Stone Soup for Five: Menu and new goals for the week

Menu and new goals for the week

I am setting a couple new goals for this week in hopes of helping me achieve a few of my goals.

One of those is staying current on my Bible Study (Beth Moore's Believing God--so good and a little painful). And lately I've been slacking off big time on getting up on time.  I'll snooze for about an hour and then be rushed, short on time, and lacking concentration because I know the boys will be up before I finish the study... and I haven't taken time to pray, which I REALLY need to spend more time on.

1.  NO snooze button.  Not allowed.  GOT to get up on time.  It'll be worth it, I promise.


I've also been trying to learn how to run.  Which is really funny to even type, because my "run" is more like a slow, limping jog... but I'm doing the Couch to 5k method, which so far hasn't killed me (though I think I might have had close to a stroke on day 2 of week 4 though... it was TOUGH!)  I'm using a free podcast from itunes that is helping a TON.  Seriously.  I ran one day without it (because my battery was dead) and it was MISERABLE.  If you want to try it, search NHS Couch to 5k on iTunes.  It helps.

2.  Finish Couch to 5k Week 5 this week.  (3 days of running.)  Ugh.

I'm also loving my to-do list with post it notes.  It has helped me so much stay on top of stuff, and even get to a few of my less important but "someday" things I'd like to do... but for the last couple weeks I've been doing just the urgent post its and having a lot of carry overs.  So this week I hope to clear my week with NO carryovers.  I'm going to have to really stay on top of each day to pull it off.

3.  No carry over week.

My last goal is to write everything I eat. I usually do good during the day, and then forget to measure and write down my dinners... I want to really focus on losing 3 more pounds this month and have to be diligent!  (I'm down a total of 15lbs since starting Weight Watchers this summer!)  My goal is to lose 65 lbs by Oct 2012, which means I need to lose about 5lbs a month. So far so good.

4.  Write all food down!

Now, the menu:

Breakfasts (I usually have either oatmeal, eggs, or cream of wheat)
monkey toes
eggs and sausage
McMom's sandwiches
Amish Baked oatmeals

Lunch (I usually have soup, salad, or sandwich)
mac and dogs
grilled cheese
leftovers till they're coming out our noses

Dinner (this I have with the fam, but measure my portions according to how good or bad I ate during the day)
Chicken Curry Broccoli Bake, salad
Crockpot shredded beef
Deb's cheese enchiladas, rice, salad
Fish Tacos
Taquitos and crockpot green chile rice (made from leftover shredded roast)
Pizza (saved money from the food budget to BUY pizza this week... my boys will rise up and sing my praises!)
Cheeseburger soup and rolls


  1. Cool. I need to set some goals for myself. Getting up early is a huge one! I'm going to get back on you (and me) for the accountability stuff... mostly because I need it (hint). It looks like you're doing great!

  2. My husband and I are doing couch to 5k as well! How is this goal going for you?

    1. Hi Jennifer! I actually finished the Couch to 5k last year and am still running if you can believe it! I am still not LOVING it, but it is the only form of exercise I have kept up on regularly in my entire life. I run 3 times a week and am up to 3 miles at a time and my pace is even picking up a bit now. I was just thinking that come this October, I'll have been running for a year! WOW! In September my husband, oldest son and I will be running in the Warrior Dash. I'm scared to death, but excited too! Thanks for writing!


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