Pieces of Me

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Meal Plan Saturday–3/31/2012

I am going to try to consistently post my meal plan for the week.  Mostly because I do better when I make a plan and posting holds me accountable for my plan.Now the plan may change, but having one in place helps keep me sane during dinner time.  It also keeps us from hitting dinner time and reverting to bad habits.  All of these recipes are Paleo/Whole 30 friendly with the exception of some added natural sugar here or there.  And just because I post the meal plan, doesn’t mean I’m going to post the recipe for it.  I am cooking out of two cookbooks that I am fairly pleased with.  Don’t want to step on any toes and post copyrighted material, but if the recipes happen to appear on their web sites, I will happily link them Smile.

Saturday – Paleo Pad Thai

Sunday – The Best Chicken You Will Ever Eat.  Ever with Coconut Almond Green Beans

Monday – Cottage-Flower Pie (w/ beef – and omitting the tomato sauce)

Tuesday – Leftover Chicken

Wednesday – Meat and Spinach Muffins

Thursday – Salmon a L’Afrique du Nord – I have no recipe

Friday – Leftover Muffins.

So that’s our dinner plan.  I’m going to make up a batch of Eat Like a Dinosaur’s Chicken Nuggets (by the Paleo Parents) to have on hand unless something comes up as well as prep some sweet potatoes to make fries.  The kids like to have something “fun” at home sometimes and Wednesday is a long day so that’s usually the day we do that sort of meal.  They love it.

Lunches will consist of Chicken and Tuna Salad with Celery, Apples and Avocado.  Probably will add some Almond Butter to that mix of things.  Anyway that’s the plan.  And at least I have one Smile


I’m also very thankful for my amazing and supportive friends right now.  Life gets tough, but that doesn’t mean I have to give up.  I know what great feels like – I want to get back there Smile

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

I’ve fallen off the bandwagon.  I’m frustrated and disappointed with myself.  Last week, I decided to try and eat some of my favorite things.  Eating them made me feel bad, but it didn’t stop me from putting them back in my mouth.  And so the scale reflected a 4.4 lb gain.  Doesn’t surprise me.  But I am very disappointed.

I tried my darned to get back to eating well again.  I went to the grocery store, bought all the meat and veggies and fruits and then just let them sit.  I think I cooked twice last week.  Stephen cooked once.  We didn’t eat out very much, but I did feed the kids fish sticks and chicken nuggets from the freezer.  What was amazing was hearing them say how the food was “yucky” and asking when I was going to cook again.

I got two new cookbooks and am looking forward to using them a ton.  Last week I cooked something from one of them.  I cannot remember as my concussion has left me with a bit of memory loss.  It’s hard for me to recall information and forget about giving me a task without writing it down. 

On Sunday, Stephen cooked up some 50/50 Bacon Burgers from the new Eat Like a Dinosaur cook book by the Paleo Parents, a blog I follow.  This cook book is so fun for me.  I’m eager to use it every other day, swapping meals with the Well Fed cook book I bought.  My friend, Cindy, recommended this book.  She works out with the author.  I love that she’s from Austin because when I do have a hankering to go out to eat, her blog has awesome places that are Paleo Friendly.

I’m praying these cook books help me to get back on the wagon.  I want to feel better and I want to lose weight.  I know that it’s a batter of my will.  I have to set a start date and an end date.  I have a goal to lose 40 more lbs.  I wanted to start exercising this week, but have been told to wait on that because I was in a car accident and suffered a concussion.  But I really want to run.  Like for real run – not just jog a little bit. 

So as I start over and begin to eat better again, I know that my weight will fluctuate.  The scale said I’m up another 1.8 this week and I know that’s because at the moment, I’m eating whatever someone gives me to eat. 

Tomorrow though, I’m cooking dinner.  Smile

Cheer me on!