Sunday, August 31, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #53

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you're all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Ours has been very nice. It started off on a sad note with a funeral, but has improved so much since then. Yesterday was the first day in a very long time that we spent the entire day at home. We actually worked on cleaning, decluttering and packing the house. The past 2 weeks have been such a whirlwind for us, it was nice to have a day at home. We are doing some impromptu camping tonight on the lake. We got a last minute notification that there was a showing scheduled for our house, so we kicked it into high gear and got it ready. We have another one scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, so we decided to stay out here for the evening to keep the house from getting messed up again. Or to put it better, to keep hurricane Camden from tearing the place apart! Lol!

I have failed miserably at my fitness the last couple of weeks. I'm hoping to get back to it now that I am a week I to my United Way work. We will see though. Here is what I have planned for the week:


Sunday - Grilled Kielbasa Sandwiches
Monday - Labor Day Picnic!!
Tuesday - Crockpot Meatloaf
Wednesday - Crockpot Turkey Chili
Thursday - Grilled Turkey Patties
Friday - Grilled Turkey Brats
Saturday - Grilled Hamburgers

Fitness plan:
Sunday - 3 mile run
Monday - 3 mile run
Tuesday - Ripped in 30
Wednesday - Ripped in 30
Thursday - Yoga Meltdown
Friday - Ripped in 30
Saturday - 3 mile run

I hope you all have a safe and Happy Labor Day weekend!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #52

Happy Sunday or maybe Monday depending on when you're reading this. This past week has been such a whirlwind for me and I feel like I'm just now getting my feet planted again.

Camden was sick on Monday and stayed at home with my MIL all day. Tuesday, his fever was gone and he was in better spirits, so we sent him to daycare. Three hours later, they called and said they thought he had hand, mouth and foot. Unfortunately, they were correct. So Camden was out of school for the rest of the week. Even more unfortunate was the fact that my MIL wasn't available to watch him and my mom was still in PA, so TC and I swapped out taking days off from work. It's my last week in the office for 10 weeks due to some work I'll be doing for our local United Way, so I was a busy little bee the time that I WAS in the office trying to tie up loose ends.

Thankfully, my parents got back into town this week and will be helping us out since I will be working later than normal and will need them to pick up the kids from daycare. On top of everything else, Addison had her first day of Kindergarten last Tuesday. She did great! And so did I! I didn't even cry!! It's such a huge relief that she had a great first week of school and really like her teachers!

Ok, so now that I've explained all that, let's move on to this week's plan:



FOOD:
Sunday - Grilled Rotisserie Chicken
Monday - Grilled Hamburgers
Tuesday - Grilled Turkey Brats
Wednesday - Grilled Honey Lime Chicken
Thursday - Chicken and Biscuits Casserole
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Grilled Steaks

FITNESS:
Sunday - Rest
Monday - Ripped in 30
Tuesday - Ripped in 30
Wednesday - Yoga Meltdown
Thursday - Ripped in 30
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 3 mile run

Have a great week everyone!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #51

Good morning friends! I hope you're all having a great weekend. I just got back from a run this morning. Time to shower and head to the grocery store then we are headed down to my sister's house for the day to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday.

Here is what we have planned for the week:



FOOD:
Sunday - Dinner at my sister's house
Monday - Dinner Out
Tuesday - Crockpot Chicken Parmesan with Tortellini
Wednesday - Crockpot Beef Roast
Thursday - Crockpot Mexican Chicken Chili
Friday - Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches
Saturday - Dinner at my parents' house

FITNESS:
Sunday - 3 mile run
Monday - Ripped in 30
Tuesday - Ripped in 30
Wednesday - Yoga Meltdown
Thursday - Ripped in 30
Friday - Rest or 3 mile run
Saturday - 3 mile run

I hope you all have a great weekend and a fantastic week!

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #49

Happy, happy Sunday everyone! I hope you're all having a great weekend! Ours has been wonderful! I told you all last week that we were headed up to NC to go to Carrowinds. We all had so much fun! The campground was nice and convenient to the park, so we headed back there for dinner and so Camden could take a much needed nap. We ended the day with the last fireworks display of the season for the park, so we had an extra long and spectacular show.  

My eating was pretty off the last couple of days, but I'm planning to reign it back in today.  I'm thinking about giving Simply filling another try now that I have done some research and talked to a couple of other people that have done it. I think I understand it better and might have more success with it. I will let you know what I decide. Here is this week's plan:



FOOD:
Sunday - French Dip Cupcakes
Monday - Crockpot Beef Roast
Tuesday - Turkey Chili
Wednesday - Crockpot Pork Roast
Thursday - Pasta w/ Turkey Meat Sauce
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Grilled Hamburgers

FITNESS:
Sunday - 3 mile walk/run
Monday - Ripped in 30
Tuesday - Ripped in 30
Wednesday - Yoga Meltdown
Thursday - Ripped in 30
Friday - 3 mile run
Saturday - 3 mile run

I'm thinking about changing up my workouts, but I'm not sure how. I will have to think about it a little bit more. I am very excited that I got over 28,000 steps in yesterday! Helps to make up for Friday when I didn't reach my 10,000 a day goal.

