Sunday, October 9, 2011

The post where I try to play catch-up blogger

So first things first... I DID weigh-in on Wed. I just kept meaning to blog...

The numbers:

Starting Weight: 275.0

Last Week: 265.0

This Week: 263.4

It was a really nice surprise to have lost that 1.6lb!!  I thought I had gained!  YAY!

Item #2 - I bought a Fitbit.  I will blog about that later.  Basically it is a little tracking device I wear that monitors all kinds of stuff.  I promise I'll blog about it this week.

Item #3 - I have made a menu for the week.  Beef tips, mushroom, & onions are simmering on the stove for tonight. Everything is prepped & in the crock-pot (and in the fridge) for beef stew tomorrow. I have a plan & am sticking to it.  Veggies are prepped for snacking & lunch stuff is good to go, too.

The Casa Cardona menu for 10/10-10/13 is as follows

  • Sun - Beef tips with mushrooms & onions, truffle risotto, & green beans almondine
  • Mon - Beef Stew with onions, mushrooms, carrots & potatoes
  • Tues - Arroz con pollo with a mixed vegetable side
  • Wed - Dani's tortellini with spinach & a vegetable
  • Thursday - Morningstar BBQ "ribs" with mashed potatoes & broccoli cheese casserole
  • Friday - date night dinner out

I have stuff for oatmeal or smoothies for our breakfasts.  I also bought some cinnamon raisin bread for toast.  Lunches will be a mix of frozen (healthy) dinners, leftovers, or sandwiches with Popchips and fruit.  Our splurge is some chocolate pudding (I'll make it with low-fat milk).

I'll let you know how meal planning goes.  I am hoping it is going to help me monitor my intake, eat better, snack smarter and keep me within my calorie goals.

Item #4 - I am trying some new things to structure/schedule my time.  I am a HUGE time waster and cannot do that if I want to finish my dissertation on time.  I have already wasted 6 months of my allotted 4yrs. It is time to get my act together. I have my days planned out (with some wiggle room) to include time to prep my lectures, time to work on my article, time to work on my dissertation, plus have some downtime, exercise daily, have date-night, and some other stuff. Again, we'll see how it goes.

Wish me luck!


  1. Yay! I'm so proud of you and happy for you. Way to go on the weight loss.

    Wishing you luck on the schedulizing (ha! I made up another word).

    I need to try meal planning, I think that would work so much better (cheaper) than waking up and thinking Hmmmm, I want this for dinner and then having to run to the store to pick up missing ingredients.

  2. Thanks, Dani!! I'll let you know how it goes. I am really looking forward to the pasta dish you made.