Monday, June 11, 2012

Menu Monday 6/11

Ok, I’m beginning to get back into the swing of things, still not great, but better….  Of course, I’m gearing up for my husband and oldest son to be gone on the other side of the world for two weeks, so there’s not telling what we’ll be eating while they’re gone and I’m feeding my lonely genes because that what I do when I’m lonely…..


Here’s the menu for this week:

Monday:  Chicken Dinner in the Happy Pot with Garlic Bread

Tuesday:  Junk Food Dinner

Wednesday:  Grilled Chicken and Borracho Beans

Thursday:  Cheeseburger Mac

Friday:  Pizza

Saturday:  Pork Loin and Mashed Potatoes

Sunday: (Father’s Day) Fuddruckers

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Weight Loss Wednesday- Next Challenge


Ok, I did the Impact a Hero 5K over the weekend, and it was pretty hot again, so I had to walk a little, so my time wasn’t that good.  I’m disappointed, but trying to be real with myself about the fact that it is hot and it’s much more important to run a safe race.  I’ll keep training to work on personal bests this fall.  I’m still on track with my “one organized race a month” goal I set for myself, IAH was my June race.

Because it is getting so hot, for July I’m going to do something different, I’m going to only do a Virtual Race.  Normally I don’t count these for my goal, but it’s just so hot, I need to get out there earlier than the races are scheduled for.  So, since I’m only doing a Virtual Race I’m going to do the Hot Mama Virtual Half Marathon!  You can do it as a relay if you want, or break it into a couple of legs, but I’m going to do it all in one day.  I don’t know how much of it I am going to run, I think I’ll do a little running and probably a lot of walking.  You can sign up for free, or the medal division for $11.  The last day to register is June 8th, though, so if you are interested, you better get signed up!

I need to really work on my distance, and my cardio vascular endurance, so I’m starting a new training program that should help with that.  It’s the Training Program in The Beginning Runner’s Handbook:


Because I’ve been running for a while, I’m going to start at week 6.  I like, thought that is has me running longer periods of time.  I need to get up to a regular 5 miles I think, and I want to run a half marathon…..

On the WW front, I showed a gain last week, and it looks like I’ll show another one this week.  It is incredibly frustrating, but my body IS changing, and, thankfully, I can see the difference.  It’s funny, I started running to lose weight, and now I am kind of running because it makes me feel so good, regardless of what my weight is….  WEIRD LOL

Anyway, I still go to my meetings and I’m still tracking and working the program, I’m just trying not to get discouraged.  My body is going to fluctuate, and I need to work with it, not against it.  One thing is for sure, if I stop going to the meetings I’ll be in the kitchen with a crazed look on my face and a pan of brownies I refuse to share with anyone, including, but not limited to threatening bodily harm to anyone who comes near me…..

Monday, June 04, 2012

Menu Monday- 6/4

It’s June, it’s summer, and it’s hot in Houston!  Holy cow it heated up quick!  It’s time for me to return to my quick meals that require no baking and little time on the stove…..  I love a good salad, so that’s good at least Winking smile

Speaking of Salad, I had the Southwest Chicken Salad last night, and it hit the spot, as always.   I really really like that salad, but I have to be careful not to over make it…  So this week I will make another of my favorites, Layered Salad.  Pioneer Woman introduced me to this salad, and my life is completely changed LOL  Winking smile  If you’ve never had it, you must make it.  Be aware, though, it is better if it has had time to sit in the fridge, so if you’re going to make it for the evening you really really need to make it first thing in the morning, or better make it the night before. 

Here’s the menu:

Monday:  Sausage, salad, Tiramisu

Tuesday:  Junk food dinner Winking smile

Wednesday:  Mac and Cheese and Hot Dogs

ThursdayLayered Salad, Grilled Chicken

Friday:  Pizza Night

Saturday:  Party at a friend’s house Smile

Sunday:  Chicken Dinner in the Happy Pot