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Menu Nov 18 - 24

I go into the hospital on Monday so this week will be easy meals for dh.

Breakfasts:  cold cereal, eggs and toast or muffins

Lunches:  hot dogs,  sandwiches or grilled cheese and soup

Dinners:  fish sticks, baked potatoes and green beans
               chicken, stuffing and veggie
               sausage, corn and veggie
               spaghetti with garlic bread
               meatball subs

The kids are going to other homes for Thanksgiving and it will just be dh and I at home.  I won't be eating yet so I am not sure what he will eat.

Menus for week of Nov 11 - 17

Here is what I am hoping to fix for dh and dd this week.

Breakfasts:  protein shakes, muffins, cereal or eggs and bacon

Lunches:  ham sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or leftovers


- chicken stir-fry with noodles
- fish sticks, snow peas and corn
- meatball subs
- spaghetti with meatballs
- chicken, stuffing and green beans
- salmon, corn and snow peas
- leftovers

I have already spent $170 at the grocery store and I plan on going to GFS on Wednesday as they have turkeys for .49 cents a pound with a $25 purchase.   Anything over $140 will be taken off of next paychecks grocery money.  I am trying to get it where all I need to buy is milk or bread after my surgery next week.


This first week of protein shakes only has been brutal.  I have slipped at times not even realizing it until after it is done.  I have 8 days left before surgery and I need, no I have to, stay on course.  If my liver is not soft enough they will close me up and do it at a later date.  It is so hard to fix dh and dd food and not be able to partake.  I didn't think it would be this hard.  I have been going to the gym every other day and I am able to do more each time.  I went today and walked on the treadmill 20 minutes and did 20 minutes with weights at different stations.

I know I have lost at least 30 pounds but I am not seeing it when I look in the mirror.  Others have told me that I have lost which is encouraging I just wished I saw it too.

The Countdown Has Begun ....

My surgery has been scheduled for November 19.  Two weeks from Monday.  I have transitioned to my protein shake only with sugar free popsicles as my throat is still sore.  My ds joined a local gym and added me on his plan so I can go also.  Isn't he sweet ...... thinking of his mom.  Went for the second time today and did 30 straight on the treadmill and fifteen minutes of weights.  I am so sore but it is a good sore.  He has been going almost every night after work and has lost 9 pounds in one week.  I am so proud of him.

I am getting a glimpse of my new life.  Working out, eating cleaner food and sleeping well.  I am going to try to encourage my dh to walk on the greenway with me at least once a week.  It has markers to tell you how far you have gone and it runs beside a creek - it is very pretty.

I am needing to start thinking about Christmas.  As much as I dislike Wal-Mart I am looking at shopping there and putting it on layaway.  I already know what I am going to get both of…