It was a hungry week indeed!
Here’s what happened this week:
My diet was at the forefront of my mind all the week through, but looking back I think I’ve been doing pretty well. The first four days of the week I wasn’t very happy and was feeling especially hungry between 7 and 10 pm, after I had finished all my macros for the day. But, I’ve found that if I start out the day with more calories and finish the day with a little more protein, then that helps. Also, eating more vegetables really helps too, though, I’m pretty bored of cucumber and peppers already. Haha!
Low carb bread, low carb tortillas and these homemade low carb bagels have been my saving grace. That paired with the extra peanut butter, butter and avocados I get to eat, make my life a little better. Thank goodness for guacamole! I’ve also started eating more “regular people” food, just really reading the nutritional information carefully. Case in point, baked chips. As long as I’m counting my macros, using the guide on the back, I’m going to fit it into my day somehow! Makes things a little more enjoyable.
Have you heard of or tried Banza pasta before? It’s made with chickpeas and is pretty high in protein. I got a box and will be trying it this week. Seems promising, but who really knows?! I’ll keep you posted.
Brooke lost another tooth this week! She pulled it out herself one night after not wanting to go to bed. She really must not have wanted to go to bed…that tooth was hardly loose! But she earned another $1 for that one.
Gordon got sick midweek and still continues to be sick. Eddie also has caught the bug which stinks and has made his sleep inconsistent, but such is life with a sick little toddler.
Speaking of Eddie, he is doing so well with his speech! He starting to learn his colors now and says “boo” (blue) “puh-puh” (purple) “yeh yeh” (yellow) “oooohhh” (orange). He can say “a car” “a bus” “shoes” and “all done” really clearly and almost had the speech therapist in tears with all the new sounds he was making on Friday. Go Eddie! Things are picking up steam. Other words he knows include open, duck (duh duh), bubbles (buh-boos), ball (baw), go, this (dis), push (poossss), yes, no and bottle (baw baw).
Saturday morning, the whole family took the subway to the Upper West Side to play at a few new parks we’ve never been to and enjoy the warm gorgeous weather!
Saturday afternoon, we were able to surprise Brooke with her last birthday gift to take her to see Wicked. (Her birthday is the beginning of February.) Gordon’s work schedule is unpredictable, so there hasn’t really been any other Saturday before this Saturday that we could have taken her, so we were happy to have made this work! And of course she loved it!
Saturday night, I made preparations for Blake’s birthday which was on Sunday! (So many festivities happening.) Wrapping presents and such.
Our sweet boy turned FIVE! You can read about him being born here. I’m so lucky to have a blog to document momentous things like this so I can look back and read! I’ll be doing a post about his Birthday soon, and also the amazing (AMAZING!) pie I made. I am allowed one cheat meal per week, so I made Blake’s birthday dinner my choice, knowing I’d get a piece of pie, and lemme tell you, it did not disappoint. But, I love pie.
What’s coming up this week
Gordon has another busy work week.
I’m going to try to meal prep a little more! I went overboard last week, so this week I’m going to limit my cooking to two meals instead of four.
I’ll be testing a few more recipes for the blog…working on healthier breads because carbs are my life.
And the kids continue to go to school and thrive. Here’s to hoping Eddie sleeps a little better as his cold clears up.
Have a great week, friends!