Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I remembered to take a picture!

It's my baby's first day of preschool today. She was so excited! 

She is wearing her new school outfit that she picked out. Can you tell she likes pink?

I love this face! 

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Sorry, I forgot to take a picture. 

8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 15 oz. cans corn
2 15 oz. cans beans~kidney, black, pinto, your choice (I used great northern white beans because that's all I had)
2 16 ounce jars salsa (I use one medium heat and one mild)
32 ounces plain yogurt or sour cream (I use yogurt because it is so much lower in fat and calories and when added I can't tell the difference and neither can my kids.)
Shredded cheese 

Put all ingredients into the crock pot, except the yogurt and cheese. Cook on high for about 4 hours or low for about 6 to 8 hours. 

When chicken is cooked through, shred it as best you can. Add yogurt and stir well. Serve over rice and sprinkle a little cheese over the top. 

This recipe feeds the 7 of us with left overs. If you are a small family, cut it in half. 

Monday, August 17, 2009

Menu Plan for Week of 8/17/09-8/23/09

I haven't done a menu the last couple weeks and it really makes a difference. I really like knowing what to make for dinner ahead of time. I noticed I didn't want to eat out or "just grab something" when I had a menu. So, I am going to (hopefully) make it a weekly thing. 

I am trying a lot of new dishes this week because I get bored with the same old thing. I will try to post the recipes of the dishes we like. 

B: Cinnamon raisin toast, yogurt, melon
D: Crockpot salsa chicken, rice, broccoli

B: Zucchini Bread, apples
D: Tuna patty burgers, tater tots, corn

B: Cereal

B: Oatmeal
D: Pasta Carbonara, bread, salad

Friday: (AKA: the day we spend at the park, usually, hopefully)
B: Egg Muffin Sandwich, grapes
D: Tuna helper (yes, the horrible, easy, boxed stuff), some veggie

D: Quiche, salad

D: Daddy Night because I work through dinner. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The new camera cont....

Today I am going to buy the memory stick for the new camera, finally. Someday, you all might get to see some pictures. 

Monday, August 10, 2009

Woohoo...Go Me!

I have finally, after 1 1/2 years of trying, hit my first goal weight. When I first started trying to lose weight I weighed 181 pounds and was a size 14. I am now a size 10 in pants and I am, once again, wearing medium tops. 

I got on the scale this morning, naked and before eating a darn thing, and it finally said 149.9 pounds. I have been trying to get into the 140's for about a year now. Last summer I reached 155 pounds and I have been anywhere between 155 and 160 pounds since then.

To get to 149.9 I had to really watch my portion sizes. I still eat whatever I want. I just eat a smaller portion of it. For example, instead of eating a whole candy bar I am learning to eat half of it one day and save the other half for another day or make someone share it with me. I also measure EVERYTHING I am eating. Calorie counting has been a good thing for me. I am probably staying around 1200 calories a day. 

It's been working out great. Although, I will tell you, the first three weeks were really hard. I found myself really hungry and it was extremely hard to NOT EAT. 

I can now honestly say it was totally worth it. 149.9!!!