Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season!  I, for one, am thankful that the holiday season has come and gone simply because some of the sweets were definitely causing me problems staying OP.  So far this week, it has been pretty good.  I have logged all my food (whether I liked it or not) and am not sure what to expect tomorrow on the scale, but I have to say that I am proud of my efforts.  Dinner meal plan was done on Sunday or Saturday, I honestly don't remember.  I have been eating sandwiches with veggies this week.  It helps keep me on track.  I am determined to make this my year. I am taking it back to basics and making small changes.  It may not sound like much right now, but those little changes add up to big changes.  

I got a new tracker to help me on my way...I purchased the Spark Activity Tracker.  Although I love my FitBit, it is a little worse for the wear and it is actually cutting into my stomach.  I have been wearing both for the time being so I can adjust and see the differences between the two.  I haven't really decided yet where my preference lies.  

I am focusing on meal planning right now with the family.  We may not set the day we are going to have something, but we write down 6 or 7 meals so we know what we are going to have and purchase the necessary ingredients.  This is helping our budget as well.  I look at what is on sale and try to plan accordingly.  Tonight I fixed Chicken Pot Pie.  It is a super easy recipe that I found on halfmysize.com and then added canned potatoes to it.  It works for my family.  Original recipe can be found here: http://halfmysize.com/index.php/recipes/easy-chicken-pot-pie

Here is my big goal/resolution for 2014.  This will be my year to hit my goal.  With a few minor changes and some effort on my part, I can totally do this.  This mama has to take care of herself in order to take care of everyone else in her life.   I will check back to let everyone know how the weigh in went tomorrow.  Have a great night! :-)

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