Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Weight loss and Home Education

I've been working on losing weight. I've been using My Fitness Pal. It's been really handy and easy. I've been doing it for almost a month.
Home education, however, is not that conducive to losing weight. Just check out my posts from last week.
We made cookies for Purim. Hamantaschen.
Cooking is a great learning opportunity. The recipe we used only made about two dozen cookies which would have been enough to have a few and share the rest if you aren't weight-loss challenged like I am. We did end up saving a few to give to our pastor, but most went to our family. I'll say family instead of "me." You'll never know the truth since the evidence is gone!


Then we did the cool moon phases using Oreo cookies.
Now if my hubby had picked up regular Oreos, it wouldn't have been a problem. I don't like Oreos. Instead, he purchased a generic brand that had chocolate Oreo-type cookies and the golden Oreo-type cookies. They are the ones with the vanilla wafer instead of the chocolate wafer. Those are addicting. All that to say that the moon phases were good and the golden Oreo cookies were even better!
Even with those sacrifices I made because for mija's education, I've managed to make some progress.
One of the things I've been doing is trying to get some more walking in my day. For someone my size, walking is about the extent of what I can do! Leave it to mija to help me out. After church on Sunday, my husband said he would get the van and pick us up at the door. Mija stated for everyone to hear, "Why don't we just all walk to the van, so Mommy can get more exercise and loose more weight." Nothing like accountability whether you ask for it our not!
Oh, if you're on My Fitnes Pal, let me know if you'd like to be my friend. I'm mrspriceisright, of course!

1 comment:

Melinda said...

I know what you mean. There's a cookie recipe that Little Bit has been begging me to make, and I know it would help reinforce math skills. But it calls for peanut butter (drool) and chocolate chips (drool) and M&Ms (double drool).

Hmm... maybe we should come up with an IHE cookie swap. LOL

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