Nothing too exciting this week for us. It’s been a pretty typical week which is nice! There’s been so many interruptions to my schedule lately, I am happy that I was finally able to get a few things accomplished this week.
Jeb-a-doo has a birthday party to attend tomorrow and then Jake’s birthday party is next weekend. I can’t believe he will soon be 9 years old!! He’s getting so big…I can still remember him as my tiny little baby–sniff, sniff!
How cute is that spoon from Etsy? If you are like me you’ll probably be singing that song all night now. Sorry–tee hee! Did I tell you guys that I decided to go a month without sugar, most carbs and avoiding processed foods. Holy moly it has been a LONG month! I have to admit that I really do feel better plus I have lost weight! It hasn’t been the most fun and I wasn’t sure if I would really be able to do it. BUT…we are close to the end of January and so far, so good!
The hardest part is when my kids are around. Making Jake’s peanut butter & jelly sandwiches every morning is VERY hard to do. I am so tempted to take a huge bite before I pack it in his lunch box. They also love their desserts so whenever they are eating chocolate I want to run over and eat some with them. Somehow I have been able to hold back and suck it up.
I have also had to modify dinners a bit. I have never been one to cook separate meals for my kids but it was really unfair to expect them to join my husband and I on this big change. So, I found myself having to cook a few additional items for them to go with the other dinner foods. Nothing major…but it did mean more time in the kitchen and more cleanup. While they like most veggies and lean proteins, they also love pasta, rice, breads and such and I couldn’t just cut them off cold turkey.
Surprisingly they liked many of the things that I just knew they’d turn their noses up to. My Easy Roasted Eggplant Parmesan was a huge hit as was my cauliflower pizza. While I am not going to completely cut out sugar and carbs past January, I am planning on dramatically reducing the amount of those that I eat week to week.
Just in case anyone is wondering…this wasn’t any specific diet or plan that we did. Really all we did was eat whole foods – lean protein, eggs, fish, veggies, nuts, cheese, etc. I can’t say I was totally sugar free for the month as their are naturally occurring sugars but I didn’t eat anything where sugar was added. Now, my goal is to not put myself in a sugar coma once I reintroduce it–tee hee!
So here’s my list for this week. You’ll notice some expensive nuts on there. I completely killed my stockpile of nuts over the last few weeks. They have been a perfect snack…so I decided to bite the bullet and kill two birds with one stone. I usually wouldn’t pay full price for nuts but figured I’d get my snack and make it a Try Me Tuesday…stay tuned for the results
Fresh Express Salad = $2.99
Bananas = $1.46
Eggplant = $1.61
Portabella shrooms = $1.99
Avocado x 2 = $2
Grape Tomatoes = $2.50
Cauliflower = $2.99
Zucchini = $1.19
Sargento Cheese x 2 = $3.49 ($0.50/2 insert)
Smithfield Bacon x 2 = $5.99 ($1/2 blinkie)
Buddig Turkey = $0 ($1 PQ)
Savannah Smoked Sausage = $2.25
DiGiorno Pizza x 2 = $8 (2/2 DQ)
Planters Cashews = $7.99
Publix Cashews = $5.99
I spent right over $55 this week but it’s everything I need for now so I call it a success!
How did you guys do this week? Share your weekly totals in the comments or link up.