Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Weight Loss

So I haven't posted in a while, since then I have been diagnosed with PCOS otherwise known as Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, which causes a bunch of crazy symptoms, my problem symptom is gaining weight with difficulty losing it. I have started taking meds to help with that among other symptoms such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and I'm considered pre-diabetic. I am once again struggling to lose weight, but since my youngest son was born in August I have lost over 30lbs total. I have a love/hate relationship with diet and exercise. I will do really well at it for a long time and then fall of the wagon. I just have to do this though. I need to be healthier and happier for my children and my husband. I don't want to feel fat and miserable all the time or be depressed about the way I look and frightened when I see myself in full length mirrors or reflection in store windows.(I do not own a full length mirror so it's shocking when I see that.

So I'm just gonna lose being afraid to talk about my weight so here goes. After my son Charlie was born I weighed 209 lbs. I currently am at about 178(until I weigh again this week). I am not following any specific "diet". I was advised to follow the diabetic diet, which I sort of follow but not completely, I do keep my calorie intake for the day between 1000-1200. I eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 snacks every day. I also drink a minimum of 64oz of water daily. On top of that I have several glasses of tea with sweet n low instead of sugar.

But this week I found a website that I LOVE it is: if your looking for some extra help you should definately check it out.

I am always looking for tips for losing weight & healthy recipes, so tell me what works for you.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Menu Planning Monday

Menu for this week:

Monday: Leftover Chili from Sunday

Tuesday: Taco Crescent Bake

Wednesday: Pork Chops, Green beans & Carrots
Pork Chops are dipped in beaten egg & coated in italian style breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese mixed together. Then baked at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes or until done. I will steam the frozen green beans, the carrots I used canned & then add about 1/4 cup brown sugar and honey.
Friday: Chicken Tetrazinni
1 box Spaghetti cooked, 2 cans cream of chicken soup, 2 cans cheddar cheese soup,
1 lg can chunk chicken breast
Heat soups and chicken in a pan mix all ingredients and serve.
Saturday & Sunday Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes & Corn
For my Meatloaf I use about 2.5lbs Ground Beef 1 envelope Onion Soup mix, 1-2 pkgs of saltine crackers crushed & 2 eggs. Mix all ingredients well shape into loaf and cook covered in a roasting pan with a little water in the bottom for about an hour, then I remove the cover the last 15 to 20 minutes.

For more menu planning ideas and recipes don't miss: I'm an Organizing Junkie