Sunday, March 16, 2008

5 lbs gone!

So I stepped on the scale today and whooosh! im down 5 lbs, I'm extremely happy. Today I made that pizza I spoke of on my previous post and it was DELISH. I had to count carbs like five times to make sure I wasn't falling off plan, but HOW? The crust is made out of cauliflower, the sauce out of tomatoes and then the toppings were cheese,mushrooms,onions,bell peppers and beef!Only 7g carbs per slice(big slice). that was heavenly, and i have never been a big pizza eater either, it's not something I miss, I haven't had pizza in months. This was something I was completely happy to feed Sairah. She gobbled it up. the sauce was so simple to make as well. I'm really beginning to enjoy making new recipes, especially when I see my family enjoy them so much. Sairah had some spinach fritata and half a GF pancake for breakfast, then she had a kefir mango smoothie(with her CLO in it). Later on she had some beef stew with cauli-rice, and for dinner is when she had the pizza, and this is all ontop of all the breast feeding she does. Alhamdullilah! Her appetite sure has grown! I'm so glad to see her eat so well, She had been slacking in the food department for a whole month.

Speaking of Sairah, she is walking sideways now, she takes about 6-10 steps, but sideways, it's so funny to watch. Speaking of watch, I need to take a video of her doing this before she starts running lol.

I don't have any pictures of the pizza I made, i was just too hungry by the time it came out I pounced on it lol. I apologize for the short, uninteresting entry, i'm just trying to get inthe habit of posting every day, as you can see I missed yesterday. We went out to the park and spent all evening hanging out, It was nice. I'll post my recipes up tomorrow. I'm mainly doing the recipe postings so I can remember what I have eaten, and also for future references.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Induction day 3

So today has been a busy day for me in the kitchen. I spent nearly all day in there and now I am behind in my housework! Gha! ya just can't win! I had to prepare several vegetables. I had to wash my Romaine lettuce, dry it then chop it up so it would be ready for salads. I had to wash, boil and rice my 4 cauliflower heads. I had to wash, scrub and set my pickling cukes to lactoferment, which should be ready in 4 days to a week, can't wait! I managed to skip lunch again, i was just so busy! between Sairah wanting to nurse often, throwing tantrums and all because she is teething, and taking care for Dh and the pets and blaaaaaaah blah blah, it took me 5 hours in the kitchen to get all that prepared then get dinner started and then serve it. Needless to say Im EXAUSTED. In fact, I'm going to make myself some green tea with lemon grass and spearmint.

So the cravings have not been many, actually none lol. I'm just very hungry during the day and that's because I don't have anything on hand, that is why I spent all day today preparing stuff. Now all I have left to do is shred the leftover chicken so I can use it in salads and breakfast tomorrow :) The GF pancakes for Dh and Sairah are already done, since we had some left over today.

For breakfast today I had a Confetti Quiche with a side of home made breakfast sausage. The recipe for t he quiche is as follows:

6 eggs
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup asparagus chopped
1/2 cup of green onions chopped
1 med roma tomato seeded and diced
1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Let cream cheese sit at room temperature to soften(or method of your choice) then beat eggs and cream cheese until there are small chunks of cream cheese. take the chopped vegetables and whisk them in. Add salt to taste. Pour mixture in a greased pie mold/pan. Sprinkle Mozzarella on top (you can add more if you wish) and bake for 35-40 minutes. Devide in 4 eaqual parts. Each serving is 4.0 g of Carbs. Enjoy!

For Lunch I had the breakfast left overs in a rush. For dinner I had baked Chicken over some cauli-rice. It was DELISH! The cauliflower was so much like rice! For the baked chicken, I just stuffed half an onion, once celery stalk and 2 cloves of garlic in the cavity, rough chopped. I melted some butter and put my favorite spices in it, took a syringe (it was a medicine dispenser lol) and put butter under the skin in different places of the chicken. I seasoned the skin with garlic, salt and butter and I placed it in the oven at 325 degrees for 3 hours.

