Monday, March 24, 2014

Manic Monday: Week 12

Honey, I Shrunk the Mom

It's another manic Monday and I'm linking up with my friends LauraJill and Hollie. We link up every Monday to get our week started off with some accountability and we share our weekly plan. Please stop by their blogs and leave them a little hello or shout out of encouragement and feel free to join in for Manic Monday if you'd like! :)

Weekly Weigh-in
Last weeks weigh-in: 211.6
Today's weigh-in: 210.6 (-1.0)
Still following Weight Watchers Simply Filling and things are going well! 

This weeks menu plan:
Monday: Meatloaf and roasted asparagus
Tuesday: *Crock pot mexican chicken
Wednesday: out of town
Thursday: out of town
Friday: out of town
Saturday: Crock pot BBQ pork roast
Sunday: Pancakes and sausage
For more menu planning ideas, check out the weekly link up at I'm an Organizing Junkie.
*Crock pot mexican chicken: I don't really have a recipe that I follow so I'll just write out what I do. I put some boneless, skinless chicken breast in the crock pot with a jar of salsa, a can of corn and a can of drained/rinsed black beans. Once the chicken is cooked, I pull it apart with a fork into small pieces. You can eat this like a taco in a soft tortilla or a hard taco shell, in a salad, make nachos or just eat it by itself. It's so simple and so good. I haven't made this in a long time and I'm desperate for easy meals these days! The kids aren't crazy about it because of the beans, but they will eat it.

Wanted to give you guys an quick review on the pumpkin and banana baked oatmeal I made last week.
It was so good that I made it again for breakfasts this week! If you're a pumpkin fan, give it a try!

This weeks workout plan:
Monday: Silver Sneakers Class
Tuesday: Weight Lifting Class and Yoga Class
Wednesday: out of town
Thursday: out of town
Friday: out of town
Saturday: Weights/Elliptical
Sunday: Rest

I am not officially on my own in teaching my class! That means I don't have to sit and observe two extra classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Yayyy!! I had to request some days off this week to go out of town so I will miss my class on Wednesday and Friday this week.

I'm a bit nervous about eating out so much Wednesday-Friday but am going to try to do my best and see how it goes! At the very least, I want to maintain my weight this week, so I'm going to try to be diligent with my food choices.



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Monday, March 17, 2014

Manic Monday: Week 11

Another week has flown by and I'll be honest, I don't feel any more together than I did last week! :) But I'm working on it! As soon as I get to a regular work schedule, mid-April, I'm hopeful that things will begin to fall into place. However, that's still a month away. And until then .... ay, yi, yi!
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On top of work, travel and the general busyness of life, I did get in a great weight lifting working on Tuesday and Friday. I also got in an extra ab workout with Maya on Friday when I finished with weights. I even made it to yoga on Wednesday and I taught classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. And I ate well! Thank goodness I spent time prepping food over the weekend because if I wouldn't have had those foods ready to grab and reheat, I know things wouldn't have gone as well.

I had a few unplanned slices of pizza on Friday but I didn't go crazy with it like I usually do, so I'm calling that a win!

When I wrote out my menu and exercise plan last week, I forgot about some traveling that I had to do so that means I had to rearrange a few workouts and a few meals didn't get made last week. That also means I get to carry them over into this week. And that makes for easy planning!

I made a new breakfast (in the oven as I speak) to have ready to grab and go this week: Baked Oatmeal with Pumpkin and Bananas. I haven't eaten breakfast yet today so no review to share. But boy, it smells good! (Note: I did leave out the pecans.)

Honey, I Shrunk the Mom

Since it's Monday, I'm doing my usual and linking up with my friends LauraJill and Hollie. We link up on Monday's to get our week started off with some accountability and we share our weekly plan. Please stop by their blogs and leave them a little hello or shout out of encouragement and feel free to join in for Manic Monday if you'd like! :)

Weekly Weigh-in
Last weeks weigh-in: 212
Today's weigh-in: 211.6 (-0.4)
After two weeks in a row with really big losses, I am pleased as punch with that loss. I have been so nervous that the scale last week was doing something wonky and would show a gain this week. So grateful it didn't. ;)
I am still following Weight Watchers Simply Filling and still enjoying it! Hopefully a more detailed post on that coming soon.

This weeks menu plan:
Monday: (working late) Turkey sandwiches
Tuesday: Cheesy Stuffed Meatloaf Minis with roasted asparagus
Wednesday: Pulled Pork Nachos
Thursday: Veggie Kebabs with chicken on the grill 
Friday: Girls night!
Saturday: Leftovers
Sunday: Pancakes and sausage (I love pancakes on Sunday! Don't you? :) )
For more menu planning ideas, check out the weekly link up at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

This weeks workout plan:
Monday: 3 Silver Sneakers Classes
Tuesday: Weight Lifting Class 
Wednesday: 3 Silver Sneakers Classes, Yoga Class
Thursday: Weight Lifting Class
Friday: 3 Silver Sneakers Classes, Elliptical
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Walk





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