In this first activity, students were given a file folder, 3 or 4 sheets of paper and a length of tape. Their assignment was to build a "structure" to protect 3 grape tomatoes and a tile from the falling "hammer" pictured below. The red block that falls onto the structure is about 8 pounds (plus the added force of the falling from a vertical position.)
This team encased the tomatoes in a tube made from the file folder and padded it with the paper. Their tomatoes survived. Extra points were also given for the height of the structure after impact.
Korean Grilled Chicken from Skinnytaste. I have had this recipe on my radar for awhile. The recipe actually calls for chicken breasts, but have eaten so much chicken breast lately I need a change. Not to mention, thighs are so delicious on the grill
This is a definite make again recipe. I am excited to see how the leftover creations turn out.
I am still doing surprisingly(to me anyway) well with my food tracking. I am finding that looking at meals individually is helping me stay focused. So many times in the past, I've thrown away whole days because of a "bad" meal. A high calorie breakfast gave me license to eat high calorie the rest of the day since I would go over anyway. This way I am starting fresh each meal. It plays right into the "next best choice" habit I am working to build. I have also set a wide range (300-600 calories) per meal to give myself flexibility. In the past, I would have been telling myself I can't have mac 'n cheese because I might "need' those calories later in the evening. So far I have been averaging right around 1500 calories a day without all the previous anxiety. You can see from the pictures in my Food Log that I have been eating several "non-diet" things and definitely not starving. I am looking forward to see how this approach plays out.
We don't have any big plans for this weekend, other than a couple little projects around the house. What do you have planned?