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This Weeks Try It Tuesday

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Well it's been a busy week in general, just not for the trying new things though...lol. I did manage to try 2 new things. First of all the blue velvet cake for the gender reveal...not too sweet and not too dyed flavored as a red velvet cake. Not something though that I would really eat alot...which is a good thing...lol. I then tried a new recipe...sausage pancake muffins. I loved them...and was glad i only took out the serving size and froze the rest...lol. Not something I could eat everyday, but nice for a once in a while treat :) here is the recipe:
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That's it for this week :)

  
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KIM22211 7/29/2014 6:47PM

    those sound really good!!! yum!!

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It's A... and This Weeks Monday Menu Plan

Monday, July 28, 2014

Well it's been an exciting weekend. I found out on Friday the gender of my next grandchild. After work I went home and baked the appropriate color of cake. Son was home and this was a top secret mission, so just going home to bake it was no simple task. But somehow I managed without ds seeing. Had to get up super early to decorate said cake. Here is a picture of this finished cake:


And pic below of said appropriate color...


Yep...baby #3 for them...grandbaby #4 for me is going to be a boy!!!

So Saturday was spent getting the gender reveal party together, then the party, then the cleaning up...needless to say i was one tired puppy...thankfully i had gone to the gym before the party started. Sunday was spent cleaning my own home and getting ready for the week...which i don't think i can ever get to prepared for...lol.

This weeks menu:
Monday-Weekly date night w/mom
Breakfast-Sausage Pancake Muffins & Strawberries
Lunch-Leftovers from last night
Dinner-Dinner at Mom's

Tuesday
Breakfast-Whole Grain English Muffin, boiled egg, banana
Lunch-Leftovers from the weekend
Dinner-Sloppy Joes, sweet potato fries and corn

Wednesday
Breakfast-Strawberry Cream Oatmeal, boiled egg
Lunch-leftovers from last night
Dinner-Chicken Parmesan, green beans

Thursday
Breakfast-Bagel, Cantaloupe, boiled egg
Lunch-leftovers from last night
Dinner-Breakfast

Friday
Breakfast-leftovers from last night
Lunch-Antipasto salad
Dinner-Dinner over at dd2's

Saturday
Breakfast-Raisin Bran Cereal
Lunch-Baked beans & grapes
Dinner-Sub Sandwiches, carrots

Sunday
Breakfast-Soy butter toast and banana
Lunch & Dinner-Ham, potatoes, roasted squash

  
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EDWARDS1411 7/28/2014 11:34PM

    WooHoo - luv the cake and keeping the suspense going right up until the cake cutting - what a great, great idea!!!

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LINDA! 7/28/2014 2:28PM

    Congrats on the 4th grandchild!! Enjoy shopping for the baby boy. emoticon

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This Weeks Fitness Friday

Friday, July 25, 2014

Well getting back on track has been rough, but I'm doing it. Started back to the gym Sunday morning for 30 minutes cardio, 15 strength training and 5 flexibility. On Monday I started back with 60 cardio divided between the treadmill, arc trainer and bike each day along with 5 minutes of flexibility each day. On Tuesday & Thursday did strength training.

My playlist for the past 2 weeks has been:
Don't Stop by 5 Secons of Summer
We Are Tonight by Billy Currington
The High Life by Cold Ford ft Chase Rice
Keep Them Kisses Comin' by Craig Campbell
Demons by Imagine Dragons
The Monster by Eminem ft Rihanna
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark by Fall Out Boy
Beachin' by Jake Owen
Maps by Maroon 5
Secrets by Mary Lambert
I Write Sins Not Tragedies by Panic! At The Disco
Wild Wild Long by Pitbull ft G.R.L.
Me and My Broken Heart by Rixton
Leave The Night On by Sam Hunt

  
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This Weeks Thankful Thursday

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Well last week I didn't post my blog for the previous weeks blessings...though don't get me wrong...it was a week full of blessings....and trials...and more blessings. Which brings us to the current week...and the blessings and trials and yes, more blessings still abound. Here is a highlight of my blessings for the week.

Thursday-Son out of hospital, and though I cannot say I agree with the doctors, he is home and seems to be doing better.
Friday-The local festival that kids and i have been attending for 15+ years started, and as all the years past, we were all there (along with all the additions to the family) to see the fireworks
Saturday-Most of the family got to meet at the festival. Watching the next generation ride the rides, play the games and eat the foods that are normally off limits except for this 1 time was such an awesome time. And watching their little faces as we watched the parade :)
Sunday-Back to the gym for the first time since my ds's suicide attempt. Feels good to be back to a somewhat normal. Also made it to church...yeah!!!
Monday-Attended a funeral for a church friend. Though she will be missed here on earth, I know we will see each other again.
Tuesday-Had the privilege of meeting a manager from another location for my gym. My manager bragged to him how good my cooking, especially the pasta salad, was...so since my managers get spoiled rotten often, I got to spoil this one a little :)
Wednesday-dd1 and her g/f invited me over for dinner. Also dd2 and kids came with me. It was nice to spend the evening with both my girls and all 3 of my grandbabies :)

I'll be honest, there are many things I left out due to time...but just what I could tell... you can tell it's been a very blessed week.

  
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LINDA! 7/25/2014 12:48AM

    emoticon Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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KADULAC 7/25/2014 12:46AM

    Sounds like a pretty good week, and fun filled.

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EDWARDS1411 7/24/2014 8:53PM

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This Weeks Wednesday Weigh-Blah!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ok, after not getting the chance to weigh in last week...and knowing full well how awful i stuck to plan last week...eating terrible and working out was worse...i have gained a full 5 lbs...uhg!!! it sometimes still amazes me how fast bad habits return so darn quickly....along with the weight. Thankfully I have been getting back on track before even hitting the scale today...for the little picture...OMG...i gained 5 lbs!!! The larger picture...i only gained 5 lbs... 2 weeks of not keeping accountable...1 of those weeks being stress filled and out of control... but before letting it keep out of control and gaining back all the weight i lost...i got on that scale, took my beating, and took note. This isn't easy...never really going to be... but with each fall, we have the choice to stay down, sink lower...or just get our tushy up and push it push it push it...Life will happen...but i just have to live the best i can live each day...i wasn't doing that last week...i survived...but that is about it...i didn't live it..and definitely not the best i could of. I could of made better choices...but i didn't... but as sunday, i started a new week...this morning i started a new day. New beginnings are wonderful things...and everyday we wake up, we get the chance to start anew... wohoo!!! So yesterday be gone...today is a new day.

  
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KADULAC 7/23/2014 7:33PM

    I wish weight would come off as easily as it comes back. I hope you're having a much better week this week. emoticon

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