To prepare the cauli-rice, you simply boil your washed cauliflower until it's tender. Let it cool and then shred it in your food processor or by hand with a grater. If you want more flavor you can take the already shredded cauliflower and sate it in some butter (yeah yeah I sound like Paula Deen LOL) ad a pinch of salt and whatever seasoning you like. You can use this with stir fry's, you can even make mock hash browns! Yum! Each half cup of Caulifower is 2.5g of carbs. This is also a great way to get veggies into your kids! My DD loved the Quiche and she had some of this cauli-rice as well.

Since you have the cauli-rice done already, here is a couple of ideas for it. You can make it into Pizza crust or "bread"sticks. They are just wonderful! I got the recipe from This Blog.
I plan on making this pizza tomorrow, we'll see how it turns out!


Well here i am again, 2 months later trying to update my blog. I just don't like how it looks, but I guess for now it will have to do. Sairah's first birthday was on Monday, I cannot believe a whole year has passed by. I felt so emotional that day, partially because the time just flew, it was so much of a blur for me. We dealt with SO much, she had GERD for four months and we didn't know it, by the time it started to get better she was 7 months old. Then we were left with the crappy sleeping issues due to the GERD. We are still struggling with sleep, but it's not as hard. I love her more and more every day, she is becoming such a little person! She is most definitely going to be a handful, but I'm glad she is a happy child. I don't think I have many pictures of her not smiling. She is such a joy and is always happy. Yes, she is whiny, but I have yet to meet a baby this age who isn't constantly nagging. I hope to keep track of her second year of life as I did not have much time or energy to do so her first year.

I have slowly been weaning off of carbs since January. The first step I took was to increase my fat intake, i hopped on the coconut oil bandwagon and I won't be looking back. I feel better than ever, now I'm just focusing on losing the weight that I gained due to processed foods and carbs. I decided to also cut off all grains and gluten for the time being. I have insulin resistance and I KNOW that is the cause, I would hate to develop diabetes or something of the like if it can easily be prevented. So, as I was saying, i increased my fat intake and that alone really helped me let go of breads and most carbs. I found myself eating maybe a slice of bread in the morning and thats about it for grains.I am very satisfied and don't get very hungry even though I still Nurse Sairah almost all day. So after much reading and research I decided it's time to just drop the weight. I feel fully prepared and I have done this slow enough to where I won't behaving any "withdrawals" of any kind. I know how to keep my body satisfied and in good health so now it's time to take the biggest test! I am on day 3 of the Atkins induction and am already 3 lbs down! (Keep in mind I haven't been eating breads or gluten for almost a month). now before you GASP at the thought of "atkins" I want to clarify that I tweaked this way of eating to my personal standards. I agree with almost everything Dr. Atkins talk about, butI will not be eating any processed foods, mixes, splenda, vegetable oils or junk ;)

anyhow it's time for bed now So I will hopefully cath up tomorrow and start tracking my menu's and such!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Shame on me

So I havent updated at all, sorry! I have been SO busy and my hard drive crashed. I lost everything but my pictures, because I was smart enough to back THAT up lol. I couldn't remember my log in info for my Blog AT ALL, I had such a hard time and just today as I was doing laundry it just came to me so I came to log on lol.
I have so much going on right now. DH and I are jobless, Im trying to open up a transcription and translation service. I just put up my elance profile and already put a bid on two projects so cross your fingers for me!
Sairah learned to clap last week and she is getting very brave at letting go of stuff and standing on her own! Things are moving so quickly.
Well Ihave to go clean now, but I just wanted to update for thos of you who still have me on ur lists lol.

Monday, November 26, 2007

New Habits

Sairah just went down for a nap, only God knows how long its really gonna be today lol. I have come to the conclusion thats he has a sixth sense, she nows when Im around in her sleep. Its eaitehr that or my bed squeaks too loud *sigh* she has been waking several times a night again, but Im still thankful its not like it was before. She seems to sleep fantastic, until I go to bed. Mind you, I dont make much n oise AT ALL, I go in there and get in bed and I move a couple of times to get comfy and thats it, no alter than 15 minutes later shes up. When DH does the same she doesnt care!?!? She can nap when he's in the room just fine, but when Im in there, nope, she wont sleep. So I think the night on my comfy bed are no longer going to be *sigh again* I think Im moving into the couch, but I just dont know how I will sleep that way ya know?? sucks so bad.

