Weight on the upward spiral Need to get back in the pool and cut back on the snacking!! I will try harder – I WILL TRY HARDER! Too much of a good thing is sometimes not such a good thing right?
I do seem to pack on a few pounds at the same time each month so I am hoping it is a cycle thing and will fall off again as quick as it went on. Remembering the concern I felt a week or two before my vacation as the same happened but was at my comfy weight by the time flight day came around. Hormones play havoc with our bodies no matter how old we are!
So… I have to be honest, last week’s meal planning was an epic fail! Thursday was the first day that I had the time, energy or inclination to make a home cooked meal! Seriously, reality kinda smacked me in the face at the beginning of the week, and OUCH it hurt Thursday, I shopped and prepped dinner and was feeling very in control until I did the stupidest thing. Don’t ask me why but I put my spaghetti squashes in the oven to bake on a plastic baking tray!! Well you can imagine the mess and the smell OMGosh it was BAD!! I managed to salvage the squash and cooked them in the microwave but… AND we were entertaining too. Ah well it turned out ok in the end. Friday’s Brinner was a huge success and I bought a fresh pineapple which was delicious and I closed my eyes and reminisced about beautiful AMAZING Hawaii. We BBQ’d all weekend, ribs for my Roo and steaks for the Cavemen and Cavegirls
This week’s a tense one! My “caveman in the making” teenage son is competing in National History Day’s State Competition this weekend and after months of preparation, tons of hard work and much dedication he will be judged and interviewed with a hope of qualifying to go all the way to Washington DC as a National NHD entrant. The theme this year is “Revolution, Reaction and Reform and Jonathan’s website is built around his chosen topic “Nuclear Power – The Future of Energy”. His suit is hired, shoes polished, tour of local nuclear plant booked, mock interview scheduled and butterflies growing by the day. Please think good luck thoughts this coming Saturday – Thank YOU! If there were ever a kid who deserved to succeed it’s my cave kid Biased? YES very!! Super proud too!
Back to Paleo….
All this being said, I am hoping that this week is a little less overwhelming that last and I can pull my finger out and be supermom and house goddess. I have begun with a good start and have covered breakfasts and lunches for my cavekids for the week. Paleo buns and waffles at the ready. Waffles will be bagged and refrigerated and then my Junior High cavekid can pop one (or two) in the toaster in the morning (half asleep) and be set for a good morning with tons paleo brain power. Same cavekid fills a paleo bun full of good deli meats and takes his paleo lunch to school. He usual accompanies this with fresh or dried apple slices, handful of pistachio’s and a banana.
Here is this week’s meal plan…
Monday: Cavegirl dinner out – maybe Mongolian Grill Cavemen are on their nuclear power plant adventure.
Tuesday: Sausage casserole, sweet potato fries and a side of steamed broccoli.
Wednesday: Chili/Bolognese over baked sweet potatoes.
Thursday: Chicken, sausage and very veggie stir – fry.
Friday: Pancakes, bacon and a side of fresh fruit salad (mango, pineapple, apples, grapes, bananas)
Saturday: Family (celebration/commiseration) dinner out!
Sunday: BBQ – ribs, steaks and salad – weather permitting (fingers crossed)