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Okay, that worked!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I may have mentioned once or twice that my family is getting to me when it comes to planning dinners. I've tried having them make the menus (no go) and threatened to go on strike (no one believed me). Since I need to get my grocery shopping done fairly early tomorrow, I need to make menus tonight. So, I asked (okay, forced) my family to give me five suggestions for dinners. Since there are three of them and only 14 days, I have plenty to choose from. Then, if they complain, I can tell them they picked it!!

Here are the choices that will be on the menus this week. Add to them all, I think I'm going to try to put out a veggie plate or add a salad to each meal. Get some extra nutrients into this stubborn family of mine...and me!

Chili (homemade with extra veggies they don't even notice!)
Hots and Brats (Hot dogs, chicken sausages and/or brats)
Chicken quesadillas
Buffalo Wings (chicken breasts with tomato paste and Frank's hot sauce and baked)
Cheeseburgers (no buns for some)
Steak and hot dogs (daughter doesn't eat steak!)
Chicken enchilada casserole
Ham with potatoes and corn
Fish (the 9-year old boy picked that one!)
Grilled chicken salad (One of my favorites!)

Fingers are crossed that this will work! emoticon


Family time

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Because of the increased popularity of my gym, my family went later tonight than usual. Left the house at 7:30 instead of shortly after 6:00. My daughter came as well. It was a trade-off for the cake she had yesterday. It was nice! We each got a cardio machine that we liked and did a full 35-minute workout with 5-minute cool down!

Tomorrow I'm getting blood drawn for standard tests, cholesterol, blood sugar, etc. I'm not worried about it as I expect my numbers will be within normal ranges. The part that isn't so much fun is I need to fast for 12 hours. Since my appointment is at 6:30 in the morning, that means I've only got 10 more hours to go! Good thing I get to sleep!



Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I blogged earlier about my family's picky eating habits. Tonight was another disappointing night. I made a dinner that I've made before and everyone said I could make it again. We haven't had it for over a month and still, my hubby "forced" himself to eat it. emoticon It was a meatloaf, but this time it was too thick and took too long to cook. emoticon Huh?

I'll keep searching the recipes for ideas, but I'm getting tired of planning and cooking and everything. Maybe I'll get shipped to Singapore (for my job) for two weeks and get some time off! Not likely with the downturn, but a girl can dream!


New Year's Resolution

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I'm all for New Year's Resolutions if they give someone the push they need to make the changes in their life. But, on a totally selfish, living-in-my-own-world kind of way, I wish people wouldn't make them! I went to the gym last night at my normal time and there were no cardio machines available. Not just my favorite machines taken, all of them!!! About five minutes later, one opened and I jumped on, but dang it! People should have known I was coming and stepped aside for me! LOL!! I know, I know, that's not how it works in the real world and I'm learning to live with that. emoticon

Just have to learn how to share. It's tough, but I know I can do it! emoticon

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MDTWEETY 1/14/2009 10:00AM

    LOL! Don't worry, you'll have your pick of machines in about a month.

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Eating cos I was bored

Monday, January 12, 2009

I knew I was doing it and just kept on doing it. I was bored and I ate. And I ate some more. Aaargh!!! There are always peanuts in my cube area, so they are all calling my name!!! I was able to ignore the peanuts, but the chips and cookies made it under my defenses. Dang it!

Now is a new time and tomorrow is a new day. I will be more vigilant from here on out. emoticon emoticon


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