Well, we’ve survived the fourth week of our Eat to Live challenge! Last week wasn’t challenging as far as temptations go, but it was extremely challenging schedule-wise with several meals on-the-go. We had a couple of days that I know we didn’t eat anywhere near enough food to cover what is prescribed in the challenge, but it couldn’t be helped.
The only temptation challenge we faced last week was prepping for a 4-H event. We were supplying some snacks for 80 to 100 people. So, we cut up plenty of watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, grapes, celery and carrots and baked plenty of muffins, oatmeal bars and sweet breads. My temptation? Cutting up the blocks of cheese! I love dairy foods, especially cheese. Yes, I popped a couple of small pieces of sharp cheddar cheese into my mouth, and they were very good.
Anyway, hubby and I did a few more pounds this week. Yay!!! So far, I’ve lost 9 pounds in four weeks and my hubby, drum roll please, has lost 19 pounds!! Very cool! Oh, and we feel amazingly energized. Again, I am completely surprised by the amount of energy we have with this very restrictive diet and by the lack of food cravings and hunger pangs.
The week ahead is a lot quieter than the rest of this month has been. I’ll be working on lesson plans for Jared and for a couple of co-op classes I’m teaching. I’ll be racking and bottling wine and starting a few more seedlings for the fall garden along with a little more garden clean up. The schedule is nice and light! I may even treat Jared to a quick fishing trip one of these mornings. I think he’ll like that.
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Menu Plan for Week of 08/29/2011
Lunch of the week – Salads, wraps or leftovers
Fruit of the week – Apples, bananas, melons, nectarines and peaches
Monday – Homemade pasta with marinara, tossed salad
Tuesday – Bean soup, tosses salad
Wednesday – Baked potatoes, sautéed veggies, tossed salad
Thursday – Vegetable stir fry, short grain brown rice, tossed salad
Friday – Veggie wraps, roasted veggies
Saturday – Potato-topped veggie casserole
Sunday – Three beans and brown rice, tossed salad
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