New Year’s Eve Treat

I made the steak, onions, mushrooms, and potato wedges tonight for dinner. Very good. I love steak. The only thing is I want to cut the potatoes into smaller wedges next time. Today wasn’t filled with all healthy choices though. Scott and I ate out for lunch and he brought home Dove chocolate ice cream after work for dessert. That’s right, DOVE ICE CREAM. It is too good. It’s dangerous for me to know it’s out there. My excuse for today is that it’s New Year’s Eve. Apparently holidays are free days 🙂

I’m not staying up until midnight, but HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 😀

Chicken and Dancing

I made the teryaki chicken, pineapple, and brown rice dish tonight. Sadly, it was just okay. Maybe I’ll try something similar in the future. This means so far the only truly delicious meals have been steak & eggs and chili.

We got a dance Kinect game today in the mail and I played it tonight. Very fun. That’s pretty much the only way I can work out is if I can trick myself into it. I like the Kinect because you don’t have to use a controller to play and it also reads your leg movements unlike the Wii.

Today’s Meals

We had grilled chicken and salad for lunch and the stuffed green peppers for dinner. Both were okay.  I don’t  know what it is about salad, but I don’t enjoy eating it as a meal. The stuffed peppers need a little more work and I think they’ll be good.

Roll Over

Damien rolled over today for the first time! He rolled from his stomach onto his back. I don’t have a video of it, but here’s one shot today of him smiling at Scott. I’m sad there’s not a whole lot of sound other than my hiccups, but it’s SOMETHING.

Weight Loss Reward

I have decided that if I get down to my goal weight of 130lbs that I will reward myself with a new tattoo. I haven’t decided the what and where yet, but I’ve been wanting a new one for a while now. I would really love to get something designed to incorporate a collection of things that I love. Losing 45lbs is going to be challenging, but I think 130lbs for 5’5 is completely realistic. Wow, I’m already starting to get nervous! I’m hoping by documenting my progress that I will follow my plan closer because, well, others will know if I fail. No more eating half a cake alone in my kitchen. Wish me luck!

Steak and Eggs

Scott made steak and eggs for dinner tonight. DELICIOUS. Definitely something to add to our list of dinners that follow our new eating plan. I did have major cravings for sweets after dinner though. I debated making the brownies I bought a couple weeks ago, but ended up having some hot coco and fluff instead. Not sure if that was better or not…

The Last of the Presents This Year

We got Damien a couple more things for Christmas. It’s so hard not to buy up everything in sight. We got him a German license plate with this name on it and Scott won a few stuffed animals out of a claw machine (Scott LOVES claw machines).

On a side note, we did receive some extra money for Damien this year. We will be using it at a later time to purchase a high chair and some books for Damien. Thank you to Grandma and Grandpa Whitehill and Kendall.

A Special Gift

We received a very special package today in the mail. Someone in Robin’s family hand-stitched a quilt and Christmas stocking for Damien. That took a lot of time and effort. Thanks so much!

A Much Needed Change

Scott and I are trying out something new. I would hate to call it a diet because I’m hoping this will now be the way we eat. We just went grocery shopping to get our meals for the next week. We still have a few meals to eat up before we can go into this full swing, but this is a start. I’ve never made any of these exact meals before, but I’m pretty excited to get started. On the menu this week in no particular order will be:

1. beef tenderloin topped with mushrooms and onions and baked potato wedges
2. steak and eggs
3. grilled chicken and salad
4. teriyaki chicken with pineapple over brown rice
5. egg scramble
6. stuffed green peppers
7. southwest pork and black bean stir fry