I haven't ever necessarily sat down and make the "dump meals" or "freezer meals" but I intend to at some point. I think one thing to be careful of with this is to test out the recipe once - make sure that it freezes and then cooks well. You don't want to make a triple (or more) batch and then HATE it.
I do this with some things already. When I make a pulled sweet pork - I do 2-3 pork butts in the crockpot with whatever I'm doing (brown sugar, coke, green chiles, etc) and we only use a small bit for dinner. The rest gets portioned out into bags or containers and labelled and frozen. It's nice when I don't want to cook to just pull something out and reheat it. I do the same with chili - I have three or four meals worth in my freezer. We can always add rice or chips or cornbread etc to make it go a little farther. It's not really that much more work ( I think so anyways) because when I am making one of the meals I know that I can freeze I just double or triple the amount I'm making.View Thread
I'm putting in some OT today. Working on drawing out fiber maps. Fun stuff there. Only two hours to go
Breakfast was honeycomb/honeybuzzer with 1% (I think) milk. Lunch is leftover pasta with shrimp from yesterday.
Not sure about dinner.
I weighted in at 186.6 today. There's a cold front that came through - so I think if DH didn't finish with the yard work out front I might help for a little bit and then it's time to just be warm and cozy in my house.View Thread
I've worked there for a year and I haven't gotten a raise yet. I'm still at the base pay level for the department. It's annoying because I'm the number one performer in the department. My supervisor has told me so, her supervisor has told me so, and the numbers just don't lie. My supervisor's supervisor has put in for a pay increase, but we are waiting for it to be approved. We got a new CFO (or something) recently at the company. All of the other people have approved the pay raise that need to. We are just waiting on her. She just moved here from another city and has been busy with moving and so approving raise requests is on the bottom of her to-do list. On the flip side, DH applied for a supervisor position at costco and thinks that he has a good chance of getting it (his coworkers think so too). So we'll find out about that in the coming weeks. Additionally there have been other problems with people at work - there are some employees there that like that whine to HR about every little thing (and usually the complaints they submit are made up -- for example, the girl that sits next to me went outside to her car to get the milk and stuff that she left in there on accident. she was there and back in less than 5 minutes. they told HR that she goes shopping for over an hour while clocked in). Right now my department has cubicles that are basically in a hallway. So if I even touch my cell phone to change my music or go to refill my water cup these gossipy people can see because the doorway to their office is right behind me and the girl I sit by. My supervisor's supervisor (C) is trying to move us into an office. That office has two people in it that are moving to another building. We are waiting on some electrical work to be done and also for the new CFO lady to approve of the move. C really doesn't like that they are being such tattle tales - she told HR that I do more work in one day than they do in a week. So C is a really great supervisor. She's planning on moving those gossipy people into the cubicles in the hallway to see how they like it. LOL. LONG STORY SHORT - things are a little frustrating for me at work - but I really enjoy my job and know that in time everything will be sorted out and get better.
As for weight loss - I'm pretty solidly at 187 which is really nice. I'm dancing back and forth between 187 and 186. I have let up a little on exercise and trying to eat super good ALL the time. A group of people from my church are starting a health challenge that ends Thanksgiving time. I think many people are trying to lose 10-15 pounds in that time frame. I'm going to join in and try and get some work done. I feel pretty good about myself right now. I do with that I was more motivated at times - but I think that I have a pretty good hold on things and that losing slowly is better than nothing. View Thread
Kim - I found that article to be very interesting. But then I find myself in the middle wondering exactly how something like that would be implemented on a state-wide basis....and then the train of thought just keeps going...lolView Thread
Abby - I hope that starting a food journal helps you out. I did one for a little while (I just don't like keeping up with it) and it was pretty eye opening for me. It sounds like you have been seeing this therapist for a while and he's a good guy. I'm glad that you have that. View Thread
I have noticed that if I take a smaller amount - I will be eating less. Today, for example, at lunch I made myself one tomato and cheese sandwich. I would normally make two. But then, after I finished eating, I was full. Not overly full, my comfortably not hungry anymore. And I know that is what I need to aim for.
