Friday, January 29, 2010
So, I didn't think much of this and as I fell asleep Sunday night my dream started right where I left off. I decided in my dream that to know for sure if it was true that I was pregnant I would place the ultrasound in an empty box and wrap it up. I then gave it to my friend and said " I am giving you a gift. If the box is empty it means that what was inside was not true." So she opened the box and before I could see what was inside it said TO BE CONTINUED...
I woke up confused and this dream stayed with me all day Monday. I went to be wondering what the answer would be...if it would continue on. Nope, it didn't I just saw the words TO BE CONTINUED...
At about 4:30am Tuesday, I got up and I took a pregnancy test. I guess the TO BE CONTINUED was me taking the test. Sure enough, it came out positive. I couldn't believe it. The ONE month we decide not to try and to focus on something else it happens for us. It is still unbelievable but we couldn't be more happy right now. This has been such a trial for us in our lives, but we are indeed greatful for all that we have gone through and pray everyday that we have a healthy pregnancy and baby.
Per the Dr. I am 5 weeks along..Due the end of Sept begining Oct. I have been a little sick, extremely tired and taking a lot of potty breaks at work but it's all worth it to me.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
It' s pretty much the best water bottle I have ever had. It NEVER spills, even though I knock it over, and drop it a hundred times a day! I love it. I would definetly recomend one of these for you too!
I know, I know it doesn't seem like THAT exciting of news but it is :) Trust me!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
2 chicken breasts, boiled or grilled and cubed
1/2 can of fat free cream of chicken soup
1/2 can of fat free cream of celery soup
1/2 can of fat free cream of mushroom soup
1 tbsp of fat free sour cream
2 tbsp of skim milk
2 tbsp of capers
*combine all those ingrediants in a sauce pan and heat til hot*
I served it over a serving of brown rice and LOVED it. I didn't have to add any seasonings and it had a ton of flavor. Steve agreed that this was a fantastic meal. I think the sauce has around 200 calories per serving with 4 grams of fat. I will definetly be making that again. I wish I had taken a picture of it but I ate it too quickly.
Friday, January 15, 2010
To something like this lovely cubicle...
I can't wait to have a couple drawers. Anyone who knows me, knows I like my desk's and things to look super organized so I am going crazy with where I am at right now.
What a great start back to work after a long weekend and Lucky you, you didn't have to hear another blog about dieting and being healthy :)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I have had a lot of people ask what we eat for our diet. So I decided to put our menu for this week up here so you can see that it's not so much a diet, just a lifestyle change and eating healthy. I can't believe the changes we have seen in our relationship just in 1 week of doing this also the change in the number on the scale as well. we were both very pleased with that this week .All our hard work is paying off and in 1 week we were both able to lose almost the amount we set for the entire month. I am so proud of us! So, anyways.. here is the menu!
Breakfast: 1 serving of oatmeal with cranberries and slivered almonds, 1cp of Orange Juice
Morning Snack: 1 apple and low-fat string cheese
Lunch: 1 serving of carrots, 1 serving of corn tortillas chips and turkery sandwhich on whole wheat bread with lettuce and tomoato and LOTS OF WATER (this goes for all the meals)
Afternoon Snack: fat free yogurt and serving of whole raw almonds
Dinner: Turkey Burgers with thin/wheat bun and lettuce and tomato..the fixin's and 1 serving of sweet potato frys, and side greed salad
Breakfast: 1 egg cooked in microwave with a whole wheat english muffin. Make into sandwhich with 1cp of milk and half a banana
Morning Snack: fat free yogurt and serving of raw almonds
Lunch: Turkey and vegi wrap in whole wheat tortilla with serving of carrots or snap peas
Afternoon Snack: laughing cow cheese triangle with 1 serving of Special K wheat crackers
Dinner: Crock Pot Picante Chicken with rice and side vegetable.
Breakfast: fat free vanilla yogurt parfait with low fat granola and fresh blackberries and 1 piece of wheat toast
Morning Snack:1 orange with low fat cheese stick
Lunch: fresh green salad with all the vegis and grilled chicken. W/ low fat or fat free dressing. Just a serving size of the dressing
Afternoon Snack: Celery and laughing cow cheese
Dinner: whole wheat pasta with pesto sauce or marinara with ground turkery (or Turkey Meatballs because I forgot i have some Turkey ones that need to be used) with side green salad
Breakfast:oatmeal with cranberries and slivered almonds with 1cp of milk and small orange or grapefruit
Morning Snack: fat free yogurt with almonds
Lunch: Indian Curry Chicken salad with pita pocket with lettuce. 1 serving of corn tortillas chips and serving of carrots
Afternoon Snack: 1 wheat rice cake with peanut butter and half a banana
Dinner:Tilapia with vegis and red or sweet potato's mashed
Breakfast:1 egg with english muffin made into sandwhich with half banana and 1 cp of milk
Morning Snack: 1 apple with 1 serving of almonds
Lunch: Organic Low Fat peanut butter and sugar free jam sandwhich on wheat bread with serving of carrots or vegi and 1 serving of corn tortilla chips
Afternoon Snack: Special K crackers and laughing cow cheese
Dinner: Bobboli pizza and side salad
Breakfast: 1 serving of whole wheat pancakes with sliced banans on top and glass of milk
Morning Snack: celery with peanut butter
Lunch: Subway 6"wheat turkery sandwhich with all the vegis and instead of their chips ask for side of apples
Afternoon snack: Special K Granola Bar
Dinner: Grilled chicken and Vegi Kabobs with Rice and Side salad
(Oh, and I know some of you know I don't have a tolerance for Gluten (wheat)so you are wondering why that is all I am eating.. well I have an even worse intolerance for white flour and white sugar..therefore I am eating all wheat cutting out white sugar and white flour as much as possible)
This is a ton of preperation but it's been fun learning to measure everything and learning new recipes to make with Steve
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
So we decided to start with Monday, January 4th.... so tomorrow. This weekend I stocked our shelves with healthy food choices and we bought a nice scale for our weekly weigh-in's. I just weighed myself on it can't wait for the coming weeks to see the number get smaller as I change. Along with getting some good food for us, and getting a new scale we made a plan that each month I would make a calendar for each of us. On it will be a "before" picture of us, our current weight, overall goal, and goal of weight loss for that month. Since from my last blog I decided that making smaller short term goals would lead us to a lot more success. I have also listed on the calendar our daily goals that will help us obtain our monthly goal. This month both of our goals are to lose 6lbs each. That may not seem like a big number but I figure that at the end of each month we will look at what we accomplished, what we struggled with and change the next months goal off of that. I can't even tell you how excited I am for the journey we get to go on together!
I made the calendars today and put them both on our pantry door. That way they will be a constant reminder for us, and it gives a chance for guests to see it..holding us more accountable to succeed and work hard at this. I don't want to put it blantently out there for everyone to see, but the thought that someone else could see that number I wrote down of what I currently weight and the picture I took..somehow gives me more motivation.
I'm really proud of our hard work and the goals we have set up and especially our calenders, and to finish this post up I leave you with our "before" pictures we took of each other.