Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ya'll are the BEST!!!

I can't thank you all enough for the wonderful comments and all the prayers for my brother. He is doing GREAT!!! He got up and walked yesterday, he ate, he got moved out of the ICU to the Neuro ICU, but he should get to come home at the end of the week. Thank you SO MUCH for the prayers, but keep them coming...he isn't 100% yet.

Yesterday was the BEST day OP. I only had 19 points. ME?? WTF?? I stayed out of the kitchen last night, and ate a nice healthy dinner. I didn't do so great with the water...only 84 ounces, but I stayed under my points. YAHOO!!!

B--Kashi Go Lean Waffles (3), banana (2)--5
L--Creamy Lasagna (5--recipe posted below), salad (1)--6
S--"Fried" Zucchini (2)--this is my new favorite snack!
D--Creamy Lasagna (5) (yes, again...we have a ton of leftovers, but they should be gone today! & a salad (1)--6
For a grand total of 19--84 ounces of water, and 7 fruits and veggie servings.

The "fried" zucchini I am making--I am using Roni's recipe for Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, but using the zucchini instead. I put it in the oven on the broil setting for about 8 minutes per side (I like it crunchy). So good and so filling--and a veggie! See--this is what you can do when you have a ton of zucchini from your garden.

This is our first year with a garden and we LOVE it. Although we have a ton of stuff--tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, and spaghetti squash. But it's soo nice to be able to go out there and cut up a tomato to put on my salad. I LOVE it! Next year we are going to make it bigger! :)

I have a doctor's appointment later today--that fun, lovely yearly appointment all us women go through, then I am off to the mall to visit Banana Republic and Gap and J.Crew. I'm soo into shopping right now, it's funny, but I want some new jean capris or some new jeans, or something I don't care! DS is gone, my long days are over, my brother is out of the woods--life is GREAT! I better get something accomplished. Oh and the cleaning girl will be here in less than 2 hours. I will get to come home to a clean house! WOO HOO!!!

I'm behind on my blog reading, I'll try to get caught up tonight. A lot of my "regulars" didn't post yesterday (MMalloy, dizzydazey) so I hope they are okay! NCChris-- you haven't posted in a while either! See people...I keep up with you! Have a great, fantastic OP day everyone!


MMalloy said...

You are so sweet, I lmost teared up when I read your last paragraph. I am back, and in much better shape today. I was a mess yesterday and I just couldn't get myself to post.
You did awesome on your menu, the lasagna sounds great and I wish I had some more time to cook tonight. I might just have to steal your whole menu...19 points, I would be exactly OP!!
BTW, I took your advice on the worked...check out my blog!!!!
I am so glad to hear about your brothers progress, you are all still in my prayers, Rosie helped me pray last night before I put her down so he got an extra helping ;)

Courtney said...

I'm so glad everything is feeling better in your life! Have fun shopping! I LOVE shopping!

Colette said...

Amanda I am so glad Matthew is making great progress and I am sure you are feeling like you are on top of the world! Good for you!! Shopping always makes me feel better especially if you get something that makes you feel great to boot. Have fun!!!
Kudo's on staying OP....Your going soooooooo good!!!

Candace said...

Glad to hear Matthew is doing well. I will continue to keep him in prayers until he is home and ready to start talking about another bike (that's when you can hit him, hehe).
Have fun shopping. I know what you mean when you just want to shop and get...something. I curbed my desire yesterday and went for a walk instead, then found myself at the grocery to pick up ear drops for dd (the 9yo gets swimmers ear) and treated myself to sushi for lunch today. Lame, and not comparable to jean capri's, but it was...something. LOL
Take care,

Anonymous said...

{{{Hugs}}} So glad you bro is doing better!! That was scary times for sure! *Shrugs sheepishly* I posted today --- just life getting in the way for me - nothing exciting going on, but I am loving the running!!!!!

Steph said...

Wow - what a great day!! Congrats and I am sooo glad to hear that your brother is doing better. I cannot imagine what that must have been like for you but I hope that it helped to know we were all praying for you and him! Hope you have a great time shopping - you deserve it!