Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weekly Weigh in

I had another good weigh in this week! I lost 2.6 pounds, now bringing my total lost to 66.1 pounds. That means I'm only 3.9 pounds away from my original goal, and man does that feel good! I'm hoping to get closer to 90 pounds lost by January, instead of 70, but I'll take it one goal at a time.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Snow White and her Gnomes

Yesterday we had a Halloween party to go to, which was really fun by the way, so we got a little preview of the kids in their costumes!
Snow white
 My drunken gnome!
 My two little gnomes!
 The beard kills me, to bad, he won't keep it on!
 Now that is one grumpy gnome!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Peek Week

Yesterday was peek week again at dance. Grace was a little more shy and reserved with all the people watching, but she still participated!
Doesn't Carter look thrilled!
 Carter looking oh so bored.
 Grace sitting on her circle.
 The babies were surprisingly well behaved and just sat and watched the whole time.
 More stretches.
 Star jump!
 Reaching for the stars.
 Bunny hops
 Scarf dance
 Carter was coping the scarf dance, he took his sock off and was holding it above his head like the girls, so cute!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Art work

Since Grace has started preschool she is always bringing home so much artwork. I have started hanging it up in the kitchen, but my cabinets are starting to get crowded. I figured I'd take some pictures of them and then take them down to make room for some new art work. I thought since I was taking picture of it all, I might as well share it here!
 And her family portrait:
 Yup, Mommy, Daddy, Grace,.....Kate?, and Carter. Say what? Grace calls Emma, Emma Kate, well because her full name is Emily Katherine, which has turned into Emma Kate as a nickname. Cole and I rarely call Em, Emma Kate, unless she is up to no good, but Grace on the other hand only refers to her as Emma Kate. Apparently Grace must have confused her teacher when telling her Emma's name. I love it, it makes me laugh every time I look at it!
 candy apple

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Weekly Weigh in

Yay! I had a good weigh in this morning! I lost 3.5 pounds this week, now bringing my total lost to 63.5 pounds. That means I'm only 6.5 pounds away from from 1st goal! I haven't really been working out much lately, but I have started to cut back on my carbs. I'm not to the point of counting carbs or trying to get to ketosis, just trying to cut back on them, because for me eating more carbs, even if they are health, tend to cause me to hold onto my weight.

I made this low carb pizza crust the other night using cauliflower and it was so yummy! It was kind of a pain ricing all the cauliflower, but that's because I have a tiny little food processor so I had to do it in a million small batches. I riced one whole head of cauliflower and got enough to make 2 pizza crusts out of. I ended up using half the cauliflower and froze the other half, so next time I decide to make it half the work is already done!

Speaking of dinner this is my usual view while I make dinner:
 Yup, both babies are usually screaming at me from the gate demanding I cook faster!
 Meanwhile this one is usually in the kitchen with me making food for me in her kitchen, which sounds really sweet, except she nearly trips me every 2 minutes.

"Oh, hi there!"
 I do try to do as much prep work for dinner through out the day. I will usually take advantage of the moments when all the kids are quite and happy playing together and try to chop all the veggies, or rice all the cauliflower, etc. That just means I spend 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there and then only 20 minutes cooking, as apposed to spending 40 minutes all at one time. Well because if I tried to leave my kids unattended for 40 straight minutes and they were hungry they would cause a riot in the living room.

As a side note I made Chicken Sofrito last night and it was a huge hit! Then last night for my snack I had some cilantro hummus, which is so amazing, you have to try it, with 1/4 of a raw red pepper, which is only 40 calories! Then I sliced up a tomato, sprinkled 2 tablespoons reduced fat parm. cheese on it and put it under the broiler for 3 minutes. I also sprinkled some basil, salt and pepper, on them. OMG! These were so yummy and guilt free!