Monday, December 19, 2011

Meal Plan Monday {Dec 19} + WW {Wk31}

Good Monday Morning & Happy Christmas Week! Its so foggy here this morning that I can barely see the house across the street. I’m not a fan of driving in the fog but I love to run in it. Too bad I still can’t do that. {Hoping for good news later this week though.} Another thing I love to do on foggy days like today is keep all the curtains/blinds closed and curl up under the heating blanket on the couch and watch movies/TV all day. And since the husband is on vacation I think we might just spend some time doing that!

I had the days mixed up for the husbands math department Christmas party --- it was last night, not Saturday. And, we didn’t end up having to bring anything. So I made the mini Buffalo Chicken Meatballs on Friday afternoon and we snacked on a few before dinner that night and we’ll be using up the rest tonight in sandwiches.

Saturday was spent shopping all over town trying to get the rest of our Christmas shopping done. We were both exhausted afterwards {especially the husband since he ran 14 hilly miles Saturday morning with our running friends} so by the time dusk rolled around we called it a day and headed to BJ’s Restaurant for food & drinks. After a couple of appetizers, a few beers, and mini deep dish pizzas we headed home. I was so tired I passed out on the couch at 8pm! But, we didn’t get all our shopping done. Thankfully we’ll have plenty of time this week since the husband is on vacation :)


Monday ~ The Meatball Shop’s Mini Buffalo Chicken Meatballs from The Rachael Ray Show with homemade ranch dip on sourdough hoagie rolls

Tuesday ~ Refried Black Bean Burritos with homemade guacamole and chips & salsa

Wednesday ~ Spinach & Feta Pasta

Thursday ~ Veggie Burgers {from the freezer} & roasted zucchini {remember I don’t like it raw but I love it cooked/baked/roasted}

Friday ~ Christmas Celebration #1 --- TBD

Saturday ~ Christmas Eve ~ Christmas Celebration #2

Grandma Gene’s Award Winning Chili at my MIL’s house along with an assortment of snacks, treats and take-n-bake pizza while we enjoy spending the day exchanging gifts, watching movies, and playing games

Sunday ~ Christmas Day ~ Christmas Celebration #3 & #4

Breakfast ~ Jumbo homemade pancakes & turkey sausage links with homemade peppermint mochas

Dinner ~ Turkey, mashed potatoes & stuffing with my mom & step dad

What’s on your menu this week?
Got a favorite recipe that I’ve got to try? Please share :)

Don’t forget to check out the links … you never know what you might discover! There are some GREAT food and recipe blogs and websites out there :)

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Weight Watchers Week 31 {12.12.11 – 12.18.11}
Weigh-in {12.19.11} = 138 lbs
Week 30 Gain = + 0.6 lbs
Total Weight Loss = – 12.2 lbs
Starting Weight {05.16.11} = 150.2 lbs
I earned 18 activity points
I exercised 6 out of 7 days
*I didn’t track this week and don’t plan to get back to tracking until the first of the year. I’m *trying* to make the best possible choices and I’ve been successfully getting 6-9 servings of fruit & vegetables everyday but I’ve been enjoying way too many sweets & alcoholic drinks. And I noticed I haven’t been drinking enough water so I’m trying to focus on that more next week – especially with all the upcoming holiday celebrations I’ll be attending.
WW recaps can be found HERE.

1 comment:

MCM Mama said...

OOH, I will be making those meatballs. YUM!