Friday, November 7, 2014

I'm Back and Once A Week Cooking

I knew it had been awhile since I posted anything, but AUGUST 28th!  I was trying so hard to keep up to date and stay consistent. Well, so much for that!

I am back and I am going to try a little something different.  This has been my Stampin' Up! blog with a little family thrown in, but I am going to expand and blog about other things as well.  I have so many interests and so many things to share that I thought I would share a variety of odds and ends.  I hope this won't be confusing or turn people away, but we will see how it goes!

Join me as I start this somewhat new journey into blogging. It is hard to do wonderful things when you use a free blog service, but I will do the best I can. This blog is pretty bare bones, but then I am not very good with the computer so I guess for now, that is OK.

So I would like to show you what I did last weekend.  We have embarked on a healthier lifestyle, more about that in a minute.  I decided to make our lunches and breakfasts for the week so we could grab and go and they would be healthy.  No trying to figure it out as we go! I made 4 each leaving one day for something different.

I do have to get better at remembering to take pictures as I go, but this is the end result:
I marinated chicken, then grilled it and roasted a variety of veggies.  Each container has 1/2 cup of rice, chicken and 3 vegetables. 

I put out initial on the container so we would know which ones belonged to who. (Tim doesn't like cauliflower)

I also made Healthy breakfast sandwiches. Wholegrain English muffins, egg, chicken or turkey sausage and the thin slice cheese.  So this is Friday and it has been working great!  Made the week easy!

So the healthy life style...

We are doing this as a family.

My beautiful daughter Megan came up with this idea.

We have a chart we add points to each week.

5 servings or more of fruit and vegetables per day, 64 oz of water per day, no eating after 9:00pm,30 minutes of  exercise 5x per week, Staying on track with calorie count or WW points daily, limit sweets to 3 times a week, weight/inches lost at end of week.

At the end of the month the one with the most points wins.

We are picking our own prize. We decided to make it a gift of time or labor not monetary. Example: house cleaning, baby sitting, freezer meals, help painting a room, etc.

I will keep you posted as to how it is going.


  1. Linda, this looks wonderful. I'm feeling motivated to give this a try.

  2. It has been great! We are camping next week, but the following week I may change it up a bit. I will post my new meals> Look for my post on refrigerator oatmeal coming soon!