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Happy Valentines day - day 14 of The Plan

Friday, February 14, 2014

Good morning!

Lots of excitement in our family!
WE are going out on Date night! - with a difference.

We want to teach our kids EARLY on how to treat each other and future partners.
I am taking my son out and he will practice being a gentleman, we will go to the the same restaurant, but have separate tables! My husband is taking my daughter and will treat her like a princess.

I told him to set the bar HIGH so that when she eventually has boys interested in her, she will not settle for second best but know how she should be treated! ( HIS PANICKED REPLY: She is not getting boyfriends for another 10 years! )
She is almost a teenager- wishful thinking buddy! LOL

My son is all excited to be the gentleman, but he did ask if he HAD to put his pinky up if we had tea! LOL! I said no, he did not have to! HAHA! He told me he knows how to be a gentleman, so we will see.....

Now in 20 years my husband and I have never really celebrated valentines. Flowers are more expensive and restaurants are crowded, but I really felt strongly that we needed to make this memory for the kids now while they still wanted to hang out with us.

Yesterday was the 13th day I have been following "the Plan" and since I did not have some of the ingredients to do day 13 went back and did day 6 ( I think) - where you test a protein.

I tested Haddock and I am happy to say I was down 0.8 this morning! Whoo hoo! I was getting sick of chicken!

I had a smoothie for breakfast! UGH! It is just so hard to chug that sludge down!

Then this was lunch:

Broccoli soup and salad with goat's cheese

dinner was :

Good news, I managed to find Manchego at the store last night!

So today I am doing day 18 on the menu since we will be going to the restaurant for Valentines. I will have to go back to the book and read up on how to approach that.

Have a wonderful day today. Know that you are valuable and worth it, valentine's day or not!

HUGS! emoticon

I had some baked haddock with sauteed Kale and onion and garlic on a bed of romaine.

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  • SKATER787
    Excellent. Nice way to raise children.
    1857 days ago
    OMG... I think the kids date night idea is AMAZING!!! They will totally thank you for the experience when they get older! I was just reminiscing today about how my mom would buy us kids Valentine's hearts for v-day... it always made me so happy! Especially if I didn't get a valentine from the boy I liked! Oh brother!!! lol
    1858 days ago
    I love the idea you and your husband had to do with the children! That is very good! Your dinner looks really good! You are well!

    Happy Valentines Day to You and Your Family!
    1859 days ago
    Yum and I love the idea of the kids date night! emoticon
    1859 days ago
    What a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine's Day. I wish I had thought of something like that when our kids were still at home. I know my son sometimes has date night with my granddaughter and I think it is great. Have fun! emoticon
    1859 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    LOVE the dinner idea! That's wonderful. We don't celebrate Valentines either, kind of an artificial holiday. And Girl Scout cookies arrive tomorrow, so we definitely don't need v-candy on top of that!
    1859 days ago
    That sounds like a wonderful Valentine's Day... Making it a family affair! "Love it"
    emoticon Happy Valentine's Day! emoticon
    1859 days ago
  • LIS193
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Your meals look so good. WooHoo on passing haddock!
    have a wonderful time tonight - way to go making memories with your children!
    1859 days ago
    I LOVE the idea of a training date for your children - great idea! We don't 'do' Valentines either - neither of us need the candy and like you said, flowers are expensive (and I hate it when they wither - I 'see' $$$ going in the trash LOL.) If it weren't for my knee we'd have probably gone hiking today - that's my kind of date!! Have fun and take pictures - can't wait to hear about date night!!
    1859 days ago
    That sounds like a lovely date! Have fun! emoticon
    1859 days ago
  • no profile photo LOVELESMILLS
    Happy Valentine's Day
    1859 days ago
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