Sunday, January 22, 2012

Of course things change…

And I wasn’t able to go grocery shopping quite like I had planned. We still went but on our way there my daycare parent called and cancelled daycare for 2/3 of next week so the money in the budget for shopping didn’t happen however I sold $12.00 in eggs this week and I had $10.00 left over from last week so I bought fruits and salad makings and a gallon of milk. Really all in all that’s just fine because my freezer still has tons of produce I put up this past summer and my friend gave me some hamburger and rabbit for Christmas, plus my MIL gave us a turkey last week I need to bake.  I was just sorta looking forward to trying a meal or two of those Healthy Choice or those kinds. Oh well, all is fine anyways. Here is a peek of what I am planning for my meals this week.

Breakfast is Oathead Hearty Oatmeal. It’s 100 calories a packet. I’ll also have an apple and 1/2 cup of milk. Another day I’ll have an egg and piece of toast with my grape jam on it. There is also a box of Total here and it says 100 calories a serving so I think that will work out just fine. I have banana’s and blue berries and got some 100 calorie fat free yogurt. All this will work for snacks too.

Lunch I bought a huge bag of salad mix and spinach, tomatoes and peppers. I have one day of chicken in a 3 oz bag I did last Friday so will have that one day and then there’s thin sliced ham from Mike’s lunch he forgot to take last week. That will all work out and since I’m not one for salad dressings I can add a little bit of extra something to make a good lunch each day. I also have my homemade tomato soup I should start eating and I know that stuff turned out awesome and very low anything.

Suppers, I’m going to bake a turkey up probably on Monday between bus routes and will be able to have that for a few days in different ways. I bought whole wheat pasta for spaghetti and also some shell noodles in wheat so can make up a hot dish with my stew tomatoes. Maybe a soup would be better because I have all those veggies.

I didn’t buy peanut butter, not sure I’ll live without my peanut butter but it sure isn’t going to hurt not having it. I have lots of different jams and jellies I put up and I never use a lot of sugar in them so they can be my sweetener if I needs something.

I haven’t had any candy, cookies or that kind of stuff for over two weeks so I’m not craving the sweets like I was. I still think a lot about desserts but haven’t indulged.

Exercise will start back up tomorrow. I slacked last week but that’s not happening anymore. It can’t, I need to get back into the groove and start to feel human again.

Now I’m off to spend some time with Jim and then later this evening I plan on spending the time stopping by everyone’s blog and seeing how you’re doing and what’s new. I have at least 20 stops I need to do, I need to get back into the supportive Julie, the I that will kick your behind if need be or pat your back if you’ve been good and encourage you like you’ve all been doing me this past month. And to just learn from you, cherish your photo’s you share, your life story and so much more. I love reading and commenting (when blogger lets me that is) and writing to you. Thank you for being here for me.

Take care everyone and have a great week. Mine will be a bit screwy but it is what it is. Thank goodness I have bus driving when daycare isn’t. God Bless you all!!!

7 comments:

Michele said...

Looks like you made a great plan for good food and healthy snacks for the upcoming week. I am sorry that your day care income was curtailed. Hopefully it is just for this week.

I am super impressed that you have not had any candy, cookies or that kind of stuff in two weeks. That alone shows you are on the right path. Stay strong, Julie!

One Chicks Journey On Weight Watchers said...

Def do have a great plan for meals.Sorry you couldnt do the shopping you were planning on. Also thanks so much for the comment it meant a lot to me. I hope you have a great week and get your exercise in I need to step mine up a little too. Good luck!!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Julie, I'm sorry you are having financial issues. We've been there until this week and are doing okay right now. I hope that things get better for you soon. Your food sounds great. I bet that will all work out for you. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you the best this week. :) Hang in there, my friend.

Betty said...

Have a good week Julie! You can do this. Your planning ahead is just the right thing to do. I wish I could plan my meals like that. I´m always just making what I "feel" like that day...

Chinagirl said...

I'm reading your posts, but because I have small children, I often don't know what to say, so I don't say anything. That's maybe not the right thing either. But I just wanted to let you know, that I am thankful, that through this challenge I get to know you a little. I hope, God will help you to get through this difficult phase.

Flying high in the sky.... said...

you are a blessed soul..things cannot be screwed for long... sun will shine... and spring will arrive... take care my friend...with loads and loads of good wishes and blessings...

Maren said...

Seems like you have a great plan for this week foodwise, that is so important! You really inspired me to make my own plan too!

Hugs!