Tuesday, November 30, 2010

No More Chinese Buffet For Us

I've had stomach issues since Sunday, and had a detox episode last night :( Jesse had bad acid reflux all night Sunday, and today Ethan's had yucky diapers. Ethan and I both had reactions last time we ate there too. So I guess that confirms it was the Chinese and not something else we ate...

Breakfast - banana
Lunch - turkey breast in usual salad; Ghirardelli square
Supper - Thanksgiving leftovers (everything incl 1/2 turkey sandwich)

Monday, November 29, 2010

More Thanksgiving

Breakfast - nothing (had 2 very fussy kiddos)
Lunch - leftovers - little of everything
Supper - turkey breast on whole wheat w/mayo; cream spinach; dressing w/cranberry sauce; Ghirardelli square

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It Just Doesn't Taste Like It Used To

Add another one to the list - the Chinese buffet I used to like. It was okay, not great. And my stomach's a bit messed up from it tonight. But it was worth it for the time we got to spend with my best friend's family :)

Breakfast - 1/2 cup coffee w/usual; dilute apple juice later
Lunch - Chinese buffet
Supper - turkey breast on whole wheat w/mayo; little piece of each dessert from last night w/whipped cream

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner (Part 2)

We did our big dinner today. Ended up with 8 adults, 3 little kids, and 2 babies! We enjoyed the time with our family and friends :-) Food was definitely a cheat and will be for a few days...

Breakfast - apple juice
Thanksgiving (ate a plate, dessert, then another plate later) - deviled eggs, turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes (baked w/butter and salt), cornbread dressing, cream spinach, cider green beans, onion soup bread; pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan pie, apple cake, whipped cream, 1/2 cup decaf coffee w/Demarara and cream

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Prep

I worked hard today! Cooked all day for tomorrow. I'll still have cooking and cleaning to do but hopefully I'll have enough time...

Breakfast - 1/2 cup of coffee w/usual; apple
Lunch - sirloin in usual salad; Ghirardelli square
Supper - Amy's burrito; avocado; 2 oatmeal cookies

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We went to Jesse's family's for lunch and decided to stop by my mom's before heading home. Ended up taking her out for dinner :) Jesse and I are both feeling the effects tonight of not just one, but two cheat meals today! And not exactly healthy ones either. Tomorrow I'll be cooking and cleaning for our annual Thanksgiving dinner Saturday. And I'm thinking after two turkey dinners today and one Saturday that we'll probably have steak for lunch tomorrow ;)

Breakfast - 1/2 cup coffee w/usual (early lunch)
Lunch - turkey dinner #1
Supper - turkey dinner #2 (Shoney's)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Today's Meals

I'm going partly off my eating plan for the next week or so. I'll try to limit myself to 1 cheat meal a day though and go back on it after the leftovers are gone.

Breakfast - dilute juice
Lunch - tuna salad salad; Ghirardelli square
Late afternoon - 1/4 cup coffee w/usual (I was tired and hungry and that took the edge off both! Yeah, my coffee's strong ;-) )
Supper - leftover rice and Cal veggies w/butter, cream, salt, and dry mustard; Ghirardelli mint square

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Oh Well...

I didn't do any of my check-ins the past couple days. Suffice it to say it's been a really rough time emotionally and I just needed to take a cyber-break...

Breakfast - nothing (we were going to do an early lunch but that didn't happen)
Lunch - plate lunch out - shrimp stew w/white rice; Cal veggies (with butter or something like it); few bites each of bread pudding and cheesecake
Before supper - piece of french bread (wasn't gonna be home for about 20 mins and I was hungry and it was in the car)
Supper - can of asparagus; french bread w/butter and salt; piece of coffeecake (Bisquick recipe w/bittersweet chocolate chips)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Busy Exhausting Day...

...But no cheating :) I ran some errands, came home, ate lunch, went back out, and got home at suppertime.

Breakfast - dilute juice
Lunch - tuna salad salad; Ghirardelli square
Supper - veggie sandwich w/chips - multi-grain french bread, honey mustard, cherry tomato slices, Romaine, bell pepper, and avocado w/plain Zapp's (potatoes, oil, salt); 2 cookies

Friday, November 19, 2010

Healthy Cheat

It was chilly and damp this morning and the boys and I were out in it. We got back at lunchtime and I really wanted something hot and hearty!

Breakfast - nothing :( (was in a hurry to get somewhere at a certain time and forgot)
Lunch - Greek rice and gravy (93/7 ground beef seasoned w/Greek seasoning, brown rice, gravy - (no MSG) beef stock thickened w/dry roux); 2 Ghirardelli squares w/PB and sea salt
Supper - can of peas w/butter; brownies

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Crazy Busy Day!

