Monday, December 03, 2012
In an attempt to prepare and reset for the coming year, without being wasteful, I'm trying to use up a few things that are lurking in my pantry and freezer. But I don't want to just go all-out and splurge on bad, junky meals for several days either. I want to work them into a plan that isn't so terrible.
The "culprits" are:
2-3 frozen pizzas, in varieties that I like but the hubby doesn't
1 large bag of Pizza Rolls
6 boxes Hamburger Helper (4 Lasagna, 2 Cheeseburger Mac)
2 boxes Chicken Helper (Parmesan Crusted)
4 boxes store-brand mac'n'cheese
1 large container couscous
1 can Chef Boyardee Ravioli
The slightly less-guilty are:
2 boxes HH Stroganoff, Whole Wheat
2 boxes CH Lemon Herb Chicken, Whole Wheat
1 box Dreamfields rotini
2 boxes whole wheat spaghetti noodles
1 box Rice-a-Roni brown rice
Other things to use up, due to age and a desire to defrost the deep freeze:
grass-fed ground beef, 1-lb pkg (I'm thinking spaghetti)
ground lamb, 3 1-lb pkgs (I'm thinking a 3-bean chili and homemade meatballs for later)
venison sausage, 1-lb pkg (I'm thinking shepherd's pie)
veal stew meat
bay scallops, mussels, & smoked turkey sausage (thinking low-country boil)
sirloin steaks (marinade & grill)
ground turkey, 6lbs (all the must-go HH)
b/s chicken breast, about 5.5 lbs (4 lbs for CH, 1.5 lbs unclaimed)
Monday, November 26, 2012
I was doing VERY well early this year, eating whole fruits and veggies, grilled lean meats, and avoiding most bread and processed carbs. Then I got pregnant and started eating "how I wanted" instead of how I should have.
Now, I'm hitting the holidays, and have gained back over 20lbs of what I lost earlier this year. I lost the baby, I'm not pregnant anymore, there is NO excuse for me to keep up with the junky eating and gaining weight! But I can't stop.
I honestly think that I need to go back on my birth control pills to straighten my hormones back out - but we were wanting to start trying for another little one again soon, which makes the meds pointless. I don't WANT to get pregnant again until I'm back under 200lbs but I don't want to prevent it either. I'm such an emotional & hormonal mess that its no wonder that I keep reaching for cookies and doughnuts and Halloween candy (that we still have some in the house is both good and bad...I haven't eaten it all but I COULD)
I'm trying to get my tracking back in place, and sticking to an appropriate calorie range again, but then I turn around and I'm ravenous, which screws that up.
Partially, I've lost my motivation. I had a HUGE goal/deadline back over the summer (trip to Hawaii with hubby for anniversary and starting TTC) that I met and surpassed - we don't have any big plans coming up, my work schedule changed causing most of my routines to fall apart, and I'm depressed. I know I'm depressed, but my friends and family aren't there for me (a few friends are, but I can't lean on them all the time) and my hubby is in over his head. I keep trying to keep a happy face for my 2 year old, and that seems to be fooling Daddy too. Depressed means binge eating and drinking (at least I'm saving the alcohol until after the little guy is in bed - he doesn't need to see his mommy like this).
I know I'm rambling, my head is going in so many directions on this, hopefully I can get some form of focus back again soon. Deciding what to focus ON is becoming the hard part
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
I had my 6-month check-up with my regular doctor yesterday, after not seeing him since my appointment back in May. He said I'm doing great and look much better that I did (although the scale is back to the same place now as it was then) and to keep doing what I'm doing.
Now just to get back into my size 14 pants...right now, all I care wear comfortably is maternity pants, and that's not putting me in a good place emotionally or mentally. Two more days until I see the OB/GYN for my post-op appointment. Then I can decide where to go from there.
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