I am proud to announce I have lost 17 lbs so far! *flex* I had a 2 lb loss this week 🙂
Since I did just switch this blog over to being healthy I guess I should explain what I am doing to make it work this time and not be like any other weight loss attempt. This time is all about accountability and planning. I started by joining a gym and started going to LA Fitness. The first week they hound you about personal training which I didn’t think I could afford it and may not even be able to handle it physically and emotionally. Then one day on whim – I signed up for a year. I don’t know what came across me but I thought to myself if I do this and have to pay for this then I really cant quit. Of course after I called my mom in a panic asking “what did I just do?!”. I was convinced this was the right thing to do and this short-term monthly payment is better than a life of medical bills. Yay Moms <3
The second thing I did was signed up for 2 5k races. Why? Because why not. One just wasn’t enough. I have never been a runner. Which makes my idea that much more fun! And terrifying. I signed up with family though so 1. I paid for it so I have to. 2. I have family behind me on this one and not doing it alone.
The next important key was planning. I started to pre-pack, pre-made and portion all my meals and snacks with the exception of breakfast. I do make my breakfast every morning because it’s usually pretty simple. I will measure and baggy up every last thing I purchase down to pretzel sticks! I do all my shopping Saturday and all my cooking/packing on Sunday. Which brings me to my blog post today – this is my meal plan this week.
Today was my first day of trying something that has been on my mind all week – Savory Oatmeal!
I made this with 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup mushrooms, fresh thyme, 2 tablespoons fat free cream and a fried egg
I do want to attempt chicken and waffles savory oatmeal…someday…someday..
For lunches and dinners I do not have set days or set items. I mix and match my planned items to what I feel like. So here’s the items on my meal list –
Low Sodium Turkey Sandwiches (loaded with veggies)
Mahi Mahi & Rice (my only non pre-made item cause that would be gross)
Turkey Vegetable Bake
Loaded with vegetables! Broccoli, leeks, carrots, mushrooms and turkey with low sodium mushroom soup mixed in served with brown rice.
and lastly – Portobello Vegetable Stacks with tomato sauce and toasted pumpkin seeds for added protein
So I also make meals for the boyfriend. We like some different foods and he requires more calories than I do being a dude and all. So I made him Jambalaya (just boxed stuff with turkey sausage and shrimp) and a lightened up version of Buffalo Chicken Bake.
Buffalo Chicken Bake
- 1 lb chicken, cooked and diced
- 1 box whole wheat pasta, partially cooked (will finish in the oven)
- 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce
- 1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 2 cups light sour cream
- about 2 cups of french fried onions
cook up chicken and dice into bite size pieces. Boil pasta but under cook it just slightly. Drain pasta and add chicken, celery, bleu cheese, sour cream, and wing sauce. Top with french fried onions and bake at 350 degrees until topping is lightly browned.
Lets talk about snacks bay-be!
I used that line on my boyfriend thinking I was creative. He didn’t find it as amusing as I did 🙁
Snacks this week are –
World Peas (ranch and bbq) These are okay, not mind blowing but a good salty snack
Boom Chicka Pop Light Pop Corn
Plenty of fruit on hand – bananas, plums, watermelon, tangerines
Roasted vegetables – I used what was left over from the turkey bake
Greek Yogurt – fruit flavored and also my favorite dessert flavor
Well thats my meal plan for the week!
Personal trainer & Zumba tomorrow. I hope to live another day..wish me luck