Got up at 6:30. Brought my mom to an appointment. There till noon. Lunch out. Brought Mom home. Got home in time for my friend to come so I could do more cleaning/organizing. Worked nonstop till after 8. WHEW... So tired now but a bit wired. I'm hoping it doesn't take long to wind down for bed!

Breakfast - 1/2 cup coffee w/usual; dilute juice
Lunch - Italian buffet
Late afternoon - 1/2 cup coffee w/usual (was so tired and needed the caffeine boost to be able to work)
Supper - dilute juice (lunch was a bit late and I wasn't hungry for supper but wanted to consume something)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Not As Busy

Good thing, because tomorrow will be another long one!

Breakfast - dilute juice
Lunch - tuna salad salad; Ghirardelli square
Supper - battered mushrooms (frozen, baked) w/ranch dressing; brownies

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dilly Corn Rice


1 box Uncle Ben's instant brown rice, cooked according to package directions
1 lb frozen corn, cooked according to package directions

Mix rice and corn. Add rest of ingredients to taste.

Exhausted But Happy!

Always feels good to get some cleaning and organizing done! It's what I spent my afternoon and evening doing, thanks to a friend offering to watch the boys for me :)

Breakfast - 1/2 cup coffee w/usual
Lunch - chicken breast in usual salad; Ghirardelli square
Supper - Dilly Corn Rice; Twix

I'm realizing that if I don't prep my fruit or juice for breakfast at night that I'm not finding time to consume it in the morning. So before bed tonight I plan on getting some juice ready for breakfast tomorrow - I put a 10 oz bottle in my 24 oz water bottle w/straw and fill it the rest of the way with water. Then I usually drink half and save half for the next day. I need to buy another one that size so I can alternate and not have to worry about washing it so often!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Supper To Go

We ended up picking up supper tonight but I made fairly smart choices!

Breakfast - dilute juice
Lunch - sirloin in usual salad; Ghirardelli square
Before supper - chips
Supper - Chili's - black bean burger on wheat bun w/avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, little mayo and mustard; fries w/ketchup; broccoli/carrots; chocolate cobbler

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Missing Meal

Food was good today till tonight. We met a friend at the park after lunch for his son's birthday. He had said they would have cake so I didn't eat any sweets after lunch. Well, for whatever reason, there wasn't any. So when we got home I ate what I really wanted - some bittersweet chocolate chips mixed in peanut butter. I wasn't planning on that being the last thing I ate today but that's how it ended up... Everything was crazy and by the time I got a chance to eat it was after 8 and I can't eat that late. I had some disappointing news tonight too so I wasn't hungry anyway.

Breakfast - 1/2 cup coffee w/usual; banana later; dilute juice later
Lunch - leftovers from yesterday's BBQ
Later - 60% chocolate chips w/peanut butter (Smucker's Natural) and sea salt

Saturday, November 13, 2010

BBQ at the In-Laws

And it was yummy! Definitely a cheat. And they sent home leftovers. Which means I won't have to cook after church tomorrow :) Even though it will be another cheat.

"Breakfast" - 1/2 cup coffee w/usual
Lunch - BBQ - chicken thigh, baked beans, potato salad, bread w/butter-like substance, rice dressing, shrimp pasta, small slice lemon meringue pie
Supper - chocolate-stuffed beignets

Ideally I would have had some juice for this morning but I really need another straw cup! Mine was dirty and I didn't have time to wash it and I can't use a regular cup around the boys.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Bit of Extra Sleep

I was so exhausted this morning! Jesse watched the boys so I could get a little more sleep :-) When I got up, Gabriel was hungry then it was time to start cooking lunch so no breakfast.

Breakfast - nada
Lunch - chicken breast in usual salad; Ghirardelli square
Before supper - few potato chips
Supper - peas and pasta; chocolate cobbler

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Another Busy Day

But I did good with eating!

Breakfast - 1/2 cup coffee w/usual; dilute juice later
Lunch - tuna salad salad; Ghirardelli square
Supper - California mix veggies w/butter; multi-grain french bread w/butter

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Not a Good Day...

Major computer issues. No internet access. And when your only source of income is dependent on online access...

Lunch was on the run. Supper was not at home either...

Breakfast - nothing - computer issues and had to be somewhere at a certain time
Lunch - Burger King - Whopper w/cheese
Supper - Shoney's breakfast bar - after dealing w/computer all day, was too late to cook

Not a good food day or good day in general. I also fell this morning and have been really sore all day. Slid on a toy, landed on my knee, and crashed into the baby gate.

Like I said, NOT a good day...

What Do I Drink?

