Monday, January 7, 2013

back to menu plannning

I've been really bad about planning meals. Especially healthy meals. This past weekend really opened my eyes when we were eating quickly and I defrosted the wrong thing. sigh. too much eating out at this house.

So tonight, I went to Pinterest. Where all my good food ideas come from usually. On my menu this week:

Tuesday: Easy and Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas. no clue if my kids will like them, but they'll be SOL if they don't. we won't eat this many, so will cook in two separate pans. one for us, one for my friend having chemo this week

Wednesday: Parmesan Crusted Tilapia. kids loooove tilapia. so this should be a hit. going to make with The Best Broccoli of Your Life

Thursday: Weight Watchers Honey Mustard Chicken. not doing because it is weight watchers, just sounds good. will make with cous cous or quinoa. need to find a good carrot recipe...

Friday: pizza and a movie night. making an Angry Bird themed pizza. kids have been begging me to do this.

Saturday: pasta alfredo. box and jar. I know, I know...but I need to use up what is in the house. will make a salad.

will also be making some other easy to freeze meals for my friend. she mentioned buying frozen meals at the store and I just can't let that happen. I'm more than happy to cook for her.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year and update

Update first: went to the doctor on December 13th. still no change. waiting for insurance stuff to be figured out so I can get an MRI. no more PT, doing exercises at home instead. still in pain most days, not as severe as it was...but it is still there.

New Year Goals:
  1. Lose 30 by 30. My 30th birthday is August 9th. I'd like to lose 30 lbs by that time. I still wouldn't be at my goal, but well toward it. That means to lose a little less than a pound a week. I can do this.
  2. Be more consistent about logging my food. I really fell off the wagon when my knee started hurting. 
  3. Run again. Pain free, preferably.
  4. Volunteer at 6 races this year. I'd like to say 12, but that might be pushing it. 
  5. Find a job I love.
  6. Do more cross training, especially since I still cannot run.
  7. Send birthday cards to my nieces and nephews.

that's it for now, may update when I think of more.