Moving on, I decided on a book to purchse it's called "get the sugar out", supposedly it has five star reviews from lots of people, Ive only heard good things about this book, so we shall see. I was looking and looking for a good place or a ood book to read about refined sugars and this one seems to be it! I know my problem is sugar, its not table sugar Im concerned about, its everything I eat. I know I eat too many carbs all of the time, but not all carbs are created equal, so I really would like a good resource to read from with good information. I dont want to get on a diet, I want to change the way I eat, and I want my family to eat the same way. every time Sairah has a puff I cringe, becaue I very well know its made with refined sugars, I dont want her to battle weight like I always have. i want this weigh issue over and I want to be able to wear nice clothes and sexy underwear ya know? So here's to a greta book, lets hope its as good as ive heard!
Im making a list today of the things I MUST get done, my house really needs me, but I spend way too much time online, and I know I should just turn off the computer but I CAN'T. so I leave it on and Im back on it within minutes. Or Sairah wants to nurse and I plop on the couch and lurke on forums..........then I never leave, again. So NO MORE. I really only need about an hour in the morning and an hour at night of being online to catch up on the forums. It takes me but a few minutes to check my email, so theres really no need to be on all day long. I notice lots of moms online ALL the time and I wonder who's taking care of their kiddos LOL. I know alot of people stay logged on (like I do) but in my situation, i KNOW it intefears with how I take care of Sairah and my home so I really need to get into this habit of just staying away from the computer as much as I can and just get on at night when im done with everything. I know a clean house makes my DH very ahppy and it wouldnt be so gosh darn hard if i didnt get sidetracked all the gosh darned time! lol. Theinternet can be evil at times, but then agin its invaluable most of the time.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

SO I can't Hang as you have noticed. It's hard to get into a habit of things, what can I say. So I decided to join Sparkpeople, but they wouldnt let me in because Im breastfeeding, so they suggested babyfit. Great another foum to take up my time LOL. I really need to get down to business with this weightloss stuff. Im tired of wearing crappy clothes and having husge cheeks.
On to better more cheerful things, We went to the park this past sunday, had a good time. It was getting dark already so I only got to take a few pics. Sairah got to ride on a public swing for the first time (I shudder at the thought of all the germs) I wiped it down with sanitizer like a mad woman. I know one day I'll have to just get over it. Dh went and played soccer with a starnger, since he was alone. It was nice to see him do something other than be infront of the computer, i wish wehad mutual friends so he could hang out with the guys and I would have more women to hang around with too, but its not easy to find friends when ur Dh is so busy and u only have one car.

anyhow, heres som epics of our day out:
On this first one she was about to try and taste a leaf, DH freaked out so he took the leaf away, and made her cry :( I also didnt get to take many pictures that way. On the swing picture, it was too dark to take naturla light pictures so I had to use flash, which made it look even darker. I hate flash.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

So I haven't updated in forever, I have been meaning too, but I just didn't feel like it, if that makes any sense. Sh!ts gone down in my house, lots of drama, which has been coming and going quite a bit. I decided that alot of the problems are my fault, I just dont feel good about myself. Ive gained 60lbs since getting married and its taken a toll on my already crappy self esteem. I find myself picking at DH for very stupid reasons, just because I dont feel good about me. Murph from MM inspired me to get some funky stuff done to my hair. I think I let it grow too much and I just cant maintain such legthy hair right now. So I decided to go chop some of it off on Friday, (since my SIL gave me a giftcard to the place for our recent holiday)I'll relayer it so it will look good curly and I'll also add a big streak, I've always wanted a kool, white streak like storm from X-Men. I plan on wearing it straight for the most part. SO we shall see! Maybe, just maybe that will get me to feeling alittle better and perhaps give me the will power I need to lose some weight and take care of myself.

My little tater tot is 7 months old already. She began to crawl last week, now shes following me everywhere. I took some pics of her, and here is one of my favorites. The only thing about crawling I dont like, is the eating every crumb off teh floor part. I pick in her mouth every 10 minutes with something I never even saw. Its crazy how many times a day I have to vaccum and still she finds something to eat. It's SO funny though, how she acts like its the most delicious thing shes ever had and gets quite upset when I take it out lol.
I'm heading to bed, perhaps I'll update again tomorrow.