Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Weigh-In

Thank the Lord that I actually made some progress this week, DESPITE the fact that it has been all things candy this week.  Not that I have partaken in the candy (okay, maybe a piece or two) but for the first year no overindulgence!  

So at my weigh-in today I had lost another 3 lbs which puts my total for the week to 4 lbs.  Bringing me to 58lbs gone.  Only 2 more till I hit the 60lb mark!  Very excited!  Although, not sure I will make it there by Monday...  

Hey, you got a little chocolate there in the corner of your mouth!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday's Crockpotalooza-1


So, Boo Mama is hosting a Crockpotalooza which is great for a couple of reasons. One, I love a good crockpot recipe and I am always looking for new recipes to use in my crockpot. Two.... I love most anything that ends in PALOOZA!! So here is mine for this Thursday. I made it last week and it was soo good. It has been tweaked a little so hope you enjoy it!


4 soft corn tortillas cut into 1-by-2 inch strips
I lb boneless, skinless chicken breast diced (OR sometimes I use the grilled chicken that is frozen and already in strips!)
3 cu frozen bell pepper and onion mix
1 can black beans
1 TBS ground cumin
2 14 oz cans of reduced sodium chicken broth
1 15oz can diced tomatoes w/green chilies
2 TBS lime juice
1/2 cu fresh cilantro (you can leave out if you are not a big fan of the cilantro)
3/4 cup shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese

Preheat your oven to 350 and bake tortillas on baking sheet until browned and crisp. (10 minutes app)
Cook chicken in skillet long enough to brown, but not all the way cooked.
Add all ingredients to crockpot (except cheese and tortilla strips) and cook on low for 4 hrs. When ready to eat, top your bowl of soup w/cheese and tortilla strips.

The green chilies do cause it to pack a little heat. So, if you don't like that just use regular diced tomatoes. The hotter the better for me!! Enjoy!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Well, I missed my Friday weigh-in.  Something came up and I had to be gone for most of the day so I couldn't go.  I went this morning instead.  Let me just preface this by saying that it was NOT a great food weekend.  I didn't overeat... I just didn't eat like I was supposed to.  So the bottom line is that I am only down 1 lb.  But, I will take that.  At least it wasn't a gain!  I have to go back Friday.  Hopefully my numbers will be better then!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dinner Time

Well, it's that time again. Time for some good dinners. Last week's were pretty good. The Herb-roasted chicken is always good. And as an added bonus, when I went to W/D to buy it, it was on sale. So, I got the whole chicken for $5.82. Can you believe that?? The Chicken Tortilla Soup was fabulous!! I loved it. I did mine in the crockpot too which made it even easier and better if that was possible. The scallops, well, they were okay. The hubby didn't care for them because unbeknownst to me, he doesn't like sweet flavors on his scallops. Fine on fish, just not on scallops. Whatever... So onto this weeks newest menu!!

MONDAY Pork Chops w/Apricot-Tomato Chutney
Couscous (for the kids only)

TUESDAY Baked Flounder Parmesan
Green Beans
Noodles (kids only)

THURS Pesto Chicken Spirals
Roasted Broccoli
Rice (kids only)

FRIDAY Eating out and TRICK OR TREAT!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shopping Spree

Last night, the hubs let me go shopping with my mom after dinner because well, I desperately needed some stuff. I had waited as long as I possibly could and so a couple of our stores were having some very good sales and I guessed now was as good a time as any. The only rule he gave was NOT to bring home ONE.SINGLE.ITEM for the kids. Rats! There was some stuff I wanted to look for them too.

Anyway, don't think I didn't NOT get a budget cause I did, so it wasn't a total spree, but it was good! Can I just say how nice it was for the first time in a looooong time to not have to go to the "big girls" side. And to have my mom say "I think you need a size smaller". To have things fit you right and look good on. Not like you are just trying to cover up and hide everything?? It was a wonderful shopping experience. The first in a long time. And I was able to get some really cute stuff. The kind of stuff my bff likes to wear, not just some mumus :)

They finally emailed my 50 lb weight loss picture to me so I thought I would post that today too. So here is the before and after!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dinner Time

What a week!! The pork tenderloin w/ apples from last week was pretty good. Wasn't great, but it was good. I would make it again. And the ribs and chicken from the Wienie Roast were fabulous! There is another repeater on this weeks list. I am not making it twice, I just had to rearrange some things last week!! Enjoy!

Monday Broiled Scallops w/Sweet Lime Sauce

Tuesday Herb Roasted Chicken (this is from W/D)
mashed potatoes (kids only)
green beans

Thurs Chicken Tortilla Soup

Friday sandwich night (getting ready for party on Saturday)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Weigh-In

As I have said before, the last couple of weeks have been a real struggle.  I have fallen off the wagon several times and it affected my weight loss the most last week.    So, I was definitely hoping for a better week this time.  Today, when I weighed, I have lost another 3 lbs. bringing my total to 54lbs!!! Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!!!  My short term goal now is to have another 30 gone by Christmas.  That is 10 weeks away!  

