My goals this past week were
1)Follow my menu plan
2)Drink more water
3)Exercise before I play WoW
I did follow my menu the first part of the week, but by Thursday I was way off. This week I have decided to use meals I have prepped and frozen ahead of time. At least later in the week. My new cookbook should come in handy for that.
I did drink more water, but not my my full 8 glasses a day. I still count this as a win though. I think f I had gone from very little water to 8 glasses a day I would have been in the bathroom more than not!
The exercise is an issue. I know I need to move more, but I end up hurting so bad. Partly because of past injuries and partly because of my current weight.
My week was pretty up and down. We are trying to get holiday stuff nailed down. It is the in-laws year for Thanksgiving with us and Christmas with my family. In-laws live an hour and a half away so it gets too hectic trying to do both families in 1 day. In my family we plan ahead. My mom has been on me since Labor Day to start making plans. Shane's family usually plan a week or 2 ahead. I sent sis in law a message a few weeks ago letting her know that this was their Thanksgiving. On Wed she got back to me that they didn't want to get together for Thanksgiving, but wanted to do Christmas dinner instead. I let her know we already had plans with my family that day. So I have been making a menu and talking with Shane about inviting my brother and his girlfriend over. Shane wants it to be just us. I think it's completely depressing to cook for just us. He finally conceded last night. I was got on FB to send my brother a message inviting them over. Instead, I find a message from sis in law saying they are having Thanksgiving. So now I have to figure out a fairly healthy side and dessert to take that they will eat. I offered to because everything they make is always so salty. I end up looking like a blow up toy by the time we get back home. I am thinking of doing green bean casserole for the side. I have a couple paleo recipes for it with little salt and no cream of mystery glob from a can. I'm torn on the dessert. I have recipe for an almond pear cake that looks delish! mamasgottabake.wordpress
I'm just not sure anyone but me and the girls will eat it. I also have a recipe for primal carrot cake that I have been dying to make! www.primalpalate.com/rec
Again, not sure if they would eat it or not, but at least Shane would eat it.
I've also been Christmas shopping. I have pajamas, 1 dress and 1 shirt each for the girls. I also have socks and panties for Sarane. Any other clothes will come from Goodwill or the consignment shop. I am trying to take the stance that they get a few brand new pieces of clothes and some gently used new to them clothes. My family thinks I'm crazy, but clothes are expensive. Especially when they are growing so fast. Besides, it shouldn't matter where it comes from. It's new to the girls.
I am torn between the Ramona books and the Little House books for Sarane. Yes, she is only 3 and therefore cannot read. I read to her. We have plenty of little kids books, but I like reading big books to her and she likes it. I think I'm just going to get Elora coloring books for her books. We are trying to follow something to wear, something to read, something you want and something you need.
I am keeping my eye on prices. We are going to get Sarane an art easel and art supplies. Elora is getting a couple of toys that she can take apart and put back together. We wanted to get her a toy workbench, but they all have small parts and she still sticks stuff in her mouth. Maybe next year.
The something you need is proving a bit harder. What do a 2 year old and almost 4 year old need? I might look at new bedding for Elora. She still has the Winnie the Pooh baby stuff. She does need a bigger blanket at least. Sarane I am at a total loss.
I have my nephew's present ordered. I know what I am getting my mom. I am going to put a gift basket together for my dad with different teas and a mug that I'm going to let the girls doodle on. My brother and his girlfriend I am making a gift basket, but I'm not sure what I am going to put in it. I'm thinking either "Pizza Night" (with a pizza stone, pizza cutter, jiffy pizza dough, a jar of pizza sauce and an oven mitt), "Pasta Night" (a box of pasta, a jar of pasta sauce, a colander, a few spices and a recipe for garlic bread) or a breakfast themed basket (pancake mix, a spatula, muffin mix, a muffin tin, coffee, coffee mugs like the one we are making my dad). I'm actually digging the breakfast themed basket but I keep going back and forth. For my sis and her boyfriend, I am doing a big gift basket with baby stuff. She is due Feb 1st with a little girl, Lola Mae. I was supposed to throw a baby shower but for reasons being it got canceled. I already have a few outfits to put in it. I am also going to make a big thing of laundry soap. I am going to get diapers, wipes, bottles, gripe water, and other little things.
Thursday is Elora's 2nd birthday. I can't believe how big she is getting! She is talking more and more. Last night she said her first cuss word. Oops. My bad. She totally repeated after me. It was bull----. Hopefully, it was just a one time thing. Instead of a party, Sat we are taking her to the Chinese buffet her in town. It is awesome and she loves it. My parents, sis and brother are all coming too. Sarane's birthday is in Jan. Still have no idea what we are going to do for her.
Here are this week's goals
1) Log in all my food.
2) Drink my 8 glasses of water a day.
3)Exercise at least 10 min a day.