Happy Spring! I hope everyone had a great week. The sun is shining here in Wisconsin and it’s shaping up to be a beautiful day.
As I mentioned in last week’s post, I had major surgery last Thursday and wasn’t quite sure what kind of shape I would be in for this week for menu planning. My assumption was that I would be in a tremendous amount of pain and be out of commission for a couple of weeks. Fortunately that hasn’t been the case, at least so far!
I had hoped to be better prepared on the food front for my convalescence, but between our vacation and how poorly I was feeling beforehand I didn’t get much in the way of food stocked up. The good news is I feel fabulous and am up to cooking for the family, although we chose easy meals and Mike is helping even more than normal so that I don’t over tax myself.
Feeling so good after surgery has created a bit of a dilemma for me. As you know, I tend to think I’m capable of waaaay more than I really am. THAT’s what the whole Wonder Woman complex is about. Because I’m feeling so good I’m really at risk of overdoing it. I have the next six weeks off of work and I’m going to have to work really hard to rest and take it easy.
Given that I’m wasn’t up for a full blown grocery shopping trip, we’re planning on taking mini-trips to a store close to our house which will allow me to get out of the house a bit for some short walks. The store is significantly more expensive than our usual place but it’s what we need to do at this stage.
The other thing that I’m doing during my convalescence is to kick my McDonald’s, caffeine and sugar habits. I know, I’m a bit crazy for doing it all at once but I figure if there’s ever a time when I’ll be able to do it, it’s now. I’ve hit the wall and I just want to feel good. I’m tired of being exhausted all the time. I’m tired of the migraines and the achiness. I’m tired of not living the active life I want to live. With six weeks off of work and nothing to do but focus on myself, I decided that I was going to do it.
Long term I want to make healthy foods for breakfast and lunches, in the interim I’ve stocked the freezer and pantry with easy to grab meals that won’t take a lot of effort but also are minimally processed and somewhat healthy.
- Amy’s Frozen Meals
- Kashi Cereal
- Dr. Praeger’s Sunflower & Strawberry Jelly Sandwiches
Balsamic Steak Sandwiches
Baked Chicken/Barbecue Chicken – I poured some Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce on a couple of the pieces so that we could have some variety to our baked chicken 🙂
That’s it for me, what are you serving?
I’ll be linking up at I’m an Organizing Junkie