Thursday, February 16, 2012
I went to Tennessee last week to visit my sister and her family. When I got home I was disappointed to see that I was up to 200 again. But, I just decided to get back on track doing Phase 1 of South Beach. WOW! It has made such a difference in my life. I am no longer craving foods....it is amazing. I went from heading home just wishing I could eat fries (which I never got) and then going to Phase 1 and not wanting them a bit. Yesterday I really was even that hungry. So, I am pleased. I finally found some Fat Free Ricotta cheese, so I can start making those Ricotta Desserts that everyone says they hate...I don't hate them at all, I think they are so good.
Something I have been doing this year to keep me from hitting the drive thru is meal planning. I really think the meal planning is keeping me on track on my eating. Here was my plan this week.
Monday: Grilled Chicken Breast chopped on Red and Green Lettuce Salad with 2% cheese, light cottage cheese, olives, and ranch dressing.
Tuesday: Beef and Broccolli served on Cauliflower "Rice" and shredded cabbage.
Wednesday: Spaghetti with ground turkey, onions, and bell peppers served on Spaghetti Squash with green beans
Thursday: We have to eat leftovers so they won't spoil
Friday: Top Round Cubed for Steak Tacos. Onions, Bell Peppers, and Cheese with iceburg lettuce wraps. Served with Pinto Beans
Saturday: Meatloaf (no bread, just egg whites), Cauliflower with Cheese, Lima Beans
Sunday: leftovers again....maybe some sort of soup.
It is all about the planning. I am eating leftovers at lunch, while the family is still eating tuna sandwiches mostly.
So, my plan is set and I am following. The whole family enjoys looking on the fridge to see what is for supper.
One last thing, I just want to say that this is a very good week for me. I am having a time with being sick, but I am not having food cravings or crazy hungriness. However, the week before my period, I have seriously bad PMS. I crave foods, I am hungry all the time, and my patience is so....GONE. This leads to binging and being rude and irritable. So I am just saying that come...Saturday February 25, I may find myself struggling. That is just 9 days away for me. So, for now I will try to blog while I feel good about it. Maybe the South Beach will help with the PMS. I have always had PMS, but more the last 5 years. Once my period starts, I have a lot of pain, but I am not craving food that week or grouchy. Just feeling awful bad. But, this week...it has been a great week for me.