Tuesday, February 25, 2014
No normal week after all last week. Just as I was ready to start the Plan again, I got sick. Stomach bug for two days, congestion continuing with exhaustion. My doc is putting me on another antibiotic starting today, so maybe that will help with the sinus infection. For now, trying again with the Plan reboot. Not form day 1 for me, since I already know that chicken and cheese are fine. More like day 3. Though I've decided that rather than stick strictly with what is called for, I'm going to follow the foods but make them my way.
Tonight: Chicken Marsala, roasted turnips and sweet potatoes
The turnips are a test, though I doubt I'll have issues with it.
Wednesday: Pork chops with spicy orange glaze
steamed broccoli and sauteed kale and squash
Thursday: Rosemary Chicken in the slow cooker, brown rice, Leftover veggies, salad
Friday: Pork bbq, salad, steamed broccoli or roasted vegetables
Saturday Lunch: Grilled cheese with apples and bacon. Passed grilled cheese before, this is not new.
Broccoli or carrot soup
Saturday dinner: Chicken leftovers, roasted sweet potatoes
Sunday: Pot roast (beef test) with carrots, new potatoes, celery
This isn't strictly by the days, but at least I'm planning!
Monday, February 17, 2014
What a week last week was! Tons of snow, ice, kids out of school, workplace being open, then closed. Thankfully we never lost power. But I am hoping for a more normal week this week. I really want to restart the Plan, but need a normal week to do it! So I'm going to look through the recipes this afternoon, write up the plan, then shop tomorrow on the way home from work. I am hoping to start the Plan tomorrow night, with something I can cook in the slow cooker.
Friday, February 07, 2014
So the doc has diagnosed me with an infection. It was a sinus infection, but started spreading. I'm on antibiotics now, but they'll take time to really make a difference. Meantime, I'm exhausted. (she mentioned that this is probably due to the infection.) So planning is key.
Today's menu is:
Special K Nourish for breakfast-so glad this works with my plan!
Lunch- salad and pork loin bbq, maybe some squash
Dinner- Chicken and veggie stir-fry with Italian spices, add brown rice and maybe a salad.
Snacks- apple and almonds in the morning, make some hummus to go with celery in the afternoon.
Cook the flax granola this afternoon. Go ahead and start a second batch.
Wash the dishes
Make the carrot soup
Make the broccoli soup
Review grocery list for restarting the plan on day 3 starting Monday.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
It's hard to believe that I managed to make dinner last night. I was so tired after work that all I wanted was to crash on the couch and sleep. But I didn't. I rested a few minutes, had a good healthy snack, then got to work on dinner. I pulled out what I needed to make the chicken burgers-ground chicken, panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt-free garlic seasoning mix. Set it all out, then went to get the kids. I asked my youngest to help me with dinner. He's a little chatterbox and so excited about helping and watching me cook that it keeps my energy up enough to get it done. So dinner went off without much of a hitch. I just couldn't find the baby carrots, so had a bigger salad.
And the best part-I lost weight. So yesterday was a good non-inflammatory day.
This morning I even remembered to put the pork in the slow cooker, so tonight's dinner is on the way. I have to pick up buns for tonight on the way home, but that I can pick up at the store near our house, so not a big deal. Biggest challenge tonight is going to be remembering to pull out chicken to thaw for Friday night.
Hubby wants to make dinner on Saturday. I think he's nuts. He's gotten on one of his wild hairs as he calls it. He wants to make a bacon burger dog and swears this was mentioned all the time on the old Cosby show. Um, right. Don't remember that. He was reminded after watching Rachael vs Guy Celebrity Cook Off (thanks Hershel Walker!). I told him to feel free to make himself one, but that I wouldn't eat it. Hot dogs are inflammatory for me and beef can be too. That just doesn't sound good enough to me to try. He looked all hurt, so I told him I would try one bite of his just to taste it.
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