Friday, March 29, 2013

Week in Review

I haven't updated this week so thought I would recap the week for everyone.

This past week was Spring Break for my kids. It is always the last week of March for as long as I can remember.  It was a crazy week for weather.  Last Sunday it snowed and by Monday morning we had 7 inches on snow on the ground! Crazy! Today the high is supposed to be 55.  I am ready for warmer weather.

I only took one day off from work during the kids' Spring Break and of course the day I picked was Monday. My 10 year old had a Dr appointment with his neurologist so I had to get out in the snow. We made it to the appointment and are now officially released from pediatric neurology.  He had two seizures when he was two and went on medication. We were told the type of seizures he had he would probably grow out of with time.  Last summer they did another EEG on him and came back clear. So we started the long process of weaning him off of medicine. He was on two different ones and we had to wean off of each of them separately.   In January he was officially off both medicines. Since he has been seizure free off the medicine the Dr are releasing him. Woo hoo!!

While I was out I was able to check out the Costco that opened in our area last November. I decided I liked it and some of the prices were pretty good and may have to be a monthly trip.  It is a 30 minute drive for us but for once a month it won't be bad. There are plenty of other shops in the same area so will be able to make the trip worth it.  There is a Bass Pro Shop close and my husband is always willing to go there. :)

Cleaning. This has been the week of cleaning at home. Thanks to my wonderful 14 year old daughter who has watched her brothers this week and cleaned the house.  I gave them one area of the house to clean each day and it worked wonderfully! She even caught up all the laundry. The chore for us is to keep it up. I am not the best housekeeper in the world but I do try. I am trying to be better because I want to set a better example for the kids. I had created a cleaning schedule back at the beginning of the year so I had one room/area  to clean a day. I am posting this on the Refrigerator and sticking to it this time. I am the type of person that gets overwhelmed when I look at all the cleaning to do in one day so I break it up to make it easier for me. Baseball season starts for us in two weeks and my Saturdays are busy so I don't have all day to spend cleaning.

Weekly Menu Plan.  I didn't post my weekly menu plan for the week but I did create one. As part of the cleaning we did I cleaned out the fridge. I threw out WAY too much food waste so I am working on making sure I use up leftovers or if possible freeze them for later. Here is the menu I created this week with leftovers in mind for lunches for the kids.

Sunday:  Chicken and Dumplings
Monday: Salisbury Steak
Tuesday: BBQ Pork Sandwiches
Wednesday: Tacos/ Taco Salad
Thursday: BBQ Chicken Pizza - I will make a separate post on this.
Friday: Leftover night!  We have plenty of leftovers for everyone to choose from.
Saturday: ?? - We will be on the go so leftovers again or Sandwiches.
Sunday: Easter Dinner at  Mom's.

Hope everyone had a good week ! Enjoy the weekend and Happy Easter.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Weekly Menu Plan

Here is the menu plan for the week. I had it ready to go last night but ended up changing things.

Monday: Son's End of Year Basketball Banquet - We only  had to take rolls.
Tuesday: Frozen Pizza ( Was supposed to be Tacos but that is what was served at the banquet)
Wednesday: Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
Thursday: Salisbury Steak
Friday: Pancakes / bacon
Saturday : tacos
Sunday: ??

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Catching Up

Sorry, I didn't get my post out this week as usual.  I have been playing catch up all week.  Last week my Husband's Grandma passed away and we had to head out for the funeral.  It was actually his Stepdad's Mom but she has been a Grandma since he was 12.  Of course there was last minute things to take care of so we could go. Mostly just items I was planning on doing over the weekend now had to be done before I left.  My menu plan from last week kind of went out the window but I was able to re use items for this week.

Here was my menu plan for this week.

Monday: Cheeseburgers/ Tater Tots/ Cottage Cheese
Tuesday : Spaghetti - Yes this is a repeat from last week but Tuesday night is a busy night for us and this is simple and quick
Wednesday: Pork Chops/ Salad/
Thursday:  Ham and Potato Soup - I used a Ham Bone left over from a few weeks ago instead of cubed Ham.
Friday: Enchiladas
Saturday: School Family Fun Night
Sunday: Reuben Strata - Different way of using Corned Beef instead of typical Corned Beef and Cabbage.

I have still been exercising but only got to do two days last week.  This week I have gone 3 days so far. So far since the beginning of the year I have lost 13 pounds. The weight is coming off just very slowly.  I wish the weight would come off as easy as it goes on. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

February Fitness Challenge Final Numbers

I have been doing the Fitness Challenge from The Hawaii Plan for the month of  February. I have been recording mine from Monday - Sunday.  Here were my goals at the beginning of the month.

1. Record every day in MyFitnessPal even if I go over my calorie goal.
2. Exercise 4 days a week
3. Increase Daily servings of Veggie
4. Increase Daily servings of Water.

This week's recap.
 1. I recorded every day !! I went over some days but still recorded.
 2. I was able to work out at the gym 5 days this week! This is a first for me.
 3. I did better with getting veggies in. I made sure there were two servings at dinner and usually two at lunch.
 4.  I was able to get 6-8 glasses of water in every day this week. 

I did a lot better this past week with all my goals.  On the weight loss side of things I lost 1.8 pounds last week. My total so far is 11.2.  The previous week I had gained a pound so it was nice to see that come off this week.

Thank you Hawaii Plan for doing this challenge!