Friday, January 15, 2010

Week Three - goals

Week Three Goals

Weight In/Exercise/Points

• third weigh in will be on Thursday, January 21st
• exercise at least six times
• continue to keep track of weight watchers points, checking in daily with buddies :)


• 8 glasses per day


Canadian Scrapbook Article and Projects
Tutorial for Scrapbook Star online crop January 22

Dinner Menus

Fri., Jan. 15  ~ family pizza night
Sat., Jan. 16 ~breakfast dinner - pancakes and sausages
Sun.. 17 ~big lunch @ church, light salad dinner
Mon., Jan. 18 ~trying for that hamburger helper again LOL with veggies and buns
Tues., Jan. 19 ~chili, rice, salad
Wed., Jan. 20 ~ soup and sandwiches (a Wednesday tradition!)
Thurs., Jan. 21 ~ turkey breast, veggies, potatoes, and salad -missed this one last week, forgot to take it out of the freezer

New Recipe

• low point bread pudding

Home Organization

• master bedroom closet, main bathroom cupboards, kitchen *junk drawer* cupboards


study of Esther

Favorite Bible Verses

Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”-  John 8:32

Week Two

Salad Buffet Salad

Serves 4
points: dressing - 2; salad – 4

Low Fat Ranch Dressing
1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
3 tablespoons buttermilk
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash onion powder
dash dried dill weed
dash garlic powder
dash ground black pepper

romaine lettuce, shredded
red peppers, chopped
carrots, grated
cucumbers, sliced
mushrooms, sliced
avocado, diced
chicken breast, chopped
turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
hardboiled egg (I only used the whites), chopped
feta cheese, crumbled

• Place romaine lettuce on a plate and top with remaining salad toppings. Top with ¼ of the ranch dressing and enjoy.

The Craft Room

I started on my job cards and I was supposed to clean out the left side of my craft closet...and then I got started. As I was removing everything from the left side I thought "I might as well just do the whole thing" was a complete disaster!!! I then decided I might as well do the entire craft room :)

Here are some before picture....


and AFTER!!!!


I'm so thrilled at how it looks and I can actually find stuff :)

Fajita Salad

serves 6
7.5 weight watchers points per serving,
plus points for tortilla chips and cheese.

Marinade 1/6 of marindade = 1 pt
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 large clove garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
pinch cayenne pepper
dash ground black pepper

4 chicken breasts

Guacamole Ranch Dressing - 1/6 of dressing = 3 pts
½ cup low fat mayonnaise
½ cup low fat sour cream
3 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
dash ground black pepper
1 avocado, mashed
(for a fun option I added ½ cup of non fat Catalina dressing adding 0 pts.)

Corn Salsa - 1/6 of salsa = 1 pt.
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup diced orange pepper
1/4 cup diced green pepper
3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 can corn

Mixed Greens
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
couple handfuls of shredded cabbage

Tortilla chips
Grated Cheese (optional)

• Combine marinade ingredients in a 9 X 13 dish. Trim fat from chicken and add to marinade dish. Marinate for at least 4 hours…I did mine overnight.
• To prepare the Guacamole Ranch Dressing mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Cover and chill.
• Combine all the corn salsa ingredients in another bowl.  Cover and chill.
• After chicken is done marinating it’s time to grill it! Prepare your lettuce while you are waiting to flip your chicken.
• When chicken is done slice in diagonal strips.
• If you are serving with tortilla chips this will add points.&
• It’s fun to served as a salad buffet…the children always love that! Enjoy!

Week One

So happy that this week went so well!!!
Totally praising the Lord as He was and is
helping me every step of the way.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Week Two Goals

Week Two Goals

Weight In/Exercise/Points

• second weigh in will be on Thursday, January 14th
• exercise at least three times
• continue to keep track of weight watchers points, checking in daily with buddies :)


• 8 glasses per day


• finish a Maya Road mini albums for CHA
Maya Road tutorial
Art Freckles tutorial
• Christmas Card for Christmas Cards All Year Round blog
Crop Suey project :)
Scrapbook Star Crop Tutorial

Dinner Menus

Fri., Jan. 8  ~ Boeuf Bourguignon, garlic mashed potatoes, and green salad
(totally not weight watchers but I've calculated the points and ate light all day!)
Sat., Jan. 9 ~ visiting friends
Sun.. 10 ~ finally the Cobb Salad!
Mon., Jan. 11 ~ greek pork and salad
Tues., Jan. 12 ~ hamburger helper, veggies, and buns (didn't feel like this last week so we'll try again this week LOL)
Wed., Jan. 13 ~ soup and sandwiches (a Wednesday tradition!)
Thurs., Jan. 14 ~ turkey breast, veggies, potatoes, and salad

New Recipe

• low point "Cobb Salad"

Home Organization

I made a six week plan to organize my entire house!  I've separated my home into four areas and will work through these rooms very slowly as I tend to get very bored when I'm stuck in one room organizing it all at once.

Week One chores...
• kitchen/living room
drawers and cupboards on island
• master bedroom and bathroom
clothes in closet
• family/craft/homeschool room
craft closet (left side)
• bathrooms/laundry room/front closet/garage
main bathroom closet

The "chore cards"...


Scripture Study

• Esther 5

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Concept and Week One Goals

Very regrettably I did not finish my 52 weeks of ATC's. I only had 12 more to complete!!! I praise God for the 30 lbs. I did lose. I feel happier and healthier :)

Here is my before and after picture....

I really, really want to have another go of it...this time with a new concept. My first round was focused on weight loss. I believe when that wasn't happening as fast or as consistent as I would have liked I gave up.

This time 'round I'm going to make a "to do list" the first Friday of the week. I'm going to call it Creative Organization!

The "to do categories" will be as follows...

Weight In/Exercise goals - Weight Watchers points report
Water report...can never seem to drink enough!
Crafting goal
Daily Dinner Menus
Find a new recipe and try it out
Home Organization...a very constant task
Scripture Study

The following Friday I will share my accomplishments and the *new list*.

My goal is to make a 52 page scrapbook album sharing my journey including tips and recipes.

The total purpose is to have a more rounded 52 weeks of allowing God to pick me up!

Week One Goals

Weight In/Exercise/Point report

• first weigh in will be on Thursday, January 7th
• excerise at least three times
• share how many points I've used throughout the week


• 8 glass per day


• plan window displays for Memories and More
• get class finished for Scrapbook Star
• finish 2 Maya Road mini albums for CHA

Dinner Menus

Fri., Jan. 1 ~ borscht
Sat., Jan. 2 ~ left over bacon/tomato pasta found in freezer
Sun.. 3 ~ cheesy potatoes (we usually have a potato dinner on Sunday's)
Mon., Jan. 4 ~ chili, rice, salad
Tues., Jan. 5 ~ hamburger helper, veggies, and buns (found a couple of boxes of the hamburger helper in the pantry and being that I'm trying to be thrifty as well LOL thought I'd use them up!)
Wed., Jan. 6 ~ soup and sandwiches (a Wednesday tradition!)
Thurs., Jan. 7 ~ Cobb salad, homemade bread

New Recipe

• low point "Cobb Salad"

Home Organization

• make a chore chart for myself

Scripture Study

• Esther 3

It would be wonderful if you'd like to participate with me!

May 2010 be a year of showers and showers of blessings :)