Monday, June 20, 2011


We shop biweekly so my menu is for two weeks at a time. I have to feed two grown men, a teen boy, myself, and one year girl that doesn't stop eating. We will also have company this coming week so I have two extra mouths to feed. We eat homemade pizza every Friday. The only staple is that there is always a pepperoni pizza.

Pizza- 2 pepperoni, 2 buffalo chicken
Pizza- balsamic chicken with red onion, undecided, pepperoni
Stuffed Shells
Spaghetti w/ homemade Italian sausage
Chicken Rollatini
Asian foil packet chicken
mini meat loaves
Alfredo pasta w/ homemade Italian sausage
Roasted chicken and veggies
Chicken Fajitas
Chicken Parmesan
Roast w/ veggies in crockpot
Beef Enchiladas

We do eat a lot of chicken. My father lives with us and he has a cholesterol issue. Combined with my high blood pressure and need for low sodium, we are left with chicken. A lot. I do try to mix it up so we are not always eating the same sort of flavors. This cycle is bad. The guys must be craving Italian since we are eating so much of it. for my diet, well, I was doing great. I was down two pounds, got a little cocky with the calories, and gained one back. For the week last week, I am down 1.2 pounds. Much better than the nothing I was doing!

Friday, June 17, 2011

I have had a few health issues in the last few months. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure (really high!) and I am only 35 years old! I am on some meds that are controlling it. I am working on bringing it down by diet and weight loss. So far I have lose 5 pounds. Not great but better than nothing. A friend recently introduced me to calorie cycling and I am trying that. I am on my first week. Started Monday and I have already lost a pound!!! Another advantage to losing weight will be fitting in my clothes for vacation! Starting Monday, I will try to post my menus with the recipes for the week. Not all will be healthy but all will be yummy!