Okay, gotta go get ready for the party/bonfire out here tonight!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wanna Lick??

It usually starts with just a lick... or a taste.  That is how I normally begin to walk off the beaten path.  Shortly thereafter, I begin to run at a full blown sprint from said path.  I always think I can control myself with just having ONE of something, but it doesn't usually work out that way.  Like say, a doughnut.  OMG!  What I would give for a hot, glazed KK doughnut.  But, I know it won't stop at one doughnut.

Isn't this how we are with God too.  The things that He has set off limits to us, just starts with a "lick" so to speak.  We have that thought about whatever and pretty soon, we are dwelling on it.  Then we think that we can have just a "taste".  Then the taste isn't enough either and we fool ourselves into thinking that just ONE is okay.  When the Lord brings conviction, we justify our behavior to ourselves, making it easier to do it again, or have another.

Satan usually brings just enough truth into the situation to make it easier for us to slip, to fall.  That is why we must be so on guard.  He comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  But even with the things the Lord has set off limits to us, they are meant for our protection, and for our good.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Ends up I only cooked ONE day last week!!  Lucky me!!  Had some family come into town and ended up having a cookout at Frank's uncles place.  So, again, you will find a repeat on this weeks menu!!

rice (for the kids ONLY)

butter beans (for the kids ONLY)

green beans

FRIDAY Holy Ghost Weenie Roast w/ the college & career kids @ our house
Ribs & Chicken
Baked Beans
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Desserts (not sure what yet)


Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Weigh-In

Well, I already spilled the beans on what a terrible week I had in the eating department.  And I was hoping to just break even.  I didn't.  But I only gained 1/2 pound.  I think I really did break even, because I didn't go potty before I weighed and well, honestly, it's that time for me so I am retaining water!  Sadly, that is not what the scale reflected.  I am trying not to get to down on myself.  Next week will be a better week!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hard Times

Why does loosing weight have to be so stinkin' hard?  This week so far has NOT been a good week for me.  I have fallen off the wagon a few times.  Sometimes, I just get so tired of constantly thinking about what I am eating, what I have to eat later, how much of it to eat, blah, blah blattity blah blah blah!!!  Let's recount the bad (only because occasionally I like to relive the past)
1 piece of gluton free chocolate cake. (this tasted like straight fudge.  like the chocolate layer in the middle of an ice cream cake from DQ. *yummo*)
chips and salsa from mexican resturant
quesadilla from same resturant
and the worst was last night we ate at a family cookout and everything was FRIED!! Not to mention biscuits and grits and caramel cake.  OUCH!!  Straight from my lips to my hips, and butt, and thighs, and arms...

So, when I go for my weigh-in on Friday, I am just hoping to break even.  No loss or gain!  Thankfully, I have caught up with the wagon I fell off from and am back on! Whew!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Dinner Review

I thought you might like some feedback on some of these dinners.  Some were new to me, and some were not ( although each time cooking can be a totally different outcome!!!)

The Glazed Sirloin was great.  Even the leeks were good.  I would give it a 4 out of 5.

The Baked Snapper was fabulous.  It was spicy even with only 1 pepper.  But I like it that way.  Make extra of the butter sauce though.  I made mine with the Can't believe it's not butter.  Very low fat.  I give it a 5!  It was really good.

The Grilled Chicken w/ Pineapple was really good too.  I give it a 4 for the chicken itself.  The spaghetti squash... not that great.  I think I undercooked it.  And I love squash so I wasn't really sure why I didn't like it, but not my fave!

Sizzling Garlic & Citrus Shrimp was gooood! Yummy shrimp!  Definitely gets a 4!

Thats all I can remember so maybe I will do better next time!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Okay, here is this weeks menu.  You will note that Monday was on the menu last week.  I didn't make it because we ate at the club after we had our membership pictures taken.

Roasted Broccoli
Spaghetti Squash

Rice (for the kids only)

WEDNES Church Supper

THURSDAY Business Dinner

FRIDAY Chicken Quesadillas (I know we have these alot, but they are quick and easy and 
the kids will ALL eat them!

Yeah!! Two nights that I don't have to cook!  Lucky me!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Weigh-In

Today, is the dreaded weigh-in day!  And I actually did not go Monday, because I had just gotten home from the beach and made some...well...poor choices while I was there.  Not many.  But a few.  So, needless to say, I was a tad bit worried.  I was just praying that I would break even and not gain anything.  But I am glad to say, that surprisingly enough I had my biggest week in a while.  I am down another 3.5 lbs this week!! And that includes my beach trip!  That brings my total to 51 lbs so only another 49 to go.  It does feel good to have the road ahead shorter than how far I've come.  Finally.  And by next week I will have reached a personal goal that I had set for myself (I will share that later). I will post my 50 lb picture as soon as they send it to me!  Have a GREAT weekend!