Monday, January 10, 2011

Let the withdraw begin...

I made a bet with the hubby about giving up processed sugar for 5 days.  He didn't think I could do it (part of me does too) and I now I am sitting here, going on nine hours without.  Granted 7 of those hours I was asleep but lets not talk particulars here. You see, the last 3 weeks I've been off the sweets wagon and living the high life like I was at Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.  Now there isn't anything wrong with a little sugar but seriously, I must have been consuming a lb a day.  So, what did I give up? Anything with the words like sugar or syrup in the ingredients.  In an effort to be ready for this week (Monday - Friday) I bought lots of fruits and veggies, plain greek yogurt, and cottage cheese for snacking.  What's at stake? A executive car wash.  I'm talking about the fancy one that even cleans the dash and makes it smell nice.  Last car wash I had was ions ago.  I do keep the inside clean and once in a while I run it through the car wash after I get gas.  It looks clean with all the rain we've gotten but still, my baby needs a little TLC.  I will give daily updates on how I do. 

Now, let's move on.  It's Monday so you know what that means: MEAL PLANNING DAY.  Yesterday while at Target, I was browsing the dollar section I found a little dry erase board. What a perfect little thing to keep us on track.  We have a saying at the planner household, "if it's written down then we must follow through." I tossed it in the cart and took it home.  It helped out a lot when I was prepping meals for the week.  So what are we eating?
  • Monday: Hawaiian Pork Nachos (we didn't make this last week)*
  • Tuesday: Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Turkey & Mushroom Sauce
  • Wednesday: Chicken Tikka Marsala with Garlic Naan (naan came from Trader Joe's)
  • Thursday:  Prosciutto wrapped Turkey Burgers
  • Friday: French Dip Sandwiches (with pork meat)*
  • Saturday:  Sushi with friends!  
*acts as part of yearly to do list, slow cooker and new meals.

Desserts this week will be fruit slurpees.  All fruit, no sugar.  :) YUM!

So what did I prep last night?
  • Boiled the chicken and now marinating in the Tikka Marsala sauce we bought
  • Slow Cooked the pork for Monday and Friday's meals
  • Made the Turkey and Mushroom Sauce
  • Made Minestrone soup for a side dish for this week's meals.
  • Made a week's worth of Banana/Apple/Walnut/Raison Oatmeal
  • Made the turkey burger patties
This time around, I had less dishes dirty since I figured out a good pattern to only get the same ones dirty so I was cleaning along the way.  I'm really enjoying my meal prep time now.  I feel more relaxed during the week and have more time to enjoy playing with kupcake.

Moving on to this week's to-do list:
  • Work out 3 times during my lunch break (must bring running gear and shower gear to work)
  • Finish cleaning my room.  Yup, it's dirty and it needs a good deep cleaning.
  • Figure out vacation plans for Memorial day.  I'm DYING to plan another trip.  
  • Fix the vacuum.  I broke it... how?  I have long hair and if you do too you'll understand. 
  • Finish cleaning the garage.  Hubby did a terrific job this weekend and now all that's left is the shelves.
  • Put away little girl clothes.
That's about it.  How is your week shaping up to being?

1 comment:

Linda said...

Hoping to make it to Zumba 3 days this week. There's the threat of snow in the forecast so that might ruin my Zumba plan. But I did make some yummy applesauce of the weekend and I brought my lunch today. Hoping I can bring and eat my lunch all this week!