Monday, June 30, 2014
I am eating approximately 45 points (I am alotted 49 but I deduct a few just in case I am undercalculating something!) or 1800-2000 calories daily.
Breakfasts: 7-10 points 300-450 calories
2 eggs (4 pts) with fresh fruit (0 pts) and whole grain toast (3) with one tsp of real butter (1)
Overnight oats (5-7 pts) with a boiled egg (2)
Egg/egg white omelet (3) with fresh veggies (0) fruit (0) and either cheese (2) or yogurt (2)
Lunches: 10-12 points (400-500 calories)
Leftovers, salads and protein or sandwich with veggies and dip. Girls – tuna and egg salad sandwiches, carrots & dip, fruit.
Afternoon snack: 4-6 points (150-250 calories)
String cheese, almonds, fruit, air popped popcorn, veggies w/ hummus
Dinners are 12-15 points (500-650 calories)
Evening snack - 0-8 points (0-300 calories)
Monday: Leftovers from graduation party w/ added veggies
Tuesday: Leftovers, green salad
Wednesday: Chicken legs, seasoned fries, salad (no fries for me – leftover rice mixed w/ spinach)
Thursday: Ground turkey meatloaf muffins, green beans, oven potato wedges
Friday: Parent’s 4th of July
Saturday: Grilled chicken, veggie pasta salad
Monday: Red beans & brown rice (kielbasa and rice for the kids)
Tuesday: Steamed garlic veggies, chicken and leftover veggie pasta salad
Thursday: Pinto beans w/ corn muffin (kids will have leftovers)
Friday: Spaghetti with turkey meatballs, green vegetable
Sunday: Stone soup & corn muffins (fish sticks for kids)
Monday: Chicken w/ spinach and garlic over whole wheat pasta, green veggie
Tuesday: Lentils, onions and rice
Shopping list: $32 for 17 days! Thankfully we have a TON of leftovers from the graduation party – even after sending food home with friends and family! Have some stuff in the freezer and pantry to use up too. Will be shopping at Aldi and the Bulk Food store
bananas x2 – 1
apples x 1 bag – 3
spinach – 2
green beans – 1
2 pounds chicken – $4-$5
lunch meat – 3
Bulk foods -
lentils, kidney beans, pinto beans, brown rice, Whole wheat pasta, White pasta $6
4 yogurts - 2
Case of water – $3
Coke – 1
Home – kitty litter, paper towels $5
Saturday, June 28, 2014
I am so sick of myself I could scream. Sick of attempting to lose weight and failing. Oh, it’s my own fault – for sure – but finding that “willpower” or “inner strength” or whatever you want to call it seems impossible.
Let me say that I am posting this because I am determined, not because I am giving up! I am so tired of being weak!
I’ve been going to WW for about 5 or 6 months and to be honest, I weigh weekly (pretty much) but don’t go to any of the meetings. YES – I know. I will have a good week or two and then I will gain again or stay the same or whatnot. I’ve definitely lost while I’ve been there – but not consistently. I just can’t stand myself. My daily failures. My weakness when it comes to saying no to food. It’s pathetic. These past two weeks have been the worst. Sure I could state increased stress, upheaval in my schedule, hectic life, etc. but the truth is – I eat a healthy breakfast, healthy lunch and then between about 5 and 8 all hell breaks loose. No joke.
So here is why I am posting this today. I’m putting this very touchy, personal subject out there for all to see. I am going to give my all to WW starting Monday (no no no now wait a minute – it’s not that whole monday mentality – it’s because I have two events this weekend where food is the primary focus and to start now would just result in immediate failure) for the next six months. By the end of 2014 if I have not broken this cycle and have started losing consistently (not looking for miracles) – then in 2015 I am going to start looking at weight loss surgery. (And don’t tell me horror stories here about WLS – I already know – but I need SOMETHING to show me some loss so I can see the reasoning behind eating healthfully instead of doing it with little to no results because I can’t keep it up on my own)
Basically I’m at the end of my rope. More details regarding my plan to come.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I keep thinking to myself when "this" (insert whatever it is, a holiday, party, deadline at work, etc) is over, I will get back on track. I'll just not exercise and eat whatever until then.
How's that working for me? Oh it is NOT. Not at all.
God is giving me strength to get through everything on my plate right now. Yes, He is. And I am more than thankful. But I am moving through the motions only. I'm not living or experiencing.
Just wanted to post that quick thought! Things need to change.
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