We’re on the final day of week one. We’re doing well with our healthy changes.
During the weekend we did eat out but we chose Subway instead of our usual KFC or A&W
Tuesday I made homemade chicken noodle soup in the slow cooker and had enough left over for two more meals later this month.
Last night my daughter helped me make ‘Crunchy Chicken Salad’ (recipe from the SP Cookbook) it turned out awesome! We really like it -- we used fat free mayonnaise, vanilla fat free greek yogurt and I didn’t have any walnuts at the time.
Today we’re making ‘Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken’ also from the SP Cookbook. We’re going to try it with whole wheat tortilla wraps and also whole wheat tortilla chips.
Friday is the start of week two and also our weigh in day and “free” day. We’re making a homemade pizza.
Saturday we have planned to try the ‘Warm & Spicy Banana Waffles’ & ‘Spicy Turkey Mini Meatloaves both from the SP Cookbook.
Sunday we’re doing a whole chicken with various veggies, boiled potatoes and some gravy.
Other changes we have made to our eating habits:
1.We bought a waffle maker on Sunday so we can make batches of waffles for the week
2.We’re now making our own ice cream and frozen yogurt
3.We still buy the package sandwich meat but now it’s the fat free chicken & turkey slices
4.We didn’t fully give up mayonnaise; instead we gave up the calorie wise and started buying the fat free version (I had no idea you could even buy it in fat free)
5.We stopped buying the premade jell-o and pudding cups & bought the fat free pudding boxes and adding skim milk to it and the sugar free jell-o boxes --- when we make this we pour it off into portions so it can set into a serving sized container, perfect for my husband’s lunch box
6.We started buying whole wheat bread and whole wheat plain bagels
7.And we now have a nice amount of fresh foods on hand that we’re really enjoying!
We've cut back on the amount of screen time. The tv is no longer left on as "background noise" when we're busy with something else inside. My daughter and I got out a lot this week, enjoying the beautiful weather before it's gone again!
Our outdoor family activity was a walk! It was fun, we all enjoyed it. Beautiful view of the water and looked at boats.
So far we think we’re doing well with this change!
| Pounds lost: 7.6