Friday, March 26, 2010

The ELFF Diet!

The sweet baby girl is not hoovering the fat off my midsection as I had hoped she would. I can't blame her, she is trying but I think its my ripe old age of 32. The first three kids hoovered me down to my prepregnancy weight in no time, Lula got me down to 121, then I turned 30. 121 is a number I know I'll never see again. Even I know that that was too skinny. I would however love to be able to wear some of my clothes.

So the ELFF diet to the rescue. ELFF stands for- eat less food fatty!!! Back in the days of my youth I could exercise a few days and drop and few pounds. Or I could control the amount of food that manages to sneak into my mouth and drop a few pounds. These days I think I might have to do both!!!! I have been told after menopause that you don't get to eat anymore, so I guess it's not too bad yet.

It starts today. I measured myself and weighed myself:( I weighed my breakfast contents and calculated the calories. Maybe I'll even exercise but don't hold your breath on that one:)

I know that I can't go crazy because I'm nursing and a waistline isn't worth risking that with my sweet baby. So here's to a pound a week.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cheap eats!

Sorry to my one reader about the lack of blogging, life with five is busy! Super fun too!

Well as summer approaches so does wedding season. Wedding season means wedding shower season too. Along with that comes clothes for 5 little monkeys not to look like scrubs at said weddings and all that fun stuff. We have THREE wedding within four weeks of June. So that means the grocery budget needs a little more trimming (tis the story of my life:).

So here is my list of foods made with the basics we have stored up. Most purchased in bulk from our buying club. Wheat, oats, popcorn, oil (from Costco), baking powder, different sugars, honey and maple syrup.

Caramel Corn
Oatmeal (did you know this food can be choked down if sprinkled with granola and lots of vanilla yogurt- I know strange but true!)
Cinnamon Rolls
Mother in laws whole wheat bread
Muffins (our favorite is soaked morning glory muffins- yum-O!)

Not a bad little list, the only thing needed is a little time in the kitchen. So when the money runs out you'll find me in the kitchen! Bon appetit!

Friday, March 12, 2010

The things they say...

Biggie: mom what would you have done if when the baby came out and she was hideous and no one liked her?

Well I'm glad that didn't happen, what would I have done:)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another Good Smack Upside the Head:)

To me the computer is a huge time waster. I do a "quick" search for a spinach soup recipe and next thing I know 45 minutes has past. Go here for more.