They don't have a recycling program where I live either. They do have an area in town where you can take your recyclables, but they don't have curb pickup or anything like that.View Thread
You could try portioning the beef or turkey jerkey into ziploc bags beforehand - so you just pull out the bag and that's what you get to eat. Sometimes I have trouble with this if I'm just portioning straight out of the package. I'll portion the right amount - but with the rest of the package sitting there, I'll end up getting just a little bit more...and...well, you know where this goes (this is why I can't buy cheese-it's right now).
I actually have been loosing weight. I was stuck at 191-192 for quite a while. I did teeter into the 186s for a day or two, but I'm pretty solidly at 187. (I usually weigh in the morning in my undies, but I weighed the other day in the evening and fully dressed and I was 188. That was a nice surprise. I was 198 at my last doctor's appointment.) Now I'm down to 187. I did change some things up recently, so hopefully that'll help me get over that hump. DH cut down the HUGE dead tree in front of our house, so I've spent a couple of hours each day moving wood. My whole body is sore - but in a good way. I think tonight we're taking a break from that to go to a work thing for him.
I haven't done stairs in quite some time. I've been super busy at work. I thought things where going to slow down - but they haven't. In my department, we have the department supervisor person and then 5 people under her. I'm one of those five. However, about three weeks ago they moved one person to another department. So we were down to 4 people. Then, two weeks ago, they moved another person out of my department. There are 3 of us now (and 1 is still pretty new and slow) so I've not really had time to get stairs done. But I think it has equaled out with the activities I've been doing at home.
Problems for me have been: Budgeting. DH went a little overboard with shopping a couple months ago, so I had to strictly limit his spending. LOL. Anyways, I think I have that all straightened out now - it was a little stressful for a bit. One benefit of this was that we were keeping super strict track of what we were spending - and so when I went to the grocery store I didn't have money for any extra "treats".
My big problem is still snacking at night. I'm doing much much better than I have been doing in the past, but it's still something I need to work on.
DH recently fixed his x-box. Which is great for him. He loves playing games sometimes and I'm fine with that. The bad thing is that I don't like cleaning the house by myself - so I don't. I like having company while I do it. Even if we are folding laundry while watching a movie and I end up folding 95% of everything, it's just better than doing it alone. I had to ask DH a couple times yesterday to switch the laundry from the washer to the dryer. After the first time I asked him and he said he would do it in a minute, I told him that I could just do it. He told me that he didn't want me to do it - but then I had to ask him about it three or four more time. I think maybe I need to set some house rules that from 5-7 (or whatever) we do dinner and cleaning. After that, he can do whatever. I just don't want to be bossy or demanding.
Oh yeah! DH and I went over to the track near our house several times in the past week. We haven't gone in the past three days b/c of the tree business and also because I got a bug bite on the top of my foot and it hurts/itches to walk around with shoes on. I hope that by Monday it's better.
IDK what else to say. I don't have a whole lot going on right now - and not really any problems that I can't deal with. I just need to DO something about them rather than just let them sit there.View Thread
I haven't done it yet - but it is on my to-do list.
I've looked at a lot of recipes and from what I've read...
You put the cauliflower in a food processor until you have pieces the size of rice grains. Are this point you can either microwave it for like 8-10 minutes or bake the pieces for 15 minutes (at 350 ish - that's pretty much what I bake everything at). Then you take the cauliflower that you just baked or microwaved and put it in cheesecloth or a towl and squeeze out all of the liquid that you can. If you don't do this your crust will be all mushy. Then you add in spices you want (basil, oregnao, whatever you want), an egg, and shredded/grated parmesan cheese (anywhere from 2 Tbsp to 1/2 cup). The egg and cheese are to help it all stick together. Then you'd form out the crust with your hands on a pan and bake for 10-15 minutes. Put your toppings on and then bake again until your toppings are how you want them.
Anyways, that's just a general list of instructions.
Maybe I'll try to do this on Saturday. I think it'd be a fun experiment.View Thread
I don't have allergies, but my husband does - and if he slips up in his medication or is around something for too long that he is allergic to (mainly cats) he gets soooo incredibly sick - and for several several days. I hope you feel better soon!View Thread