|Yummy Chicken Salad|
|A new to me recipe Hot Cross Cookies.....so yummy...will post recipe to my Cooking Blog soon :-)|
|Our "raid the freezer" stirfry meal when we didn't have kids on Sunday night|
|My Easter treat to myself bought at a book sale we attended on the weekend|
My blog is having an attack of "I don't want to cooperate with you itis" lol. I don't know what it is doing but I will just carry on as though nothing happened lol.
I have found that since starting our diet our world seems to be revolving around food and shopping. Its starting to drive me a little insane. I think I have lost my planning mojo and it is starting to show with us just making the same meals over and over again, both for us and the kids.
I have been browsing through Michelle Bridges book "Crunch Time Cookbook" and I think we will start incorporating a few of her meals into our diet regime. I feel like we have slacked off to a degree this past week with Easter and Mr10's birthday really playing havoc with our weight loss. This week we have Mr11 with Autism here so that makes life really difficult too. I can't leave the house with him on my own because he will just throw himself to the ground and he is getting too big for me to lift now, so we are housebound while hubby is at work and can't get to the shops. I planned for Easter food really well but not so much for the rest of this week lol. The best thing about our little diet break was the fact that after having junk food, we really didn't feel that great. It showed us that our bodies are adjusting to not having crappy food (not that we over indulged in it before but it was little bits pretty regularly lol). We both really felt it on Saturday after having had junky meals the last two days. It is great because it is inspiring us to keep going on the diet and even though I hadn't really felt any different or healthier, last week made me realise that my system has in fact changed for the better and it doesn't really want to go back to nibbling on crappy food.
Exercise this week has been a little tricky too. We were supposed to be doing one of the Wii games but having had between 6-8 kids in the house all the time and will have for the rest of the school holidays for the most part, it has been a little hard to find time to use the Wii uninterrupted. Therefore, we made the decision that for this week at least we will do either the treadmill or the bowflex instead. Next week I will be back to having just my boys and probably a few extras at various points in the week. I hope (fingers crossed the weather will help me out here!) to be able to get out and about a few times next week even if it is just going for some walks or bike rides!! Money is tight right now so free activities are a must lol. As I keep telling the kids, we can leave the house and not spend money and enjoy ourselves,,,,,my boys get it but Miss13 just doesn't, not at all, which makes me feel sad. It is hard being a step parent and only having minimal influence on a child, especially when the other parent has totally different values than you do....can make life rather difficult at times.
I better go and check on my Anzac cake I have in the oven. It smells delicious!! (No I won't be eating it lol, I promise!!)