Monday, July 30, 2012

Losing it Day 33

Weight 171 (yep, I am up!)

I did weigh myself on Thursday before our family camping trip to Jelly Stone Park and I was 167, but since I failed to post it, I am stuck with today's weight.  I am sure that you noticed I had a good time, and I ate all that I want.  I am going to have to work hard this week to take off those added pounds and get back into shape.  Yuck!  I hope that those of you out there that are trying to eat and live better are doing better than me.

For the Love of the Crock Pot





Okay, so I love my Crock Pot.  Nothing is easier than putting a few ingredients together in the morning and by dinner time you have a whole meal ready.   

I found a website on Pinterest where you can find 5 crock pot meals that are doubled at a time with the shopping list.  Wow!  Nothing could be easier, right?  The website name is Six Cents at http://www.six-cents.com/2012/06/crockpot-freezer-cooking-101.html.  Aimee talks about how much money and time you spend when you go ahead and make double recopies at the same time.  So, today I made 3 of her recipes and doubled them, so now I have 6 Freezer Crock Pot meals in my freezer (well, on 5 because I am cooking one now).  It only took me about 30 minutes to prepare the six meals.   I did not try the Curry Chicken because curry is a “Hard Limit” at my house.  I did buy all the ingredients for the Pepper Steak, but had to put the meat in the freezer before I had time to prepare it.  No problem because I will just make the double batch and freeze half of it after cooking so I just have to reheat it.  I will update how the meals taste as we eat them.  I personally am excited to have several meals done in so little time!  Check out Aimee’s website to see more meals!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Losing It - Day 16



Weight: 168 :)
Wow!  Finally back on the losing trend.  Hopefully I can keep it up over the weekend.  Weekends are hard because we live in a great neighborhood where we all like to get together and eat and drink.  All the bad things when you are dieting!  I just have to tell myself that I can be strong!  Yeh, right!  We all know how hard it is for me to stay on the wagon.  Wish me luck!
On another front, I am now running and walking! 
Happy Friday the 13th!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps



I don’t know about you, but I am always on the hunt for an easy crock-pot recipe.  I especially like the ones that are also somewhat healthy.  I found the crock-pot buffalo chicken lettuce wrap recipe on Pinterest and thought that it looked pretty good and I should give it a try.  Wow!  This one was a crowd pleaser!  Different that some of my usual’s this recipe was and very tasty.  If you like buffalo chicken then this is a good recipe for you.  I hope that you enjoy!
 
Check out the website www.skinnytaste.com for more great recipes! 



Monday, July 9, 2012

Losing it – Day 12



I am bummed, because I am still 2 pounds up.  I had a good start to the 4th holiday but I still gave in and enjoyed all the good food.  It might have helped if I had worked out, but I was not feeling good on top of eating what I wanted, when I wanted.  Needless to say I am going to have to really try hard this week.  I really hope that by the end of this week I have some good news!