Monday, September 8, 2008

This Week The Plan

Last week was really a great week. I managed to drop 2 pounds while still enjoying myself (within reason on the weekend). I got in 4 hours of cardio and am finally back to doing more intense hill intervals... so I'm hoping to see some more fat % drop in addition to the weight loss. We also made some MAJOR progress around the house and things are finally over the hump and moving into place. I think that in another 2 weekends we'll have gotten everything into place and all misc stuff stashed where it belongs. I also made several new recipes that worked out to be pretty easy & delicious (go Paula!) and I will definitely be bringing into rotation...so I'll hook you up with those recipes...
Bobby's Goulash from Paula Dean (so freaking good and it makes about 12 servings so you can freeze half)
Shrimp Creole from Paula Dean (I only used 1/2 T hot sauce)
One Hour Dinner Rolls (I added dried dill to the dough... almost no kneading very easy to make)

Okay this week my plan is just to keep on keepin' on. Last week was really a very successful week so I'm hoping I can keep up the forward motion!

Menu:

Monday - Cornflake Crusted Tilapia & steamed broccoli

Tuesday - Leftover Goulash & green beans (and I'm getting my haircut & having dinner w/ the stylist!)

Wednesday - Brown Sugar & Ginger Salmon, Chinese Veggie Stirfry, sesame ginger rice (Near East mix)

Thursday - Shrimp Fajitas w/ Guacamole and fresh corn tortillas (some gas station sells 'em)

Friday - Pizza night

Saturday - Roasted Chicken w/ twice baked potatoes & maple roasted butternut squash, Snickerdoodle Pie (Oh I'm looking forward to making this!)

Sunday - Tomato & Meatball Soup w/ dill rolls


Kid's Lunches:
Kid's got Thursday & Friday off so...

Monday - veggie sandwich (tomato, avocado & mayo), 2 oz smoked salmon, grapes, milk

Tuesday - avocado sushi roll (I buy the sushi people!), hard boiled egg, apple cinnamon & zucchini muffin, milk

Wednesday - pb & j, melon, sliced tomatoes, yogurt, milk

(so glad I only had to think of 3)


Diet & Exercise:
Last week was a success so I'm just going to repeat my goals. I'm going to stick under 1550 during the week and 60 min cardio on Mon-Thurs. I'm going to be a little more flexible with my calories on the weekends and hopefully fit in one long workout on the Saturday. If all goes well I'll be back to a maintenance plan by next week!


Errands, Chores, aka Misc Annoyance:

Monday - meal plan, groceries, put away clothes

Tuesday - clean off desk (MUST HAPPEN), work on organizing deck

Wednesday - laundry, vacuum, clean bathroom

Thursday - school conferences, playdate

that's all I've got so far...

The weekend recap:


Apparently Mr F really needs you to see his closet organization system (all my idea thank you very much... I'd really like to see him actually use it!)

21 comments:

Julie said...

Mrs F, yay on the weight loss. I think that plan is totally do-able.

The back porch room is awesome...it is HUGE. I can totally see how much you guys got done.

PS I will eventually get back to the food diary, too.

Andrea said...

way to go on the weight loss, and the house is totally coming together that porch is so awesome.
I have to say Fall in that area of the country is beautiful my in laws live a half hour from Asheville and when Mr. and I lived there for a year before getting married I was so in love with all the pretty vibrant colors. I cant wait for the recipes Im going to start menu planning so I need some good ideas. one lone run on sentence hope it makes sense.

Andrea said...

see I cant even spell "long"

Staci said...

Mrs. F~ Congrats on the weight loss and plan!

I am LOVING the porch too! Awesome idea for those curtains! Can't wait to see them up in action!

Fall is my all time favorite season too. It's been cool here in MI lately. Really makes it feel like Fall has arrived. I'm jealous you get to have 6 months of it! :P


One update I've been DYING to see...what did you end up putting over the fireplace?


Still loven the ROCKIN' hair! :)

Mrs Furious said...

Andrea,
Cute new picture!
And yes it all made sense ;)


Staci,
well we have a folk art painting of a prison break that we had had in the old kitchen hanging above the kid's kitchen. It's just a rough canvas with fraying edges. It is the perfect colors for the fireplace. Perfect. We do need to figure a new way to hang it though since we can't just nail it into the brick.... it's up now but too high... I'll show you next video!