Have a great week everyone!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

WW Peach Delight Dessert


Happy Friday everyone! We made it through another week...almost at least. I hope you've all had a great week. We've been busy as usual. I feel like I say that in every post these days. We had a realtor come to look at the house yesterday, so I spent a lot of time making sure everything looked its best. This is hard when you have two kids with the superpower of being able to destroy a clean room in 2.2 minutes. I told TC that maybe we should just move into the camper...in the driveway...until we sell the house. His look told me that maybe that's a crazy idea. Lol!


We are headed up to North Carolina this evening for the weekend. We're going to an amusement park tomorrow. How cool is it that they have a campground on-site and the shuttle you back and forth to the park. It's so convenient when you have two kids, one of which still needs one (or two) naps a day. Addison is really looking forward to going. Especially for riding the roller coasters. I can't wait, too!

A couple of weeks ago, I made this dessert. A friend of mine had told me about it and it sounded good. I used peaches, but you could use strawberries, too if you wanted to. The peaches that I used were frozen and were spectacular though. So the next time, I'm going to be sure to use fresh ones and I think it will make all the difference. Everyone loved this dessert, especially Addison. For a picky eater to like something so much, I will definitely consider that a win! Here's the recipe:


WW PEACH DELIGHT DESSERT
Source: Darlene M.
Servings: 12
Points+: 1

4 cups peaches
1 pkg. sugar free Cook & Serve vanilla pudding
1 pkg. sugar free peach Jell-o
2 c. water
1 container fat free Cool Whip

Spread peaches in a 9" x 13" baking dish and set aside. Combine pudding and water in medium sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and allow to boil until thick. Add Jell-o and stir until all ingredients have dissolved and are mixed well. Place mixture in refrigerator until cool. Once cool, pour over peaches in baking dish. Spread Cool Whip over top of peaches and Jell-o. I also crushed up a couple of reduced fat vanilla wafers, but that is optional. Place in refrigerator until set. Enjoy!


This dessert is realy easy to make. It comes together pretty quickly, too.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #48

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you're all having a safe and happy weekend. We didn't goc camping this weekend, but we definitely haven't been sitting around doing nothing either. Yesterday morning, we took Addison to Lowes for a Build and Grow Workshop. These things are so much fun for the kids.
We brought my niece home with us and spent the day at the house cleaning. My sister and the rest of her family came over yesterday afternoon so my sister could help me with some landscaping. I'm not a huge fan of gardening/landscaping and she is, but she isn't a fan of cooking, so it works out! She came and helped me clean up the landscaping and I cooked them dinner. Winner, winner, steak dinner! Although I did get stung by a wasp...twice. So I'm not sure how well it worked out for me. But the house definitely has more curb appeal! 
I just got back from my 3 mile run/walk. I ended up walking the last mile, but I got it done! I'm thinking some yoga tonight might help to loosen me up. We are headed up to NC to an amusement park and will be camping up there next weekend and will be getting ready for that this week. So here is what we have planned for the week:



FOOD:
Sunday - Salad Bar!!
Monday - Grilled Honey Lime Chicken
Tuesday - Taco Turkey Patties
Wednesday - Crockpot Beef Roast
Thursday - French Dip Cupcakes
Friday - Pork Chops
Saturday - Grilled Hamburgers

FITNESS:
Sunday - 3 mile walk/run + Yoga Meltdown
Monday - Ripped in 30 
Tuesday - Ripped in 30
Wednesday - Yoga Meltdown
Thursday - Ripped in 30 or Zumba
Friday - 3 mile run
Saturday - Rest/Walking

Hope you all have a great week!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WIA/Weigh-In Wednesday

Happy Hump Day!!! Halfway there everyone!! So, I am buckling down and trying my hardest to stay OP this week. One way I'm trying to do this is by sending pictures of everything I eat to a friend of mine (Thanks Tracy!). Yes, it probably seems kind of ridiculous to people, but I'm really determined to stay OP. I really want to finally hit my goal. I have set so many goals and haven't hit even one of them. I just want to finally reach it. I think I'm going to go ahead and not do a date deadline, just want to eventually hit my goal weight. Does that make sense? So I did have my WI yesterday morning. I lost .4 pounds. While that isn't a huge loss, it's still a loss and I'm very happy with that!! Have you been joining in on the Weekly Food & Fitness Plans? They're a great way to stay motivated and to find some new meal ideas. I'm loving them and I hope you are, too!

Anyway, so since I'm sending pictures of my food for my friend, I thought I would do a WIAW post and share them with you...

Breakfast was vanilla Greek yogurt with blueberries and cinnamon crunch cereal.

For a snack, I had a bagel thin and some pineapple.

Lunch was a lobster tail and baked potato with some salad and cherries on the side. I've never had lobster for lunch before, but BiLo was having a 3 day sale and steaming them for free. Can't beat that!!

For another snack, I had some unpictured watermelon and some frozen banana softserve with some PB2 mixed in.

Dinner was crockpot beef fajitas and some faux-fried cabbage on the side.

Dessert was a WW vanilla fudge swirl cone.

I went for a run and needed another snack afterwards, so I had some cinnamon burst cheerios with 1% milk.

All in all, not a bad day in my opinion. How are you all staying healthy this Summer?

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