Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday, Monday.. Time to Weigh In

Well, it's weigh day.. or Friday was anyway! I weighed Friday morning and was surprised to see I had lost 1 lb! Not the three I wanted, but a pound is a pound! So that makes 13 total! It's going slower than I wanted but it's still going! I just have a major problem with sweet stuff and finding time to exercise. I did really well with the exercise in the beginning! Here lately I've been putting it aside to do other things.. and not necessarily bad things. It's not like I'm sitting on the couch eating bon-bons instead of exercising. I'm usually folding laundry, cooking, playing with my babies instead of exercising! Exercising in the morning would be ideal but I just can't do it! It hurts me! I just can't jump out of bed and start exercising! I need some time to get moving.. does that make me old? And to be honest, I need my morning time before the kids wake up to be spent with the Lord! And by the time I read my Bible and pray.. it's almost time for the kids to get up.. so I'm left with the question.. do I shower, or exercise??.. because I don't have time to do both. And I am not getting up at 5:30am to fit it all in! So, I usually take a shower.. and then I exercise later.. and then have to take another shower. In my opinion you ain't exercising if you don't have to take a shower afterwards!

Question for you exercising mommies: When do you exercise?

Alrighty, now for a review:

This recipe isn't exactly low calorie, but it is healthy. I am on a journey to learn more and more about eating healthy. Did you know butter is not bad for you?? Now margarine.. Ew. I've been On the butter bandwagon for a while. But I'm ready to make more changes! It's all about eating real foods.. minimally processed. Now, don't think I've gone all crazy. We still have Cheerios, Cheez Its and granola bars in the pantry. But I'm just trying to slowly change our eating habits. For some thought provoking reading on the subject:

Dr. Uffe Ravnskov: Fat and Cholesterol Are Good For You

High-fructose Corn Syrup's Big Fat Secret

And from a blogger who started a while ago making changes to her families' diet: The Low-Fat Fad is Killing Us.. she has some other great blog post under her Whole Foods Tab.

So, the Chicken, Basil and Spinach Quesadillas. I thought they were really good. Eli liked them too! The Hubs said they were good but I never know what that really means! I used store bought pesto in mine. To make them lower in calories you could easily just skip the pesto and use more spinach. I'll soon be planting my basil plants and I'll have fresh basil that I could throw in with the spinach. (BTW, basil is really easy to grow.) The pesto was really garlicky but I love garlic! Making a non traditional quesadilla also got me thinking about other variations as well. I think I'll be trying different kinds of quesadillas in the future!

Well, time go get busy! Have a great week!


Jessica said...

yay!!!! for the wieght loss!!! you are doing so good!

as far as exercising, my schedule is like this:

drop Jack at school 8am
come home, put Madi back to bed, have my quiet time
Madi wakes around 9 am and we go to the basement...I walk on the treadmill while she eats her breakfast and works for us right now...but who knows how long that will last

it is easier as the kids get older

i enjoy exercising in the morning and getting it over with so I can take care of the things around the house and not take away from family time at night