12.02.2016

Haiku Friday

I try to make meals
With what we have in our house
When groceries are low
***
Found a recipe
EASY, too. Like me.
***
Made some revisions
But overall delicious
And no leftovers




Ingredients
3-4 chicken breasts (I used thighs)
15 white or flour tortillas, fajita size (I only had giant white ones)
30-oz. green enchilada sauce
3-4 cups of grated cheese (I used Colby Jack but you can use whatever you'd like)

Directions
Boil chicken until it falls apart which was about twenty minutes, then shred 
(BFF recommends boiling with salt and pepper but I forgot)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Mix 5 oz. sauce, cheese and chicken together
Put 5 oz. sauce on the bottom of the pan (I used a 13x9 baking dish)
Microwave tortillas until soft
Roll chicken mixture in the tortillas
Put rolls in pan semi-tightly
Cover with remaining sauce then sprinkle with remaining cheese
Bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted 

11.30.2016

Weigh In Wednesday

Weight: 219.2
I have lost 1.2 since last week and 3.8 since September 1. My goal is 190 but I swear once I see 200 I will do a cartwheel.

Lifetime Steps: 787,489
That's 57,510 for the week which averages out to 8,215 steps a day. Not too shabby but not great. Thursday and Sunday were the only days I hit or exceeded 10K. I spent a lot of time in the car driving to and from LA and Solvang on two separate days. I set up the Wii Dance Revolution game, now I just need to actually play it because boy does that thing work up a sweat and get the old heart racing!

Frame of Mind
I'm much more content now that Husband and Casey are back and I've kicked that cold. I'm also much busier around the house now that school is back in session and holiday schedules are temporarily behind us until Christmas. Last week I had a cold so I was not really hungry or drinking beer but I was also not going on my lunch walks. I was also not cooking so I feel like I ate considerably less since I had no Husband to feed. Monday was a crazy work day and yesterday was so windy so this week is not going so great so far in regards to lunch walking. However, last night we took the kids to see Santa and did a little extra walking around the shopping center to check out the decorations. Hopefully today I can start my walks back up again. I did do meal prep for four days this week and am focusing on smaller portions at dinner. While Husband was away I was hitting or exceeding 8 hours of sleep every night but those days are gone. Water consumption still proves to be an issue. I am going to finish reading Matilda today since that was the only book I was reading and Casey decided he no longer wanted to be a part of that book since we watched the movie midway through and now he knows the ending. I need to work on reading more and playing on the dumb phone less.

11.29.2016

Wrapping Up Thanks

23. To have my boys back home from Michigan
24. That my children are actually quite fond of one another
25. That I never had to learn common core because I would have failed 1st grade
26. To have learned how to cook for my family and now do meal prep for the week that saves us lots of money and has us eating much better
27. For the changing leaves
28. That HRC is supporting a recount
29. For the sausage we will get from the deer Husband shot
30. That we got our tree up this weekend

11.28.2016

Thanksgiving Catch-Up!

 We spent Thanksgiving
Me and Gaga and Christa
Up north in Solvang
 It was a ghost town
So we walked and window shopped
And enjoyed quiet
 So much fun was had
I got to nap and relax
Perfect Turkey Day



11.23.2016

Weigh In Wednesday

Weight: 220.4
I have lost .8 since last week and 2.6 since September 1. Not bad. It's the last day of my period more or less. I have had a cold since Sunday so eating has not been super appealing. This week has been kind of a bust as far as meal planning goes because I didn't bring my salads to work for lunch. I have also been eating dinner out because I don't want to cook or prep food with half my family gone. I went all day Sunday and Monday with no beer and only had one last night. I feel pretty good about that.

Lifetime Steps: 729,979
Only 58,080 steps since last week but again, I have had a cold so haven't walked during my lunch. I spent a lot of time in the car this weekend driving Husband and Casey to LAX and then back home again. It's still an average of 8,297 steps a day so I'm not too upset. Saturday was the only day I hit my step goal in the past week. Sunday, Christa and I did a lot of stair climbing at Dodger Stadium.

Frame of Mind
I really slept like garbage on Friday and Saturday but Sunday night I got almost nine hours of sleep, Monday, I got 9 and a half. Last night I got 9 and a quarter. I've been going to sleep early and getting up to let the dogs out and have gone back to sleep for the past three days. I feel like all that rest is really helping me get over this cold. I had a positively brutal mental breakdown the day Husband and Casey left and cried a river of tears. Lots of stress and anxiety. I should have taken my Xanax but didn't and I have had to deal with some regret over that. With them gone I've been on Facebook a bit too much but I'm getting better at tuning out all this negativity.

11.22.2016

Thankful Tuesday

16. For friends who come back home to visit their families during the holidays because I get to see them even though I don't get to travel very often.
17. For Skype that lets us keep in touch with the in-laws and now Casey & Husband while they are in Michigan.
18. For the rain we had on Sunday and the cooler weather that has followed.
19. For the Teavana Jade Citrus Mint and honey elixir that is making this cold I currently have bearable.
20. That I have been able to go to bed early and actually get 8-10 hour sleep the last two nights.
21. That I haven't had to and won't have to cook or make school lunches this week.
22. For the short work week and little getaway my mom and I have planned with Christa.

11.21.2016

Weekend Pics from Dodger Stadium












What a beautiful way to spend a rainy Sunday morning. Christa and I had a nice distraction from Husband and Casey being gone. We got to share a Dodger Dog and an ice cream and play. I got to say a little prayer for Papa. I think it was just what the doctor ordered.