Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I walked!!

Since last October, until about May, I was walking 4-5 miles a day. Well, once the kids let out of school, that became harder and harder to do.

Yes, I could have still done it, but with so many little walkers, my track became crowded. And while I enjoyed the time with them, it became dangerous when I was trying not to step on them, because they don't have the stride or speed that I do.

Wellllllllllll, last night, after class, I walked 2 miles. I actually felt like I could have done the whole 4-5 miles that I had worked up to, but it was dark, so I had to stop.

I am proud of myself, though, for doing it. No excuses, I just did it :)

Tonight my class lets out too late to walk after, but it starts later, so I am going to try to walk before I leave for class.

My doctor wants me to lose 50-70 pounds. And, he wants me to do so only 25 pounds every 6 months. So, it will take me approximately 1 1/2 years to do so.

I have just under 3 months til my next appointment, so in that time, my goal is to lose 12 pounds. My appointment is 11/16 at 9am.

My hope is by eating right, exercising & watching the scale, I can start correcting my diabetes and high cholesterol, and if not completely eliminate the need for prescriptions, at least greatly lessen them.


Borrowing this idea from a good friend:

...that's the number of unread blog posts in my google reader. How will I ever get caught up?

...that's the number of messages in my email inbox. How will I ever get caught up?

...that's the number of extra unhealthy pounds on this body of mine. How will I ever make time for the healthy food planning and exercise that my body needs to get back to a healthy weight?

...that's the number of days each week that I should be spending time with the Lord my Savior, as well as having family devotion time with my kids. How will I ever make the time for this?

...that's the number of rooms in my home. They all need a good cleaning and some decluttering. How will I ever get caught up?

....that's the number of courses I am taking this semester, with plenty of homework and studying in each. I have classes Monday (day & night), Tuesday (night), Wednesday (day), Thursday (night), Saturday (day), as well as 2 online courses. How will I ever keep up?

My goal is to limit my online time to just 30 minutes in the morning (after I've seen my kids off to school), and mobile online time while in the car riding in the passenger seat. Whatever is left over will have to go!

Have a blessed day!

MPM 8/17/09


Ok, I didn't do this the last 2 weeks, because of another week of vbs and running around.

This week has already started, but I will still post what we had yesterday. (Sunday I made 20qts of homemade spaghetti sauce, so i made baked spaghetti & lasagna, the rest of the sauce will be frozen).

breakfast: eggs, bacon, cheesy grits, toast, sliced tomatoes, bananas, milk
lunch: baked spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, corn, green beans, watermelon, milk
dinner: lasagna, garlic bread, salad, corn, green beans, strawberries, milk

breakfast: rice krispies with bananas and milk
lunch: lasagna, garlic bread, salad, grapes, milk
dinner: cajun chicken sandwiches, sliced tomatoes, onions, pickles, baked potatoes, celery sticks, carrot sticks, ranch dressing, strawberries, milk

breakfast: french toast, bacon, bananas, milk
lunch: turkey blt sandwiches, fruit cocktail, chips, milk
dinner: tater tot casserole, peas, turnip greens, salad, peaches, milk

breakfast: bacon, eggs, cheesy grits, sliced tomatoes, toast, grapes, milk
lunch: tuna casserole (with asparagus in it), peas, salad, pears, milk
dinner: teriyaki chicken sandwiches, sliced tomatoes, onions, pickles, pineapple, fried chips, salad, watermelon, milk

breakfast: sausage and tomato biscuits, home fries, blueberries, milk
lunch: cheeseburgers, squash & zucchini, corn on the cob, blueberries, milk
dinner: pizza and salad at my mom's house

breakfast: breakfast casserole, sliced tomatoes, cantaloupe, milk
lunch: turkey blt sandwiches, french fries, salad, milk
dinner: on the road (mini-vacation)

all meals on the road (mini-vacation)

Monday, July 27, 2009

MPM 7/27/09


This is gonna be an easy peasy week. VBS is Monday-Friday, so I only have to plan bf & lunch til Saturday :)

breakfast: cheese toast & milk
lunch: bologna sandwiches
dinner: VBS

breakfast: sausage biscuits from the bo
lunch: chick-fil-a
dinner: VBS

breakfast: cinnamon toast
lunch: potato skins
dinner: VBS

breakfast: cereal
lunch: spaghetti
dinner: VBS

breakfast: french toast
lunch: hot dogs, chips & baked beans
dinner: VBS Finale dinner

breakfast: fried egg sandwiches
lunch: twice baked potatoes
dinner: lasagna

breakfast: blt's
lunch: lasagna
dinner: nachos

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Visit my other blog

My Clean Home

for my decluttering, organizing, rearranging and other things going on around this crazy place.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole

Cheeseburger 'N Fries Casserole

Recipe By :Cherylann
Serving Size : 8
Categories : Casseroles

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 pounds lean ground beef
1 can condensed golden mushroom soup
1 can condensed cheese soup
20 ounces frozen crinkle-cut french fries

Brown beef in skillet. Drain grease. Preheat oven to 350°.

Stir soups into ground beef. Pour into a greased 9 X 13 X 2" baking dish. Arrange fries on top.

Bake, uncovered, for 50-55 minutes or until the fries are golden brown.

MPM 7/20/09


Monday 7/20:
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Corndogs, french fries, corn, brownies
Dinner: Easiest Swiss steak, rice, corn, salad, breadsticks, heavenly hash ice cream

Tuesday 7/21:
Breakfast: BLT
Lunch: Chicken Sandwich, lettuce, tomato, fries
Dinner: Crockpot Meatloaf, fried squash and onions, boiled potatoes, peas, salad, cornbread, vanilla ice cream

Wednesday 7/22:
Breakfast: French toast & sausage
Lunch: Leftover meatloaf
Dinner: Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole, baked beans, asparagus, salad, garlic bread, watermelon

Thursday 7/23:
Breakfast: Omelettes
Lunch: grilled cheese & bacon sandwiches
Dinner: Cheeseburgers, fried chips, pickles, salad, peaches (yes, i know that's beef 4 nights in a row, but it has to be used up before vacation)

Friday 7/24:

Saturday 7/25:

Sunday 7/26: