Sunday:  Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Monday:  Cheesy Baked Penne
Tuesday:  Herb & Garlic Grilled Chicken w. grilled mushrooms and Caesar Salad
Wednesday:  Spicy Rice Casserole
Thursday:  Baked Italian Subs w. sweet corn
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday:  Chicken Alfredo Rollups w. green beans
Sunday: Steak w. grilled mushroom, onions and carrots
Monday:  BLT's w. mashed sweet potatoes and sweet corn

How delicious do these look?  I'm really going to try to keep within my WW points this week, too!
Baked Penne: Amazing!  Whole family loves.  So easy and soooo good! Actually made twice in one week!
Baked Penne
chicken alfredo roll-ups
Lasagna Rollups

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Weight Loss Journey Link Up

A few weeks ago, I actually wrote out a blog schedule.  It looked something like this:
Monday: DIY Project
Tuesday: Favorite Organizational/Get This Damn House Sold Project 
Wednesday: Monthly Favorites/Random Post
Thursday: Weight Loss Update
Friday: Weekly Menu Plan (for following week)

That was the beginning of July, and it's now September--ahhh..where does the time go?  I am so intrigued by so many of your fabulous blogs, and seriously need them in my life to feel creative and inspired! :)  Who are your favorite bloggers?  A few of my favorites are: Dana @Real Life, Real Estate, Real Dana,  Brandy @ Mama Lauglin, Natasha @Hello! Happiness and Kristen @All In My Twenties :)

Recently, I've been following Kristen on her Inspire Me Healthy weight loss challenge, where she is down 12 lbs.  Go- girl!  The link-up is awesome, and although up until now I have only been envious of all of the amazing women who participate, today, I am linking up to get in on the action!!

Today's weight is 162.8 pounds.  I am currently 3 months 2 weeks post partum, and have 12 pounds to get down to my pre-baby weight, and 22 pounds to get where I want to be.   I will be using the Weight Watchers points system that I found here

Are you:
A Nursing Mom*?-----12pts

How Old Are You?
Over 58-------0pts

What do you weigh?
Enter the first two digits of your weight in pounds. For example, if you weigh 175, enter 17. If you weigh less than 100 pounds, enter the first digit of your weight in pounds. i.e. for 98, enter 9. 16

How tall are you?
Under 5'1"----0pts
Over 5'10"----2pts

Do you spend most of your day:
Sitting down?------------------0pts
(e.g. as a receptionist, bus driver, cab driver)
Occasionally sitting, but mainly standing?---2pts
(e.g. sales person, housewife, cook, teacher)
Walking most of the time?-------4pts
(e.g. waiter, mailman)
Doing physically hard work most of the time?---6pts
(e.g. nurse, gardener, construction worker)

The total is your daily points target.

*Nursing moms and young people under 17 should talk with a WW leader before beginning the program.

**If your total is less than 18, your daily points target is 18; if your total is more than 44, your daily points target is 44.

***Retake the quiz as your weight goes down, as you get older or if you change the way you spend you day.

Basically, I get 35 points per day.  Let's do this!!

Excuse the super classy bathroom shots on my super high quality iphone pic. You get the idea.  Ew!