Julie,
I'll be waiting on you ;)

Mr Furious said...

I can't BELIEVE you didn't show off our homemade custom california closets!

Ok, so it's really not that exciting, but each time you walked by the closet, I was giddy with anticipation...

SK and Family said...

It looks great! I LOVE the back porch--what a fun room!
:)

Andrea said...

I just printed the new recipes all I can say is yummy and you have to tell me how do you make your maple roasted butternut squash Ive had many failed attempts with this particular veggie.

Haley said...

Congrats on the super productive weekend!

Mrs Furious said...

Andrea,
check back... it's an Ina Garten recipe and I can't find it on food network... I'll keep searching it was delicious!!

Mrs Furious said...

Andrea,
I think this is it:
1 butternut squash (2 lb/1 kg)
½ stick of unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C
2. Cut off ends, peel, cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Dice in ½“ cubes and, in a bowl, toss with brown sugar, melted butter, salt & pepper.
3. Spread in a single layer on a lipped cookie sheet and roast for 30 minutes or until squash is tender. Turn once after 15 minutes or so.

Julie said...

See this is what I love about your weight loss plan/way of eating...you use regular recipes that use butter and whatever and you just portion control it. My problem in the past is that I would not make certain recipes because it may seem higher in calories with butter or meat so I then would end up making different meals for everyone. I have changed that a bit since seeing what you do. It IS possible to lose weight and still eat normal homemade dinners. I would have seen the butternut squash recipe with the butter pre-Mrs F and just dismissed it thinking that I can't have that if I am trying to lose weight.

I love that you would eat a chocolate croissant every week when you were in hardcore losing mode. You just planned around it. By the way, I just bought those TJ chocolate croissants (have not made them yet) and several of the TJ employees were going on and on about how damn good they are. I told them that's what I heard from my dear old friend Mrs F!

Oh yeah, Murphy came home with his entire lunch box stilled filled...minus the water and a bag of sunchips (which was his "treat".) So between 8:15 am until 4:15, all he had to eat was like 7 sunchips and 8 ounces of water. Crazy. I hate not being able to micromanage his eating at school:) Plus I am a little jealous he has the ability to eat so little and be so active;) My problem is that I would eat 507 sunchips and sit on my ass watching JK + 8 or something.

Julie said...

stilled filled kind of catchy, huh.

Mrs Furious said...

Kat,
thanks... I'm looking forward to being able to put it to use!


Haley,
thanky... they don't come around all that often ;)


Julie,
wow what a great ego stroking comment! ;)
for some reason my response is...
"Girl you know it's true g-g-g-girl"

gooddog said...

OK, two things stood out to me: 1. shrimp and guac fajitas in FRESH corn tortillas? YUM! I'll be there ;) and 2. you have a playdate scheduled?! yea!

The house is looking great and good job with the excercise! (I'm much more into that aspect of things... maybe it's because I SUCK at portion control).

Mrs Furious said...

Gooddog,
the kids are really into seafood these days so I'm changing things up... and I'll let you all know how the weird gas station fresh tortillas turn out!

yes the playdate is with the same mom who initially wanted to do one before school started and then bailed...so... I'm not telling Kid just yet ;)

Andrea said...

Mrs.F thanks for the comment on me ole' blog I thought I would open up since I deleted all the old posts that my family had such issues with and after all Im going to have to post pics a la Mrs F style when I start working out in a few weeks.

Mrs Furious said...

Andrea,
Do it! I totally wish I'd started earlier so my progression would have been more dramatic ;)

Julie said...

"Girl you know it's true g-g-g-girl" LOL!

Hey, I just posted on the food diary blog. It is not pretty...but I am back!

michelline said...

I read Kid's lunch menu to my daughters and Tori was terrified I was reading what I had planned for her, LOL! I think it's awesome that Kid will eat such a variety of foods. Tori and Libby want the exact same thing in their lunches every day - turkey and cheese sandwiches on wheat bread with mayo, grapes, a granola bar, and crystal lite or propel.

Mrs Furious said...

Michelline,
LOL... oh that's funny.
I wish Kid would just eat a freaking meat sandwich so I didn't always have to find another protein source (required by school) for each lunch.

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