Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 25th: Weekly meal plan

Do you ever crave food that you’ve never had–or according to Google isn’t a real thing? Early in the pregnancy I was craving bubble tea. I’ve never had bubble tea but it sounded so good. Except for all the artificial flavorings. Thankfully, the craving passed without me having to indulge.

More recently I had the most random craving for Philly cheese steak hash. When the idea first popped into my head I did a quick Google search and couldn’t find anything that really looked like what I wanted. So this week, I’m experimenting and I’m going to make my own. Sure, I’m going to make it out of leftover pot roast–not steak–and there’s a lot of debate about what toppings are truly traditional, but if it’s as good as I’m hoping, the recipe will probably make an appearance here shortly.

Have a fantastic week–and don’t forget to take a peek at the grocery list.

– Slow cooker pot roast with mashed cauliflower and carrots (probably similar to this recipe.)
– Philly cheese steak hash
– White chicken chili (I’ll share this recipe soon!)
– Broccoli cheese egg casserole
– Maple glazed salmon with shredded Brussels sprouts
– Hodge Podge!

 

Exciting results

Okay. I lied. I’m a horrible person. I told you I’d be back more regularly and then you didn’t hear from me for almost a month. I’d like to say I have a good excuse, but I don’t really. Right after the last post we went on a family vacation, and I’ve spent the last three weeks trying to get myself back into a normal routine.

But today, I wanted to share Andy’s most recent lab results. It’s been 2+ years since his last appointment, so we weren’t quite certain what to expect from his numbers. Since he’s maintained the same basic diet and lifestyle we weren’t too worried. And for good reason! Look at the numbers in the image at the top of the post! Not only is his A1c well in the normal range, it’s actually gone down since the last time he had it checked! Plus, his cholesterol and triglycerides (not shown) are all phenomenal.

I couldn’t be more proud. Maintaining our current lifestyle isn’t always easy. I tell ya, that 4:15 alarm clock sure goes off pretty early so he can get out the door for a pre-work walk every day. But Andy has shown a commitment to his health that I really admire, and I wanted to brag just a little bit.

If you’re on a health journey right now, I want to encourage you to keep at it. You may never reach a finish line, but the journey and the results will be well worth it!

 

Apologies and announcement

You may have noticed (all 2 of you who may have been reading this blog) that it’s been a significant while since we’ve had new content. My apologies for this long absence!

The truth of the matter is Andy and I are expecting a bundle of joyfulness in the new year and for the first three months of the pregnancy I felt like boo. At first I tried to just push through, but as the weather continued to get hotter and my nausea showed no signs of abating, I just had to stop posting. On top of that I started working again part time, and I’ve had to make some adjustments to cope with a big case of the sleepies.

But I am determined to put my excuses aside. Andy and I still feel compelled to share our story here on His Abundant Provision, and while I may not be posting 7 days a week, I will be updating the site on a more regular basis.

We’ve had some encouraging news on the health front this week that I’ll be sharing a little later, and the Weekly Meal Plans will be coming back. I’ll also be sharing a little bit about how I’ve been eating (barely, though my appetite is finally starting to come back piece by piece) and how I’m trying to stay as healthy as possible for the last 2 trimesters. I’ll be giving final updates on Garden 2015 and every now and then you might get some nursery updates (because I’m super excited to get moving on that).

All in all I’m excited to be back and look forward to sharing more of our journey with you!