Monday, January 2, 2012

Meal Plan Monday {Jan 2} + WW {Wk33}

Happy New Year! May 2012 bring you all the things you wish for and the things you may be too afraid to dream for including happiness, love, and luck!

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Recently I’ve been thinking about how I’ve been meal planning for so long that I can hardly remember what it was like to aimlessly wander a grocery store, purchasing items at random, without any real idea as to what I’d be cooking that week. I don’t think I could ever go back to not meal planning!

Monday ~ Refried Black Bean Burritos with roasted zucchini

So, we bought a can of refried black beans a couple of weeks ago and put this on the meal plan {a few times} … but then we never ended up having it. Sigh, SMH. So simple – heat & eat – and a perfect meal to reset the diet and start the week off :)

Tuesday ~ Tofu Fried Rice with salad & homemade ranch dressing

I just made this a few weeks ago but its also such a simple meal that makes a lot of food. It will be perfect paired with a simple salad and we’ll have plenty of leftovers :)

Wednesday ~ leftover fried rice & salad

Thursday ~ Soup {from the freezer} with roasted zucchini

We’ve got a small stock pile of soup in our freezer that needs to be eaten and with the chilly temps forecasted for the evenings/overnights this week, soup will be a perfect warm-me-up meal :)

Friday ~ Pasta with homemade marinara sauce {from the freezer}

Friday night IS pasta night in our house :)

Saturday ~ leftover pasta

Sunday ~ Pineapple Jerk Chicken

One of our favorite meals that I often forget about it.

What’s on your menu this week?
Do you meal plan? Why or why not?
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 blogs & recipe websites out there :)

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Weight Watchers Week 33 {12.26.11 – 01.01.12}
Weigh-in {01.02.11} = 142 lbs
Last weigh-in was 12.19.11 @ 138 lbs
Week 31/32 Gain = +4 lbs
Total Weight Loss = –8.2 lbs
Starting Weight {05.16.11} = 150.2 lbs
*My lowest recorded weight since I restarted WW in May of 2011 was 133.8 on 10.03.11, where I was down 16.4 lbs --- since then I’ve gained back half of that.
I earned 20 activity points
I exercises 4 out of 7 days
*I didn’t weigh-in for week 31 {the Monday after Christmas}. Stepping on the scale this morning I knew that my weight had increased more than the 1-2 lbs that its been creeping up every week. While moderation should have been key for me during the holiday season, it was not how I approached food/goodies. I binged. Big time. And now I’m dealing with the outcomes {tighter clothes, feeling run down & lethargic, lack of motivation to eat better and moderate my serving sizes}. But its a new year, and a new week, and there is always time for a fresh start. I am back to tracking all my food {starting today} and I’m done with overindulging in sweets & alcohol. I’m also done with eating out. My goal for January is to eat out 3 times or less {due to family birthdays & travel} AND I hope to make better choices if/when I do eat out. This is such a vicious cycle. I want 2012 to be the year I break it.
WW recaps can be found HERE.


Ali Mc said...

meal plans are such a great idea! now that my work will be dying down I should start doing this....or I could just come over to your place for dinner ;) lol

christa said...

I too am up a couple of lbs and back on track!!