Pieces of Me

Monday, March 21, 2011

Journey to Goal – Week 7 – Weekly Dinner Menu

Spring Break is over, and so is my week of eating poorly - heavy on the junk.  I just couldn’t get focused this week and it totally showed on the scale with a gain of 2.2.  But I’m not going to let that define me.  In fact, it has me even more determined to make it up this week on the scale.   But although I knew I was going to have a gain, I made myself face the scale at my weekly weigh in (although I totally slept through the meeting and got there late).

I’m 3.6 lbs from a 15 lb weight loss and I am bound and determine to hit it by the end of next week.  I’d like to say this week, but I don’t want to disappoint myself if I don’t hit it.  But I’d really like to be down another 8 lbs by Easter.  That gives me a little over a month – if I lose consistently and actually stick to the program, I could find myself 20 lbs. lighter (over all) by Easter!! 

Thankful for my girl, M who has the same goal as me.  We want to treat ourselves to new outfits by the end of April.  It’s totally doable.  Now it’s just time to hold one another accountable.  Glad she has my back!  Excited about keeping in touch with cousin C as she begins her journey to goal.  I’m glad she knows she can call/text at anytime.  I just want to be an encouragement to others.  That is what keeps me on track!

I bought an awesome weekly fill in the blank calendar by Mead.  Filled it out for the week, and am fairly certain that life may actually be easier now that it’s all out on paper.  I have my 1st photo shoot of the Spring this Saturday, and a week full of new “chores” for the kids to try out.  Along with a new rewards system.  Should be a great week!!

My breakfast and lunches are pretty much the same all week – Weight Watcher Smoothie with 1 cup of milk and a banana and then a Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones.

Dinners look good for the week:

Monday - Hungry Girl’s Kickin’ Chicken Pot Pie

Tuesday – Hungry Girl’s Fiber-ific Nacho-rific Stuff Chicken (I use all bran instead of Fiber One and omit Taco Sauce <—especially because I don’t know exactly what that means)

Wednesday – Hungry Girl’s Crazy Good Taco Meatloaf <-- This is LOADED with veggies

Thursday – The Simplest Slow Cooker Beef Ever (with Quinoa Noodles and a Veggie)

Friday - Pasta with Pumpkin Sausage and Spinach

So there’s my menu.  Not sure if I can post the HG recipes so I’m not.  But I have her first book, although I’m about to send it off to C because I believe she’ll get more use out of it than I am.

Have a great week!