Saturday, February 18, 2012
That's how long since I've done anything. maybe longer.
I've Sparked daily but for some reason I've just been blah. I can blame my bladder infection, or not feeling well, or lack of time, but I know like anything else it all comes down to me.
I've got to get this togerher, This is supposed to be my year!!
Food wise...I've been averaging a good 2000 calories or more. again, so not like me. Again, I've got to get this together.
It wsa unanimously decided that the Rachel Ray cookbook be put to rest. No one wsa ever in agreeance with her foods (there was always at least one person who refused to eat) and the serving sizes were horrible as noted in a previous blog.
We've been trying recipes out of the Eat Healthy Lose wight magazine.
So far the Medditerannian Quessadillas are the winner. everyone loved them.
The BBQ beans turkey meatball casserole was "liked" but "bland" I only liked the meatballs myself.
I tried downloading pics...but I think my computer may be having issues.
Okay...so I need to get my head back in a happy place.
just looking at that makes me tired.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Seems like everyone is trying to get as far away from 2011 as possible. LOL
Guess what I did? Yup. Now I don't have to tell ya. hahahahah
I have been feeling a little more down than I thought I would about not re-registering for school. I don't know why I didn't think of it before, or maybe I had and I dunno...so I went through yesterday and literally requested add codes for every single available Sierra online class out there. Every single one...which was like 50.
I'm now in "Intro to sustainable agriculture!" LOL I'll take it. I was a week behind, but after my cardio at the gym today I came home and I think other than reading banged it all out. I have a quiz due by 5pm and well, that should be interesting!! LOL
I still don't know what I'm going to go for and honestly at this point, I think I just ant a degree. I just want to say "I finished what I started" degree.
Now. February. I have not lost my 10 lbs in Januray...and I don't think I can lose 20 in February!! sooooo, I guess this means I better kick my own arse and get to work.
Yes, I changed my name back. I just really like Hopefulhippo guys...I really do. Hippos are cool. Maybe I'll change it to Happyhippo, but it's gonna be hippo dang it!!
Oh! I found this pic on another blog and I have to share it. so freaking cool...
well, I think for "fun" I'm going to finish up my to do list, then maybe hit the gym one more time! My goal is to try and hit as many minutes as my friend, Kim. She's been kicking a$$ and taking names...what an inspiration!
OH and I've decided since I missed my run in Januray and this negates my resolution of running one run a month, I would find an additional run this month :o)
So, choco run on the 12th and....I'll go look...Oh and I got jury duty...THAT should be interesting.
have a fan freaking tastic Hump Day and 1st of February everyone!!!!
Monday, January 30, 2012
I have been in a dinner rut for some time now. As a mom it is my job to daily come up with a new something or other for dinner. My choice would simply be to cater myself with a salad and kids can have cereal or a sandwich nightly. But, that's kind of a lazy way out. LOL
You can imagine my delight when I remembered I had Rachel Ray's 365 no repeats! I thought this would be great as I can try new recipes and also keep thing in a healthy perspective. I was trying the phase one of the Spark Menu plan but there was just simply too many repeats. I can only eat white beans on my spaghetti less than 8 times in one month!!
So having said that, I planned out my shopping list and set to work. I thought "this is going to be so great" as she literally has them listed in order. Now...for days 4, 5, 6, and 7 there are four different variations of mac-n-cheese. I could skip through the book and try different things or I could stay in order. I chose to stay in order and spread them out during the week. Yesterday I did the mac-n-cheese with broccoli. I followed the recipe exactly and when I was all done cooking at it looked at the book again.
I looked at the casserole dish stuffed with a pound of elbow noodles, cheddar, and almost 3 cups of broccoli. four, huh. wow!
I had almost convinced the oldest that this was indeed a healthier version of macaroni and cheese and look at the serving size when I began putting the recipe in Spark (with my own variations of course)
we cut the servings in half.
Today was Smoky Turkey Shepherd's pie. Again the book says "serves 4" again I cut the servings in half.
I just hope Rachel doesn't eat a full servings of this stuff herself and if she does...
I want her workout.
On another note: T and I came up with a compromise. He's pretty adament on buying a house and that's all fine and dandy. So, HE'S gonna buy a house and WE will continue to take things slow. I still think he's crazy, but at least my name will be no where near the deal. Strangely enough, I feel a sudden sense of calm so I must've really be internally stressed about the thought of the idea.
who knew? (well, cleary my constantly being stuffed tummy did!!)
This is good. Now I won't get attached to a house that he wants to sell in 5 years anyhow and I won't feel "trapped" should things go sideways in the future. Perhaps it does sound slightly negative, but .... I have to take care of myself and my girls. Priority numero uno.
Ahhhh....I feel better. Let's see what is on the menu for Rachel tomorrow...Smoky Goucha mac n cheese with cauliflower...
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