November 22, 2010

God Rejoices Over Me!-Day #13 of Thanksgiving

The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you, 
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

Wow!  Thanks, Lord,
for all the ways
You actively love me!
I need to be grounded in that
because this week I'm facing a big challenge to my weight loss goals.
My scale has only changed 1/2# since my weigh-in last week,
but Julie says to think in terms of

So the verse above is my NSV, my anchor, for this week.

Let me back up just a smidge.
On Saturday, it was meal planning time again,
times 3!
  1. My DH and I needed nutritious meals between Saturday and Wednesday night.
  2. We are hosting our daughter & SIL and our son and DIL for Thanksgiving.
  3. So that means 6 of us will also need meals on Friday and Saturday.
I gathered the usual suspects:
my Weight Watchers' cookbook, my grocery list, pen,
and a pile of recipes.
Panic and confusion hit me.  I couldn't settle down to the task at hand. 
Does that ever happen to you when faced with lots of choices and/or a mountain of work to do? 

Then I asked God for His help, asked Him to quiet me with His love,
to guide my choices.
Guess what?
He  did.
Within an hour, I'd planned 14 meals,
including our Thanksgiving feast,
and all our meals from last Saturday to next Saturday.

Here's what I came up with:
*recipes from Weight Watchers cookbooks
Saturday-Dinner:  Ham Calzones*-the DH loved these so much, we had the leftovers on Sunday night
Sunday-Lunch:  Fried eggs, toast, thick cut ham
             Dinner:  Stuffed Cabbage* [I will make this next Monday]
Monday-Vietnamese Chicken Thighs* and Rice; Green Salad
Tuesday-Shrimp & Pineapple Saute*, Rice, Green Salad
Wednesday-Herb-stuffed Pork Chops*, Green Salad
Thursday-Brined Roast Turkey and all the fixins-I'll try to post our whole menu later gator.
Friday-Breakfast:  scrambled/fried eggs, bacon, toast, cantelope, orange juice
           Lunch:  Deli Ham Sandwiches, Green Salad, fruit
           Dinner:  Turkey Tortellini Soup, Green Salad, French bread
Saturday-Breakfast:  Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Baked French Toast, sausage patties, fruit, orange juice
               Lunch:  Fajita Beef Tacos (slow-cooker recipe), Green Salad, Refried Beans
                Dinner:  Leftover Beef Tacos and Salad
Sunday-Anyone who is hungry on Sunday will have to cook or take the cook out to eat!
Monday-Dinner:  Stuffed Cabbage*.

I know that our Thursday through Saturday meals are higher in calories/points than usual.
But I can work my point system and I'll be alright.
It's good to have a my Weight Watchers points plan already in place.

How will you navigate this week?
What is your game/meal plan?

I weigh in tomorrow at my Weight Watchers' meeting. 
I'll let you know how I did.
However that goes,
I've got my NSV verse above.

Linking with Annett @  FitMomsFitKids for


Blessings on your week!
Love, Karen


Julie said...

WOW Karen. That was so perfect. I would like to like to your post. Do you mind? I love this post and not because of me in it either but I do have to say it was nice to see that what I had to say hit home.
I'm going to read a bit more of what you have going on.
Thanks for stopping by. Really, thank you!!
Take care and have a blessed evening.

Anonymous said...

1/2 pound is good... better than nothing, right? :) I so understand the frustration with weight loss though! Thanks for the verse... I really needed it today. It is another I found during a tough time and instantly fell in love with.

Annett/ Fit Moms Fit Kids Club said...

FYI the hop is can link now. Sorry about that.. you can read the post about my fun/busy weekend..I just got it up.. Thanks for understanding!


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