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Goals Week of February 10

Monday, February 11, 2013

Blog is a day late because I couldn't get to the computer, but yesterday went well.

1. Plan out healthy menu
2. Pack healthy lunches for me and kids
3. Eat salad or soup before dinner at least 4 days
4. Do Gorilla exercise every day
5. Do at least 30 minutes of cardio at least 4 days a week, including walk.
6. Get outside with the kids for at least 30 minutes at least twice.

Same goals, no surprises.

Sunday: Vegetarian chili (delicious hot but disappointing cold, so I have to figure out something else to pack for lunches)
Monday: weekend leftovers -- baked schnitzel, potato souffle
Tuesday: vegetarian tacos
Wednesday: crockpot salsa chicken from SparkRecipes made with turkey over rice
Thursday: leftovers, maybe mac'n'cheese for kids if not enough
Friday: chicken stir fry of some sort involving broccoli and snow peas (might reverse with Wednesday)
Saturday: some kind of fish. Can't think that far ahead.

I've noticed going along that I find it very hard to plan Saturday on Sunday. It's too far away, I don't know yet if I am going to have guests, I haven't seen how the week has gone. I am thinking about creating a list of options and not deciding until later in the week. The truth is, we end up shopping at least once more during the week for fresh produce anyway.

(As the kids get bigger, the amount of produce we consume is scary. And food generally.)

This week I am cooking for my neighbors who just had a new baby, so a little extra. I tried to put up a loaf of garlic tomato bread in the bread machine but it did not rise and came out like a brick. Ah well. Not sure why -- maybe because the yeast had been frozen? Maybe I should have proofed it first? I may try again since fresh bread gives the house such a yummy smell -- and if I give it away I don't even have to resist eating it all!

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    Great job, Jacard! I've found when I plan out my meals, especially when I know I will be at the office all day then I'm prepared and won't be starving and tempted to just eat anything ... which leads to bingeing because what they have to eat at my office is always carb and sugar laden. So, your planning and being proactive will benefit you in the long run! It's also very kind of you to think of preparing and sharing food with others. Letting your experience of food be about community, fellowship and giving and not just consumption is wonderful!!!

    Playing, moving and being with your kids is a great idea to plan, too! I bet they appreciate spending the dedicated time with you outdoors, too.

    I wish you ALL SUCCESS! Hang in there, YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1833 days ago
    emoticon plan!! I plan out 'dinner ideas' and make my grocery list for two weeks at a time and roughly plan meals for specific days, but it's a fluid schedule for me...it works very well for me. It also allows me a little leeway so I don't feel like I'm stuck to a plan.
    1833 days ago
    1833 days ago
    You are such a planner. I love it!
    Curious about gorilla exercise???
    That is so great to put down a goal to get outside with kids and play. I might "borrow" that one. After dinner last night we went outside in the dark and cold and played for about 30 minutes. Swinging, trampoline. It was fun@
    Have a fabulous day!
    1833 days ago
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