- Nov 1, 2013
I made long post, about busy time ahead of us and need to find ways to stay happy. I love the "I choose happy" mantra
am afraid to offer my hosting after failing so badly last time
Nonsense! - We know stuff happens.
If you just don't feel like it right now, it's certainly fine not to volunteer. - This is a no pressure gig, and someone will pick it up. But please don't feel anyone was upset with you!
(The upside, if you're nervous about trying again, is that it's only a week, not a month.)
I agree with @PollyannaMom things happen we knew things were super crazy for you around that time. Would love to have you host the last week if you are up for itI will take the last week of then next month if you are willing to give me another chance?
I am going to woohoo that I have PD in Brisbane tomorrow - not looking forward to the long drive in rainy weather - but I am really looking forward to this PD about Challenging Behaviour, the speaker travels out from America - not sure if those of you who are teachers has heard of Dr Ross Greene...Woo hoo Wednesday is here!
I know everyone has something to share-these last couple days you ladies are rocking it, so let’s begin..,
That sounds so good - the pre-prep time is definitely worth that simplicity on a week night.No veggie chopping - everything was ready in less than 20 minutes with very little effort involved. I will keep this going.
I hope you are feeling better - and that your mid-life crisis was not too disrupting to your wellbeingI think I am over my year long mid life crisis.
Good for you! I feel you about not being a morning personam woohoo that I got up and walked to this morning. We need to get back int he habit. I won'y go with out DH because it is too early. I feel good too this morning. I always feel great after a walk in the am. Just really gets the day going. I am just not a morning person so it is not always easy.
I'll put you down for week 4!I was soo hungry last night. I spend some time thinking if I am really hungry or not, and decided to eat more. I ate at maintenance level and it was the right choice for that day. It's complicated - tricking your body to feel satisfied with less calorie isn't it? I had so much veggies and fruit but my proteins were little low. What are your most filling recipes?
I am 1.2kg down for the first 12 days but honestly I feel bit disappointed. Half or more of that is just water weight. Last week after the pink concert I was tired for the week.
I will try for the next 5 days to focus mainly on calorie reduction. I may need to up my protein.
Whoohooo - I am well prepared for the week ahead, it's great to have so much prepped veg! Last night the guys asked for rice with chicken teriyaki, the rice was cooked, the veggies chopped. I was able to use babycorn, broccoli and shredded carrot. Veggies that my son will eat. I fancies some pasta, and had small portion (50g, uncooked) with tomatoes, peppers, olives, gherkin and very little pesto.No veggie chopping - everything was ready in less than 20 minutes with very little effort involved. I will keep this going.
Whoohoo - having the break away was incredible. I felt so confused, unwilling to look ahead and think positive and freaked out before we went away. Came back with clear picture about the direction I need to move. I think I am over my year long mid life crisis.
I will take the last week of then next month if you are willing to give me another chance?
It's next to impossible to find place to rent in Dublin. I know people looking for over 6 months adn checking in and out hotels and motels. There is actually bidding on rentals - as there is so much demand, people start offering well above asking. We are lucky and we will move with family. Lucky they have good size house on location that will work for us.Isn’t selling your house up there stress wise with all those other life changing events? I hope you have the right buyer walk in soon and take some of that stress away. We are getting ready to sell our house in PA in the next year or so, and I am thinking we might rent an apartment near my daughter while we make up our minds and look for something smaller. If you don’t find a house right away, would that be an option for you?
And we would love seeing you host a week-your topics are always so interesting and thoughtful. And if it doesn’t work, send up the bat signal and we will pitch in!
I posted above when I came back form our vacation. With 4 days more to go, I feel I have good chance to hit my goal. I would need to review my menu at the end of the week, which is also last day of the month. My rissotto rice is so yummy but will be swapped for wholegrain plain rice and my chicken/protein portion will increase. My Spanish omelette - it's such easy snack to make more filling than snacky foods but I would add some chicken to it to up the protein.I went the scale today and it was not fun but at least I have picture of my starting point. 2kg goal for the rest of the month