Few times a week - 1/2 cup coffee (not decaf) - usually dark roast (brewed w/ or w/o cinnamon). On Sunday, Dutch Chocolate Almondine flavored coffee (medium-dark roast)

Few times a month - tea - usually mix of decaf green and Mint Medley (both Bigelow brand) - very good for upset tummy! Sometimes sweetened w/Stevia, usually unsweetened. Occasionally, decaf black tea, occasionally w/Stevia, usually unsweetened

Most of the time I drink plain water. Well, Dasani. It's the only water I can drink a good bit of that doesn't make me nauseous. I think it's because of the purification process. Reverse osmosis is very good at removing un desirables from water! I drink an average of 48 oz a day. I would like to increase that though. I fill a 32 oz bottle w/straw and drink from it all day. I occasionally put a lime in my water but I have to be careful with that because I have a mild citrus allergy.

Very rarely I will have a soft drink or other sugar-sweetened beverage. Like a few times a year. I've never been a big soda drinker. And once or twice a year I'll have an alcoholic beverage. It's been at least a year and a half since my last one.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


So what does it mean?

Usual coffee - w/Stevia and 1-2 tbsp heavy cream

Usual salad = a whole organic Romaine heart (approx 4 oz) w/homemade honey mustard dressing

Ghirardelli square - individually wrapped square of 72% aka Intense Dark Twilight Delight - .375 oz of pure satisfaction ;-)

Pancakes - made from homemade 100% whole grain mix - if chocolate, 60% Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips or bar (Intense Dark Evening Dream I think), chopped

French bread - multigrain (approx 50/50 unbleached white flour and whole wheat flour)

Any I'm forgetting???

Tuesday Meals

Breakfast - 1/2 cup coffee brewed w/cocoa powder w/usual; dilute juice
Lunch - Greek-seasoned ground beef in usual salad; Ghirardelli square
Supper - broccoli w/butter and salt; chocolate chip pancakes

Mom's Night Out! (Monday)

Breakfast - nada (purposely skipped - felt like partial day water fast might help my cold)
Lunch - chicken breast in usual salad; Ghirardelli square
Supper - Applebees - spinach artichoke dip w/chips; Chicken Florentine Ravioli w/breadstick; later - frozen decaf chocolate coffee drink

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New Blog

I started a parenting blog today - Christian AP Momma's Spot http://christian-ap-momma.blogspot.com/ Go check it out!

Today's Food

Breakfast - 1/2 cup coffee w/usual; apple later; juice later
Lunch - chicken stew; Ghirardelli square
Supper - corn; fries (oven-baked) w/mayo and ketchup

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday's Food

Breakfast - diluted juice
Lunch - salad - rotisserie chicken breast, celery, Romaine w/honey mustard, mayo, and tarragon (only had a little honey mustard left so it ended up a cross between my usual salad and chicken salad); Ghirardelli square
Supper - Whole Grain Muffin Surprise

Friday's Food

Breakfast - diluted juice; 1/2 cup coffee w/usual
Lunch - chicken breast in usual salad; Ghirardelli square
Supper - Italian buffet

At supper Jesse really wanted to go eat a meal out with the boys and me but we didn't have much to spend doing it! Not the healthiest but we enjoyed the time together as a family :-)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Today's Food

No breakfast... Again... Tonight I prepped some diluted juice in a straw bottle so hopefully I'll find a way to drink it for breakfast!

Lunch - Greek-seasoned ground beef in usual salad; Ghirardelli square
Before supper (running errands) - multi-grain roll
Supper - battered mushrooms (baked) w/ranch; 1/2 chocolate muffin

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rough Night

Didn't get to sleep till 130am. Ethan fell out of bed soon after - rarely happens. Spent the next 4 hours with him waking up every 30-45 minutes. As soon as he stayed asleep, Gabriel woke up. Decided he needed to eat. I didn't get back to sleep for almost 2 hours... Then both boys woke up fairly early. By the time we did devotions and I fed the boys and made Jesse (and me) coffee it was time to start fixing lunch. We had somewhere to go so decided to grab lunch out.

Breakfast - 1/2 cup coffee w/usual
Lunch - Greek buffet
Supper - canned biscuits w/butter and (rice) milk gravy; Ghirardelli square

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mommy's Night Off!

I unexpectedly got some time to myself tonight! I ate supper out and went to the mall. I've been looking for a new shirt but couldn't find anything I liked that fit at a decent price. But I found a cute shirt on clearance tonight! Very happy about that :-)

Breakfast - nothing - boys and I slept in
Lunch - chicken breast in usual salad; Ghirardelli square
Supper - Olive Garden - salad, breadstick, steak medallions in gorgonzola fettucine alfredo, black tie mousse cake

Monday, November 1, 2010

Not Like I Had Planned But...

Mom's Night Out got postponed till next week. And since I had already planned on cheating...

Breakfast - peach berry blend
Lunch - chicken breast in usual salad; Ghirardelli square
Before supper - piece of (white) french bread
Supper - tortilla chips and dip (diced hot dogs, cheddar, chile peppers, cream corn); piece of chocolate cake w/peanut butter