Saturday, August 27, 2011
So this weeks stats are: (Drum roll please . .. )
I lost . . .5.4 pounds last week :-) Yep. That is not a typo. I know I should just take it and run but there is a disclaimer. I gained a few pounds when I weighed in last week but considering the fact that the night before I had gone scrapbooking . .. and ate tons of wonderful tasting food (like fried Cauliflower, Frozen Cokes and Peanut M and M's) I wasn't surprised. So in reality, I was just catching up from last week LOL It does motivate me, though, to keep tracking!
I'm adding one goal this week - to drink all of the required "water" each day. As you know if you have read my past posts, I'm not a huge fan of just plain water but I love Crystal Light. I'd like to drink 16 ounces (that is 2 cups) of water and have the rest be Crystal light. I feel like if I do that, it will help with some of my little bite snacking during the day. I even have something to work for . .. my husband misplaced my Flylady Water Bottle several months ago (in his work truck which is now traded in for something new so the bottle is gone . .) so if I can drink the required liqued amount for the next two weeks, every day, I will order a new water bottle. The water bottles are fabulous because they not only keep your drink ice cold for hours even without ice, they do not sweat. Not one little bit. I found I drank a lot more water when I could drink it out of there and it was always cold.
I will continue to work on Tracking Sun-Fri. I keep Saturday as my no tracking/free day in order to have a break. Eventually, when I reach a plateau, I know I'll have to change that but, for now, I'm going to enjoy that freedom!
I found this new snack idea that I tried last week and I loved it - Check This Out:
Saturday: We are going on a picnic and to the zoo with my in-laws. I did some searching this week and came up with some great looking picnic foods! Fresh Mozzarella BLT and Pesto Sandwich, Deviled Eggs, Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit, Smoked Mozzarella and Penne Salad, and Congo Bars . Doesn't that all sound yummy? (Ummmm . .I'll probably take some cheese and crackers for my kids just in case!) Once we get home from the zoo - my kids will probably have Mac and Cheese . .. my husband enjoy waiting until they go to bed and than we order subs . . .it's a fun little tradition we are starting and is a great date night :-)
Sunday: Chicken Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Parsley Gravy and Fried Corn. I also have Crock Pot Pork chops with Stuffing and 4th of July Salad planned for Dinner.
Monday: Baked Penne with Chicken Broccoli and Smoked Mozzarella, Homemade Garlic Bread and Salad
Tuesday: Meatballs with Cream Sauce, Brown Sugar Carrots and Layered Salad
Wednesday: Mini Sausage Quiches, Lemon Poppyseed Bread and Strawberry Cream Puff Cake
Thursday: Left overs or Beef Tips and Noodles
Friday: Dinner out :-)
** Next Friday I'll post any recipes that I find are good enough to share. . .but I also noticed that are several here that I haven't shared that I already KNOW are great so I'll share those too!
I am also posting a "My Favorites" Amazon link that appears in the right hand side of the blog. It is just another way for you to see what I love and maybe, you do to! Again, if you click through that link and make a purchase, it helps me out.
For now, those are the two key items I've added to the blog. You may see more items added/taken away as I figure out what is the best way to make this work for everyone. Personally, I have shopped through Amazon for years and have always been happy with their service so I have no problem becoming an Associate!