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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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Life Lately

Good morning everyone! I hope you all survived another Monday. On to Tuesday and the rest of the week! I know I've been hit or miss with my posts lately, so I thought I would do an update for you all with what's been going on.

One of the big things that has been happening is that we put our house on the market to sell. We've been slowly working on taking care of the little things to get it ready. It's those things that you keep saying that you'll get to them someday, but never do...until you want to sell your house. That's when all of those little things turn into big "must-do" items. I think we've gotten everything taken care of and have it ready to go. Now, we just have to find someone to but it!

We've been camping...A LOT...lately. We've spent all or part of the past 4 weekends camping at our employee recreation area that we have on the lake. TC's brother bought a camper a couple of weeks ago and had been wanting to go camping with us. Then TC's sister and her fiance bought a camper about a month ago and wanted to go camping. Then last week, TC's parent bought a camper! His whole family has campers and the whole lot of us were out there. We all had such a good time. It's so fun to go camping with the big group.

Over the weekend, I had my longest run in a couple of years. I set out Friday to run 3 miles, but was feeling so good, it turned into a 4.16 mile run. On Saturday, since I had felt so great for my run on Friday, I decided to try for 4 miles again. Well, I was still feeing great, so that run turned into a 5.35 mile run. I think that might be the longest I have run since I did the bridge run in March of 2012. I'd love to get some more of my "long runs" in more often, but it's hard when you have two little ones at home, so we'll have to see about that one.

I'm trying to keep everything on track for my food. I get pretty frustrated with myself when I do well for a few days and then I completely blow it on the weekends. Since we will be at home this weekend, hopefully I can stay on track this time.

I hope you all have a great week. I might do a WIA/Weigh-In Wednesday for you all tomorrow.

So long for today...

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #47

Good morning and happy Sunday! I hope you're all having a great weekend. Ours is another busy one. We were trying to remember the last time that we just stayed at home and relaxed and we can't remember. Maybe back in April? Maybe someday soon (maybe). I'm writing this in the car as we are headed down to my sister's house for the day. Kady had a sleepover at our house last night, so we are taking her home. We are going to swim and hang out doing sister/cousin stuff while the guys do "guy stuff."

We don't have anything planned for this week, so hopefully we will get caught up on things this week. I'm still studying to take my real estate license exam. I've sent my application in and have the approval to take it. Now it's just a matter of getting the knowledge back into my head for the test. Lol. Here's the plan for the week:



FOOD:
Sunday - Dinner at my sister's house
Monday - Easy Garlic Chicken
Tuesday - Crockpot Beef Fajitas
Wednesday - Turkey Lasagna Cupcakes
Thursday - Grilled Hamburgers
Friday - Leftover
Saturday - Grilled Steaks

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

I hope you all have a great week. Be on the lookout for another new recipe.

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