This week, like the past several weeks before it, really kicked my butt. On top of all the other moving stuff, Eddie came down with a bad case of bronchitis and was out of commission for a while.
I felt a little guilty for a second, thinking it was just a Man Cold, but a chest X-ray confirmed that he was heading into pneumonia territory, so he is now heavily medicated and on the mend.
One positive note to that, when he was at Urgent Care getting his chest X-rayed, they weighed him and he discovered that he has lost another 8-10 pounds since we started this Green Giant Challenge four weeks ago. (Those darn men and their easy weight loss.)
Bronchitis be darned, we still spent just about every waking minute at the new house trying to finish up our kitchen and fireplace, so I didn’t get a whole heck of a lot of meals prepared at home, to be honest with you. Sorry, Green Giant!
However, I have been following along with Rebecca and she shared a great monthly meal plan recently that I totally plan on copying for myself. I feel a little more prepared to get myself organized once we are finally moved in. (T-12 days!)
And I got some awesome news from Dr. V, which was very welcome after this butt-kicking week.
Green Giant is providing our family with an entire year’s worth of vegetables! That is amazingly generous of them and it sounds like a great excuse for me to convince Eddie that we need an upright freezer for the new garage.
I plan to use the money that was already in our food budget for vegetables, which we won’t be needing now, and make a large donation to our local food pantry. I’ll definitely be including some Green Giant canned vegetables in our donation.
Even though these past four weeks have been some of the most hectic in our lives and I’m not sure I really did the challenge justice, I am really glad I participated! I loved exposing my kids to new foods, having the chance to get to know Dr. V-she has been very encouraging and super sweet and I love her feisty personality-, and read along with the other bloggers. Even though I didn’t lose any weight (I’m going to go ahead and blame the stress of the move), the hubby did and I’m on board for a whole year of healthy eating now!
Thanks to Green Giant for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.