Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Anyhow, breakfast, lunch, & snacks are all "pick one" and dinner is determined for each night. Knowing what points I'll use for dinner, I just pick the other meals to add up to my daily total (or thereabouts). Here it is:
- Cereal with non-fat milk & a piece of fruit (5)
- Oatmeal with non-fat milk & a piece of fruit (5)
- 1 egg and 1 egg white, 2 pieces of toast, & a piece of fruit (5)
- Saturday: wheat and honey pancakes (lots)
- Leftovers (varies)
- Tortilla & egg & pepper strips (6)
- Sandwich & raw veggies (5)
- Tomato & Pepper soup with cheese & veggies (5)
- Popcorn & 11 almonds (3)
- 1 c milk with cocoa & 1 Tbsp sugar (3)
- Apple with 1 Tbsp peanut butter (3)
- Smoothie [2 fruits, veggies, tofu, yogurt] (5)
- Apple cheddar pitas (3)
- Cottage cheese dip with veggies (2)
- 2/3 c Cottage cheese with grapes (3)
- Pear bread (or other) muffin with 1 c milk (10, approx)
- Sunday: Lentil & veggie stew (3)
- Monday: Hawaiian haystacks (10)
- Tuesday: Chicken & veggie stir fry over rice (8)
- Wednesday: Rice and beans (8-10)
- Thursday: Burritos (10)
- Friday: Chili Soup (7, approx)
- Saturday: Tuna sandwiches on wheat (10) or Sloppy lentils on rolls (6)
(Oh, and I also can have one Dove dark chocolate each day. I keep them in the freezer to keep them out of sight & help them melt slower.)
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
"In a Blue Room," which has beautiful illustrations & a nice soothing lyrical quality.
Though I didn't appreciate this one until we'd read it 2 1/2 times, I liked "Rain Makes Applesauce." While we were out for a walk Chick was repeating, "You're just talking silly talk" which is kind of a fun phrase in and of itself.
...We got our plane tickets for the cruise, which makes it feel very close. Which is good, because it is giving me motivation to get moving. I went for a jog a couple of days ago, a walk yesterday, and am considering joining the local YMCA. (I'm also going to play biggest loser with some friends, starting Aug 30th...I'll keep you updated).
...I've had fun grocery shopping--this is my favorite time of year for groceries because of all the "back to school" promotions. We've gotten a ton of pantry items for very little money. Some of it, like Skippy PB, isn't as healthy as we usually eat, but it's good to have on hand for when we run out of Adams. Anyhow, I love free food. Last night I spent $8 out of pocket and got: 2 cans of olives, 2 6-packs of Dole fruit cups, 8 boxes of cereal, 1 pk of M&M's for HH, a pkg of bacon, and 3 bananas. I have our year supply of pop tarts, totally unhealthy, but I like to have them on Sunday mornings as a special Sunday treat...and at 30 cents a box, who could resist? We also used coupons in combination with the Kraft promotion at Albertsons--so I got over $30 worth of Kraft products for $0. Yay!
The first pic is the rest of my $50 trip (I returned some). I didn't read the coupon carefully, though, and so when I returned it I forfeited the discount on the additional stuff. Oh well. The arm and the turtle weren't included in the purchase...she just wanted to help with putting things in the picture. (the items pictured are what I got for free--it's not $50 worth, but free is free)
I used a second "spend $100, get $50 back" coupon and got this: (Not pictured are 2 chairs, a stool, and a Little Tikes bike for Chick). The Halloween dress is for Monkey's costume this year--she's going to be a Halloween fairy. Chick is going to be the cutest little bee you've ever seen, but I'm making that one, so don't hold your breath. In the back are 2 red blankets to use in the living room. Better than the purple that we had that didn't match at all : )
Monday, August 10, 2009
The theme was Trains, Planes, & Automobiles...
When Chick woke up I showed her the muffin tin & she was as excited as I was : )
She started with the yogurt saying, "I eat the cloud!"
For more Muffin Tins check out Her Cup Overfloweth.
**Update: I was in at the computer (looking at all the other muffin tins) while Chick was eating her lunch, and I heard her say that she had gone potty. I went in there & sure enough, she'd had an accident. I asked her why she didn't tell me that she needed to go, or why she hadn't sat on the potty by herself, and she said, "Because I was eating my muffin tin!" ...not so excited that she had an accident, but I'm happy that she liked her muffin tin that much : )
Saturday, August 8, 2009
She uses her legs to wrap around things in her super-clinging. She likes to be tossed through the air, and she is stealth at snatching things (usually to stick them in her mouth).
I'm not entirely sure how she got like that, but she couldn't get back to standing up & she couldn't let go or she'd fall...so she just had to hang there until we saved her. (Lest you think we're bad parents: We did save her, though I was tempted to take a video of it.... This picture is a re-creation, just long enough to snap the photo).